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 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 19 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.54% 8.59% 5.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 23.29% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate £235 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £265 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -15.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
2G
Surrey

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
48 73 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 42.48% 36.87% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 10
Average daily rate £350 £260 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £244 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £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 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 9 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) 3G
2 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (68.75%) LTE
4 10 (62.50%) Ericsson
5 8 (50.00%) Huawei
5 8 (50.00%) 4G
5 8 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (43.75%) RNC
7 6 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (37.50%) VoLTE
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) Mapinfo
8 5 (31.25%) Back Office
8 5 (31.25%) BT
8 5 (31.25%) ATM
8 5 (31.25%) Nokia
8 5 (31.25%) User Experience
9 4 (25.00%) Network Planning
9 4 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
9 4 (25.00%) Nortel
9 4 (25.00%) NEC
9 4 (25.00%) MPLS
10 3 (18.75%) Project Management
10 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (18.75%) MapBasic
10 3 (18.75%) SDH
10 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
10 3 (18.75%) SQL
10 3 (18.75%) MS Office
10 3 (18.75%) XML

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) 3G
2 11 (68.75%) LTE
3 8 (50.00%) 4G
3 8 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (43.75%) RNC
5 6 (37.50%) VoLTE
6 5 (31.25%) ATM
7 4 (25.00%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
8 3 (18.75%) SDH
9 2 (12.50%) Wireless
10 1 (6.25%) DWDM
10 1 (6.25%) GPRS
10 1 (6.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (18.75%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) RNC Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) RNC/RAN Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Network Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Line Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) MapBasic
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) HNC
1 3 (18.75%) HND
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Ericsson
2 8 (50.00%) Huawei
3 6 (37.50%) Mapinfo
3 6 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (31.25%) BT
4 5 (31.25%) Nokia
5 4 (25.00%) NEC
5 4 (25.00%) Nortel
6 2 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (12.50%) NetCracker
6 2 (12.50%) Siemens
6 2 (12.50%) ZTE