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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 201 216 217
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing 2G 45 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 2.86% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 16
Median daily rate £285 £290 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £265 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.94%
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
1536 1782 1898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 18.72% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 959 884
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 113
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +13 33 £308 +1.65% 2
Surrey +10 8 £270 +0.93%
Buckinghamshire +17 4 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for 2G.

1 71 (100.00%) 3G
2 55 (77.46%) 4G
3 40 (56.34%) Telecoms
4 35 (49.30%) LTE
5 34 (47.89%) Ericsson
6 32 (45.07%) Huawei
7 29 (40.85%) Radio Access Network
8 25 (35.21%) Nokia
9 23 (32.39%) Nokia Networks
10 18 (25.35%) Back Office
11 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (22.54%) ITIL
12 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
12 15 (21.13%) CCNP
12 15 (21.13%) CCNA
13 14 (19.72%) CCIE
13 14 (19.72%) Cramer
14 13 (18.31%) Wireshark
14 13 (18.31%) Juniper
14 13 (18.31%) Cisco
15 12 (16.90%) Wireless
16 10 (14.08%) SQL
16 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
17 9 (12.68%) MS Office
17 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
18 8 (11.27%) SLA
18 8 (11.27%) Nortel
18 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
18 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
19 7 (9.86%) Network Optimisation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.68%) MS Office
3 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 71 (100.00%) 3G
2 55 (77.46%) 4G
3 35 (49.30%) LTE
4 29 (40.85%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
6 13 (18.31%) Wireshark
7 12 (16.90%) Wireless
8 7 (9.86%) GSM
9 6 (8.45%) UMTS
9 6 (8.45%) UTRAN
10 5 (7.04%) ATM
10 5 (7.04%) GPRS
11 4 (5.63%) SGSN
11 4 (5.63%) WCDMA
12 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
12 3 (4.23%) Firewall
12 3 (4.23%) GGSN
12 3 (4.23%) VoLTE
13 2 (2.82%) MVNO
13 2 (2.82%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.45%) MS Access
3 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.41%) GIS
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
General
1 40 (56.34%) Telecoms
2 18 (25.35%) Back Office
3 5 (7.04%) Electronics
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
4 3 (4.23%) Finance
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) RAN Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) 3G Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Optimisation Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Radio Planner
6 4 (5.63%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Hardware Architect
7 3 (4.23%) LTE Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Telecoms Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.45%) Statistics
2 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) VHDL
3 3 (4.23%) VLSI
4 1 (1.41%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Unix
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) Network Optimisation
2 7 (9.86%) Performance Management
3 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.45%) Dashboard Development
3 6 (8.45%) Network Architecture
3 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.63%) Network Design
5 4 (5.63%) Resource Management
5 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.23%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Network Management
6 3 (4.23%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.23%) Presales
7 2 (2.82%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) C++
3 3 (4.23%) C
3 3 (4.23%) Perl
4 2 (2.82%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) Ruby
5 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (21.13%) CCNA
2 15 (21.13%) CCNP
3 14 (19.72%) CCIE
4 7 (9.86%) HND
5 6 (8.45%) HNC
6 5 (7.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Ericsson
2 32 (45.07%) Huawei
3 25 (35.21%) Nokia
4 23 (32.39%) Nokia Networks
5 14 (19.72%) Cramer
6 13 (18.31%) Cisco
6 13 (18.31%) Juniper
7 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.27%) Nortel
9 7 (9.86%) Mapinfo
10 6 (8.45%) Citrix
10 6 (8.45%) Remedy
10 6 (8.45%) Tellabs
11 4 (5.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (5.63%) Arqiva
11 4 (5.63%) BT
11 4 (5.63%) Siemens
11 4 (5.63%) Telindus
11 4 (5.63%) Virgin Media
11 4 (5.63%) ZTE