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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 134 165 76
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -89
Contract jobs citing 2G 128 73 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 0.80% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.39% 4.53% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 31
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£250 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £33.50
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
2004 1610 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 17.59% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 673 608
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 138 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +29 111 £245 -30.49% 4
Surrey -5 12 £250 -3.84%
Buckinghamshire +1 5 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 194 (95.10%) 3G
2 146 (71.57%) Telecoms
3 129 (63.24%) 4G
4 109 (53.43%) Radio Access Network
5 91 (44.61%) LTE
6 61 (29.90%) Ericsson
7 43 (21.08%) GSM
7 43 (21.08%) Network Planning
8 39 (19.12%) NSN NetAct
9 38 (18.63%) Nokia
10 35 (17.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 29 (14.22%) SQL
11 29 (14.22%) Wireless
12 28 (13.73%) RNC
13 27 (13.24%) Perl
14 26 (12.75%) Huawei
15 24 (11.76%) MS Excel
15 24 (11.76%) Cramer
16 23 (11.27%) SLA
17 20 (9.80%) SS7
18 19 (9.31%) Oracle
19 18 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
20 17 (8.33%) Nortel
20 17 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
21 16 (7.84%) HNC
21 16 (7.84%) HND
21 16 (7.84%) UNIX
22 15 (7.35%) ATM
22 15 (7.35%) Microsoft
23 14 (6.86%) UMTS

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Maya
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 194 (95.10%) 3G
2 129 (63.24%) 4G
3 109 (53.43%) Radio Access Network
4 91 (44.61%) LTE
5 43 (21.08%) GSM
6 29 (14.22%) Wireless
7 28 (13.73%) RNC
8 20 (9.80%) SS7
9 17 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
10 15 (7.35%) ATM
11 14 (6.86%) UMTS
12 13 (6.37%) DNS
13 12 (5.88%) TCP/IP
13 12 (5.88%) Ethernet
14 9 (4.41%) SMPP
14 9 (4.41%) Wireshark
15 8 (3.92%) MVNO
15 8 (3.92%) GPRS
16 6 (2.94%) SCCP
17 5 (2.45%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.88%) MS Access
2 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.47%) MySQL
3 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
1 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 146 (71.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.43%) Electronics
2 7 (3.43%) Billing
3 6 (2.94%) Finance
4 4 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
2 25 (12.25%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (6.86%) Network Planner
4 12 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (5.39%) Radio Engineer
5 11 (5.39%) Configuration Engineer
5 11 (5.39%) RAN Configuration Engineer
6 10 (4.90%) Tester
7 9 (4.41%) Coordinator
7 9 (4.41%) Test Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Wireless Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Analyst
8 8 (3.92%) Design Engineer
9 7 (3.43%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (2.94%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.45%) Delivery Project Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Network Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Project Engineer
11 5 (2.45%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.90%) XML
2 4 (1.96%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (0.98%) Handset
3 1 (0.49%) PMI
3 1 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.84%) UNIX
2 8 (3.92%) Linux
3 5 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.08%) Network Planning
2 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
3 10 (4.90%) Project Management
3 10 (4.90%) Network Design
4 9 (4.41%) CRM
4 9 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.43%) Data Entry
7 6 (2.94%) Migration
7 6 (2.94%) Network Architecture
8 5 (2.45%) Software Licensing
8 5 (2.45%) Change Management
9 4 (1.96%) ITIL
9 4 (1.96%) Performance Management
10 3 (1.47%) Service Management
10 3 (1.47%) ETL
11 2 (0.98%) Configuration Management
11 2 (0.98%) ITSM
11 2 (0.98%) Validation
11 2 (0.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.22%) SQL
2 27 (13.24%) Perl
3 9 (4.41%) C
4 3 (1.47%) Java
5 2 (0.98%) C#
5 2 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (7.84%) HNC
1 16 (7.84%) HND
2 7 (3.43%) CCNP
2 7 (3.43%) CCNA
2 7 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.96%) Degree
4 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.98%) PMP
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.27%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 39 (19.12%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (3.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 61 (29.90%) Ericsson
2 38 (18.63%) Nokia
3 35 (17.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (12.75%) Huawei
5 24 (11.76%) Cramer
6 19 (9.31%) Oracle
7 17 (8.33%) Nortel
8 15 (7.35%) Microsoft
9 13 (6.37%) HP
10 12 (5.88%) Actix
11 9 (4.41%) Amdocs
12 5 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.45%) Remedy
13 4 (1.96%) Business Objects
14 3 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (1.47%) Greenplum
14 3 (1.47%) Cisco
15 2 (0.98%) Siemens
15 2 (0.98%) SAP
16 1 (0.49%) NEC
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