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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
England / London
Rank 389 412 400
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs citing 2G 11 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.023% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.18% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £650 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.29% +14.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £266
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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
2444 2719 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.79% 12.68% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1778 1856
Median daily rate £440 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 62 89
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hounslow - 3 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 14 (77.78%) 4G
3 10 (55.56%) LTE
4 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
4 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
5 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
6 3 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Firewall
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (11.11%) MVNO
7 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (11.11%) Nokia
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco
7 2 (11.11%) MS Office
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) Network Design
7 2 (11.11%) Statistics
7 2 (11.11%) Marketing
7 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Google
8 1 (5.56%) Huawei
8 1 (5.56%) GIS
8 1 (5.56%) ATM

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 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) G Suite
1 1 (5.56%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) 3G
2 14 (77.78%) 4G
3 10 (55.56%) LTE
4 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
5 3 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (11.11%) MVNO
6 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (5.56%) ATM
7 1 (5.56%) GPRS
7 1 (5.56%) HSPA
7 1 (5.56%) Intranet
7 1 (5.56%) MGW
7 1 (5.56%) PBX
7 1 (5.56%) SDH
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
3 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (11.11%) Architect
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile Architect
1 2 (11.11%) Optimisation Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) Programme Director
1 2 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) Radio Planner
1 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) CS Core Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Ericsson Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Network Support
2 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Transmission Planner
2 1 (5.56%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 3 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) CAD
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Nokia
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei
3 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy