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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
UK / England
Rank 517 507 426
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -81
Contract jobs citing 2G 57 83 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.26% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 56
Median daily rate £270 £308 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +14.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £182 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £388 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £268
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +8.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.20

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
6260 6592 6894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.10% 14.44% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3881 3971
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 346 385
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 +2 32 £260 -15.78% 1
North West +27 7 £600 +313.79%
London -9 6 £650 +100.00%
Yorkshire +12 4 - -
East Midlands +10 3 - -
West Midlands -10 2 £260 -11.78%
South West +14 1 - - 1
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 103 (98.10%) 3G
2 82 (78.10%) 4G
3 51 (48.57%) Telecoms
4 48 (45.71%) LTE
5 41 (39.05%) Ericsson
6 38 (36.19%) Huawei
7 36 (34.29%) Radio Access Network
8 32 (30.48%) Nokia
9 21 (20.00%) Nokia Networks
10 18 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (16.19%) TCP/IP
12 16 (15.24%) CCIE
12 16 (15.24%) ITIL
13 15 (14.29%) Cisco
13 15 (14.29%) CCNP
13 15 (14.29%) CCNA
14 14 (13.33%) GSM
15 13 (12.38%) Wireshark
15 13 (12.38%) VoLTE
15 13 (12.38%) Juniper
15 13 (12.38%) Back Office
16 12 (11.43%) UMTS
17 10 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
18 9 (8.57%) Cramer
18 9 (8.57%) MS Office
18 9 (8.57%) UTRAN
19 8 (7.62%) Nortel
19 8 (7.62%) SLA
19 8 (7.62%) Firewall
19 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Office
2 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) G Suite
1 1 (0.95%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 103 (98.10%) 3G
2 82 (78.10%) 4G
3 48 (45.71%) LTE
4 36 (34.29%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (16.19%) TCP/IP
6 14 (13.33%) GSM
7 13 (12.38%) VoLTE
7 13 (12.38%) Wireshark
8 12 (11.43%) UMTS
9 9 (8.57%) UTRAN
10 8 (7.62%) Firewall
10 8 (7.62%) MVNO
11 7 (6.67%) ATM
12 6 (5.71%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (5.71%) RNC
12 6 (5.71%) Wireless
13 5 (4.76%) Ethernet
13 5 (4.76%) GPRS
14 3 (2.86%) SDH
14 3 (2.86%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.86%) GIS
2 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.90%) MS Access
3 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
General
1 51 (48.57%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.38%) Back Office
3 7 (6.67%) Marketing
4 6 (5.71%) Finance
5 4 (3.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Optimisation Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) RAN Engineer
3 10 (9.52%) 3G Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) 4G Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Architect
4 9 (8.57%) Field Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Radio Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Mobile Architect
5 6 (5.71%) Security Architect
6 5 (4.76%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Radio Planner
7 4 (3.81%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Transmission Planner
8 3 (2.86%) Coordinator
8 3 (2.86%) Hardware Architect
8 3 (2.86%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.86%) VoLTE Engineer
9 2 (1.90%) LTE Engineer
9 2 (1.90%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) XML
2 2 (1.90%) REST
3 1 (0.95%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Statistics
2 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) VHDL
3 3 (2.86%) VLSI
4 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.86%) Linux
1 3 (2.86%) Unix
2 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.24%) ITIL
2 10 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
3 8 (7.62%) Network Architecture
3 8 (7.62%) Performance Management
3 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (6.67%) Network Design
4 7 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (5.71%) Network Planning
5 6 (5.71%) Security Testing
5 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.81%) Migration
8 3 (2.86%) CAD
8 3 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.86%) ETL
8 3 (2.86%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
8 3 (2.86%) Network Management
8 3 (2.86%) Project Management
8 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.76%) C++
1 5 (4.76%) SQL
2 4 (3.81%) C
3 3 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (1.90%) C#
4 2 (1.90%) Ruby
5 1 (0.95%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (15.24%) CCIE
3 15 (14.29%) CCNA
3 15 (14.29%) CCNP
4 6 (5.71%) HND
5 3 (2.86%) Degree
6 2 (1.90%) CCSP
6 2 (1.90%) HNC
6 2 (1.90%) JNCIE
6 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Ericsson
2 38 (36.19%) Huawei
3 32 (30.48%) Nokia
4 21 (20.00%) Nokia Networks
5 15 (14.29%) Cisco
6 13 (12.38%) Juniper
7 9 (8.57%) Cramer
8 8 (7.62%) Nortel
9 6 (5.71%) Mapinfo
9 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.71%) NEC
10 5 (4.76%) Remedy
11 4 (3.81%) Arqiva
11 4 (3.81%) Tellabs
12 3 (2.86%) Anite
12 3 (2.86%) Greenplum
12 3 (2.86%) Samsung
13 2 (1.90%) Citrix
13 2 (1.90%) HP
13 2 (1.90%) Oracle