The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 68 50 69
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing 2G 1 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.57% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 4.29% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £273 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.67% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+91.11% -35.71%
2G
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
122 70 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.58% 13.21% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 19 67
Average daily rate £275 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
2G
East of England

2G
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
3 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Anite
5 1 (20.00%) Network Design
5 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) RNC
5 1 (20.00%) Huawei
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) LTE
5 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Mapinfo
5 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) GSM
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (20.00%) RNC
4 1 (20.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) UMTS
4 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
4 1 (20.00%) GSM
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Anite
1 1 (20.00%) Huawei
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Mapinfo