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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 395 462 333
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -129
Contract jobs citing 2G 191 121 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.24% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 1.85% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 28 36
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£275 £290 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £218 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £30.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.50 - £34.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
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
7499 6537 6663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.18% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4142 3515 3434
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 366 538
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +2 93 £264 -6.63% 6
North West -6 16 £313 +7.75% 1
London -18 16 £294 -41.25% 5
Yorkshire -13 15 £123 -73.51%
South West +11 14 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands -19 10 £260 -10.34%
East Midlands - 6 £320 -
East of England +15 3 £364 - 3
North East - 1 £403 -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 366 (96.06%) 3G
2 244 (64.04%) Telecoms
3 227 (59.58%) 4G
4 184 (48.29%) LTE
5 144 (37.80%) Radio Access Network
6 100 (26.25%) Ericsson
7 80 (21.00%) GSM
8 67 (17.59%) Nokia
9 63 (16.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 60 (15.75%) Huawei
11 49 (12.86%) Network Planning
12 47 (12.34%) SLA
12 47 (12.34%) NSN NetAct
13 43 (11.29%) RNC
14 42 (11.02%) Wireless
15 40 (10.50%) SQL
16 38 (9.97%) GPRS
17 37 (9.71%) Perl
18 34 (8.92%) UMTS
19 32 (8.40%) MS Excel
19 32 (8.40%) Nortel
20 27 (7.09%) Oracle
20 27 (7.09%) Amdocs
21 26 (6.82%) Ethernet
22 25 (6.56%) TCP/IP
22 25 (6.56%) SS7
22 25 (6.56%) Cramer
23 23 (6.04%) Network Design
24 22 (5.77%) Microsoft
24 22 (5.77%) HSPA

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.26%) CMS
2 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.99%) MS Office
3 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Maya
4 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (3.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 366 (96.06%) 3G
2 227 (59.58%) 4G
3 184 (48.29%) LTE
4 144 (37.80%) Radio Access Network
5 80 (21.00%) GSM
6 43 (11.29%) RNC
7 42 (11.02%) Wireless
8 38 (9.97%) GPRS
9 34 (8.92%) UMTS
10 26 (6.82%) Ethernet
11 25 (6.56%) TCP/IP
11 25 (6.56%) SS7
12 22 (5.77%) HSPA
13 20 (5.25%) SIGTRAN
13 20 (5.25%) ATM
14 19 (4.99%) Wireshark
15 16 (4.20%) SDH
16 14 (3.67%) DNS
17 12 (3.15%) 2.5G
18 11 (2.89%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.94%) MS Access
2 10 (2.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (2.62%) ClearCase
1 10 (2.62%) Subversion
1 10 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.05%) Toad
2 4 (1.05%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.79%) CANoe
4 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 244 (64.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.72%) Finance
3 12 (3.15%) Electronics
4 8 (2.10%) Billing
5 7 (1.84%) Back Office
6 4 (1.05%) German Language
7 3 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (11.55%) RAN Engineer
2 34 (8.92%) Integration Engineer
3 23 (6.04%) Radio Engineer
4 22 (5.77%) Analyst
4 22 (5.77%) Field Engineer
5 21 (5.51%) Developer
6 19 (4.99%) Delivery Manager
7 18 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.94%) Test Engineer
9 14 (3.67%) Network Planner
10 13 (3.41%) Designer
11 12 (3.15%) Delivery Project Manager
11 12 (3.15%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.15%) Design Engineer
12 11 (2.89%) Tester
12 11 (2.89%) Performance Engineer
12 11 (2.89%) Configuration Engineer
12 11 (2.89%) RAN Configuration Engineer
13 10 (2.62%) C++ Developer
13 10 (2.62%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.89%) XML
2 10 (2.62%) STL
3 5 (1.31%) SOAP
4 4 (1.05%) .NET
5 3 (0.79%) HTML
5 3 (0.79%) HTML5
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.62%) Client/Server
1 10 (2.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (1.84%) Handset
3 5 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (0.79%) Telematics
5 2 (0.52%) GIS
6 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.26%) PMI
6 1 (0.26%) Clustering
6 1 (0.26%) Statistics
6 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.99%) UNIX
2 13 (3.41%) Linux
3 6 (1.57%) Solaris
3 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.52%) Windows
5 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.86%) Network Planning
2 23 (6.04%) Network Design
3 20 (5.25%) Configuration Management
4 19 (4.99%) Network Architecture
5 18 (4.72%) PRINCE2
6 17 (4.46%) Performance Management
7 16 (4.20%) Fault Management
7 16 (4.20%) Change Management
8 14 (3.67%) Service Delivery
8 14 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (3.15%) Resource Management
9 12 (3.15%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (2.89%) Data Entry
10 11 (2.89%) Migration
10 11 (2.89%) Project Management
11 10 (2.62%) OO
12 9 (2.36%) CRM
12 9 (2.36%) OOD
12 9 (2.36%) ETL
13 8 (2.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.50%) SQL
2 37 (9.71%) Perl
3 20 (5.25%) C++
4 16 (4.20%) C
5 14 (3.67%) Python
6 10 (2.62%) Ruby
6 10 (2.62%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.10%) C#
8 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.05%) VBA
9 3 (0.79%) Java
9 3 (0.79%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.52%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 17 (4.46%) Degree
2 15 (3.94%) HNC
3 14 (3.67%) HND
4 13 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.57%) CCNA
6 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.31%) CCNP
8 3 (0.79%) ISEB
8 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
10 1 (0.26%) CISM
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (12.34%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 47 (12.34%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 100 (26.25%) Ericsson
2 67 (17.59%) Nokia
3 63 (16.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 60 (15.75%) Huawei
5 32 (8.40%) Nortel
6 27 (7.09%) Oracle
6 27 (7.09%) Amdocs
7 25 (6.56%) Cramer
8 22 (5.77%) Microsoft
9 21 (5.51%) Actix
10 14 (3.67%) HP
11 10 (2.62%) Mapinfo
12 7 (1.84%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.31%) Remedy
14 5 (1.31%) BT
14 5 (1.31%) NEC
14 5 (1.31%) Siemens
14 5 (1.31%) Cisco
15 4 (1.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £37 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago