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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 212 167 161
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -6
Contract jobs citing 2G 63 84 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.91% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 4.59% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 16
Average daily rate
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£270 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £388 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +97.36%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 52 £270 -16.92% 5
Surrey -5 6 £255 - 1
Buckinghamshire -23 2 £190 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £270 -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 114 (91.20%) 3G
2 94 (75.20%) 4G
3 82 (65.60%) Telecoms
4 67 (53.60%) LTE
5 51 (40.80%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (24.00%) Ericsson
7 23 (18.40%) Nokia
8 22 (17.60%) Wireless
9 21 (16.80%) RNC
10 19 (15.20%) Huawei
10 19 (15.20%) GSM
11 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
11 15 (12.00%) Ethernet
12 14 (11.20%) MS Access
12 14 (11.20%) SQL
12 14 (11.20%) Cisco
13 13 (10.40%) UNIX
14 12 (9.60%) SDH
14 12 (9.60%) CCNP
14 12 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (9.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 11 (8.80%) SIGTRAN
15 11 (8.80%) SS7
15 11 (8.80%) MPLS
15 11 (8.80%) CCNA
15 11 (8.80%) ATM
15 11 (8.80%) Perl
15 11 (8.80%) XML
16 10 (8.00%) HP
16 10 (8.00%) Amdocs

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 114 (91.20%) 3G
2 94 (75.20%) 4G
3 67 (53.60%) LTE
4 51 (40.80%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (17.60%) Wireless
6 21 (16.80%) RNC
7 19 (15.20%) GSM
8 15 (12.00%) Ethernet
9 12 (9.60%) SDH
10 11 (8.80%) ATM
10 11 (8.80%) MPLS
10 11 (8.80%) SS7
10 11 (8.80%) SIGTRAN
11 10 (8.00%) VLAN
12 9 (7.20%) Firewall
13 8 (6.40%) BGP
13 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
13 8 (6.40%) UMTS
14 7 (5.60%) DNS
14 7 (5.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) MS Access
2 3 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) LabVIEW
General
1 82 (65.60%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.80%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Back Office
3 3 (2.40%) Electronics
4 2 (1.60%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (9.60%) Delivery Manager
2 11 (8.80%) Project Manager
2 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
2 11 (8.80%) Radio Engineer
3 8 (6.40%) Tester
3 8 (6.40%) Design Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) Test Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) Technical Tester
4 7 (5.60%) Delivery Project Manager
4 7 (5.60%) Build Manager
5 6 (4.80%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Transmission Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Deployment Manager
7 4 (3.20%) RF Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Analyst
7 4 (3.20%) Designer
8 3 (2.40%) RAN Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) XML
2 5 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.20%) Handset
2 2 (1.60%) GIS
2 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.80%) PKI
3 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) UNIX
2 9 (7.20%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Windows
3 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.20%) Validation
2 8 (6.40%) Project Management
3 7 (5.60%) Network Design
3 7 (5.60%) Network Planning
3 7 (5.60%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (5.60%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (5.60%) Test Planning
4 6 (4.80%) Network Architecture
5 5 (4.00%) Test Management
5 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.20%) Test Automation
6 4 (3.20%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.40%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.40%) Line Management
7 3 (2.40%) Migration
8 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.60%) CRM
8 2 (1.60%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (1.60%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.20%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) Perl
3 3 (2.40%) MapBasic
3 3 (2.40%) C
4 1 (0.80%) C#
4 1 (0.80%) C++
4 1 (0.80%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) CCNP
1 12 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (8.80%) CCNA
3 7 (5.60%) HND
4 6 (4.80%) HNC
5 4 (3.20%) Degree
6 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.80%) CCDA
7 1 (0.80%) CCDP
7 1 (0.80%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.60%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (4.00%) OpenView
3 5 (4.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 30 (24.00%) Ericsson
2 23 (18.40%) Nokia
3 19 (15.20%) Huawei
4 14 (11.20%) Cisco
5 12 (9.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (8.00%) HP
6 10 (8.00%) Amdocs
7 8 (6.40%) Cramer
8 5 (4.00%) Mapinfo
9 4 (3.20%) Nortel
9 4 (3.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (2.40%) BT
10 3 (2.40%) NEC
10 3 (2.40%) ComArch
11 2 (1.60%) Actix
11 2 (1.60%) Juniper
11 2 (1.60%) Remedy
12 1 (0.80%) Microsoft
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