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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 187 147 102
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -45
Contract jobs citing 2G 71 84 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.98% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 5.95% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £390 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1881 1412 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 16.55% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 96 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 53 £301 +0.41% 5
Surrey -1 13 £260 +26.82%
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £300 -
Hampshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 127 (88.19%) 3G
2 89 (61.81%) Telecoms
3 85 (59.03%) 4G
4 83 (57.64%) LTE
5 63 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
6 48 (33.33%) Ericsson
7 39 (27.08%) Huawei
8 33 (22.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 33 (22.92%) GSM
9 27 (18.75%) Nokia
10 24 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 19 (13.19%) SQL
11 19 (13.19%) Ethernet
11 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
12 17 (11.81%) UNIX
12 17 (11.81%) Wireless
13 16 (11.11%) Linux
13 16 (11.11%) Oracle
13 16 (11.11%) MS Office
13 16 (11.11%) SLA
14 15 (10.42%) DNS
14 15 (10.42%) Nortel
14 15 (10.42%) GPRS
14 15 (10.42%) Project Management
15 14 (9.72%) Business Objects
15 14 (9.72%) Perl
15 14 (9.72%) NSN NetAct
16 13 (9.03%) RNC
16 13 (9.03%) ATM
17 12 (8.33%) Network Planning

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.11%) MS Office
3 11 (7.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 127 (88.19%) 3G
2 85 (59.03%) 4G
3 83 (57.64%) LTE
4 63 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (22.92%) GSM
6 19 (13.19%) Ethernet
7 17 (11.81%) Wireless
8 15 (10.42%) DNS
8 15 (10.42%) GPRS
9 13 (9.03%) ATM
9 13 (9.03%) RNC
10 10 (6.94%) UMTS
11 8 (5.56%) SNMP
11 8 (5.56%) Telnet
12 6 (4.17%) MPLS
12 6 (4.17%) INAP
12 6 (4.17%) 3GPP
12 6 (4.17%) DHCP
13 5 (3.47%) VoIP
13 5 (3.47%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) MySQL
1 11 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.86%) MS Access
4 4 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 89 (61.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.78%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Back Office
3 2 (1.39%) Electronics
3 2 (1.39%) Front Office
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (7.64%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (7.64%) RF Engineer
3 10 (6.94%) Developer
4 9 (6.25%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 6 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
6 6 (4.17%) Network Planner
7 5 (3.47%) Provisioning Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Transmission Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Database Developer
7 5 (3.47%) Design Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Analyst
8 4 (2.78%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Quality Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.08%) Transmission Planner
9 3 (2.08%) 3G Engineer
9 3 (2.08%) Databuild Engineer
9 3 (2.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.25%) XML
2 5 (3.47%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.69%) PMI
2 1 (0.69%) DTV
2 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.69%) Handset
2 1 (0.69%) VHDL
2 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) UNIX
2 16 (11.11%) Linux
3 6 (4.17%) Android
4 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.42%) Project Management
2 12 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 11 (7.64%) Validation
4 10 (6.94%) Migration
5 9 (6.25%) ETL
5 9 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 8 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.86%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.86%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.47%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.78%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (2.78%) Data Entry
9 4 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (2.08%) Software Licensing
10 3 (2.08%) Change Management
10 3 (2.08%) ITIL
11 2 (1.39%) Quality Management
11 2 (1.39%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.19%) SQL
2 14 (9.72%) Perl
3 7 (4.86%) C++
4 6 (4.17%) Java
4 6 (4.17%) C#
5 4 (2.78%) C
6 2 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (2.08%) HNC
2 3 (2.08%) HND
2 3 (2.08%) PMP
2 3 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.39%) CCNP
3 2 (1.39%) CCNA
3 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) CISSP
4 1 (0.69%) CISM
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.11%) SLA
2 9 (6.25%) QA
3 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 14 (9.72%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (5.56%) Netcool
3 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 39 (27.08%) Huawei
3 33 (22.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 27 (18.75%) Nokia
5 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.11%) Oracle
7 15 (10.42%) Nortel
8 14 (9.72%) Business Objects
9 11 (7.64%) Cramer
9 11 (7.64%) Greenplum
10 6 (4.17%) BT
11 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.78%) Talend
13 3 (2.08%) Mapinfo
13 3 (2.08%) NEC
13 3 (2.08%) Amdocs
13 3 (2.08%) SAP
13 3 (2.08%) HP
14 2 (1.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 2 (1.39%) Progress
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