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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 458 431 421
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Contract jobs citing 2G 141 138 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.00% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 33 30
Average daily rate
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£270 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £473 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £273
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +13.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.08% -
2G
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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
7270 6898 6426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.97% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 3738 3410
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 389 440
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 July 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
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 July 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 -28 62 £270 -12.90% 3
London +14 24 £300 -38.46% 3
Yorkshire -19 11 £270 -
East of England +2 9 £328 -10.88% 2
West Midlands -3 8 £270 +3.84% 3
North West -19 7 £260 -8.77%
East Midlands -2 6 £260 -42.22%
South West -10 4 £400 -2.43% 1
North East - 4 £406 -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 306 (93.01%) 3G
2 224 (68.09%) Telecoms
3 213 (64.74%) 4G
4 147 (44.68%) LTE
5 99 (30.09%) Radio Access Network
6 71 (21.58%) Ericsson
6 71 (21.58%) GSM
7 48 (14.59%) Huawei
8 41 (12.46%) UMTS
9 40 (12.16%) Nokia
10 39 (11.85%) SS7
11 38 (11.55%) GPRS
12 34 (10.33%) RNC
13 33 (10.03%) SLA
13 33 (10.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 32 (9.73%) SQL
14 32 (9.73%) Wireless
15 31 (9.42%) MS Excel
16 30 (9.12%) Perl
17 29 (8.81%) Amdocs
18 28 (8.51%) Network Architecture
19 26 (7.90%) UNIX
20 25 (7.60%) C++
20 25 (7.60%) ATM
20 25 (7.60%) SIGTRAN
21 24 (7.29%) Degree
21 24 (7.29%) SDH
21 24 (7.29%) Nortel
22 23 (6.99%) Network Design
22 23 (6.99%) Network Planning

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (0.30%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
1 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.78%) MS Office
3 9 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 306 (93.01%) 3G
2 213 (64.74%) 4G
3 147 (44.68%) LTE
4 99 (30.09%) Radio Access Network
5 71 (21.58%) GSM
6 41 (12.46%) UMTS
7 39 (11.85%) SS7
8 38 (11.55%) GPRS
9 34 (10.33%) RNC
10 32 (9.73%) Wireless
11 25 (7.60%) SIGTRAN
11 25 (7.60%) ATM
12 24 (7.29%) SDH
13 23 (6.99%) HSPA
14 22 (6.69%) Ethernet
14 22 (6.69%) TCP/IP
15 20 (6.08%) Wireshark
16 19 (5.78%) SCCP
17 16 (4.86%) Diameter Protocol
18 14 (4.26%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.86%) MS Access
2 9 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.13%) MySQL
5 6 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.30%) Informix
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (3.04%) ClearCase
1 10 (3.04%) Subversion
1 10 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.52%) Toad
3 1 (0.30%) JMeter
3 1 (0.30%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.30%) CANoe
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 224 (68.09%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.17%) Finance
3 11 (3.34%) Back Office
4 7 (2.13%) Electronics
4 7 (2.13%) Billing
5 3 (0.91%) Advertising
6 2 (0.61%) French Language
6 2 (0.61%) German Language
6 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (9.73%) Radio Engineer
2 27 (8.21%) Developer
3 22 (6.69%) RAN Engineer
4 21 (6.38%) Analyst
5 20 (6.08%) Field Engineer
6 16 (4.86%) Delivery Manager
7 15 (4.56%) Integration Engineer
7 15 (4.56%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.26%) Tester
8 14 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.95%) C++ Developer
10 12 (3.65%) Design Engineer
11 10 (3.04%) Delivery Project Manager
11 10 (3.04%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.04%) Designer
11 10 (3.04%) Performance Engineer
12 8 (2.43%) RAN Performance Engineer
12 8 (2.43%) Deployment Manager
13 7 (2.13%) Project Engineer
13 7 (2.13%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.56%) STL
1 15 (4.56%) XML
2 5 (1.52%) POSIX
2 5 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (1.52%) Web Services
3 4 (1.22%) .NET
4 3 (0.91%) CSS
5 2 (0.61%) SOAP
5 2 (0.61%) HTML
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.04%) Client/Server
1 10 (3.04%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.43%) Statistics
3 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.52%) Handset
4 3 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.30%) Telematics
6 1 (0.30%) PKI
6 1 (0.30%) PMI
6 1 (0.30%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.90%) UNIX
2 18 (5.47%) Linux
3 3 (0.91%) Windows
4 2 (0.61%) Solaris
4 2 (0.61%) SUSE
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (8.51%) Network Architecture
2 23 (6.99%) Network Design
2 23 (6.99%) Network Planning
3 21 (6.38%) Configuration Management
4 19 (5.78%) Performance Management
5 18 (5.47%) Fault Management
6 14 (4.26%) Change Management
7 13 (3.95%) ETL
8 12 (3.65%) ITIL
8 12 (3.65%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.34%) Resource Management
9 11 (3.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (3.04%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (3.04%) OO
10 10 (3.04%) Validation
10 10 (3.04%) Migration
11 9 (2.74%) CRM
11 9 (2.74%) OOD
11 9 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.73%) SQL
2 30 (9.12%) Perl
3 25 (7.60%) C++
4 10 (3.04%) Python
4 10 (3.04%) Ruby
4 10 (3.04%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.74%) C
6 8 (2.43%) C#
7 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.22%) VBA
9 3 (0.91%) Java
10 2 (0.61%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.61%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (7.29%) Degree
2 17 (5.17%) HNC
3 13 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.34%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.04%) HND
5 10 (3.04%) CCNP
6 9 (2.74%) CCNA
7 6 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CISM
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) CCDA
9 1 (0.30%) CCDP
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.03%) SLA
2 7 (2.13%) QA
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 21 (6.38%) NSN NetAct
2 15 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.91%) OpenView
3 3 (0.91%) Cacti
4 2 (0.61%) Netcool
Vendors
1 71 (21.58%) Ericsson
2 48 (14.59%) Huawei
3 40 (12.16%) Nokia
4 33 (10.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 29 (8.81%) Amdocs
6 24 (7.29%) Nortel
7 21 (6.38%) Oracle
8 20 (6.08%) Microsoft
9 14 (4.26%) HP
10 13 (3.95%) Actix
10 13 (3.95%) Cramer
11 12 (3.65%) Mapinfo
12 11 (3.34%) Cisco
13 9 (2.74%) Remedy
14 8 (2.43%) NEC
15 5 (1.52%) Tieto
15 5 (1.52%) Dialogic
16 4 (1.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 3 (0.91%) Siemens
18 2 (0.61%) BT
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