The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 111 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.086% 0.048% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.34% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
290 296 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.48% 14.13% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 150 191
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 42
Average hourly rate £15.75 £30.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £13.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
2G
England

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) MKS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Change Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) MKS