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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 569 475 458
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -17
Contract jobs citing 2G 60 140 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.91% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 71 30
Median daily rate £290 £270 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £400 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £270 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.78 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.89% +34.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £43.78 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.89% +34.70%
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
8072 7344 6799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.21% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4974 4270 3669
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 452 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.63 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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
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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 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 -26 32 £270 - 1
London -10 10 £383 +25.40% 2
North West -7 5 £260 - 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £285 +5.55%
West Midlands -40 4 £413 +52.77%
South West +1 2 - -
East of England +11 1 - -
Midlands -3 1 £288 +6.48%
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 140 (97.90%) 3G
2 115 (80.42%) 4G
3 89 (62.24%) Telecoms
4 76 (53.15%) LTE
5 56 (39.16%) Radio Access Network
6 44 (30.77%) Huawei
7 30 (20.98%) Nokia
8 27 (18.88%) Wireless
9 25 (17.48%) Ericsson
10 24 (16.78%) GSM
11 23 (16.08%) UMTS
12 22 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
13 19 (13.29%) SLA
14 16 (11.19%) Degree
15 14 (9.79%) Back Office
16 13 (9.09%) HNC
16 13 (9.09%) VoLTE
17 12 (8.39%) C
17 12 (8.39%) Siemens
18 11 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
18 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
18 11 (7.69%) BT
18 11 (7.69%) Network Architecture
18 11 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
18 11 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
19 10 (6.99%) MS PowerPoint
19 10 (6.99%) Node B
19 10 (6.99%) Performance Monitoring
19 10 (6.99%) Cramer

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 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.59%) MS Office
4 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.40%) MS Project
6 1 (0.70%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 140 (97.90%) 3G
2 115 (80.42%) 4G
3 76 (53.15%) LTE
4 56 (39.16%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (18.88%) Wireless
6 24 (16.78%) GSM
7 23 (16.08%) UMTS
8 13 (9.09%) VoLTE
9 10 (6.99%) ATM
9 10 (6.99%) Node B
10 9 (6.29%) RNC
11 6 (4.20%) Internet
12 5 (3.50%) GPRS
12 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.50%) UTRAN
12 5 (3.50%) VoWiFi
12 5 (3.50%) WCDMA
13 4 (2.80%) Bluetooth
13 4 (2.80%) NFC
13 4 (2.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.50%) GIS
1 5 (3.50%) MS Access
2 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 89 (62.24%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.79%) Back Office
3 8 (5.59%) Electronics
4 7 (4.90%) Finance
5 3 (2.10%) Automotive
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.38%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (12.59%) Optimisation Engineer
3 16 (11.19%) Radio Engineer
4 14 (9.79%) 3G Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
6 9 (6.29%) 4G Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (5.59%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.90%) Telecoms Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Field Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Data Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Databuild Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Deployment Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Transmission Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) HTML
1 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.50%) PMI
5 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.80%) Statistics
6 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.10%) Telematics
6 3 (2.10%) User Experience
7 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.40%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.40%) VHDL
8 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.70%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.80%) Unix
2 3 (2.10%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Android
3 1 (0.70%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (7.69%) Network Architecture
2 10 (6.99%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (4.90%) Network Design
4 6 (4.20%) PRINCE2
4 6 (4.20%) Project Management
5 5 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.50%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (3.50%) ITIL
5 5 (3.50%) Line Management
5 5 (3.50%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (3.50%) Network Optimisation
5 5 (3.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.80%) Change Control
6 4 (2.80%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.10%) CAD
7 3 (2.10%) Fault Management
7 3 (2.10%) Migration
7 3 (2.10%) Network Management
7 3 (2.10%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.39%) C
2 9 (6.29%) SQL
3 2 (1.40%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) Java
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.19%) Degree
2 13 (9.09%) HNC
3 7 (4.90%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.20%) HND
5 4 (2.80%) CCNP
5 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (4.90%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (30.77%) Huawei
2 30 (20.98%) Nokia
3 25 (17.48%) Ericsson
4 22 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (8.39%) Siemens
6 11 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 11 (7.69%) BT
6 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 10 (6.99%) Cramer
8 8 (5.59%) Arqiva
8 8 (5.59%) Mapinfo
8 8 (5.59%) NetCracker
8 8 (5.59%) Telindus
8 8 (5.59%) Tellabs
8 8 (5.59%) Virgin Media
8 8 (5.59%) ZTE
9 7 (4.90%) Citrix
9 7 (4.90%) Nortel
9 7 (4.90%) Remedy
10 5 (3.50%) Juniper
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