The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

2G
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 59 65
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.05% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £265 £260
% change year-on-year +32.07% +1.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £36.45

2G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 89 95 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.31% 13.89% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 36 54
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing 2G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in Birmingham

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2G in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in Birmingham