Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 198 213
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -24
Contract jobs citing 2G 10 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.088% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 0.60% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
South West median daily rate £408 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.93% -10.00% +13.21%
10th Percentile £369 £260 £195
90th Percentile £456 £280 £425
England median daily rate £390 £290 £283
% change year-on-year +34.48% +2.65% -9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South 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 South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 838 837 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.84% 14.67% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 493 466
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.78% +2.46%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £181
90th Percentile £534 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 21 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
Bristol +2 10 £408 +50.93%
2G
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South West region with a requirement for 2G.

1 10 (100.00%) 3G
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 4 (40.00%) Huawei
4 4 (40.00%) Nokia
4 4 (40.00%) GSM
4 4 (40.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (30.00%) HSPA
5 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Actix
6 2 (20.00%) QMS
6 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (20.00%) Broadband
6 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
7 1 (10.00%) User Experience
7 1 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (10.00%) VoWiFi
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 4 (40.00%) GSM
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) HSPA
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (20.00%) Broadband
7 1 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (10.00%) GPRS
7 1 (10.00%) MVNO
7 1 (10.00%) RNC
7 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
7 1 (10.00%) VoWiFi
7 1 (10.00%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) QMS
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Huawei
1 4 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) Actix
3 1 (10.00%) Agilent
3 1 (10.00%) NetScout