The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 28 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.

2.5G
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 142
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

2.5G 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 South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 428 458 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.73% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 303 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 25
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £16.10 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

2.5G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing 2.5G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 2.5G in the South West

2.5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2.5G in the South West