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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 574 504 456
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -48
Contract jobs citing 2G 56 128 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.71% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 67 34
Median daily rate £293 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £397 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
- -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £45.50 £83.14 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.27% +93.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £51.65 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £114.63 £134.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £83.14 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-45.27% +93.34%
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
7754 7492 7598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.67% 14.17% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4794 4347 4158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 481 427
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -28 27 £270 - 2
London -12 13 £383 +27.50%
North West +9 4 - -
Yorkshire +3 3 £285 +5.55% 1
South West +8 2 - -
East of England +14 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £250 -7.40% 1
West Midlands -34 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 116 (96.67%) 3G
2 92 (76.67%) 4G
3 73 (60.83%) Telecoms
4 61 (50.83%) LTE
5 44 (36.67%) Radio Access Network
6 37 (30.83%) Huawei
7 26 (21.67%) Nokia
8 24 (20.00%) Wireless
9 22 (18.33%) Ericsson
10 19 (15.83%) Nokia Networks
11 18 (15.00%) GSM
12 17 (14.17%) UMTS
13 14 (11.67%) SLA
14 13 (10.83%) C
15 12 (10.00%) Degree
16 11 (9.17%) Node B
16 11 (9.17%) ATM
16 11 (9.17%) Back Office
17 10 (8.33%) Cramer
17 10 (8.33%) MS Excel
17 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
18 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
18 9 (7.50%) RNC
18 9 (7.50%) NSN NetAct
18 9 (7.50%) Siemens
18 9 (7.50%) Mapinfo
18 9 (7.50%) UTRAN
18 9 (7.50%) HNC
18 9 (7.50%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.67%) MS Office
4 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.67%) MS Project
6 1 (0.83%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 116 (96.67%) 3G
2 92 (76.67%) 4G
3 61 (50.83%) LTE
4 44 (36.67%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (20.00%) Wireless
6 18 (15.00%) GSM
7 17 (14.17%) UMTS
8 11 (9.17%) ATM
8 11 (9.17%) Node B
9 9 (7.50%) RNC
9 9 (7.50%) UTRAN
10 6 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.00%) VoLTE
10 6 (5.00%) WCDMA
11 5 (4.17%) Bluetooth
12 4 (3.33%) 5G
12 4 (3.33%) GPRS
12 4 (3.33%) NFC
12 4 (3.33%) SS7
12 4 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.17%) MS Access
2 4 (3.33%) GIS
3 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
General
1 73 (60.83%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.17%) Back Office
3 9 (7.50%) Electronics
4 5 (4.17%) Finance
5 4 (3.33%) Marketing
6 3 (2.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Billing
7 1 (0.83%) French Language
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (15.83%) RAN Engineer
2 12 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
3 11 (9.17%) Optimisation Engineer
3 11 (9.17%) Radio Engineer
4 10 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) 4G Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Field Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Databuild Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Radio Planner
8 5 (4.17%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Hardware Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.67%) REST
2 1 (0.83%) HTML
2 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.17%) Statistics
3 5 (4.17%) VHDL
4 4 (3.33%) VLSI
5 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.50%) PMI
5 3 (2.50%) Telematics
6 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.33%) Unix
2 2 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (6.67%) Network Optimisation
2 7 (5.83%) Network Architecture
2 7 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (5.00%) Network Design
4 5 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
4 5 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.33%) Line Management
5 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.50%) Change Control
6 3 (2.50%) Migration
6 3 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (2.50%) Network Planning
6 3 (2.50%) Performance Management
6 3 (2.50%) Programme Management
6 3 (2.50%) Project Management
6 3 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) C
2 9 (7.50%) SQL
3 5 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (0.83%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.00%) Degree
2 9 (7.50%) HNC
3 5 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.33%) CCIE
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.50%) HND
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) CCNP
6 2 (1.67%) CCSP
6 2 (1.67%) JNCIE
6 2 (1.67%) PMP
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (5.00%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.67%) Netcool
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (30.83%) Huawei
2 26 (21.67%) Nokia
3 22 (18.33%) Ericsson
4 19 (15.83%) Nokia Networks
5 10 (8.33%) Cramer
5 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.50%) Mapinfo
6 9 (7.50%) Siemens
7 8 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (6.67%) BT
8 7 (5.83%) Remedy
8 7 (5.83%) Tellabs
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco
9 6 (5.00%) Citrix
9 6 (5.00%) Nortel
10 5 (4.17%) Arqiva
10 5 (4.17%) NetCracker
10 5 (4.17%) Telindus
10 5 (4.17%) Virgin Media
10 5 (4.17%) ZTE
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