Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 October 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 183 212
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29 -48
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.022% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.14% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
West Midlands median daily rate £226 £260 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.98% -36.97% +55.66%
10th Percentile £205 £260 £376
90th Percentile £309 £260 £459
England median daily rate £313 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -19.87% +20.00% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 - £25.00

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 656 726 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.93% 15.79% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 430 461
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £179 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -13.98% +32.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.50 £11.76
90th Percentile £28.10 £60.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for 2G in the West Midlands

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in the West Midlands

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2G in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2G in the West Midlands

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in the West Midlands

2G
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Solihull - 5 £213 -
Warwickshire - 1 £365 -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for 2G.

1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Smart Meter
3 3 (50.00%) Empirix
3 3 (50.00%) GGSN
3 3 (50.00%) SGSN
3 3 (50.00%) SS7
4 1 (16.67%) CCTV
4 1 (16.67%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (50.00%) GGSN
2 3 (50.00%) SGSN
2 3 (50.00%) SS7
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Author
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) CCTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Empirix