The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 122 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.64% 0.040% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£123 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £117.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £28.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+169.56% -10.15%
2G
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
411 289 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.60% 11.48% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 159 167
Average daily rate £300 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 28
Average hourly rate £15.43 £13.53 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.70 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £25.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
West Yorkshire +7 18 £123 -69.37%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (68.18%) SLA
2 15 (68.18%) GPRS
2 15 (68.18%) Amdocs
2 15 (68.18%) LTE
3 14 (63.64%) UMTS
3 14 (63.64%) GSM
4 13 (59.09%) Change Management
4 13 (59.09%) Network Architecture
5 12 (54.55%) Fault Management
6 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
7 8 (36.36%) HSPA
7 8 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (31.82%) 4G
9 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 6 (27.27%) ITIL
10 5 (22.73%) MGW
10 5 (22.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (22.73%) HNC
10 5 (22.73%) SMS
10 5 (22.73%) Remedy
10 5 (22.73%) RTP
10 5 (22.73%) SS7
10 5 (22.73%) ISUP
10 5 (22.73%) SCCP
10 5 (22.73%) Statistics
10 5 (22.73%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 2 (9.09%) Mapinfo
11 2 (9.09%) SQL

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (68.18%) GPRS
2 15 (68.18%) LTE
3 14 (63.64%) UMTS
3 14 (63.64%) GSM
4 8 (36.36%) HSPA
4 8 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (31.82%) 4G
6 5 (22.73%) MGW
6 5 (22.73%) SMS
6 5 (22.73%) RTP
6 5 (22.73%) SS7
6 5 (22.73%) ISUP
6 5 (22.73%) SCCP
6 5 (22.73%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
1 7 (31.82%) Support Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Change Management
1 13 (59.09%) Network Architecture
2 12 (54.55%) Fault Management
3 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (22.73%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (4.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Amdocs
2 5 (22.73%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Mapinfo
4 1 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.55%) Actix
4 1 (4.55%) Ericsson