The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
England / North East
Rank - 73 58
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.00% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £403
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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 131 100 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.07% 11.49% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 54 42
Median daily rate £363 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in the North East