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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 183 155 107
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -48
Contract jobs citing 2G 67 84 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.98% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 5.60% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +21.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £266 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £398 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £253
% change year-on-year
+11.60% +10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
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
1867 1501 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.57% 17.48% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 688 639
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 99 170
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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 -28 31 £260 -10.34% 4
Surrey +14 15 £270 -
Buckinghamshire -4 6 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 123 (86.62%) 3G
2 99 (69.72%) Telecoms
3 85 (59.86%) 4G
4 80 (56.34%) LTE
5 45 (31.69%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (22.54%) Huawei
6 32 (22.54%) Ericsson
7 30 (21.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 27 (19.01%) GSM
9 25 (17.61%) Project Management
10 20 (14.08%) MS Excel
10 20 (14.08%) Ethernet
11 19 (13.38%) Nokia
12 17 (11.97%) GPRS
12 17 (11.97%) Network Architecture
13 16 (11.27%) SQL
14 15 (10.56%) UMTS
14 15 (10.56%) Wireless
15 14 (9.86%) SLA
15 14 (9.86%) UNIX
16 13 (9.15%) Business Objects
16 13 (9.15%) MS Office
17 12 (8.45%) Linux
17 12 (8.45%) Degree
18 11 (7.75%) Oracle
18 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
18 11 (7.75%) Validation
19 10 (7.04%) Perl
19 10 (7.04%) ATM
19 10 (7.04%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 20 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.15%) MS Office
3 9 (6.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 123 (86.62%) 3G
2 85 (59.86%) 4G
3 80 (56.34%) LTE
4 45 (31.69%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (19.01%) GSM
6 20 (14.08%) Ethernet
7 17 (11.97%) GPRS
8 15 (10.56%) UMTS
8 15 (10.56%) Wireless
9 10 (7.04%) ATM
10 9 (6.34%) 3GPP
10 9 (6.34%) SDH
11 8 (5.63%) DNS
11 8 (5.63%) MPLS
12 7 (4.93%) DHCP
13 6 (4.23%) RNC
13 6 (4.23%) Telnet
13 6 (4.23%) IPsec
13 6 (4.23%) SNMP
14 5 (3.52%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) MS Access
1 9 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (6.34%) MySQL
1 9 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 99 (69.72%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.63%) Finance
3 5 (3.52%) Back Office
4 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.11%) Electronics
5 2 (1.41%) Billing
5 2 (1.41%) Marketing
5 2 (1.41%) Front Office
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 11 (7.75%) Design Engineer
2 10 (7.04%) RF Engineer
3 9 (6.34%) Developer
4 8 (5.63%) Deployment Manager
5 7 (4.93%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.93%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (4.93%) Transmission Engineer
6 6 (4.23%) Provisioning Engineer
6 6 (4.23%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (4.23%) Analyst
7 5 (3.52%) Quality Manager
7 5 (3.52%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (3.52%) Transmission Planner
8 4 (2.82%) Logistics Manager
8 4 (2.82%) 3G Engineer
8 4 (2.82%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.82%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.82%) Database Developer
9 3 (2.11%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) XML
2 4 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
2 2 (1.41%) DTV
2 2 (1.41%) VHDL
2 2 (1.41%) PMI
3 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.70%) GIS
3 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.86%) UNIX
2 12 (8.45%) Linux
3 6 (4.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) Project Management
2 17 (11.97%) Network Architecture
3 11 (7.75%) Validation
4 9 (6.34%) Performance Management
5 7 (4.93%) ETL
5 7 (4.93%) Migration
5 7 (4.93%) Configuration Management
5 7 (4.93%) Network Planning
6 6 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.23%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (3.52%) Logistics
8 4 (2.82%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (2.82%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.82%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.82%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (2.82%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.11%) Process Management
9 3 (2.11%) Network Design
9 3 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) SQL
2 10 (7.04%) Perl
3 6 (4.23%) C++
4 4 (2.82%) Java
4 4 (2.82%) C
4 4 (2.82%) C#
4 4 (2.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Degree
2 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.82%) CCNP
3 3 (2.11%) HND
3 3 (2.11%) CCNA
3 3 (2.11%) ISEB
3 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.41%) PMP
4 2 (1.41%) HNC
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) CNA
5 1 (0.70%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.70%) CISM
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.86%) SLA
2 10 (7.04%) QA
3 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Netcool
1 5 (3.52%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (22.54%) Huawei
1 32 (22.54%) Ericsson
2 30 (21.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (13.38%) Nokia
4 13 (9.15%) Business Objects
5 11 (7.75%) Oracle
5 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.34%) Greenplum
6 9 (6.34%) Nortel
6 9 (6.34%) BT
7 6 (4.23%) NEC
7 6 (4.23%) Cramer
8 5 (3.52%) SAP
8 5 (3.52%) Mapinfo
9 4 (2.82%) HP
10 3 (2.11%) F5
10 3 (2.11%) Talend
11 2 (1.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.41%) SGI
11 2 (1.41%) Cisco
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