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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 189 176 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -70
Contract jobs citing 2G 80 67 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.72% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 3.89% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 30
Average daily rate
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£261 £283 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% -0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.05% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
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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
2036 1721 1603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.46% 18.42% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 752 667
Average daily rate £361 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 169
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +18 71 £260 -10.34% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £500 +108.33%
Surrey -10 3 - -
Hampshire -12 1 - - 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 192 (96.00%) 3G
2 138 (69.00%) Telecoms
3 125 (62.50%) 4G
4 104 (52.00%) Radio Access Network
5 93 (46.50%) LTE
6 59 (29.50%) Ericsson
7 42 (21.00%) GSM
7 42 (21.00%) Network Planning
8 40 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
9 39 (19.50%) Nokia
10 35 (17.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 31 (15.50%) Wireless
12 27 (13.50%) RNC
13 26 (13.00%) Cramer
14 25 (12.50%) SQL
15 23 (11.50%) Perl
16 20 (10.00%) SS7
16 20 (10.00%) SLA
17 19 (9.50%) Huawei
18 18 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
18 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
19 17 (8.50%) SIGTRAN
20 16 (8.00%) ATM
20 16 (8.00%) Oracle
21 14 (7.00%) HNC
21 14 (7.00%) HND
21 14 (7.00%) UMTS
21 14 (7.00%) Nortel
22 13 (6.50%) Actix
22 13 (6.50%) Oracle Cash Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1 (0.50%) CMS
1 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) Maya
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 192 (96.00%) 3G
2 125 (62.50%) 4G
3 104 (52.00%) Radio Access Network
4 93 (46.50%) LTE
5 42 (21.00%) GSM
6 31 (15.50%) Wireless
7 27 (13.50%) RNC
8 20 (10.00%) SS7
9 17 (8.50%) SIGTRAN
10 16 (8.00%) ATM
11 14 (7.00%) UMTS
12 12 (6.00%) TCP/IP
13 11 (5.50%) DNS
14 10 (5.00%) Ethernet
15 9 (4.50%) Wireshark
16 8 (4.00%) MVNO
16 8 (4.00%) GPRS
16 8 (4.00%) SMPP
17 5 (2.50%) SCCP
18 4 (2.00%) NBAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.50%) MS Access
2 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 138 (69.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.50%) Billing
2 7 (3.50%) Electronics
3 6 (3.00%) Finance
4 4 (2.00%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (16.50%) RAN Engineer
2 25 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (7.00%) Network Planner
5 13 (6.50%) Radio Engineer
6 11 (5.50%) Configuration Engineer
6 11 (5.50%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.00%) Tester
8 9 (4.50%) Design Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Wireless Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Analyst
9 8 (4.00%) Coordinator
9 8 (4.00%) Delivery Project Manager
10 6 (3.00%) Deployment Manager
10 6 (3.00%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.50%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.50%) RF Engineer
11 5 (2.50%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) XML
2 3 (1.50%) SOAP
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.00%) Handset
3 1 (0.50%) GIS
3 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.50%) UNIX
2 5 (2.50%) Linux
3 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.00%) Solaris
4 1 (0.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.00%) Network Planning
2 12 (6.00%) PRINCE2
3 11 (5.50%) Network Design
4 10 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (4.50%) CRM
6 8 (4.00%) Project Management
6 8 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.50%) Data Entry
8 6 (3.00%) Network Architecture
9 5 (2.50%) Software Licensing
10 4 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.00%) ITIL
10 4 (2.00%) Migration
11 3 (1.50%) Change Management
11 3 (1.50%) Service Management
11 3 (1.50%) Test Management
12 2 (1.00%) Data Analysis
12 2 (1.00%) Requirements Engineering
12 2 (1.00%) ITSM
12 2 (1.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.50%) SQL
2 23 (11.50%) Perl
3 11 (5.50%) C
4 2 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (0.50%) C#
5 1 (0.50%) C++
5 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (7.00%) HNC
1 14 (7.00%) HND
2 5 (2.50%) CCNP
2 5 (2.50%) CCNA
2 5 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.50%) Degree
4 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PMP
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 40 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 59 (29.50%) Ericsson
2 39 (19.50%) Nokia
3 35 (17.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (13.00%) Cramer
5 19 (9.50%) Huawei
6 16 (8.00%) Oracle
7 14 (7.00%) Nortel
8 13 (6.50%) Actix
8 13 (6.50%) HP
8 13 (6.50%) Amdocs
9 10 (5.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.50%) Remedy
11 4 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (2.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.50%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.50%) Cisco
13 2 (1.00%) Siemens
13 2 (1.00%) SAP
14 1 (0.50%) NEC
14 1 (0.50%) NetHawk
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