The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 484 431 320
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -111
Contract jobs citing 2G 114 115 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.24% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.77% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 41
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£310 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £389 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7566 6482 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.35% 13.69% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4413 3630 3611
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 432 604
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in England

2G
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in England

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in England

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in England

2G
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
South East -47 50 £310 +3.33% 8
East of England -10 8 £463 +74.52%
South West -26 8 £265 -23.74% 2
London +4 5 £750 +114.28% 5
North West +1 5 £225 - 3
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 232 (86.57%) 3G
2 152 (56.72%) Telecoms
3 145 (54.10%) LTE
4 138 (51.49%) 4G
5 70 (26.12%) Radio Access Network
6 67 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 67 (25.00%) Huawei
7 59 (22.01%) Ericsson
8 48 (17.91%) GSM
9 45 (16.79%) Nokia
10 32 (11.94%) MS Excel
11 29 (10.82%) Ethernet
12 28 (10.45%) SLA
13 27 (10.07%) MS Office
13 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
14 26 (9.70%) SQL
15 25 (9.33%) Oracle
15 25 (9.33%) Wireless
16 24 (8.96%) Project Management
17 23 (8.58%) UNIX
18 22 (8.21%) GPRS
18 22 (8.21%) Configuration Management
19 21 (7.84%) Linux
19 21 (7.84%) Network Planning
20 20 (7.46%) ATM
21 19 (7.09%) Perl
21 19 (7.09%) Validation
22 18 (6.72%) RNC
22 18 (6.72%) C++
22 18 (6.72%) Degree

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.37%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 32 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 27 (10.07%) MS Office
3 15 (5.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.37%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.12%) HFM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 232 (86.57%) 3G
2 145 (54.10%) LTE
3 138 (51.49%) 4G
4 70 (26.12%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (17.91%) GSM
6 29 (10.82%) Ethernet
7 25 (9.33%) Wireless
8 22 (8.21%) GPRS
9 20 (7.46%) ATM
10 18 (6.72%) RNC
11 17 (6.34%) DNS
11 17 (6.34%) UMTS
12 14 (5.22%) SDH
13 13 (4.85%) 3GPP
14 12 (4.48%) MGW
15 11 (4.10%) 2.5G
16 9 (3.36%) SCCP
16 9 (3.36%) TCAP
16 9 (3.36%) ZigBee
17 8 (2.99%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.10%) MySQL
2 11 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.99%) MS Access
5 4 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.12%) Essbase
6 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.75%) LabVIEW
2 2 (0.75%) Toad
3 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.37%) Maven
3 1 (0.37%) Subversion
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 152 (56.72%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.34%) Finance
3 12 (4.48%) Back Office
4 7 (2.61%) Electronics
5 5 (1.87%) Front Office
6 4 (1.49%) German Language
7 3 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (8.58%) Field Engineer
2 19 (7.09%) Developer
3 14 (5.22%) Project Manager
4 13 (4.85%) RF Engineer
4 13 (4.85%) Designer
5 10 (3.73%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 10 (3.73%) Analyst
6 9 (3.36%) Customer Engineer
6 9 (3.36%) Transmission Engineer
7 8 (2.99%) RAN Engineer
7 8 (2.99%) Radio Engineer
8 7 (2.61%) 3G Engineer
8 7 (2.61%) Incident Manager
8 7 (2.61%) Network Manager
8 7 (2.61%) Design Engineer
9 6 (2.24%) Test Engineer
10 5 (1.87%) Coordinator
10 5 (1.87%) Consultant
10 5 (1.87%) Provisioning Engineer
10 5 (1.87%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.73%) XML
2 5 (1.87%) .NET
2 5 (1.87%) SOAP
2 5 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.37%) HTML
3 1 (0.37%) STL
3 1 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.49%) PMI
5 2 (0.75%) User Experience
5 2 (0.75%) VHDL
5 2 (0.75%) DTV
6 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.37%) Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.37%) Handset
6 1 (0.37%) GIS
6 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.37%) Telematics
6 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.58%) UNIX
2 21 (7.84%) Linux
3 7 (2.61%) Android
3 7 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.87%) Solaris
5 4 (1.49%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (8.96%) Project Management
2 22 (8.21%) Configuration Management
3 21 (7.84%) Network Planning
4 19 (7.09%) Validation
5 18 (6.72%) Performance Management
6 15 (5.60%) Migration
7 14 (5.22%) ETL
8 12 (4.48%) Fault Management
8 12 (4.48%) Network Architecture
9 10 (3.73%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.73%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (3.36%) ITIL
11 8 (2.99%) PRINCE2
12 7 (2.61%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.61%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.61%) Dimensional Modelling
12 7 (2.61%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (2.24%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (2.24%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.70%) SQL
2 19 (7.09%) Perl
3 18 (6.72%) C++
4 16 (5.97%) C
5 11 (4.10%) C#
6 7 (2.61%) Java
7 6 (2.24%) Python
8 5 (1.87%) Embedded C
9 4 (1.49%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.12%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.12%) VBA
10 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (6.72%) Degree
2 6 (2.24%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.87%) PMP
4 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.49%) HND
4 4 (1.49%) ISEB
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.12%) CCNP
5 3 (1.12%) CCNA
6 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) HNC
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) CISM
7 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.45%) SLA
2 9 (3.36%) QA
3 4 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 17 (6.34%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (2.61%) Netcool
3 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 67 (25.00%) Huawei
2 59 (22.01%) Ericsson
3 45 (16.79%) Nokia
4 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
5 25 (9.33%) Oracle
6 15 (5.60%) Nortel
7 13 (4.85%) Business Objects
8 12 (4.48%) Mapinfo
9 11 (4.10%) Greenplum
10 9 (3.36%) BT
11 7 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.61%) Cramer
12 6 (2.24%) NEC
13 5 (1.87%) SAP
14 4 (1.49%) Talend
14 4 (1.49%) Actix
14 4 (1.49%) Cisco
14 4 (1.49%) IBM
14 4 (1.49%) CheckPoint
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