Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for 2.5G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 2.5G over the 6 months to 18 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.

2.5G
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 872 860
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.001% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.007% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
England median daily rate - - £400
UK median daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

2.5G 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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

2.5G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing 2.5G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for 2.5G in England

2.5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2.5G in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2.5G in England

2.5G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2.5G in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2.5G in England