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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank - 219 221
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.06% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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 £40.25 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+78.88% -35.71%
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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
789 852 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.41% 11.75% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 570 644
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) J2ME
3 1 (33.33%) WAP
3 1 (33.33%) Toad
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Handset
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (33.33%) eggPlant
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) J2ME
1 1 (33.33%) WAP
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) HP