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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 338 372 295
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -77
Contract jobs citing 2G 227 178 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 2.95% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 14 36
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£268 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £257 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £500 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
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
6923 6034 6126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.23% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3803 3155 3050
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 354 528
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +26 140 £250 -12.28% 11
London -5 18 £350 -30.00% 2
South West +1 14 £450 +5.88% 3
North West -11 14 £318 - 1
West Midlands -17 14 £260 +52.94%
East of England - 7 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -14 4 £123 -76.66% 3
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 324 (93.91%) 3G
2 207 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 192 (55.65%) 4G
4 147 (42.61%) LTE
5 140 (40.58%) Radio Access Network
6 103 (29.86%) Ericsson
7 68 (19.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 60 (17.39%) Huawei
9 59 (17.10%) GSM
10 58 (16.81%) Nokia
11 48 (13.91%) Network Planning
12 46 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
13 44 (12.75%) RNC
14 42 (12.17%) SLA
15 41 (11.88%) SQL
16 35 (10.14%) Perl
16 35 (10.14%) Nortel
17 33 (9.57%) MS Excel
18 32 (9.28%) Oracle
19 28 (8.12%) Wireless
20 27 (7.83%) GPRS
21 26 (7.54%) VCP4
22 24 (6.96%) Microsoft
22 24 (6.96%) Ethernet
23 23 (6.67%) Cramer
24 22 (6.38%) UMTS
25 21 (6.09%) PRINCE2
26 20 (5.80%) Configuration Management
26 20 (5.80%) ATM
26 20 (5.80%) TCP/IP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) Confluence
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.22%) MS Office
3 9 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 324 (93.91%) 3G
2 192 (55.65%) 4G
3 147 (42.61%) LTE
4 140 (40.58%) Radio Access Network
5 59 (17.10%) GSM
6 44 (12.75%) RNC
7 28 (8.12%) Wireless
8 27 (7.83%) GPRS
9 24 (6.96%) Ethernet
10 22 (6.38%) UMTS
11 20 (5.80%) ATM
11 20 (5.80%) TCP/IP
12 16 (4.64%) DNS
13 15 (4.35%) SS7
14 14 (4.06%) HSPA
14 14 (4.06%) SIGTRAN
15 13 (3.77%) Wireshark
16 11 (3.19%) SDH
16 11 (3.19%) 2.5G
17 9 (2.61%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.90%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.61%) MS Access
2 9 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.45%) MySQL
3 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.03%) ClearCase
1 7 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (2.03%) Subversion
2 4 (1.16%) LabVIEW
2 4 (1.16%) Toad
3 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 207 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.22%) Finance
3 14 (4.06%) Electronics
4 7 (2.03%) Back Office
5 5 (1.45%) Billing
6 3 (0.87%) German Language
6 3 (0.87%) Automotive
7 2 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (12.46%) RAN Engineer
2 33 (9.57%) Integration Engineer
3 24 (6.96%) Field Engineer
4 21 (6.09%) Developer
5 19 (5.51%) Designer
6 18 (5.22%) Radio Engineer
7 17 (4.93%) Analyst
8 15 (4.35%) Network Planner
9 12 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
9 12 (3.48%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.19%) Configuration Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 10 (2.90%) Design Engineer
11 10 (2.90%) Tester
12 9 (2.61%) Test Engineer
12 9 (2.61%) Performance Engineer
13 8 (2.32%) Network Manager
13 8 (2.32%) Coordinator
14 7 (2.03%) RAN Performance Engineer
14 7 (2.03%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) STL
2 6 (1.74%) XML
3 5 (1.45%) SOAP
3 5 (1.45%) .NET
4 3 (0.87%) HTML5
4 3 (0.87%) HTML
5 2 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.03%) Mobile App
1 7 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (2.03%) Client/Server
1 7 (2.03%) Handset
2 3 (0.87%) Telematics
3 2 (0.58%) GIS
3 2 (0.58%) User Experience
3 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.29%) PMI
4 1 (0.29%) Statistics
4 1 (0.29%) Clustering
4 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.51%) UNIX
2 17 (4.93%) Linux
3 8 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.74%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.91%) Network Planning
2 21 (6.09%) PRINCE2
3 20 (5.80%) Configuration Management
3 20 (5.80%) Performance Management
4 19 (5.51%) Network Design
5 14 (4.06%) Service Delivery
6 13 (3.77%) ETL
6 13 (3.77%) Validation
7 12 (3.48%) Project Management
8 11 (3.19%) Data Entry
8 11 (3.19%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (2.90%) Change Management
9 10 (2.90%) Resource Management
10 9 (2.61%) Fault Management
10 9 (2.61%) ITIL
10 9 (2.61%) Migration
10 9 (2.61%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.03%) Dimensional Modelling
11 7 (2.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.88%) SQL
2 35 (10.14%) Perl
3 18 (5.22%) C++
4 16 (4.64%) C
5 14 (4.06%) Python
6 9 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.61%) C#
7 7 (2.03%) Ruby
8 4 (1.16%) Java
8 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.87%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.87%) VBA
10 2 (0.58%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.29%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 26 (7.54%) VCP4
2 18 (5.22%) Degree
3 13 (3.77%) HNC
3 13 (3.77%) HND
4 9 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.74%) CCNA
6 6 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.45%) CCNP
8 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.16%) ISEB
8 4 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.87%) PMP
10 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.29%) CISSP
11 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.17%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) FATCA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 46 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
2 12 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 103 (29.86%) Ericsson
2 68 (19.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 60 (17.39%) Huawei
4 58 (16.81%) Nokia
5 35 (10.14%) Nortel
6 32 (9.28%) Oracle
7 24 (6.96%) Microsoft
8 23 (6.67%) Cramer
9 20 (5.80%) Actix
10 12 (3.48%) Amdocs
10 12 (3.48%) HP
11 10 (2.90%) Business Objects
12 9 (2.61%) BT
13 8 (2.32%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.32%) Mapinfo
14 6 (1.74%) NEC
15 5 (1.45%) Greenplum
15 5 (1.45%) Siemens
15 5 (1.45%) Remedy
15 5 (1.45%) Cisco
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