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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 403 410 419
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing 2G 21 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.025% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.19% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
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£300 £475 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +50.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £475 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £475 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £315 £273
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.14 £40.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+106.55% +78.88%
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
2967 3136 3107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1923 1968 2009
Average daily rate £417 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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
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 3 September 2015.

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
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 3 September 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £300 -
City of London - 1 £375 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 39 (95.12%) 3G
2 33 (80.49%) Telecoms
3 19 (46.34%) 4G
4 16 (39.02%) SS7
5 14 (34.15%) SCCP
6 13 (31.71%) LTE
7 10 (24.39%) Degree
7 10 (24.39%) UNIX
8 9 (21.95%) Linux
9 8 (19.51%) C++
9 8 (19.51%) TCAP
9 8 (19.51%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (17.07%) Tieto
10 7 (17.07%) ISUP
10 7 (17.07%) INAP
10 7 (17.07%) MySQL
10 7 (17.07%) STL
10 7 (17.07%) CDMA
10 7 (17.07%) PSTN
10 7 (17.07%) POSIX
10 7 (17.07%) 3GPP
10 7 (17.07%) Multithreading
10 7 (17.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (17.07%) Dialogic
10 7 (17.07%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.20%) Nokia
12 4 (9.76%) XML
12 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (7.32%) Use Case

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (2.44%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.44%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 39 (95.12%) 3G
2 19 (46.34%) 4G
3 16 (39.02%) SS7
4 14 (34.15%) SCCP
5 13 (31.71%) LTE
6 8 (19.51%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (19.51%) TCAP
7 7 (17.07%) ISUP
7 7 (17.07%) INAP
7 7 (17.07%) CDMA
7 7 (17.07%) PSTN
7 7 (17.07%) 3GPP
8 2 (4.88%) UMTS
8 2 (4.88%) ATM
8 2 (4.88%) DWDM
8 2 (4.88%) MGW
8 2 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (4.88%) Wireless
8 2 (4.88%) RNC
9 1 (2.44%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) MySQL
1 7 (17.07%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JUnit
1 1 (2.44%) JMeter
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium
1 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (80.49%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
2 3 (7.32%) Billing
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Developer
2 5 (12.20%) C++ Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Telecoms Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Radio Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.88%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) STL
1 7 (17.07%) POSIX
1 7 (17.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.44%) Statistics
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) UNIX
2 9 (21.95%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) SUSE
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Multithreading
2 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Use Case
3 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.32%) Time Management
3 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.88%) SDLC
4 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.88%) ETL
4 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Web Development
5 1 (2.44%) CRM
5 1 (2.44%) Test Management
5 1 (2.44%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) C++
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) CISSP
2 1 (2.44%) CISM
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Tieto
1 7 (17.07%) Dialogic
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Nokia
3 3 (7.32%) Nortel
3 3 (7.32%) Ericsson
3 3 (7.32%) Huawei
4 2 (4.88%) NEC
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Reuters
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.44%) Greenplum
5 1 (2.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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