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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 539 374 416
Rank change year-on-year
-165 +42
Contract jobs citing 2G 69 210 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 2.99% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 60 15
Average daily rate £290 £266 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -31.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £172 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £366 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £265 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -15.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £36.45 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -84 41 £313 +25.00%
London -6 6 £401 +14.42%
East Midlands -11 3 £265 -17.18%
South West -11 3 - -
Yorkshire -12 3 £263 +32.07%
West Midlands -24 3 - - 1
East of England -8 2 £325 -7.14%
North West -16 1 £130 -
North East -25 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £250 -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 169 (96.57%) 3G
2 125 (71.43%) 4G
3 107 (61.14%) Telecoms
4 68 (38.86%) LTE
5 65 (37.14%) Radio Access Network
6 53 (30.29%) Huawei
7 46 (26.29%) Ericsson
7 46 (26.29%) Nokia
8 32 (18.29%) RNC
9 24 (13.71%) SLA
10 23 (13.14%) ATM
10 23 (13.14%) NSN NetAct
11 22 (12.57%) GSM
12 21 (12.00%) Nortel
12 21 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 20 (11.43%) MS Excel
14 19 (10.86%) UMTS
15 18 (10.29%) Back Office
15 18 (10.29%) Degree
16 17 (9.71%) Ethernet
17 16 (9.14%) XML
17 16 (9.14%) ITIL
17 16 (9.14%) Network Planning
18 15 (8.57%) Microsoft
18 15 (8.57%) Mapinfo
18 15 (8.57%) VoLTE
19 14 (8.00%) BT
20 13 (7.43%) Project Management
20 13 (7.43%) SDH
20 13 (7.43%) MS Office

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (1.71%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 20 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.43%) MS Office
3 12 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 169 (96.57%) 3G
2 125 (71.43%) 4G
3 68 (38.86%) LTE
4 65 (37.14%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (18.29%) RNC
6 23 (13.14%) ATM
7 22 (12.57%) GSM
8 19 (10.86%) UMTS
9 17 (9.71%) Ethernet
10 15 (8.57%) VoLTE
11 13 (7.43%) SDH
12 12 (6.86%) MPLS
13 10 (5.71%) VLAN
13 10 (5.71%) Wireless
14 9 (5.14%) DNS
15 8 (4.57%) DWDM
16 7 (4.00%) DHCP
16 7 (4.00%) Node B
16 7 (4.00%) OSPF
17 6 (3.43%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.29%) MySQL
3 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.71%) MS Access
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) JUnit
1 2 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 107 (61.14%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.29%) Back Office
3 11 (6.29%) Finance
4 4 (2.29%) Billing
5 3 (1.71%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) German Language
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.00%) RAN Engineer
2 24 (13.71%) Optimisation Engineer
3 18 (10.29%) Transmission Engineer
4 15 (8.57%) Radio Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) LTE Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) 3G Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) Back Office Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) Design Engineer
7 11 (6.29%) Field Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
8 10 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) 4G Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Telecoms Manager
11 7 (4.00%) RF Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Configuration Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Coordinator
12 6 (3.43%) Network Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.14%) XML
2 5 (2.86%) Web Services
3 2 (1.14%) .NET
3 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.14%) Classic ASP
3 2 (1.14%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.57%) CSS
4 1 (0.57%) POSIX
4 1 (0.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) Statistics
2 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.86%) User Experience
4 3 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.57%) BBC
6 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.57%) iDTV
6 1 (0.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.71%) Unix
2 8 (4.57%) Linux
3 3 (1.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.14%) ITIL
1 16 (9.14%) Network Planning
2 13 (7.43%) Project Management
3 10 (5.71%) Network Architecture
4 9 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (5.14%) Change Control
4 9 (5.14%) ETL
4 9 (5.14%) Fault Management
4 9 (5.14%) Performance Analysis
5 8 (4.57%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (3.43%) Fault Analysis
6 6 (3.43%) Network Design
7 5 (2.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.86%) Integration Testing
7 5 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.29%) Logistics
8 4 (2.29%) Performance Management
9 3 (1.71%) Data Analysis
9 3 (1.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.14%) SQL
2 6 (3.43%) C
2 6 (3.43%) VBA
3 5 (2.86%) C++
4 3 (1.71%) C#
4 3 (1.71%) Java
4 3 (1.71%) MapBasic
4 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (10.29%) Degree
2 11 (6.29%) HNC
3 9 (5.14%) HND
4 8 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.00%) CCNP
6 4 (2.29%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) APMP
8 1 (0.57%) CCIE
8 1 (0.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.71%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (13.14%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.57%) Cacti
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (30.29%) Huawei
2 46 (26.29%) Ericsson
2 46 (26.29%) Nokia
3 21 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 21 (12.00%) Nortel
4 15 (8.57%) Mapinfo
4 15 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 14 (8.00%) BT
6 11 (6.29%) NEC
7 9 (5.14%) Amdocs
8 8 (4.57%) Cisco
8 8 (4.57%) Oracle
9 7 (4.00%) Actix
10 6 (3.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (3.43%) Siemens
11 5 (2.86%) Cramer
11 5 (2.86%) Juniper
12 4 (2.29%) Citrix
12 4 (2.29%) NetCracker
12 4 (2.29%) ZTE
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