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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 436 438 324
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -114
Contract jobs citing 2G 145 131 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 1.99% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 24
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£325 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £174 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £388 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £16.90 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.00 £32.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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 +1 76 £325 +0.77% 4
South West -41 7 - - 2
London +7 6 £613 +81.48% 4
Yorkshire +6 6 £510 +240.00%
East of England -28 4 £375 - 3
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 226 (87.94%) 3G
2 158 (61.48%) Telecoms
3 145 (56.42%) LTE
4 134 (52.14%) 4G
5 60 (23.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 59 (22.96%) Radio Access Network
7 48 (18.68%) GSM
8 47 (18.29%) Huawei
9 43 (16.73%) Ericsson
10 34 (13.23%) Nokia
11 33 (12.84%) Project Management
12 30 (11.67%) Ethernet
13 27 (10.51%) ATM
14 26 (10.12%) Wireless
15 25 (9.73%) Network Architecture
16 24 (9.34%) UMTS
17 23 (8.95%) SLA
17 23 (8.95%) GPRS
18 22 (8.56%) MS Excel
19 21 (8.17%) SDH
19 21 (8.17%) Degree
20 20 (7.78%) MS Office
20 20 (7.78%) Mapinfo
21 18 (7.00%) Oracle
21 18 (7.00%) Network Planning
22 17 (6.61%) C
22 17 (6.61%) SQL
22 17 (6.61%) NSN NetAct
23 15 (5.84%) Microsoft
24 14 (5.45%) Configuration Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (1.17%) Apache
2 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.78%) MS Office
3 7 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.17%) HFM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 226 (87.94%) 3G
2 145 (56.42%) LTE
3 134 (52.14%) 4G
4 59 (22.96%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (18.68%) GSM
6 30 (11.67%) Ethernet
7 27 (10.51%) ATM
8 26 (10.12%) Wireless
9 24 (9.34%) UMTS
10 23 (8.95%) GPRS
11 21 (8.17%) SDH
12 12 (4.67%) DNS
13 11 (4.28%) 3GPP
13 11 (4.28%) MPLS
13 11 (4.28%) Firewall
13 11 (4.28%) RNC
14 10 (3.89%) SS7
14 10 (3.89%) ZigBee
15 8 (3.11%) IPsec
15 8 (3.11%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.11%) MS Access
1 8 (3.11%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.72%) MySQL
2 7 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (1.17%) Essbase
5 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Maven
2 3 (1.17%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.17%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (1.17%) eggPlant
2 3 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (1.17%) Selenium
2 3 (1.17%) Ant
2 3 (1.17%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.17%) Toad
2 3 (1.17%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) Calabash
General
1 158 (61.48%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.28%) Back Office
2 11 (4.28%) Finance
3 9 (3.50%) Electronics
4 5 (1.95%) Front Office
5 3 (1.17%) Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Marketing
5 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (7.00%) Field Engineer
2 16 (6.23%) Project Manager
3 15 (5.84%) RAN Engineer
4 14 (5.45%) RF Engineer
5 13 (5.06%) Design Engineer
6 11 (4.28%) Transmission Engineer
6 11 (4.28%) Analyst
7 10 (3.89%) Architect
8 9 (3.50%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 8 (3.11%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.11%) Databuild Engineer
10 7 (2.72%) Test Analyst
10 7 (2.72%) Developer
10 7 (2.72%) Incident Manager
11 6 (2.33%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.33%) Provisioning Engineer
11 6 (2.33%) Radio Engineer
12 5 (1.95%) Transmission Design Engineer
12 5 (1.95%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.33%) XML
2 3 (1.17%) REST
2 3 (1.17%) SOAP
2 3 (1.17%) Web Services
2 3 (1.17%) WAP
2 3 (1.17%) J2ME
2 3 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.39%) HTML5
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.95%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.95%) PMI
4 4 (1.56%) Handset
5 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.17%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.78%) VHDL
6 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.78%) Statistics
6 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.78%) DTV
6 2 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Telematics
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.39%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.06%) UNIX
2 11 (4.28%) Linux
3 7 (2.72%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Windows
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.84%) Project Management
2 25 (9.73%) Network Architecture
3 18 (7.00%) Network Planning
4 14 (5.45%) Configuration Management
5 12 (4.67%) Fault Management
6 11 (4.28%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.28%) Validation
6 11 (4.28%) Migration
7 9 (3.50%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.11%) Software Engineering
9 7 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.72%) ITIL
10 6 (2.33%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.33%) Network Design
10 6 (2.33%) Logistics
10 6 (2.33%) Software Testing
10 6 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (2.33%) ETL
10 6 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.61%) C
1 17 (6.61%) SQL
2 10 (3.89%) Perl
2 10 (3.89%) C++
3 5 (1.95%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.56%) Embedded C++
4 4 (1.56%) VBA
4 4 (1.56%) Java
5 3 (1.17%) ActionScript
5 3 (1.17%) C#
6 2 (0.78%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (8.17%) Degree
2 6 (2.33%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.95%) PMP
4 4 (1.56%) ISEB
4 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.17%) HND
6 2 (0.78%) CCNP
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) CNA
7 1 (0.39%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CISSP
7 1 (0.39%) CCNA
7 1 (0.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.95%) SLA
2 10 (3.89%) QA
3 3 (1.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) FATCA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 17 (6.61%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.17%) Netcool
4 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (23.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 47 (18.29%) Huawei
3 43 (16.73%) Ericsson
4 34 (13.23%) Nokia
5 20 (7.78%) Mapinfo
6 18 (7.00%) Oracle
7 15 (5.84%) Microsoft
8 11 (4.28%) Business Objects
9 9 (3.50%) Nortel
9 9 (3.50%) BT
10 8 (3.11%) Cramer
10 8 (3.11%) HP
11 7 (2.72%) Greenplum
12 6 (2.33%) NEC
13 5 (1.95%) SAP
14 4 (1.56%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.56%) F5
15 3 (1.17%) Talend
15 3 (1.17%) Apple
15 3 (1.17%) Hyperion
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Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Modern Business Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago