The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 413 405 396
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.051% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
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£475 £316 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.19% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.13% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+78.88% -35.71%
2G
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3129 3076 3578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.87% 12.14% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1949 1988 2119
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 98 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in London

2G
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in London

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in London

2G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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Last Year
Matching
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (83.33%) 3G
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 8 (44.44%) 4G
3 5 (27.78%) REST
3 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
3 5 (27.78%) Apache Ivy
3 5 (27.78%) eggPlant
3 5 (27.78%) Handset
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Maven
3 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) LTE
3 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
3 5 (27.78%) Ant
3 5 (27.78%) SOAP
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) C
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Apache
3 5 (27.78%) J2ME
3 5 (27.78%) WAP
3 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
3 5 (27.78%) Apple
3 5 (27.78%) Toad

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (16.67%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) 3G
2 8 (44.44%) 4G
3 5 (27.78%) LTE
4 3 (16.67%) ATM
4 3 (16.67%) GSM
4 3 (16.67%) SDH
4 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.11%) UMTS
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) Broadband
6 1 (5.56%) MGW
6 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (5.56%) DSL
6 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (16.67%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Ant
1 5 (27.78%) Toad
1 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
1 5 (27.78%) Maven
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
1 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
1 5 (27.78%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (27.78%) eggPlant
2 2 (11.11%) Calabash
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
2 4 (22.22%) Field Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Hyperion Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) RF Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Director
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Planner
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
1 5 (27.78%) J2ME
1 5 (27.78%) WAP
1 5 (27.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Handset
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Scrum
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Workflow
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) DRM
4 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Test Management
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) ActionScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Sun
2 5 (27.78%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Apple
3 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
4 3 (16.67%) Hyperion
5 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (5.56%) Huawei