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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 127 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing 2G 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.076% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.67% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £463 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
275 297 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.47% 14.09% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 154 171
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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
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 16 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -16 2 £463 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) 3G
1 2 (50.00%) MKS
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) RNC
2 1 (25.00%) DWDM
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) NEC
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) TeamSite
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ATM

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (25.00%) TeamSite
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) RNC
2 1 (25.00%) DWDM
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) MKS
2 1 (25.00%) NEC
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia