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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 63 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.69% 1.58% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 7.32% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £265 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
124 123 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.13% 21.58% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 60
Average daily rate £355 £304 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -24.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £16.20 £20.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.92% +38.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Validation
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (50.00%) Perl
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Nortel
5 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (33.33%) Huawei
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
3 3 (50.00%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Validation
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
3 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Nortel
2 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 2 (33.33%) Huawei
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo