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 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 573 528 468
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -60
Contract jobs citing 2G 46 103 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 1.43% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 48 33
Median daily rate £288 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £388 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.78 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.62% -5.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.78 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.83%
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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
7696 7206 7871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.43% 13.86% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4725 4188 4422
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 501 447
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.67 £45.00
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 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -7 27 £270 - 1
London -17 7 £385 +28.33% 1
North West +17 3 - -
South West +11 2 £270 -22.85%
Yorkshire +3 2 £114 -57.96%
East Midlands -5 1 £250 -7.40%
Midlands - 1 £288 -
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2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 104 (97.20%) 3G
2 85 (79.44%) 4G
3 63 (58.88%) Telecoms
4 50 (46.73%) LTE
5 42 (39.25%) Radio Access Network
6 35 (32.71%) Huawei
7 27 (25.23%) Nokia
8 24 (22.43%) Ericsson
8 24 (22.43%) Wireless
9 20 (18.69%) Nokia Networks
10 18 (16.82%) GSM
11 17 (15.89%) UMTS
12 13 (12.15%) SLA
12 13 (12.15%) Cramer
13 12 (11.21%) ATM
14 11 (10.28%) C
14 11 (10.28%) Back Office
14 11 (10.28%) RNC
15 10 (9.35%) Node B
15 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
15 10 (9.35%) Mapinfo
16 9 (8.41%) Siemens
16 9 (8.41%) UTRAN
16 9 (8.41%) SQL
16 9 (8.41%) MS Office
16 9 (8.41%) HNC
16 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
16 9 (8.41%) Electronics
16 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (8.41%) Network Optimisation

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 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
1 9 (8.41%) MS Office
1 9 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (5.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 104 (97.20%) 3G
2 85 (79.44%) 4G
3 50 (46.73%) LTE
4 42 (39.25%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (22.43%) Wireless
6 18 (16.82%) GSM
7 17 (15.89%) UMTS
8 12 (11.21%) ATM
9 11 (10.28%) RNC
10 10 (9.35%) Node B
11 9 (8.41%) UTRAN
12 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
13 6 (5.61%) WCDMA
14 5 (4.67%) Bluetooth
14 5 (4.67%) Wireshark
15 4 (3.74%) 5G
15 4 (3.74%) NFC
15 4 (3.74%) SS7
15 4 (3.74%) WLAN
16 3 (2.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (5.61%) MS Access
2 4 (3.74%) GIS
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
General
1 63 (58.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.28%) Back Office
3 9 (8.41%) Electronics
4 6 (5.61%) Finance
4 6 (5.61%) Marketing
5 3 (2.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) RAN Engineer
2 9 (8.41%) Test Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) 3G Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (6.54%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.54%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) 4G Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) LTE Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Radio Planner
5 6 (5.61%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Field Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Telecoms Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Databuild Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Hardware Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.80%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) REST
2 1 (0.93%) HTML
2 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.48%) Statistics
3 7 (6.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.67%) VHDL
5 4 (3.74%) VLSI
6 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.80%) PMI
6 3 (2.80%) Telematics
7 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Unix
2 2 (1.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.41%) Network Optimisation
2 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (5.61%) Dashboard Development
2 6 (5.61%) Network Architecture
2 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (4.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (4.67%) Network Design
3 5 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (3.74%) ITIL
5 3 (2.80%) Change Control
5 3 (2.80%) Network Planning
5 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2
5 3 (2.80%) Programme Management
5 3 (2.80%) Project Management
5 3 (2.80%) Resource Management
5 3 (2.80%) Validation
6 2 (1.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (1.87%) Fault Management
6 2 (1.87%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.28%) C
2 9 (8.41%) SQL
3 5 (4.67%) C++
4 1 (0.93%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) Perl
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Degree
1 9 (8.41%) HNC
2 6 (5.61%) CCIE
2 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.67%) HND
3 5 (4.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.74%) CCNA
4 4 (3.74%) CCNP
5 2 (1.87%) CCSP
5 2 (1.87%) JNCIE
5 2 (1.87%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (6.54%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (32.71%) Huawei
2 27 (25.23%) Nokia
3 24 (22.43%) Ericsson
4 20 (18.69%) Nokia Networks
5 13 (12.15%) Cramer
6 10 (9.35%) Mapinfo
6 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
7 9 (8.41%) Siemens
8 8 (7.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (7.48%) BT
8 8 (7.48%) Cisco
8 8 (7.48%) Nortel
8 8 (7.48%) Remedy
8 8 (7.48%) Tellabs
9 7 (6.54%) Citrix
10 6 (5.61%) Juniper
11 5 (4.67%) Arqiva
11 5 (4.67%) NetCracker
11 5 (4.67%) Telindus
11 5 (4.67%) Virgin Media
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