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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 133 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.086% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 0.72% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£123 £525 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.66% +98.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
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
371 276 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.43% 11.80% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 168 103
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 33
Average hourly rate £17.11 £13.30 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £112.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 -6 4 £123 -76.66% 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) LTE
3 5 (50.00%) GPRS
3 5 (50.00%) SLA
3 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (40.00%) GSM
4 4 (40.00%) UMTS
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
4 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
4 4 (40.00%) Amdocs
4 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) RNC
5 3 (30.00%) Huawei
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) 4G
5 3 (30.00%) Nokia
6 2 (20.00%) Mapinfo
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Nortel
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) VBA
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) MS Access
6 2 (20.00%) HSPA
6 2 (20.00%) Actix
6 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) LTE
3 5 (50.00%) GPRS
3 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (40.00%) GSM
4 4 (40.00%) UMTS
5 3 (30.00%) RNC
5 3 (30.00%) 4G
6 2 (20.00%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (10.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
1 4 (40.00%) Amdocs
2 3 (30.00%) Huawei
2 3 (30.00%) Nokia
3 2 (20.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel
3 2 (20.00%) Actix
3 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (10.00%) NEC
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