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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 135 124 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.10% 0.078% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.56% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £263 £123 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -76.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
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
375 360 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.10% 14.12% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 248 154
Average daily rate £377 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +33.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.84 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.40 £14.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend 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 14 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 3 £263 +114.28%
2G
England

2G
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) GSM
3 4 (50.00%) UMTS
4 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (37.50%) Statistics
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Nokia
5 2 (25.00%) Firmware
6 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
6 1 (12.50%) Amdocs
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) GSM
3 4 (50.00%) UMTS
4 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Radio Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) RF Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
2 2 (25.00%) C
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Amdocs
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson