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 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 70 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 2.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 148 152 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.07% 16.68% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 112 63
Median daily rate £352 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 30 March 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) 5G
4 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SCTP
4 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Resource Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (20.00%) 5G
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) SCTP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) RAN Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft