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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 198 172 155
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing 2G 63 80 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.87% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% 4.61% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 16
Average daily rate
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£270 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.08% +55.55%
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
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 56 £270 -12.90% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £190 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £270 -
Surrey -9 1 £210 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 141 (92.16%) 3G
2 114 (74.51%) 4G
3 111 (72.55%) Telecoms
4 72 (47.06%) LTE
5 62 (40.52%) Radio Access Network
6 33 (21.57%) Ericsson
7 30 (19.61%) GSM
8 26 (16.99%) Wireless
9 21 (13.73%) Nokia
9 21 (13.73%) RNC
10 19 (12.42%) Network Planning
11 17 (11.11%) SS7
12 15 (9.80%) SIGTRAN
12 15 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (9.80%) ATM
12 15 (9.80%) Perl
12 15 (9.80%) SQL
13 13 (8.50%) UNIX
13 13 (8.50%) MS Excel
13 13 (8.50%) HP
13 13 (8.50%) Cramer
13 13 (8.50%) NSN NetAct
14 12 (7.84%) Huawei
14 12 (7.84%) Network Design
14 12 (7.84%) MS Access
15 11 (7.19%) XML
15 11 (7.19%) Ethernet
15 11 (7.19%) Cisco
15 11 (7.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 10 (6.54%) Wireshark

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 141 (92.16%) 3G
2 114 (74.51%) 4G
3 72 (47.06%) LTE
4 62 (40.52%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (19.61%) GSM
6 26 (16.99%) Wireless
7 21 (13.73%) RNC
8 17 (11.11%) SS7
9 15 (9.80%) ATM
9 15 (9.80%) SIGTRAN
10 11 (7.19%) Ethernet
11 10 (6.54%) UMTS
11 10 (6.54%) SDH
11 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
11 10 (6.54%) Wireshark
12 8 (5.23%) SGSN
12 8 (5.23%) VoLTE
12 8 (5.23%) Firewall
13 7 (4.58%) MVNO
13 7 (4.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.84%) MS Access
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 111 (72.55%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.23%) Finance
3 6 (3.92%) Billing
3 6 (3.92%) Back Office
3 6 (3.92%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (10.46%) Radio Engineer
2 15 (9.80%) Delivery Manager
3 13 (8.50%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.50%) Tester
4 11 (7.19%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (6.54%) RAN Engineer
5 10 (6.54%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Delivery Project Manager
7 8 (5.23%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Deployment Manager
8 7 (4.58%) Technical Tester
8 7 (4.58%) Wireless Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Build Manager
9 6 (3.92%) Analyst
10 5 (3.27%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Deployment Project Manager
11 4 (2.61%) RF Engineer
11 4 (2.61%) Configuration Engineer
11 4 (2.61%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.19%) XML
2 3 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.61%) Handset
2 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.65%) PKI
3 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.65%) PMI
3 1 (0.65%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.50%) UNIX
2 7 (4.58%) Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.42%) Network Planning
2 12 (7.84%) Network Design
3 9 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (4.58%) Network Architecture
4 7 (4.58%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (4.58%) CRM
4 7 (4.58%) Project Management
4 7 (4.58%) Validation
4 7 (4.58%) Test Planning
5 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.92%) Test Management
6 5 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (2.61%) Test Automation
7 4 (2.61%) Migration
7 4 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.31%) Network Management
9 2 (1.31%) Change Control
9 2 (1.31%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.31%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.80%) Perl
1 15 (9.80%) SQL
2 4 (2.61%) C
3 2 (1.31%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) HNC
1 10 (6.54%) HND
1 10 (6.54%) CCNP
1 10 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (5.88%) CCNA
3 3 (1.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) CCDA
5 1 (0.65%) CCDP
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (8.50%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.96%) OpenView
3 3 (1.96%) Cacti
Vendors
1 33 (21.57%) Ericsson
2 21 (13.73%) Nokia
3 13 (8.50%) HP
3 13 (8.50%) Cramer
4 12 (7.84%) Huawei
5 11 (7.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 11 (7.19%) Cisco
6 10 (6.54%) Amdocs
7 8 (5.23%) Actix
8 5 (3.27%) Oracle
9 4 (2.61%) Nortel
9 4 (2.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.96%) Remedy
11 2 (1.31%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.31%) Siemens
11 2 (1.31%) Mapinfo
12 1 (0.65%) BT
12 1 (0.65%) NEC
12 1 (0.65%) ComArch
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