The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 96 86
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.31% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.97% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £600 £130 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +361.53% -65.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £260
% change year-on-year +29.62% +3.84%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 203 254 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.56% 14.30% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 132 114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 11
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -22.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in Manchester

2G
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for 2G.

1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
3 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (71.43%) MVNO
3 5 (71.43%) VoLTE
3 5 (71.43%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) PMP
6 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 1 (14.29%) Nokia
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) RNC
6 1 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (14.29%) Statistics
6 1 (14.29%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 6 (85.71%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (71.43%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) MVNO
3 5 (71.43%) VoLTE
4 1 (14.29%) RNC
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Planner
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
1 1 (14.29%) Huawei
1 1 (14.29%) Nokia