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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 81 76 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.44% 0.098% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 0.97% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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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
180 103 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.79% 10.11% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 26 34
Average daily rate £400 £395 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +58.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £140 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.04 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 14 (100.00%) 3G
2 12 (85.71%) Telecoms
3 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
4 10 (71.43%) 4G
4 10 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (64.29%) LTE
6 8 (57.14%) SQL
6 8 (57.14%) Business Objects
6 8 (57.14%) GPRS
6 8 (57.14%) GSM
6 8 (57.14%) UMTS
7 6 (42.86%) NSN NetAct
7 6 (42.86%) Netcool
8 5 (35.71%) MS Access
9 4 (28.57%) Greenplum
10 3 (21.43%) MS Office
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 3 (21.43%) Mapinfo
10 3 (21.43%) Project Management
10 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (14.29%) People Management
11 2 (14.29%) Service Management
11 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
11 2 (14.29%) SLA
11 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 2 (14.29%) VBA
11 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) 3G
2 10 (71.43%) 4G
2 10 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (64.29%) LTE
4 8 (57.14%) GPRS
4 8 (57.14%) GSM
4 8 (57.14%) UMTS
5 1 (7.14%) ATM
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) SNMP
5 1 (7.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MS Access
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 12 (85.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Network Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Author
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Author
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Relationship Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) People Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) NSN NetAct
1 6 (42.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Business Objects
2 4 (28.57%) Greenplum
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Mapinfo
4 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 1 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) NEC
5 1 (7.14%) Huawei
5 1 (7.14%) Nortel