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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 80 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing 2G 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.094% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 1.66% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £500 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +108.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
- -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
2G
South East

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
187 241 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.58% 18.30% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 57
Average daily rate £410 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £26.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.34% +65.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £25.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Netcool
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Traffica
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Network Performance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool