The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 62 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.77% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 1.87% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
2G
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 107 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.29% 18.04% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 48
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 36
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +53.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Cambridgeshire region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Cambridgeshire region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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2G
East of England

2G
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 8 (88.89%) 3G
1 8 (88.89%) ZigBee
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 3 (33.33%) LabVIEW
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
4 2 (22.22%) GSM
4 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) 2.5G
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) CAD
5 1 (11.11%) GPRS
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) SolidWorks
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) 4G

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) 3G
1 8 (88.89%) ZigBee
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) GSM
3 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
4 1 (11.11%) 2.5G
4 1 (11.11%) GPRS
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (11.11%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mechanical Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) EMC
1 1 (11.11%) SolidWorks