The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 11 19 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing 2G 19 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 8.84% 5.39% 14.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.05% 25.71% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
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£250 £260 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 35 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 36.74% 20.96% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 24
Average daily rate £260 £280 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £138 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £363 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
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 Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Guildford region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Guildford region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 25 (96.15%) 3G
2 21 (80.77%) Ericsson
3 19 (73.08%) Radio Access Network
4 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
4 18 (69.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 15 (57.69%) Nortel
5 15 (57.69%) Perl
5 15 (57.69%) SQL
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle
6 13 (50.00%) LTE
7 12 (46.15%) Network Planning
7 12 (46.15%) Nokia
8 11 (42.31%) NSN NetAct
8 11 (42.31%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (30.77%) 4G
9 8 (30.77%) HND
10 7 (26.92%) HNC
10 7 (26.92%) Electronics
11 6 (23.08%) Huawei
12 5 (19.23%) DNS
13 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 4 (15.38%) UNIX
13 4 (15.38%) Linux
13 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
13 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
13 4 (15.38%) ATM
13 4 (15.38%) MS Office
13 4 (15.38%) MySQL
13 4 (15.38%) Cramer

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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.

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) 3G
2 19 (73.08%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (50.00%) LTE
4 8 (30.77%) 4G
5 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 4 (15.38%) ATM
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless
7 2 (7.69%) Telnet
7 2 (7.69%) GSM
7 2 (7.69%) SDH
7 2 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 2 (7.69%) SNMP
8 1 (3.85%) 2.5G
8 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
1 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 7 (26.92%) Electronics
3 3 (11.54%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Configuration Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (3.85%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Network Planning
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
2 3 (11.54%) ETL
2 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.69%) Software Licensing
3 2 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
3 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Perl
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) HND
2 7 (26.92%) HNC
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Ericsson
2 18 (69.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 15 (57.69%) Nortel
3 15 (57.69%) Oracle
4 12 (46.15%) Nokia
5 6 (23.08%) Huawei
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) Cramer
6 4 (15.38%) Greenplum
7 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
8 1 (3.85%) Talend