The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Guildford 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 19 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing 2G 14 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 6.39% 7.94% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 34.69% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
56 49 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 25.57% 22.90% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 5
Average daily rate £265 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
2G
Surrey

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

2G
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

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (90.91%) Radio Access Network
3 15 (68.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 14 (63.64%) LTE
5 10 (45.45%) NSN NetAct
5 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
6 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
6 9 (40.91%) Ericsson
6 9 (40.91%) Nortel
7 8 (36.36%) Mapinfo
7 8 (36.36%) Huawei
7 8 (36.36%) 4G
8 7 (31.82%) Perl
8 7 (31.82%) Oracle
9 5 (22.73%) XML
9 5 (22.73%) UNIX
9 5 (22.73%) MySQL
9 5 (22.73%) SNMP
9 5 (22.73%) Greenplum
9 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (22.73%) TELNET
10 4 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (18.18%) Web Development
10 4 (18.18%) ETL
10 4 (18.18%) Nokia
10 4 (18.18%) MS Access
10 4 (18.18%) MS Office
10 4 (18.18%) .NET
10 4 (18.18%) J2EE
10 4 (18.18%) C#

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (18.18%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (90.91%) Radio Access Network
3 14 (63.64%) LTE
4 8 (36.36%) 4G
5 5 (22.73%) SNMP
5 5 (22.73%) TELNET
6 3 (13.64%) MPLS
6 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.09%) VRRP
7 2 (9.09%) VPN
7 2 (9.09%) OSPF
7 2 (9.09%) BGP
7 2 (9.09%) RSVP
7 2 (9.09%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (18.18%) MS Access
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) RAN Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Databuild Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) OSS Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) PMI
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Web Development
1 4 (18.18%) ETL
2 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
2 3 (13.64%) Fault Management
2 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HND
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (40.91%) Ericsson
2 9 (40.91%) Nortel
3 8 (36.36%) Mapinfo
3 8 (36.36%) Huawei
4 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Greenplum
6 4 (18.18%) Nokia
6 4 (18.18%) Talend