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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank - 135 152
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.68% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.78 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.83%
2G
England

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
463 442 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.60% 15.71% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 196 280
Median daily rate £375 £338 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.19 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
2 2 (66.67%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) Node B
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Node B
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Author
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Huawei
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper