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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 64 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.40% 0.13% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.16% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£375 - £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £236
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +16.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%
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
176 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.22% 11.48% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 36
Average daily rate £330 £285 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 15 41
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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
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 30 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
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Job
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Cambridge - - - - 3
2G
East of England

2G
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (100.00%) Wireless
1 8 (100.00%) ZigBee
2 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) Bluetooth
2 7 (87.50%) GSM
3 6 (75.00%) C
4 5 (62.50%) C++
4 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
4 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
5 4 (50.00%) Electronics
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) WiMAX
7 1 (12.50%) 2.5G
7 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
7 1 (12.50%) LTE
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) OOD
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (12.50%) GPRS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (100.00%) Wireless
1 8 (100.00%) ZigBee
2 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) Bluetooth
2 7 (87.50%) GSM
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) GPRS
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) 2.5G
3 1 (12.50%) WiMAX
3 1 (12.50%) LTE
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C
2 5 (62.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
3 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) Python
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