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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 358 434 289
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -145
Contract jobs citing 2G 229 131 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.28% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 2.12% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 23 38
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£260 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £261 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £500 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.45 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £30.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.87 - £34.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £33.50
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +26 134 £250 -13.41% 5
South West +9 16 £450 +5.88%
London -2 15 £350 -30.00% 2
West Midlands -8 14 £260 -10.34%
North West -5 13 £313 +7.75% 1
Yorkshire -7 10 £123 -73.51% 1
East of England +8 3 £403 - 2
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 357 (95.45%) 3G
2 236 (63.10%) Telecoms
3 219 (58.56%) 4G
4 172 (45.99%) LTE
5 147 (39.30%) Radio Access Network
6 102 (27.27%) Ericsson
7 76 (20.32%) GSM
8 66 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 63 (16.84%) Nokia
10 59 (15.78%) Huawei
11 49 (13.10%) Network Planning
12 48 (12.83%) SLA
13 47 (12.57%) NSN NetAct
14 44 (11.76%) RNC
15 43 (11.50%) SQL
16 40 (10.70%) Perl
17 39 (10.43%) Wireless
18 37 (9.89%) MS Excel
19 34 (9.09%) GPRS
19 34 (9.09%) Nortel
20 30 (8.02%) UMTS
21 28 (7.49%) Oracle
22 25 (6.68%) Microsoft
22 25 (6.68%) Ethernet
22 25 (6.68%) TCP/IP
23 24 (6.42%) Cramer
24 23 (6.15%) Network Design
24 23 (6.15%) MS Office
25 21 (5.61%) UNIX
25 21 (5.61%) Configuration Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.27%) CMS
2 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.15%) MS Office
3 7 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (3.48%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 357 (95.45%) 3G
2 219 (58.56%) 4G
3 172 (45.99%) LTE
4 147 (39.30%) Radio Access Network
5 76 (20.32%) GSM
6 44 (11.76%) RNC
7 39 (10.43%) Wireless
8 34 (9.09%) GPRS
9 30 (8.02%) UMTS
10 25 (6.68%) Ethernet
10 25 (6.68%) TCP/IP
11 21 (5.61%) HSPA
12 20 (5.35%) SIGTRAN
12 20 (5.35%) SS7
13 19 (5.08%) ATM
13 19 (5.08%) Wireshark
14 16 (4.28%) SDH
15 14 (3.74%) DNS
15 14 (3.74%) 2.5G
16 11 (2.94%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.28%) MS Access
2 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.80%) MySQL
5 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 10 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (2.67%) ClearCase
1 10 (2.67%) Subversion
1 10 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.07%) Toad
2 4 (1.07%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 236 (63.10%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.81%) Finance
3 13 (3.48%) Electronics
4 8 (2.14%) Back Office
5 7 (1.87%) Billing
6 4 (1.07%) German Language
7 3 (0.80%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Front Office
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
2 34 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 23 (6.15%) Field Engineer
4 22 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
5 21 (5.61%) Developer
6 18 (4.81%) Analyst
7 16 (4.28%) Delivery Manager
7 16 (4.28%) Designer
8 15 (4.01%) Test Engineer
8 15 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.74%) Network Planner
10 12 (3.21%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.94%) Performance Engineer
11 11 (2.94%) Configuration Engineer
11 11 (2.94%) RAN Configuration Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Design Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) C++ Developer
12 10 (2.67%) Tester
13 9 (2.41%) Coordinator
13 9 (2.41%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.94%) XML
2 10 (2.67%) STL
3 5 (1.34%) .NET
3 5 (1.34%) SOAP
4 3 (0.80%) HTML
4 3 (0.80%) HTML5
5 1 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.67%) Client/Server
1 10 (2.67%) Mobile App
2 7 (1.87%) Handset
3 5 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (0.80%) Telematics
5 2 (0.53%) GIS
6 1 (0.27%) PMI
6 1 (0.27%) Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) Statistics
6 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.61%) UNIX
2 13 (3.48%) Linux
3 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (1.60%) Solaris
4 1 (0.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.10%) Network Planning
2 23 (6.15%) Network Design
3 21 (5.61%) Configuration Management
4 20 (5.35%) PRINCE2
4 20 (5.35%) Performance Management
5 16 (4.28%) Network Architecture
6 14 (3.74%) Fault Management
6 14 (3.74%) Service Delivery
6 14 (3.74%) Change Management
6 14 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (3.21%) Project Management
7 12 (3.21%) Resource Management
8 11 (2.94%) Data Entry
8 11 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (2.94%) ETL
8 11 (2.94%) Validation
9 10 (2.67%) OO
10 9 (2.41%) CRM
10 9 (2.41%) OOD
10 9 (2.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.50%) SQL
2 40 (10.70%) Perl
3 20 (5.35%) C++
4 15 (4.01%) C
4 15 (4.01%) Python
5 10 (2.67%) Ruby
5 10 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.14%) C#
7 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.07%) VBA
8 3 (0.80%) Java
8 3 (0.80%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 17 (4.55%) HNC
2 16 (4.28%) HND
3 15 (4.01%) Degree
4 11 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.14%) CCNA
6 8 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.87%) CCNP
8 5 (1.34%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.07%) ISEB
9 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.07%) PMP
10 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.83%) SLA
2 6 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 47 (12.57%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 102 (27.27%) Ericsson
2 66 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 63 (16.84%) Nokia
4 59 (15.78%) Huawei
5 34 (9.09%) Nortel
6 28 (7.49%) Oracle
7 25 (6.68%) Microsoft
8 24 (6.42%) Cramer
9 20 (5.35%) Actix
10 19 (5.08%) Amdocs
11 14 (3.74%) HP
12 10 (2.67%) Mapinfo
13 8 (2.14%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.60%) Cisco
14 6 (1.60%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.34%) Remedy
15 5 (1.34%) BT
15 5 (1.34%) NEC
15 5 (1.34%) Siemens
16 3 (0.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
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