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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 73 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 0.39% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
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
193 144 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.32% 14.16% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 40
Average daily rate £330 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £459 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.23 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% -1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.99 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
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 24 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chesham - 2 - -
Amersham - 1 £300 - 1
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
3 12 (70.59%) 4G
4 10 (58.82%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 8 (47.06%) UMTS
6 7 (41.18%) LTE
7 6 (35.29%) GSM
8 5 (29.41%) GPRS
8 5 (29.41%) MS Access
8 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 5 (29.41%) Business Objects
9 4 (23.53%) Greenplum
10 3 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
10 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (17.65%) MS Office
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 3 (17.65%) Mapinfo
10 3 (17.65%) Netcool
11 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
11 2 (11.76%) Project Management
11 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
11 2 (11.76%) VBA
11 2 (11.76%) Progress
11 2 (11.76%) ATM
11 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
11 2 (11.76%) People Management
11 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
11 2 (11.76%) Change Control

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 12 (70.59%) 4G
3 10 (58.82%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (47.06%) UMTS
5 7 (41.18%) LTE
6 6 (35.29%) GSM
7 5 (29.41%) GPRS
8 2 (11.76%) ATM
8 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
9 1 (5.88%) SNMP
9 1 (5.88%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MS Access
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Author
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Author
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) PMI
1 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) People Management
2 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Netcool
1 3 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Business Objects
2 4 (23.53%) Greenplum
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Mapinfo
4 2 (11.76%) Progress
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel
5 1 (5.88%) BT
5 1 (5.88%) NEC
5 1 (5.88%) Huawei