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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 416 453 377
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -76
Contract jobs citing 2G 165 100 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 1.59% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 32 29
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£265 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £203 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £77.50 £28.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.56% -39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £27.75 £33.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £29.75 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £28.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+169.56% -10.15%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -4 72 £261 -3.24% 5
Yorkshire +3 18 £123 -69.37%
London 0 18 £284 -28.16% 4
North West -11 14 £375 +30.43%
South West +18 9 £400 -2.43% 2
East of England +10 8 £325 -35.00% 3
West Midlands -18 6 £260 -10.34% 1
East Midlands - 3 £260 - 1
Midlands - 1 £270 -
North East - 1 £403 -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 372 (95.14%) 3G
2 253 (64.71%) Telecoms
3 241 (61.64%) 4G
4 185 (47.31%) LTE
5 142 (36.32%) Radio Access Network
6 95 (24.30%) Ericsson
7 80 (20.46%) GSM
8 63 (16.11%) Nokia
9 57 (14.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 50 (12.79%) Huawei
11 48 (12.28%) Network Planning
12 45 (11.51%) SLA
13 44 (11.25%) NSN NetAct
14 42 (10.74%) Wireless
15 40 (10.23%) UMTS
15 40 (10.23%) SQL
16 39 (9.97%) GPRS
17 38 (9.72%) Perl
18 37 (9.46%) RNC
19 34 (8.70%) SS7
20 32 (8.18%) Amdocs
21 30 (7.67%) MS Excel
22 29 (7.42%) Nortel
23 28 (7.16%) TCP/IP
23 28 (7.16%) Oracle
24 27 (6.91%) Cramer
25 25 (6.39%) SIGTRAN
25 25 (6.39%) Network Architecture
26 23 (5.88%) Network Design
27 22 (5.63%) Ethernet

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (0.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (0.26%) CMS
1 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Maya
5 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (3.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 372 (95.14%) 3G
2 241 (61.64%) 4G
3 185 (47.31%) LTE
4 142 (36.32%) Radio Access Network
5 80 (20.46%) GSM
6 42 (10.74%) Wireless
7 40 (10.23%) UMTS
8 39 (9.97%) GPRS
9 37 (9.46%) RNC
10 34 (8.70%) SS7
11 28 (7.16%) TCP/IP
12 25 (6.39%) SIGTRAN
13 22 (5.63%) Ethernet
13 22 (5.63%) HSPA
14 21 (5.37%) ATM
14 21 (5.37%) Wireshark
15 19 (4.86%) SDH
16 14 (3.58%) Diameter Protocol
16 14 (3.58%) 2.5G
17 12 (3.07%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.84%) MS Access
2 9 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (3.07%) Git (software)
1 12 (3.07%) ClearCase
1 12 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 12 (3.07%) Subversion
2 4 (1.02%) Toad
3 3 (0.77%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.77%) CANoe
4 1 (0.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 253 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.12%) Finance
3 12 (3.07%) Electronics
4 8 (2.05%) Billing
5 7 (1.79%) Back Office
6 3 (0.77%) Automotive
6 3 (0.77%) German Language
7 2 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (11.25%) RAN Engineer
2 34 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
3 30 (7.67%) Radio Engineer
4 23 (5.88%) Analyst
5 22 (5.63%) Developer
6 21 (5.37%) Delivery Manager
7 17 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.35%) Field Engineer
8 14 (3.58%) Network Planner
8 14 (3.58%) Test Engineer
9 13 (3.32%) Delivery Project Manager
10 12 (3.07%) Tester
10 12 (3.07%) C++ Developer
10 12 (3.07%) Design Engineer
11 11 (2.81%) Deployment Manager
11 11 (2.81%) Performance Engineer
11 11 (2.81%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.81%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 11 (2.81%) Configuration Engineer
12 10 (2.56%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.07%) STL
2 10 (2.56%) XML
3 3 (0.77%) .NET
3 3 (0.77%) HTML
3 3 (0.77%) HTML5
4 2 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.07%) Mobile App
1 12 (3.07%) Client/Server
2 8 (2.05%) Handset
3 7 (1.79%) Statistics
4 5 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.77%) Telematics
6 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.51%) GIS
7 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.58%) UNIX
2 7 (1.79%) Linux
3 2 (0.51%) Windows
4 1 (0.26%) SUSE
4 1 (0.26%) Solaris
4 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.28%) Network Planning
2 25 (6.39%) Network Architecture
3 23 (5.88%) Network Design
4 20 (5.12%) Configuration Management
5 17 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 16 (4.09%) Fault Management
7 15 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (3.84%) Change Management
8 14 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (3.58%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.58%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.32%) ITIL
10 12 (3.07%) OO
11 11 (2.81%) Resource Management
11 11 (2.81%) OOD
12 10 (2.56%) Project Management
12 10 (2.56%) Migration
13 9 (2.30%) CRM
14 8 (2.05%) Network Management
14 8 (2.05%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.23%) SQL
2 38 (9.72%) Perl
3 21 (5.37%) C++
4 16 (4.09%) C
5 15 (3.84%) Python
6 12 (3.07%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.07%) Ruby
7 7 (1.79%) C#
8 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.02%) VBA
9 3 (0.77%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.51%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.51%) Java
11 1 (0.26%) Erlang
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (5.12%) Degree
1 20 (5.12%) HNC
2 15 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.58%) HND
4 13 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.53%) CCNA
5 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.28%) CCNP
6 5 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.77%) ISEB
7 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.51%) PMP
8 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.51%) SLA
2 6 (1.53%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 44 (11.25%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.02%) Netcool
Vendors
1 95 (24.30%) Ericsson
2 63 (16.11%) Nokia
3 57 (14.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 50 (12.79%) Huawei
5 32 (8.18%) Amdocs
6 29 (7.42%) Nortel
7 28 (7.16%) Oracle
8 27 (6.91%) Cramer
9 21 (5.37%) Microsoft
10 19 (4.86%) Actix
11 13 (3.32%) HP
12 10 (2.56%) Remedy
12 10 (2.56%) Mapinfo
13 8 (2.05%) Business Objects
14 5 (1.28%) NEC
15 4 (1.02%) Siemens
15 4 (1.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (1.02%) Cisco
16 3 (0.77%) BT
17 2 (0.51%) SAP
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