The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 410 422 314
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -108
Contract jobs citing 2G 146 129 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.28% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 2.02% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 40
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £162 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £371 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6901 6383 8288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.98% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3411 3764
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 422 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
2G
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 0 83 £310 +3.33% 4
South West -28 11 £410 +59.22% 1
London +4 10 £488 +54.15% 2
East of England -20 8 £360 - 2
2G
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2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 240 (91.60%) 3G
2 167 (63.74%) Telecoms
3 135 (51.53%) LTE
4 124 (47.33%) 4G
5 67 (25.57%) Radio Access Network
6 54 (20.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 52 (19.85%) Ericsson
8 39 (14.89%) Huawei
9 38 (14.50%) GSM
9 38 (14.50%) Network Architecture
10 33 (12.60%) Ethernet
11 31 (11.83%) SLA
12 30 (11.45%) Nokia
12 30 (11.45%) Project Management
13 29 (11.07%) SDH
13 29 (11.07%) ATM
14 24 (9.16%) Oracle
15 23 (8.78%) SQL
15 23 (8.78%) MS Excel
15 23 (8.78%) Wireless
16 22 (8.40%) MS Office
16 22 (8.40%) Problem Management
17 20 (7.63%) MPLS
17 20 (7.63%) RNC
18 19 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
19 18 (6.87%) Network Planning
19 18 (6.87%) Nortel
20 17 (6.49%) Network Design
21 16 (6.11%) Change Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (2.67%) Apache
2 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 23 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.40%) MS Office
3 6 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Maya
5 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.38%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) HFM
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 240 (91.60%) 3G
2 135 (51.53%) LTE
3 124 (47.33%) 4G
4 67 (25.57%) Radio Access Network
5 38 (14.50%) GSM
6 33 (12.60%) Ethernet
7 29 (11.07%) SDH
7 29 (11.07%) ATM
8 23 (8.78%) Wireless
9 20 (7.63%) MPLS
9 20 (7.63%) RNC
10 16 (6.11%) UMTS
11 14 (5.34%) DWDM
12 10 (3.82%) BGP
12 10 (3.82%) Telnet
12 10 (3.82%) GPRS
12 10 (3.82%) SNMP
13 8 (3.05%) HSRP
13 8 (3.05%) ZigBee
13 8 (3.05%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.96%) MySQL
2 11 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.67%) MS Access
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.15%) Essbase
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Maven
2 7 (2.67%) JIRA
2 7 (2.67%) Toad
2 7 (2.67%) Ant
2 7 (2.67%) LoadRunner
2 7 (2.67%) Selenium
2 7 (2.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (2.67%) Apache Ivy
2 7 (2.67%) eggPlant
2 7 (2.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.76%) Calabash
General
1 167 (63.74%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.96%) Finance
3 8 (3.05%) Front Office
4 7 (2.67%) Electronics
5 6 (2.29%) Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (7.63%) Field Engineer
2 19 (7.25%) Design Engineer
2 19 (7.25%) RAN Engineer
3 16 (6.11%) Architect
4 15 (5.73%) Project Manager
5 12 (4.58%) Incident Manager
6 10 (3.82%) Network Engineer
6 10 (3.82%) Developer
6 10 (3.82%) Test Engineer
7 9 (3.44%) Analyst
7 9 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (3.44%) Databuild Engineer
8 8 (3.05%) Senior Architect
8 8 (3.05%) Transmission Engineer
8 8 (3.05%) Radio Engineer
9 7 (2.67%) RF Engineer
9 7 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.29%) Test Leader
10 6 (2.29%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.29%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.20%) XML
2 7 (2.67%) J2ME
2 7 (2.67%) WAP
2 7 (2.67%) SOAP
2 7 (2.67%) Web Services
2 7 (2.67%) REST
3 4 (1.53%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) J2EE
4 3 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.76%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) LAMP
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.67%) Handset
1 7 (2.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (1.91%) PMI
3 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.15%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
4 2 (0.76%) Statistics
5 1 (0.38%) GIS
5 1 (0.38%) VHDL
5 1 (0.38%) DTV
5 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.38%) Telematics
5 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.73%) UNIX
2 10 (3.82%) Linux
3 4 (1.53%) Windows
4 1 (0.38%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.50%) Network Architecture
2 30 (11.45%) Project Management
3 22 (8.40%) Problem Management
4 19 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 18 (6.87%) Network Planning
6 17 (6.49%) Network Design
7 16 (6.11%) Change Management
8 14 (5.34%) Fault Management
9 13 (4.96%) ETL
10 10 (3.82%) Performance Management
10 10 (3.82%) Validation
11 9 (3.44%) ITIL
11 9 (3.44%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.44%) Test Automation
11 9 (3.44%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (3.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.44%) Capacity Management
12 8 (3.05%) Migration
12 8 (3.05%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.78%) SQL
2 16 (6.11%) Perl
3 13 (4.96%) C
4 11 (4.20%) C++
5 10 (3.82%) Java
6 7 (2.67%) C#
7 4 (1.53%) VB
7 4 (1.53%) VBA
8 3 (1.15%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.15%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.76%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (6.11%) Degree
2 6 (2.29%) PMI Certification
2 6 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.53%) PMP
4 3 (1.15%) HND
4 3 (1.15%) ISEB
4 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.76%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) CCNA
6 1 (0.38%) CCIE
6 1 (0.38%) CNA
6 1 (0.38%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.83%) SLA
2 11 (4.20%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (5.34%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.53%) OPNET
4 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (20.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 52 (19.85%) Ericsson
3 39 (14.89%) Huawei
4 30 (11.45%) Nokia
5 24 (9.16%) Oracle
6 18 (6.87%) Nortel
7 16 (6.11%) Mapinfo
7 16 (6.11%) Microsoft
8 11 (4.20%) BT
8 11 (4.20%) HP
9 10 (3.82%) Cramer
10 9 (3.44%) Business Objects
11 8 (3.05%) Greenplum
12 7 (2.67%) Sun
12 7 (2.67%) Apple
12 7 (2.67%) Talend
13 5 (1.91%) NEC
14 4 (1.53%) SAP
15 3 (1.15%) Hyperion
15 3 (1.15%) F5
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chertsey
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago