The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 25 June 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 / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 135 141
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.38% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £410 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +9.48% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year - -67.74%  

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 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 417 520 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.56% 17.63% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 334 213
Median daily rate £370 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 29
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +21.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in the South West

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in the South West

2G
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 3 £410 -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South West region with a requirement for 2G.

1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (62.50%) 4G
5 4 (50.00%) LTE
5 4 (50.00%) 3GPP
5 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (37.50%) IT Strategy
7 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
7 2 (25.00%) Network Design
8 1 (12.50%) HSPA
8 1 (12.50%) Unix
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (12.50%) GSM
8 1 (12.50%) SCTP
8 1 (12.50%) Actix
8 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
8 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (12.50%) High Availability
8 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (12.50%) MVNO
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
8 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
8 1 (12.50%) Retail
8 1 (12.50%) WCDMA
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (12.50%) HP
8 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (62.50%) 4G
4 4 (50.00%) 3GPP
4 4 (50.00%) LTE
5 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 1 (12.50%) 5G
6 1 (12.50%) GSM
6 1 (12.50%) HSPA
6 1 (12.50%) IPsec
6 1 (12.50%) MVNO
6 1 (12.50%) SCTP
6 1 (12.50%) WCDMA
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) RAN Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) IT Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Actix
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft