Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 6 months to 25 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.

2G
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 215 229
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 -42
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.053% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 1.08% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
North West median daily rate - £600 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +224.32% -24.49%
England median daily rate £390 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +34.48% +5.45% -12.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.50 £43.78
% change year-on-year - +3.93% +8.77%

2G 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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 757 1017 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.39% 15.02% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 589 642
North West median daily rate £388 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +8.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £205
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 103
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -4.99% -12.52%
10th Percentile £11.13 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.61 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.11% +8.74% +5.00%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing 2G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in the North West

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in the North West

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in the North West

2G
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 2 - - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 North West region with a requirement for 2G.

1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) Mapinfo
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Network Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) RNC
2 1 (33.33%) SDH
2 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Planner
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Controller
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Measurement
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Mapinfo