The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 538 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing 2G 70 92 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.28% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 26
Median daily rate £290 £290 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £371 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -54.11%
2G
UK

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
6926 7181 7686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.93% 14.13% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4144 4285 4491
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 449 425
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +24 45 £285 -1.72% 3
North West +8 7 £600 +228.76%
London -8 7 £370 +13.84% 1
Yorkshire +22 5 £375 +7.14%
South West +7 3 £270 +25.58%
West Midlands -25 1 £260 -11.78%
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 119 (97.54%) 3G
2 93 (76.23%) 4G
3 70 (57.38%) Telecoms
4 57 (46.72%) LTE
5 43 (35.25%) Ericsson
6 41 (33.61%) Huawei
7 40 (32.79%) Radio Access Network
8 34 (27.87%) Nokia
9 26 (21.31%) Nokia Networks
10 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
11 18 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (14.75%) Back Office
12 16 (13.11%) CCIE
12 16 (13.11%) ITIL
12 16 (13.11%) GSM
13 15 (12.30%) Cisco
13 15 (12.30%) CCNP
13 15 (12.30%) CCNA
13 15 (12.30%) Wireless
13 15 (12.30%) Cramer
14 14 (11.48%) Wireshark
15 13 (10.66%) Network Optimisation
15 13 (10.66%) Juniper
15 13 (10.66%) UMTS
16 11 (9.02%) MS Office
16 11 (9.02%) SQL
16 11 (9.02%) Nortel
16 11 (9.02%) Statistics
17 10 (8.20%) Network Architecture
17 10 (8.20%) VoLTE

2G
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) MS Office
2 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) G Suite
1 1 (0.82%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 119 (97.54%) 3G
2 93 (76.23%) 4G
3 57 (46.72%) LTE
4 40 (32.79%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
6 16 (13.11%) GSM
7 15 (12.30%) Wireless
8 14 (11.48%) Wireshark
9 13 (10.66%) UMTS
10 10 (8.20%) VoLTE
11 9 (7.38%) ATM
11 9 (7.38%) UTRAN
12 8 (6.56%) WCDMA
13 6 (4.92%) Firewall
13 6 (4.92%) GPRS
14 5 (4.10%) Diameter Protocol
14 5 (4.10%) Ethernet
14 5 (4.10%) MVNO
14 5 (4.10%) SDH
15 4 (3.28%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.92%) GIS
2 6 (4.92%) MS Access
3 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.82%) MySQL
4 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
General
1 70 (57.38%) Telecoms
2 18 (14.75%) Back Office
3 9 (7.38%) Marketing
4 6 (4.92%) Electronics
5 5 (4.10%) Finance
6 1 (0.82%) Billing
6 1 (0.82%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (14.75%) RAN Engineer
2 14 (11.48%) Optimisation Engineer
3 11 (9.02%) 3G Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) 4G Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Radio Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Field Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Radio Planner
6 7 (5.74%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Transmission Planner
8 5 (4.10%) LTE Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Hardware Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.46%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) XML
2 2 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.82%) HTML
3 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Statistics
2 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.10%) VHDL
5 4 (3.28%) VLSI
6 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.82%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.74%) Unix
2 5 (4.10%) Linux
3 1 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.11%) ITIL
2 13 (10.66%) Network Optimisation
3 10 (8.20%) Network Architecture
4 9 (7.38%) Network Design
4 9 (7.38%) Performance Management
4 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.92%) Dashboard Development
5 6 (4.92%) Network Planning
5 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.10%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (4.10%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.28%) CAD
7 4 (3.28%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.46%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.46%) ETL
8 3 (2.46%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
8 3 (2.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) SQL
2 7 (5.74%) C
2 7 (5.74%) C++
3 4 (3.28%) Perl
4 2 (1.64%) C#
4 2 (1.64%) Java
4 2 (1.64%) Ruby
5 1 (0.82%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (13.11%) CCIE
3 15 (12.30%) CCNA
3 15 (12.30%) CCNP
4 7 (5.74%) HNC
4 7 (5.74%) HND
5 5 (4.10%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) CCSP
6 2 (1.64%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (2.46%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (35.25%) Ericsson
2 41 (33.61%) Huawei
3 34 (27.87%) Nokia
4 26 (21.31%) Nokia Networks
5 15 (12.30%) Cisco
5 15 (12.30%) Cramer
6 13 (10.66%) Juniper
7 11 (9.02%) Nortel
8 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
9 9 (7.38%) Mapinfo
9 9 (7.38%) Remedy
9 9 (7.38%) Tellabs
10 8 (6.56%) Arqiva
11 7 (5.74%) Citrix
12 4 (3.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (3.28%) Anite
12 4 (3.28%) BT
12 4 (3.28%) NEC
12 4 (3.28%) Siemens
12 4 (3.28%) ZTE
Ireland, Bedfordshire
NST Recruitment Limited
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Ireland, Bedfordshire
NST Recruitment Limited
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago