The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank - - 199
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
2G
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

2G
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) TCAP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) SUSE
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (50.00%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (50.00%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) TCAP
2 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) BSS Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technology Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) SUSE
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle