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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 124 122 91
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -31
Contract jobs citing 2G 12 4 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.17% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 1.06% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
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£350 £250 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
441 379 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.71% 15.75% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 178 182
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 60
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

2G Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Cambridgeshire -8 6 £350 -
Hertfordshire +11 5 - -
Suffolk - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (87.50%) 3G
2 8 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 8 (50.00%) C++
3 7 (43.75%) 4G
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 5 (31.25%) Validation
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
5 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (31.25%) LTE
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
7 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) Perl
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) 3G
2 8 (50.00%) ZigBee
3 7 (43.75%) 4G
4 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (31.25%) LTE
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
7 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
7 2 (12.50%) GSM
8 1 (6.25%) GPRS
8 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.25%) 2.5G
8 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
1 5 (31.25%) Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) CAD
5 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 3 (18.75%) C
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Huawei
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (12.50%) Nortel
3 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
4 1 (6.25%) SolidWorks
4 1 (6.25%) EMC