The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 394 385 370
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing 2G 18 4 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.019% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.13% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate £500 £343 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.98% +0.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
City of London - 6 £500 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (96.97%) 3G
2 22 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 20 (60.61%) RNC
4 19 (57.58%) Ericsson
5 18 (54.55%) Nokia
6 10 (30.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (24.24%) 4G
7 8 (24.24%) NEC
7 8 (24.24%) ETL
7 8 (24.24%) Nortel
8 7 (21.21%) ATM
9 6 (18.18%) DWDM
10 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
10 5 (15.15%) Apple
10 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.15%) SQL
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle
10 5 (15.15%) Ant
10 5 (15.15%) SOAP
10 5 (15.15%) Web Services
10 5 (15.15%) Apache
10 5 (15.15%) J2ME
10 5 (15.15%) Sun
10 5 (15.15%) HP
10 5 (15.15%) WAP
10 5 (15.15%) Toad
10 5 (15.15%) REST
10 5 (15.15%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (15.15%) eggPlant
10 5 (15.15%) Mobile App

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (15.15%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 32 (96.97%) 3G
2 20 (60.61%) RNC
3 8 (24.24%) 4G
4 7 (21.21%) ATM
5 6 (18.18%) DWDM
6 3 (9.09%) LTE
7 2 (6.06%) GSM
8 1 (3.03%) SDH
8 1 (3.03%) UMTS
8 1 (3.03%) WCDMA
8 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
8 1 (3.03%) Internet
8 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
1 5 (15.15%) Ant
1 5 (15.15%) Toad
1 5 (15.15%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (15.15%) eggPlant
1 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
1 5 (15.15%) Maven
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Calabash
General
1 22 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Field Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 2 (6.06%) QA Leader
4 1 (3.03%) Architect
4 1 (3.03%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) RF Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
4 1 (3.03%) Network Planner
4 1 (3.03%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) SOAP
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
1 5 (15.15%) J2ME
1 5 (15.15%) WAP
1 5 (15.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
1 5 (15.15%) Handset
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.03%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ETL
2 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (15.15%) Scrum
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Network Planning
3 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Ericsson
2 18 (54.55%) Nokia
3 10 (30.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (24.24%) NEC
4 8 (24.24%) Nortel
5 5 (15.15%) Apple
5 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 5 (15.15%) Sun
5 5 (15.15%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.03%) Amdocs
6 1 (3.03%) Huawei
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