The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 435 412 433
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs citing 2G 13 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.095% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.74% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 1
Median daily rate £383 £300 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -36.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
- -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £83.14 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-45.27% +93.34%
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
3306 2972 3118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.32% 12.77% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2163 1910 1930
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 86 98
Median hourly rate £20.72 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the London region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

2G Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for 2G.

1 17 (94.44%) 3G
2 12 (66.67%) 4G
3 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
4 9 (50.00%) LTE
5 3 (16.67%) Network Design
5 3 (16.67%) UMTS
5 3 (16.67%) GSM
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
6 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.11%) Network Management
6 2 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (11.11%) REST
6 2 (11.11%) Line Management
6 2 (11.11%) CDMA
6 2 (11.11%) C
6 2 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) CCIE
6 2 (11.11%) CCSP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Nokia
6 2 (11.11%) WAN

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) 3G
2 12 (66.67%) 4G
3 9 (50.00%) LTE
4 3 (16.67%) GSM
4 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (16.67%) UMTS
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) CDMA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (11.11%) MPLS
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) UTRAN
5 2 (11.11%) VLAN
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) WCDMA
5 2 (11.11%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
General
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Radio Planner
2 2 (11.11%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) LTE Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Hardware Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planner
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) VHDL
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) VLSI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Line Management
2 2 (11.11%) Network Management
2 2 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) CAD
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CCIE
2 2 (11.11%) CCSP
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) JNCIE
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) Nokia
1 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) Anite
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo