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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 444 454 436
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing 2G 141 119 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.80% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 30
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£285 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £77.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £28.25 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £36.75 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+138.46% +1.56%
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
7409 6600 6392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 13.54% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 3604 3338
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 360 503
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.34 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -43 57 £268 +0.46% 7
London +4 28 £305 +5.17%
Yorkshire - 12 £123 -
East of England +2 10 £325 -11.56% 2
North West -15 9 £260 -1.88%
East Midlands -3 5 £255 -43.33%
South West +1 4 £400 -2.43% 2
West Midlands -1 3 £260 -
North East - 3 £388 -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
2G
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2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 347 (95.33%) 3G
2 245 (67.31%) Telecoms
3 235 (64.56%) 4G
4 172 (47.25%) LTE
5 122 (33.52%) Radio Access Network
6 82 (22.53%) GSM
7 76 (20.88%) Ericsson
8 46 (12.64%) Nokia
8 46 (12.64%) UMTS
9 45 (12.36%) Huawei
10 43 (11.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 40 (10.99%) SLA
11 40 (10.99%) GPRS
11 40 (10.99%) SQL
12 39 (10.71%) Wireless
13 37 (10.16%) Network Planning
13 37 (10.16%) Perl
13 37 (10.16%) SS7
14 36 (9.89%) NSN NetAct
15 35 (9.62%) MS Excel
16 32 (8.79%) RNC
17 30 (8.24%) Amdocs
18 28 (7.69%) Network Architecture
19 27 (7.42%) Nortel
20 25 (6.87%) Oracle
20 25 (6.87%) Network Design
20 25 (6.87%) SIGTRAN
21 24 (6.59%) UNIX
21 24 (6.59%) TCP/IP
22 23 (6.32%) HNC

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (0.27%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (0.27%) CMS
1 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.67%) MS Office
3 7 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 347 (95.33%) 3G
2 235 (64.56%) 4G
3 172 (47.25%) LTE
4 122 (33.52%) Radio Access Network
5 82 (22.53%) GSM
6 46 (12.64%) UMTS
7 40 (10.99%) GPRS
8 39 (10.71%) Wireless
9 37 (10.16%) SS7
10 32 (8.79%) RNC
11 25 (6.87%) SIGTRAN
12 24 (6.59%) TCP/IP
13 23 (6.32%) HSPA
14 21 (5.77%) Ethernet
15 20 (5.49%) SDH
15 20 (5.49%) Wireshark
16 18 (4.95%) ATM
17 17 (4.67%) SCCP
18 16 (4.40%) Diameter Protocol
19 14 (3.85%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.22%) MS Access
2 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.10%) MySQL
3 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (2.75%) ClearCase
1 10 (2.75%) Subversion
1 10 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.10%) Toad
3 2 (0.55%) CANoe
4 1 (0.27%) JMeter
4 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 245 (67.31%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.67%) Finance
3 12 (3.30%) Electronics
4 8 (2.20%) Billing
5 7 (1.92%) Back Office
6 3 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) French Language
7 2 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (9.89%) Radio Engineer
2 30 (8.24%) RAN Engineer
3 24 (6.59%) Developer
4 22 (6.04%) Analyst
4 22 (6.04%) Delivery Manager
4 22 (6.04%) Integration Engineer
5 14 (3.85%) Design Engineer
5 14 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 14 (3.85%) Tester
6 13 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 12 (3.30%) Delivery Project Manager
7 12 (3.30%) C++ Developer
8 11 (3.02%) Deployment Manager
8 11 (3.02%) Test Engineer
8 11 (3.02%) Performance Engineer
8 11 (3.02%) Field Engineer
9 10 (2.75%) Designer
10 9 (2.47%) Configuration Engineer
10 9 (2.47%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 9 (2.47%) RAN Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.40%) XML
2 13 (3.57%) STL
3 5 (1.37%) Web Services
4 4 (1.10%) .NET
5 3 (0.82%) POSIX
5 3 (0.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (0.55%) HTML5
6 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.55%) HTML
6 2 (0.55%) SOAP
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.75%) Client/Server
1 10 (2.75%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.47%) Statistics
3 5 (1.37%) Handset
4 4 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.55%) GIS
6 2 (0.55%) Telematics
7 1 (0.27%) PMI
7 1 (0.27%) PKI
7 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.59%) UNIX
2 15 (4.12%) Linux
3 2 (0.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.27%) Solaris
4 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (10.16%) Network Planning
2 28 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 25 (6.87%) Network Design
4 21 (5.77%) Configuration Management
5 19 (5.22%) Performance Management
6 18 (4.95%) Fault Management
7 16 (4.40%) Change Management
8 15 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (3.57%) ITIL
11 12 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.02%) Migration
12 11 (3.02%) Resource Management
13 10 (2.75%) OO
13 10 (2.75%) CRM
13 10 (2.75%) ETL
14 9 (2.47%) OOD
14 9 (2.47%) Project Management
14 9 (2.47%) Incident Management
15 8 (2.20%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.99%) SQL
2 37 (10.16%) Perl
3 22 (6.04%) C++
4 13 (3.57%) C
5 11 (3.02%) Python
6 10 (2.75%) Ruby
6 10 (2.75%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.20%) C#
8 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.10%) VBA
9 3 (0.82%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.55%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.55%) Java
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 23 (6.32%) HNC
1 23 (6.32%) Degree
2 17 (4.67%) HND
3 14 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.02%) CCNP
5 11 (3.02%) CCNA
5 11 (3.02%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CISM
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.27%) CCDA
8 1 (0.27%) CCDP
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.99%) SLA
2 7 (1.92%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 36 (9.89%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.10%) Netcool
4 1 (0.27%) Cacti
4 1 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 76 (20.88%) Ericsson
2 46 (12.64%) Nokia
3 45 (12.36%) Huawei
4 43 (11.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 30 (8.24%) Amdocs
6 27 (7.42%) Nortel
7 25 (6.87%) Oracle
8 22 (6.04%) Microsoft
9 17 (4.67%) Actix
9 17 (4.67%) Cramer
10 14 (3.85%) HP
11 12 (3.30%) Mapinfo
12 10 (2.75%) Business Objects
13 8 (2.20%) Remedy
14 6 (1.65%) NEC
14 6 (1.65%) Cisco
15 4 (1.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 3 (0.82%) Siemens
16 3 (0.82%) Tieto
16 3 (0.82%) Dialogic
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