The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 21 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 139 119 114
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.37% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 2.46% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£375 £280 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £273 £255
% change year-on-year
+14.22% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
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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 East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
533 366 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.27% 15.15% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 145 221
Average daily rate £345 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 59
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -39.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

2G
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -24 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £375 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
2G
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2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (92.86%) 3G
2 8 (57.14%) GSM
2 8 (57.14%) Wireless
2 8 (57.14%) ZigBee
3 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (50.00%) C++
3 7 (50.00%) Bluetooth
4 6 (42.86%) C
5 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
5 5 (35.71%) 4G
6 4 (28.57%) LTE
6 4 (28.57%) Electronics
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Embedded C++
7 3 (21.43%) MS Office
7 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
8 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) Huawei
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) 3G
2 8 (57.14%) GSM
2 8 (57.14%) Wireless
2 8 (57.14%) ZigBee
3 7 (50.00%) Bluetooth
4 5 (35.71%) 4G
5 4 (28.57%) LTE
6 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
7 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (7.14%) UMTS
8 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.14%) GPRS
8 1 (7.14%) UTRAN
8 1 (7.14%) 2.5G
8 1 (7.14%) WiMAX
8 1 (7.14%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C
3 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
4 4 (28.57%) Embedded C++
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Huawei
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel
3 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 1 (7.14%) Anite