The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 143 112 131
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing 2G 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.032% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 1.47% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
384 407 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.18% 18.07% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 142 177
Average daily rate £338 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 76
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -13 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
3 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) Huawei
4 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Access
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (25.00%) PMP
4 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
3 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei