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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 430 422 325
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -97
Contract jobs citing 2G 134 126 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.27% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.98% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 42
Average daily rate
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£323 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £162 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £354 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £273 £280
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -12 75 £310 +3.33% 2
South West -23 11 £410 +59.22% 2
London +4 10 £488 +54.15% 2
East of England -25 8 £368 +13.07% 3
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2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 237 (92.94%) 3G
2 169 (66.27%) Telecoms
3 127 (49.80%) LTE
4 117 (45.88%) 4G
5 64 (25.10%) Radio Access Network
6 47 (18.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 46 (18.04%) Ericsson
8 40 (15.69%) Huawei
9 37 (14.51%) Network Architecture
10 35 (13.73%) Ethernet
11 32 (12.55%) GSM
12 31 (12.16%) ATM
13 30 (11.76%) SDH
13 30 (11.76%) SLA
13 30 (11.76%) Project Management
14 28 (10.98%) Nokia
15 23 (9.02%) MPLS
15 23 (9.02%) SQL
16 22 (8.63%) MS Excel
16 22 (8.63%) Problem Management
17 21 (8.24%) MS Office
17 21 (8.24%) Wireless
17 21 (8.24%) RNC
17 21 (8.24%) Network Design
18 20 (7.84%) Oracle
19 19 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
19 19 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
20 18 (7.06%) Nortel
20 18 (7.06%) Network Planning
21 17 (6.67%) DWDM

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (2.75%) Apache
2 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Applications
1 22 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.24%) MS Office
3 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Maya
5 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.39%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) HFM
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 237 (92.94%) 3G
2 127 (49.80%) LTE
3 117 (45.88%) 4G
4 64 (25.10%) Radio Access Network
5 35 (13.73%) Ethernet
6 32 (12.55%) GSM
7 31 (12.16%) ATM
8 30 (11.76%) SDH
9 23 (9.02%) MPLS
10 21 (8.24%) Wireless
10 21 (8.24%) RNC
11 17 (6.67%) DWDM
11 17 (6.67%) UMTS
12 14 (5.49%) BGP
13 12 (4.71%) VPN
13 12 (4.71%) RSVP
13 12 (4.71%) VRRP
13 12 (4.71%) OSPF
13 12 (4.71%) HSRP
14 10 (3.92%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.92%) MS Access
2 9 (3.53%) MySQL
3 8 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.18%) Essbase
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Maven
2 7 (2.75%) JIRA
2 7 (2.75%) Toad
2 7 (2.75%) Ant
2 7 (2.75%) LoadRunner
2 7 (2.75%) Apache Ivy
2 7 (2.75%) eggPlant
2 7 (2.75%) SoapUI
2 7 (2.75%) Selenium
3 6 (2.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.78%) Calabash
General
1 169 (66.27%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.10%) Finance
3 8 (3.14%) Front Office
4 6 (2.35%) Banking
4 6 (2.35%) Electronics
5 3 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 23 (9.02%) Design Engineer
2 22 (8.63%) RAN Engineer
3 21 (8.24%) Field Engineer
4 16 (6.27%) Architect
4 16 (6.27%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.49%) Network Engineer
6 13 (5.10%) Test Engineer
7 12 (4.71%) Incident Manager
8 10 (3.92%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) Analyst
9 9 (3.53%) Databuild Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Senior Architect
10 8 (3.14%) Transmission Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.75%) Radio Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) Test Leader
12 6 (2.35%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.35%) Developer
12 6 (2.35%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.14%) XML
2 7 (2.75%) WAP
2 7 (2.75%) SOAP
2 7 (2.75%) Web Services
2 7 (2.75%) J2ME
2 7 (2.75%) REST
3 4 (1.57%) .NET
3 4 (1.57%) J2EE
4 2 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.39%) LAMP
5 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.39%) CSS
5 1 (0.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.75%) Handset
1 7 (2.75%) Mobile App
2 5 (1.96%) PMI
3 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (1.18%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
4 2 (0.78%) Statistics
4 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.39%) VHDL
5 1 (0.39%) GIS
5 1 (0.39%) DTV
5 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.39%) Telematics
5 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.71%) UNIX
2 6 (2.35%) Linux
3 4 (1.57%) Windows
4 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.51%) Network Architecture
2 30 (11.76%) Project Management
3 22 (8.63%) Problem Management
4 21 (8.24%) Network Design
5 19 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (7.06%) Network Planning
7 16 (6.27%) Change Management
8 14 (5.49%) Fault Management
9 10 (3.92%) Test Automation
9 10 (3.92%) Capacity Management
9 10 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.92%) ETL
10 9 (3.53%) Validation
10 9 (3.53%) ITIL
10 9 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (3.14%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.14%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.14%) Regression Testing
12 7 (2.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.02%) SQL
2 13 (5.10%) C
2 13 (5.10%) Perl
3 10 (3.92%) Java
3 10 (3.92%) C++
4 7 (2.75%) VB
5 6 (2.35%) C#
6 4 (1.57%) VBA
7 3 (1.18%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (5.49%) Degree
2 6 (2.35%) PMI Certification
2 6 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.57%) PMP
4 3 (1.18%) HND
4 3 (1.18%) ISEB
4 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.39%) CCNA
6 1 (0.39%) CCIE
6 1 (0.39%) CNA
6 1 (0.39%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.76%) SLA
2 11 (4.31%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (5.49%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.75%) OPNET
4 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (18.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 46 (18.04%) Ericsson
3 40 (15.69%) Huawei
4 28 (10.98%) Nokia
5 20 (7.84%) Oracle
6 18 (7.06%) Nortel
7 16 (6.27%) Mapinfo
8 13 (5.10%) BT
9 12 (4.71%) Microsoft
9 12 (4.71%) HP
10 10 (3.92%) Cramer
11 9 (3.53%) Business Objects
12 7 (2.75%) Sun
12 7 (2.75%) Apple
13 6 (2.35%) Greenplum
13 6 (2.35%) Talend
14 5 (1.96%) NEC
15 4 (1.57%) SAP
16 3 (1.18%) IBM
16 3 (1.18%) Hyperion
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