The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 81 82 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -43
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 1 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.41% 0.091% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 0.80% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £33.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
212 125 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.49% 11.35% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 38 48
Average daily rate £371 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £29.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (88.89%) 4G
2 8 (88.89%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) GSM
4 4 (44.44%) UMTS
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) LTE
5 3 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (33.33%) Netcool
5 3 (33.33%) Business Objects
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) GPRS
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) People Management
6 2 (22.22%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (11.11%) Huawei
7 1 (11.11%) Greenplum
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (88.89%) 4G
2 8 (88.89%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (44.44%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) GSM
3 4 (44.44%) UMTS
4 3 (33.33%) GPRS
5 1 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (11.11%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Author
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Author
2 2 (22.22%) Operations Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Relationship Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) People Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Netcool
1 3 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Nortel
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 1 (11.11%) Huawei
2 1 (11.11%) Greenplum
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle