The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Yorkshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 103 80 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.11% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 1.08% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £463 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £286 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
160 185 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.92% 13.99% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 114
Average daily rate £325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £138 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £361 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.73 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% +49.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
2G
Yorkshire

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
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 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Leeds -16 2 £463 -
2G
Yorkshire

2G
Top 18 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) MKS
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) TeamSite
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

2G
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) TeamSite
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) MKS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft