The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £268 £260
% change year-on-year +30.84% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 67 195 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.48% 20.08% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 122 69
Median daily rate £338 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.05 £17.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.15% +51.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.84 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in Cheshire

2G
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for 2G.

1 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
3 3 (60.00%) Huawei
3 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (60.00%) NEC
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) GSM
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) LTE
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (40.00%) Tellabs
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (20.00%) RNC
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Nortel
5 1 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (20.00%) Broadband
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) Broadband
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (20.00%) RNC
4 1 (20.00%) UMTS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Controller
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Controller
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
1 3 (60.00%) NEC
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel