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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 143 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +4
Contract jobs citing 2G 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.22% 0.17% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 1.42% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£270 £510 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +240.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £313 £273
% change year-on-year
-13.60% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £122.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.14 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.34% +91.11%
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
483 282 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.16% 11.72% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 154 166
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 £200 £208 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -59.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 -21 7 £270 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (64.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (52.00%) UMTS
3 13 (52.00%) GSM
3 13 (52.00%) Network Architecture
4 11 (44.00%) LTE
4 11 (44.00%) SLA
4 11 (44.00%) GPRS
4 11 (44.00%) Amdocs
5 10 (40.00%) 4G
6 9 (36.00%) Statistics
6 9 (36.00%) Change Management
7 8 (32.00%) Fault Management
8 7 (28.00%) HSPA
8 7 (28.00%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (28.00%) ITIL
9 6 (24.00%) HNC
9 6 (24.00%) SMS
9 6 (24.00%) Remedy
9 6 (24.00%) RTP
9 6 (24.00%) SS7
9 6 (24.00%) ISUP
9 6 (24.00%) SCCP
9 6 (24.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (24.00%) MGW
9 6 (24.00%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (20.00%) Ericsson
11 4 (16.00%) VBA
12 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
13 1 (4.00%) RNC

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (52.00%) UMTS
2 13 (52.00%) GSM
3 11 (44.00%) GPRS
3 11 (44.00%) LTE
4 10 (40.00%) 4G
5 7 (28.00%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (28.00%) HSPA
6 6 (24.00%) MGW
6 6 (24.00%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (24.00%) SMS
6 6 (24.00%) RTP
6 6 (24.00%) SS7
6 6 (24.00%) ISUP
6 6 (24.00%) SCCP
7 1 (4.00%) RNC
7 1 (4.00%) ATM
7 1 (4.00%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
General
1 16 (64.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Network Architecture
2 9 (36.00%) Change Management
3 8 (32.00%) Fault Management
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) VBA
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) HNC
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Amdocs
2 6 (24.00%) Remedy
3 5 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.00%) Nokia
4 1 (4.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Nortel
4 1 (4.00%) NEC
4 1 (4.00%) Huawei
4 1 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks