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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 553 478 480
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +2
Contract jobs citing 2G 63 134 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 1.83% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 60 30
Median daily rate £310 £283 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% -2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £246 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £268 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.74% +138.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-67.74% +138.46%
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
7892 7339 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.93% 14.66% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4876 4212 3582
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 432 371
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 27 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

2G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 June 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 -14 35 £275 +1.85% 2
London -20 8 £383 +17.69%
North West -12 6 £295 +13.46%
West Midlands -21 4 £413 +58.65%
East of England +10 3 - -
Yorkshire -11 3 £285 +132.65%
South West +1 2 - -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 153 (98.71%) 3G
2 124 (80.00%) 4G
3 93 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 80 (51.61%) LTE
5 59 (38.06%) Radio Access Network
6 49 (31.61%) Huawei
7 39 (25.16%) Nokia
8 33 (21.29%) Ericsson
9 27 (17.42%) Nokia Networks
10 24 (15.48%) UMTS
10 24 (15.48%) Wireless
11 23 (14.84%) GSM
11 23 (14.84%) SLA
12 17 (10.97%) Degree
12 17 (10.97%) ATM
13 16 (10.32%) Siemens
13 16 (10.32%) RNC
13 16 (10.32%) NSN NetAct
14 15 (9.68%) BT
15 14 (9.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
15 14 (9.03%) Virtual Machines
16 13 (8.39%) VoLTE
16 13 (8.39%) HNC
16 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
16 13 (8.39%) Back Office
17 11 (7.10%) NetCracker
17 11 (7.10%) C
17 11 (7.10%) Nortel
17 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture

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 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.23%) MS Office
3 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 153 (98.71%) 3G
2 124 (80.00%) 4G
3 80 (51.61%) LTE
4 59 (38.06%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (15.48%) UMTS
5 24 (15.48%) Wireless
6 23 (14.84%) GSM
7 17 (10.97%) ATM
8 16 (10.32%) RNC
9 13 (8.39%) VoLTE
10 10 (6.45%) Node B
11 7 (4.52%) Ethernet
11 7 (4.52%) GPRS
11 7 (4.52%) OSPF
12 6 (3.87%) Internet
12 6 (3.87%) SDH
13 5 (3.23%) MPLS
13 5 (3.23%) VoWiFi
13 5 (3.23%) VPN
14 4 (2.58%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.23%) MS Access
2 3 (1.94%) GIS
3 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
General
1 93 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.39%) Back Office
3 7 (4.52%) Finance
4 5 (3.23%) Electronics
5 3 (1.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.13%) Optimisation Engineer
2 21 (13.55%) RAN Engineer
3 19 (12.26%) Radio Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) 3G Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) LTE Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Telecoms Manager
7 10 (6.45%) 4G Engineer
7 10 (6.45%) Field Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Transmission Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.16%) Telecoms Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Databuild Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Service Desk Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Data Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Network Manager
13 4 (2.58%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.23%) PMI
4 4 (2.58%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.94%) Telematics
5 3 (1.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.29%) Statistics
7 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.65%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.58%) Unix
2 3 (1.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Android
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture
2 9 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (4.52%) ITIL
4 7 (4.52%) Network Design
4 7 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (4.52%) Project Management
4 7 (4.52%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.23%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (3.23%) Line Management
7 4 (2.58%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (2.58%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.94%) Change Control
8 3 (1.94%) ETL
8 3 (1.94%) Migration
8 3 (1.94%) Network Management
8 3 (1.94%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (1.94%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.10%) C
2 8 (5.16%) SQL
3 1 (0.65%) C++
3 1 (0.65%) Java
3 1 (0.65%) Perl
3 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Degree
2 13 (8.39%) HNC
3 7 (4.52%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.23%) CCNP
6 4 (2.58%) HND
7 2 (1.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (9.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (4.52%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.29%) Netcool
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (31.61%) Huawei
2 39 (25.16%) Nokia
3 33 (21.29%) Ericsson
4 27 (17.42%) Nokia Networks
5 16 (10.32%) Siemens
6 15 (9.68%) BT
7 14 (9.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
8 11 (7.10%) Arqiva
8 11 (7.10%) NetCracker
8 11 (7.10%) Nortel
8 11 (7.10%) Telindus
8 11 (7.10%) Tellabs
8 11 (7.10%) Virgin Media
8 11 (7.10%) ZTE
9 8 (5.16%) Cramer
9 8 (5.16%) Mapinfo
10 7 (4.52%) Citrix
10 7 (4.52%) Remedy
11 5 (3.23%) Cisco
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