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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 231 188 188
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 38 72 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.77% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 3.90% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 14
Median daily rate £260 £261 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £438 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
- -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-67.74% +169.56%
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
1912 1846 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.83% 19.78% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 891 713
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 104
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -37 29 £260 -0.95% 2
Hampshire +9 7 - -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 88 (98.88%) 3G
2 71 (79.78%) 4G
3 59 (66.29%) Telecoms
4 45 (50.56%) LTE
5 39 (43.82%) Radio Access Network
6 25 (28.09%) Huawei
7 22 (24.72%) Nokia
8 21 (23.60%) Ericsson
9 14 (15.73%) ATM
9 14 (15.73%) SLA
9 14 (15.73%) VoLTE
10 13 (14.61%) Nokia Networks
10 13 (14.61%) NSN NetAct
10 13 (14.61%) Wireless
11 12 (13.48%) RNC
11 12 (13.48%) ITIL
12 11 (12.36%) HNC
12 11 (12.36%) Back Office
13 10 (11.24%) GSM
14 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (10.11%) Siemens
15 8 (8.99%) CCNP
15 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.99%) UMTS
15 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
15 8 (8.99%) Performance Analysis
16 7 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
16 7 (7.87%) Network Architecture
16 7 (7.87%) Node B
16 7 (7.87%) Computer Science

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 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 88 (98.88%) 3G
2 71 (79.78%) 4G
3 45 (50.56%) LTE
4 39 (43.82%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (15.73%) ATM
5 14 (15.73%) VoLTE
6 13 (14.61%) Wireless
7 12 (13.48%) RNC
8 10 (11.24%) GSM
9 8 (8.99%) UMTS
10 7 (7.87%) Node B
11 6 (6.74%) Ethernet
12 5 (5.62%) DHCP
12 5 (5.62%) DNS
12 5 (5.62%) HSRP
12 5 (5.62%) SCTP
12 5 (5.62%) SDH
12 5 (5.62%) VLAN
12 5 (5.62%) VPN
12 5 (5.62%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 59 (66.29%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.36%) Back Office
3 3 (3.37%) Electronics
3 3 (3.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) RAN Engineer
2 14 (15.73%) 3G Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Optimisation Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Transmission Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (8.99%) LTE Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Telecoms Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Databuild Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) 4G Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Back Office Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Data Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Senior 3G Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Network Designer
8 4 (4.49%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.62%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.12%) Android
1 1 (1.12%) Linux
1 1 (1.12%) Windows
1 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.48%) ITIL
2 8 (8.99%) Performance Analysis
3 7 (7.87%) Network Architecture
3 7 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (5.62%) Network Planning
4 5 (5.62%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.37%) Project Management
6 3 (3.37%) Time Management
7 2 (2.25%) Dependency Management
7 2 (2.25%) Logistics
7 2 (2.25%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.25%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.12%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.12%) CRM
8 1 (1.12%) Data Management
8 1 (1.12%) ETL
8 1 (1.12%) Network Design
8 1 (1.12%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.25%) C
1 2 (2.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) HNC
2 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.99%) CCNP
4 7 (7.87%) HND
5 3 (3.37%) Degree
6 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.12%) CCIE
7 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.25%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Huawei
2 22 (24.72%) Nokia
3 21 (23.60%) Ericsson
4 13 (14.61%) Nokia Networks
5 9 (10.11%) Siemens
6 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (7.87%) BT
7 7 (7.87%) Mapinfo
8 5 (5.62%) Actix
8 5 (5.62%) Arqiva
8 5 (5.62%) NetCracker
8 5 (5.62%) Telindus
8 5 (5.62%) Virgin Media
8 5 (5.62%) ZTE
9 4 (4.49%) Empirix
9 4 (4.49%) NetScout
9 4 (4.49%) Remedy
9 4 (4.49%) Tektronix
9 4 (4.49%) Tellabs