Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 6 months to 17 November 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 112 105
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing 2G 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.51% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 0.79% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Bristol median daily rate £408 £270 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.93% +86.21% -
South West median daily rate £408 £270 £300
% change year-on-year +50.93% -10.00% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

2G is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 311 253 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.75% 14.49% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 172 115
Bristol median daily rate £340 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.33% -
10th Percentile £174 £201 £240
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 14
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.11% +50.85%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.10 £88.50
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +3.17% -19.75% +82.56%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing 2G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in Bristol

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for 2G.

1 10 (100.00%) 3G
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 4 (40.00%) Huawei
4 4 (40.00%) Nokia
4 4 (40.00%) GSM
4 4 (40.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (30.00%) HSPA
5 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Actix
6 2 (20.00%) QMS
6 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (20.00%) Broadband
6 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
7 1 (10.00%) User Experience
7 1 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (10.00%) VoWiFi
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 4 (40.00%) GSM
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) HSPA
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (20.00%) Broadband
7 1 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (10.00%) GPRS
7 1 (10.00%) MVNO
7 1 (10.00%) RNC
7 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
7 1 (10.00%) VoWiFi
7 1 (10.00%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) QMS
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Huawei
1 4 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) Actix
3 1 (10.00%) Agilent
3 1 (10.00%) NetScout