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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 225 218 184
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs citing 2G 27 51 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.52% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 3.01% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 20
Median daily rate £280 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £208 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £340 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £270 £313
% change year-on-year
- -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.78 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.83%
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
1507 1697 1830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.92% 17.40% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 931 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -12 21 £290 +2.65% 1
Hampshire - 3 - -
Surrey +4 2 £270 +3.84%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 61 (98.39%) 3G
2 48 (77.42%) 4G
3 37 (59.68%) Telecoms
4 31 (50.00%) LTE
5 30 (48.39%) Radio Access Network
6 23 (37.10%) Huawei
7 18 (29.03%) Wireless
7 18 (29.03%) Nokia
8 17 (27.42%) Ericsson
9 16 (25.81%) Nokia Networks
10 12 (19.35%) Cramer
11 11 (17.74%) Back Office
12 10 (16.13%) SLA
13 9 (14.52%) ATM
14 8 (12.90%) MS Office
14 8 (12.90%) SQL
14 8 (12.90%) HNC
14 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.90%) Electronics
14 8 (12.90%) Siemens
14 8 (12.90%) Node B
15 7 (11.29%) RNC
15 7 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (11.29%) Mapinfo
15 7 (11.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 7 (11.29%) BT
15 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
15 7 (11.29%) Tellabs
15 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (9.68%) Amdocs OSS

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 (12.90%) MS Office
2 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 61 (98.39%) 3G
2 48 (77.42%) 4G
3 31 (50.00%) LTE
4 30 (48.39%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (29.03%) Wireless
6 9 (14.52%) ATM
7 8 (12.90%) Node B
8 7 (11.29%) RNC
9 6 (9.68%) UTRAN
10 4 (6.45%) 5G
10 4 (6.45%) Bluetooth
10 4 (6.45%) GSM
10 4 (6.45%) NFC
10 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
10 4 (6.45%) UMTS
10 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
10 4 (6.45%) WLAN
11 2 (3.23%) SS7
11 2 (3.23%) VoLTE
11 2 (3.23%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (9.68%) MS Access
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
General
1 37 (59.68%) Telecoms
2 11 (17.74%) Back Office
3 8 (12.90%) Electronics
4 4 (6.45%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Finance
6 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) RAN Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) 3G Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Wireless Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) 4G Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Databuild Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Optimisation Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Radio Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Telecoms Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Electronics Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Hardware Architect
6 3 (4.84%) LTE Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Radio Planner
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Statistics
3 3 (4.84%) VHDL
3 3 (4.84%) VLSI
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Dashboard Development
2 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL
3 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
3 4 (6.45%) Network Optimisation
3 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.84%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Dependency Management
5 2 (3.23%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (3.23%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.23%) Resource Management
5 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.61%) Fault Management
6 1 (1.61%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.61%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) C
2 3 (4.84%) C++
3 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) HNC
2 6 (9.68%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) HND
4 4 (6.45%) CCIE
4 4 (6.45%) CCNA
4 4 (6.45%) CCNP
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (4.84%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) Huawei
2 18 (29.03%) Nokia
3 17 (27.42%) Ericsson
4 16 (25.81%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (19.35%) Cramer
6 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.90%) Siemens
7 7 (11.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (11.29%) BT
7 7 (11.29%) Mapinfo
7 7 (11.29%) Tellabs
8 6 (9.68%) Citrix
8 6 (9.68%) Nortel
8 6 (9.68%) Remedy
9 5 (8.06%) Arqiva
9 5 (8.06%) NetCracker
9 5 (8.06%) Telindus
9 5 (8.06%) Virgin Media
9 5 (8.06%) ZTE
10 4 (6.45%) Juniper