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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 431 409 412
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.067% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.50% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Median daily rate £455 £294 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.89% -41.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £264 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
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
2928 3008 2820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.85% 13.37% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2044 1926 1867
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 87 89
Median hourly rate £21.34 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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
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 6 May 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 12 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (66.67%) 4G
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) LTE
5 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (16.67%) Electronics
5 2 (16.67%) Network Management
5 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (16.67%) VoLTE
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) Presales
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (8.33%) Empirix
6 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
6 1 (8.33%) Nokia
6 1 (8.33%) Mapinfo
6 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
6 1 (8.33%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) 3G
2 8 (66.67%) 4G
3 4 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (16.67%) VoLTE
5 1 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (8.33%) GSM
5 1 (8.33%) Intelligent Network
5 1 (8.33%) MVNO
5 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (8.33%) SMS
5 1 (8.33%) SS7
5 1 (8.33%) TCAP
5 1 (8.33%) UMTS
5 1 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (8.33%) VoWiFi
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) 3G Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3G Network Design Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Ericsson Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Product Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) SUSE
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Line Management
1 2 (16.67%) Network Management
1 2 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Convergent Charging
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (8.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Amdocs
2 1 (8.33%) Empirix
2 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (8.33%) Huawei
2 1 (8.33%) Mapinfo
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) NetScout
2 1 (8.33%) Nokia