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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 193 - 221
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% - 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £315 £273
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.14 £40.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+106.55% +78.88%
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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
693 804 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.17% 13.67% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 517 586
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) SS7
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (80.00%) PSTN
2 4 (80.00%) TCAP
2 4 (80.00%) ISUP
2 4 (80.00%) SCCP
2 4 (80.00%) INAP
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Advertising
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) SS7
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (80.00%) TCAP
2 4 (80.00%) ISUP
2 4 (80.00%) SCCP
2 4 (80.00%) INAP
2 4 (80.00%) PSTN
3 1 (20.00%) SMS
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft