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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 531 428 475
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +47
Contract jobs citing 2G 81 189 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 2.43% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 68 27
Median daily rate £288 £265 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £123 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
- -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
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
7707 7775 6798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.08% 15.10% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4296 3643
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 423 380
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 2 May 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
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 2 May 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 -56 45 £311 +18.00% 1
North West -12 7 £230 -26.40%
London -36 7 £475 +61.70%
Yorkshire -5 6 £265 +116.32% 1
South West -12 4 - - 1
East of England -1 3 - -
East Midlands +4 2 £305 -3.78%
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 149 (99.33%) 3G
2 121 (80.67%) 4G
3 92 (61.33%) Telecoms
4 65 (43.33%) LTE
5 58 (38.67%) Radio Access Network
6 46 (30.67%) Huawei
7 39 (26.00%) Nokia
8 33 (22.00%) Ericsson
9 21 (14.00%) Nokia Networks
9 21 (14.00%) GSM
9 21 (14.00%) UMTS
10 20 (13.33%) SLA
11 18 (12.00%) NSN NetAct
12 17 (11.33%) Degree
12 17 (11.33%) RNC
13 16 (10.67%) VoLTE
14 15 (10.00%) Wireless
14 15 (10.00%) ATM
15 13 (8.67%) Network Architecture
15 13 (8.67%) HNC
15 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
15 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
15 13 (8.67%) Siemens
16 12 (8.00%) ITIL
16 12 (8.00%) Back Office
16 12 (8.00%) BT
17 11 (7.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 9 (6.00%) Node B
18 9 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
18 9 (6.00%) Performance Analysis

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 (0.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.67%) MS Office
2 7 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 149 (99.33%) 3G
2 121 (80.67%) 4G
3 65 (43.33%) LTE
4 58 (38.67%) Radio Access Network
5 21 (14.00%) GSM
5 21 (14.00%) UMTS
6 17 (11.33%) RNC
7 16 (10.67%) VoLTE
8 15 (10.00%) ATM
8 15 (10.00%) Wireless
9 9 (6.00%) Node B
10 8 (5.33%) Ethernet
10 8 (5.33%) OSPF
11 6 (4.00%) GPRS
11 6 (4.00%) MPLS
11 6 (4.00%) VPN
12 5 (3.33%) IPsec
12 5 (3.33%) RTCP
12 5 (3.33%) RTP
12 5 (3.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.67%) GIS
2 1 (0.67%) MS Access
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 92 (61.33%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.00%) Back Office
3 5 (3.33%) Finance
4 4 (2.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 31 (20.67%) Optimisation Engineer
2 22 (14.67%) RAN Engineer
3 20 (13.33%) 3G Engineer
4 17 (11.33%) Radio Engineer
5 14 (9.33%) LTE Engineer
6 12 (8.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) Telecoms Manager
7 11 (7.33%) Transmission Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) 4G Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (6.00%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.33%) Field Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Databuild Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Network Manager
11 6 (4.00%) Back Office Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Data Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) Designer
12 5 (3.33%) Senior 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.67%) PMI
3 4 (2.67%) Statistics
3 4 (2.67%) User Experience
4 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.33%) Linux
1 2 (1.33%) Unix
2 1 (0.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (8.67%) Network Architecture
2 12 (8.00%) ITIL
3 9 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (6.00%) Performance Analysis
4 8 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (4.67%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.67%) Project Management
6 6 (4.00%) Network Planning
6 6 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.33%) Change Control
8 4 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.67%) Fault Management
8 4 (2.67%) Line Management
8 4 (2.67%) Network Design
9 3 (2.00%) ETL
9 3 (2.00%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (2.00%) Migration
9 3 (2.00%) Network Management
9 3 (2.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.00%) C
2 2 (1.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.33%) VBA
3 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (11.33%) Degree
2 13 (8.67%) HNC
3 9 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.33%) CCNP
4 8 (5.33%) HND
5 4 (2.67%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CCIE
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (12.00%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.67%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.33%) Netcool
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 46 (30.67%) Huawei
2 39 (26.00%) Nokia
3 33 (22.00%) Ericsson
4 21 (14.00%) Nokia Networks
5 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
5 13 (8.67%) Siemens
6 12 (8.00%) BT
7 11 (7.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 9 (6.00%) Mapinfo
9 8 (5.33%) Nortel
10 7 (4.67%) Arqiva
10 7 (4.67%) NetCracker
10 7 (4.67%) Telindus
10 7 (4.67%) Tellabs
10 7 (4.67%) Virgin Media
10 7 (4.67%) ZTE
11 6 (4.00%) Actix
11 6 (4.00%) Amdocs
12 5 (3.33%) Empirix
12 5 (3.33%) NetScout