The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 171 157 103
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -54
Contract jobs citing 2G 75 83 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.95% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 5.15% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £242 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £391 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £246
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.25 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -35.71%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1830 1611 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.74% 18.42% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 745 617
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 166
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.38 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

2G
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the South East region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in the South East

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the South East region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

2G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -25 37 £325 - 2
Surrey - 13 £270 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 10 - -
Hampshire +2 7 £313 -6.71% 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 130 (87.84%) 3G
2 98 (66.22%) Telecoms
3 86 (58.11%) LTE
4 82 (55.41%) 4G
5 44 (29.73%) Radio Access Network
6 36 (24.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 30 (20.27%) Project Management
8 27 (18.24%) Ericsson
9 26 (17.57%) GSM
10 25 (16.89%) Huawei
11 21 (14.19%) Network Architecture
11 21 (14.19%) Ethernet
12 19 (12.84%) Nokia
13 17 (11.49%) GPRS
14 16 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 15 (10.14%) UMTS
16 14 (9.46%) ATM
16 14 (9.46%) SLA
16 14 (9.46%) Wireless
17 13 (8.78%) Mapinfo
17 13 (8.78%) SDH
18 12 (8.11%) SQL
19 11 (7.43%) NSN NetAct
20 10 (6.76%) Degree
20 10 (6.76%) Oracle
20 10 (6.76%) Business Objects
20 10 (6.76%) MS Office
20 10 (6.76%) UNIX
21 9 (6.08%) Linux
21 9 (6.08%) 3GPP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 16 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.76%) MS Office
3 6 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 130 (87.84%) 3G
2 86 (58.11%) LTE
3 82 (55.41%) 4G
4 44 (29.73%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (17.57%) GSM
6 21 (14.19%) Ethernet
7 17 (11.49%) GPRS
8 15 (10.14%) UMTS
9 14 (9.46%) ATM
9 14 (9.46%) Wireless
10 13 (8.78%) SDH
11 9 (6.08%) 3GPP
11 9 (6.08%) MPLS
12 8 (5.41%) DNS
13 7 (4.73%) DHCP
14 6 (4.05%) IPsec
14 6 (4.05%) Firewall
15 5 (3.38%) SS7
15 5 (3.38%) Telnet
15 5 (3.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) MS Access
1 8 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.05%) MySQL
2 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 98 (66.22%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.41%) Finance
3 5 (3.38%) Back Office
4 3 (2.03%) Electronics
4 3 (2.03%) Front Office
4 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Billing
5 2 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 14 (9.46%) RAN Engineer
2 13 (8.78%) Design Engineer
3 10 (6.76%) RF Engineer
4 9 (6.08%) Analyst
5 8 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.41%) Deployment Manager
5 8 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (5.41%) Transmission Engineer
5 8 (5.41%) Databuild Engineer
6 7 (4.73%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 7 (4.73%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Provisioning Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Quality Manager
8 5 (3.38%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) Database Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) Logistics Manager
9 4 (2.70%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) XML
2 3 (2.03%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.03%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.35%) VHDL
3 2 (1.35%) PMI
3 2 (1.35%) DTV
4 1 (0.68%) GIS
4 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.68%) Statistics
4 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.76%) UNIX
2 9 (6.08%) Linux
3 6 (4.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) Project Management
2 21 (14.19%) Network Architecture
3 9 (6.08%) Validation
4 6 (4.05%) Migration
4 6 (4.05%) Network Planning
4 6 (4.05%) Logistics
4 6 (4.05%) Software Testing
5 5 (3.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (3.38%) ETL
5 5 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (2.70%) Performance Management
6 4 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.70%) Process Management
6 4 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.70%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.11%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) Perl
3 5 (3.38%) C++
4 4 (2.70%) VBA
5 3 (2.03%) Java
5 3 (2.03%) C
5 3 (2.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (2.70%) ISEB
3 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.35%) CCNP
4 2 (1.35%) PMP
5 1 (0.68%) HND
5 1 (0.68%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) CNA
5 1 (0.68%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 8 (5.41%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.03%) Netcool
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 36 (24.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (18.24%) Ericsson
3 25 (16.89%) Huawei
4 19 (12.84%) Nokia
5 13 (8.78%) Mapinfo
6 10 (6.76%) Oracle
6 10 (6.76%) Business Objects
7 8 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.41%) Nortel
7 8 (5.41%) BT
8 6 (4.05%) Greenplum
8 6 (4.05%) Cramer
9 5 (3.38%) NEC
9 5 (3.38%) HP
9 5 (3.38%) SAP
10 4 (2.70%) F5
11 3 (2.03%) Talend
12 2 (1.35%) Progress
12 2 (1.35%) SGI
13 1 (0.68%) Symantec
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