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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 374 378 274
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -104
Contract jobs citing 2G 190 159 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.36% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 2.64% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 17 50
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£268 £269 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £410 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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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
6788 6019 6537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.53% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3869 3256 3192
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 371 607
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.37 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +10 111 £250 -6.97% 8
London +3 14 £400 -3.61% 3
West Midlands -10 13 £275 - 3
East of England +10 12 £350 +40.00% 4
South West -23 9 £268 -22.46% 1
North West -9 6 - -
Yorkshire +4 5 £330 +40.42%
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2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 292 (90.40%) 3G
2 183 (56.66%) Telecoms
3 180 (55.73%) 4G
4 159 (49.23%) LTE
5 116 (35.91%) Radio Access Network
6 94 (29.10%) Ericsson
7 74 (22.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 67 (20.74%) Huawei
9 64 (19.81%) Nokia
10 60 (18.58%) GSM
11 38 (11.76%) SQL
12 37 (11.46%) MS Excel
12 37 (11.46%) SLA
13 36 (11.15%) NSN NetAct
14 35 (10.84%) RNC
15 34 (10.53%) Network Planning
16 30 (9.29%) Ethernet
16 30 (9.29%) Perl
16 30 (9.29%) Oracle
17 29 (8.98%) Microsoft
18 27 (8.36%) Wireless
19 25 (7.74%) GPRS
19 25 (7.74%) MS Office
19 25 (7.74%) Nortel
20 23 (7.12%) UNIX
20 23 (7.12%) UMTS
21 22 (6.81%) ATM
22 21 (6.50%) Linux
22 21 (6.50%) Degree
23 20 (6.19%) DNS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.31%) CMS
2 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 37 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.74%) MS Office
3 13 (4.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 292 (90.40%) 3G
2 180 (55.73%) 4G
3 159 (49.23%) LTE
4 116 (35.91%) Radio Access Network
5 60 (18.58%) GSM
6 35 (10.84%) RNC
7 30 (9.29%) Ethernet
8 27 (8.36%) Wireless
9 25 (7.74%) GPRS
10 23 (7.12%) UMTS
11 22 (6.81%) ATM
12 20 (6.19%) DNS
13 14 (4.33%) TCP/IP
14 13 (4.02%) SS7
15 12 (3.72%) 3GPP
16 11 (3.41%) SDH
16 11 (3.41%) MGW
17 10 (3.10%) ZigBee
17 10 (3.10%) SCCP
17 10 (3.10%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.41%) MS Access
1 11 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (2.79%) MySQL
2 9 (2.79%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.24%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.24%) LabVIEW
1 4 (1.24%) Subversion
1 4 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.62%) Toad
3 1 (0.31%) Maven
3 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
General
1 183 (56.66%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.33%) Finance
3 12 (3.72%) Electronics
4 11 (3.41%) Back Office
5 4 (1.24%) Front Office
6 3 (0.93%) Automotive
6 3 (0.93%) German Language
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Retail
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (8.98%) Field Engineer
2 28 (8.67%) RAN Engineer
3 20 (6.19%) Developer
3 20 (6.19%) Integration Engineer
4 14 (4.33%) Designer
5 13 (4.02%) Network Planner
5 13 (4.02%) RF Engineer
6 12 (3.72%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 11 (3.41%) Analyst
8 10 (3.10%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.10%) Coordinator
8 10 (3.10%) Radio Engineer
9 8 (2.48%) 3G Engineer
9 8 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (2.48%) Network Manager
10 7 (2.17%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.17%) Software Engineer
11 6 (1.86%) Tester
11 6 (1.86%) Customer Engineer
11 6 (1.86%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.79%) XML
2 5 (1.55%) .NET
2 5 (1.55%) SOAP
3 4 (1.24%) STL
3 4 (1.24%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (0.93%) HTML5
4 3 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.86%) Handset
3 5 (1.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.24%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.24%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.93%) Telematics
6 2 (0.62%) User Experience
7 1 (0.31%) PMI
7 1 (0.31%) DTV
7 1 (0.31%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) VHDL
7 1 (0.31%) Statistics
7 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.12%) UNIX
2 21 (6.50%) Linux
3 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.86%) Android
4 6 (1.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (10.53%) Network Planning
2 19 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 17 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 17 (5.26%) Validation
4 13 (4.02%) Migration
4 13 (4.02%) ETL
4 13 (4.02%) Performance Management
5 12 (3.72%) Project Management
6 11 (3.41%) Data Entry
7 10 (3.10%) Data Analysis
8 9 (2.79%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.48%) ITIL
9 8 (2.48%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (2.48%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.17%) Fault Management
10 7 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (1.86%) Software Testing
11 6 (1.86%) Change Management
11 6 (1.86%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (1.86%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.76%) SQL
2 30 (9.29%) Perl
3 18 (5.57%) C
4 17 (5.26%) C++
5 12 (3.72%) Python
6 9 (2.79%) C#
7 6 (1.86%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.55%) Java
9 4 (1.24%) Embedded C
9 4 (1.24%) Ruby
10 3 (0.93%) VBA
11 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.62%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.31%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 21 (6.50%) Degree
2 10 (3.10%) HND
3 8 (2.48%) HNC
4 6 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.86%) CCNA
5 5 (1.55%) ISEB
5 5 (1.55%) CCNP
5 5 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.24%) PMP
6 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) CISM
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.46%) SLA
2 6 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) FATCA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 36 (11.15%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (3.10%) Netcool
3 7 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 94 (29.10%) Ericsson
2 74 (22.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 67 (20.74%) Huawei
4 64 (19.81%) Nokia
5 30 (9.29%) Oracle
6 29 (8.98%) Microsoft
7 25 (7.74%) Nortel
8 17 (5.26%) Cramer
9 14 (4.33%) Business Objects
10 10 (3.10%) BT
10 10 (3.10%) Greenplum
11 9 (2.79%) Actix
12 8 (2.48%) Amdocs
12 8 (2.48%) HP
12 8 (2.48%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.86%) Mapinfo
13 6 (1.86%) NEC
14 5 (1.55%) Cisco
15 4 (1.24%) IBM
15 4 (1.24%) Remedy
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