The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 80 40 76
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +36
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 3.00% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 17.61% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £240 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
170 142 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.17% 17.03% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 49
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £27.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
South East

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Buckinghamshire region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Amersham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) NEC
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) RNC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) RNC
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) NEC
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec