The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 99 102 92
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing 2G 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.76% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 1.20% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
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£123 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £117.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.70 - £32.00
2G
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
270 166 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.75% 9.27% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 108 96
Average daily rate £275 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £11.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £19.40 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the West Yorkshire region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 14 £123 -73.51%
2G
Yorkshire

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 20 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (80.00%) SLA
2 16 (80.00%) GPRS
3 15 (75.00%) Amdocs
3 15 (75.00%) LTE
4 14 (70.00%) GSM
4 14 (70.00%) UMTS
5 12 (60.00%) Change Management
5 12 (60.00%) Fault Management
6 9 (45.00%) Network Architecture
6 9 (45.00%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (45.00%) HSPA
7 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (20.00%) Ericsson
10 3 (15.00%) Nokia
10 3 (15.00%) Mapinfo
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) MS Access
10 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) VBA
10 3 (15.00%) RNC
10 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
10 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (15.00%) 4G
11 2 (10.00%) Actix
11 2 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (10.00%) Degree
11 2 (10.00%) Huawei

2G
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (80.00%) GPRS
3 15 (75.00%) LTE
4 14 (70.00%) GSM
4 14 (70.00%) UMTS
5 9 (45.00%) HSPA
5 9 (45.00%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (15.00%) 4G
6 3 (15.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MS Access
General
1 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Change Management
1 12 (60.00%) Fault Management
2 9 (45.00%) Network Architecture
3 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
1 3 (15.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (80.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Amdocs
2 4 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (15.00%) Nokia
3 3 (15.00%) Mapinfo
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (10.00%) Nortel
4 2 (10.00%) Huawei
4 2 (10.00%) Actix
5 1 (5.00%) NEC