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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 71 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing 2G 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.86% 0.38% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £25.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+88.11% -30.34%
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
149 150 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.79% 14.23% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 48
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £478 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 18
Average hourly rate £12.75 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.23 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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
Amersham - 1 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (87.50%) 3G
2 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
3 10 (62.50%) 4G
4 8 (50.00%) UMTS
5 7 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (37.50%) LTE
6 6 (37.50%) GSM
7 5 (31.25%) GPRS
7 5 (31.25%) Business Objects
7 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) MS Access
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (18.75%) Greenplum
9 3 (18.75%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 3 (18.75%) Mapinfo
9 3 (18.75%) Netcool
10 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) Validation
10 2 (12.50%) VBA
10 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
10 2 (12.50%) Progress
10 2 (12.50%) ATM
10 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) 3G
2 10 (62.50%) 4G
3 8 (50.00%) UMTS
4 7 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (37.50%) LTE
5 6 (37.50%) GSM
6 5 (31.25%) GPRS
7 2 (12.50%) ATM
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MS Access
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
1 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
1 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Netcool
1 3 (18.75%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Business Objects
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Greenplum
3 3 (18.75%) Mapinfo
4 2 (12.50%) Progress
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) BT
5 1 (6.25%) NEC