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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 129 149 69
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -80
Contract jobs citing 2G 139 90 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 1.00% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 5.64% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £257 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £413 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
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
1965 1595 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.48% 17.80% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 663 615
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 133 163
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 £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +24 113 £260 -7.14% 6
Surrey +17 23 £250 -3.84%
Buckinghamshire -4 5 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 178 (93.68%) 3G
2 131 (68.95%) Telecoms
3 107 (56.32%) 4G
4 104 (54.74%) Radio Access Network
5 81 (42.63%) LTE
6 67 (35.26%) Ericsson
7 44 (23.16%) Network Planning
8 40 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 39 (20.53%) Nokia
10 38 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
11 34 (17.89%) GSM
12 32 (16.84%) Huawei
13 30 (15.79%) RNC
14 25 (13.16%) SQL
15 23 (12.11%) Perl
15 23 (12.11%) Cramer
16 22 (11.58%) SLA
17 21 (11.05%) Oracle
18 20 (10.53%) Nortel
19 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
20 17 (8.95%) Ethernet
21 16 (8.42%) ATM
21 16 (8.42%) Wireless
22 15 (7.89%) Microsoft
22 15 (7.89%) DNS
23 14 (7.37%) PRINCE2
24 13 (6.84%) HNC
24 13 (6.84%) HND
24 13 (6.84%) SS7
24 13 (6.84%) Oracle Cash Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.53%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.26%) MS Office
3 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (6.84%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 178 (93.68%) 3G
2 107 (56.32%) 4G
3 104 (54.74%) Radio Access Network
4 81 (42.63%) LTE
5 34 (17.89%) GSM
6 30 (15.79%) RNC
7 17 (8.95%) Ethernet
8 16 (8.42%) ATM
8 16 (8.42%) Wireless
9 15 (7.89%) DNS
10 13 (6.84%) SS7
11 11 (5.79%) UMTS
12 9 (4.74%) TCP/IP
12 9 (4.74%) SIGTRAN
13 7 (3.68%) GPRS
14 6 (3.16%) SCCP
14 6 (3.16%) INAP
15 5 (2.63%) MPLS
15 5 (2.63%) VoIP
15 5 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.16%) MS Access
2 5 (2.63%) MySQL
2 5 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
1 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 131 (68.95%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.21%) Electronics
3 5 (2.63%) Finance
4 4 (2.11%) Back Office
4 4 (2.11%) Billing
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.53%) Front Office
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (18.42%) RAN Engineer
2 24 (12.63%) Integration Engineer
3 16 (8.42%) Network Planner
4 11 (5.79%) Radio Engineer
4 11 (5.79%) Configuration Engineer
4 11 (5.79%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) Tester
6 8 (4.21%) Coordinator
6 8 (4.21%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.16%) RF Engineer
8 6 (3.16%) Analyst
8 6 (3.16%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (2.63%) Network Manager
10 4 (2.11%) Developer
10 4 (2.11%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (2.11%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.63%) XML
2 4 (2.11%) SOAP
3 2 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.53%) PMI
2 1 (0.53%) DTV
2 1 (0.53%) GIS
2 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.53%) Handset
2 1 (0.53%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.32%) UNIX
2 10 (5.26%) Linux
3 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.16%) Network Planning
2 14 (7.37%) PRINCE2
3 10 (5.26%) Project Management
4 9 (4.74%) Service Delivery
5 8 (4.21%) Migration
5 8 (4.21%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (3.68%) Data Entry
6 7 (3.68%) Network Design
7 6 (3.16%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.16%) CRM
8 5 (2.63%) Change Management
8 5 (2.63%) Software Licensing
9 4 (2.11%) ETL
9 4 (2.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (1.58%) ITIL
10 3 (1.58%) Validation
10 3 (1.58%) Service Management
10 3 (1.58%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (1.05%) People Management
11 2 (1.05%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.16%) SQL
2 23 (12.11%) Perl
3 10 (5.26%) C
4 4 (2.11%) C++
4 4 (2.11%) Java
5 3 (1.58%) C#
6 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (6.84%) HNC
1 13 (6.84%) HND
2 6 (3.16%) Degree
3 5 (2.63%) CCNP
3 5 (2.63%) CCNA
3 5 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.11%) VCP4
5 3 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.05%) PMP
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) CISM
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.58%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 38 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (3.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 67 (35.26%) Ericsson
2 40 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 39 (20.53%) Nokia
4 32 (16.84%) Huawei
5 23 (12.11%) Cramer
6 21 (11.05%) Oracle
7 20 (10.53%) Nortel
8 15 (7.89%) Microsoft
9 11 (5.79%) HP
9 11 (5.79%) Actix
10 8 (4.21%) Amdocs
11 6 (3.16%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.63%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.63%) Greenplum
13 4 (2.11%) Remedy
13 4 (2.11%) BT
13 4 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (1.58%) SAP
14 3 (1.58%) Cisco
15 2 (1.05%) NEC
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