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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 198 176 160
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Contract jobs citing 2G 60 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.41% 4.03% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 15
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£270 £281 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £324 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
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
1762 1711 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.83% 19.10% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 741 648
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 162
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 3 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 +10 52 £278 +4.22% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £500 - 2
Surrey -11 1 £210 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 181 (95.77%) 3G
2 138 (73.02%) Telecoms
3 132 (69.84%) 4G
4 90 (47.62%) LTE
5 86 (45.50%) Radio Access Network
6 43 (22.75%) Ericsson
7 39 (20.63%) GSM
8 33 (17.46%) Network Planning
9 29 (15.34%) Nokia
10 28 (14.81%) Wireless
10 28 (14.81%) NSN NetAct
11 24 (12.70%) SQL
12 23 (12.17%) Perl
12 23 (12.17%) RNC
13 21 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 19 (10.05%) SS7
15 18 (9.52%) Cramer
15 18 (9.52%) MS Excel
15 18 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (8.99%) SIGTRAN
16 17 (8.99%) HND
16 17 (8.99%) SLA
17 16 (8.47%) HNC
18 15 (7.94%) UMTS
18 15 (7.94%) MS Access
19 14 (7.41%) ATM
19 14 (7.41%) UNIX
19 14 (7.41%) HP
19 14 (7.41%) Network Design
20 13 (6.88%) Huawei

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (0.53%) CMS
1 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 181 (95.77%) 3G
2 132 (69.84%) 4G
3 90 (47.62%) LTE
4 86 (45.50%) Radio Access Network
5 39 (20.63%) GSM
6 28 (14.81%) Wireless
7 23 (12.17%) RNC
8 19 (10.05%) SS7
9 17 (8.99%) SIGTRAN
10 15 (7.94%) UMTS
11 14 (7.41%) ATM
12 12 (6.35%) TCP/IP
13 11 (5.82%) Ethernet
14 10 (5.29%) Wireshark
15 8 (4.23%) MVNO
15 8 (4.23%) SDH
15 8 (4.23%) GPRS
16 7 (3.70%) SGSN
17 6 (3.17%) Diameter Protocol
18 5 (2.65%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) MS Access
2 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 138 (73.02%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.29%) Finance
3 9 (4.76%) Electronics
4 7 (3.70%) Billing
5 5 (2.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (10.05%) Delivery Manager
1 19 (10.05%) Radio Engineer
2 18 (9.52%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (7.94%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (7.94%) Tester
4 12 (6.35%) Design Engineer
5 11 (5.82%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.76%) Delivery Project Manager
6 9 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) Network Planner
6 9 (4.76%) Configuration Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 8 (4.23%) Deployment Manager
7 8 (4.23%) Analyst
8 7 (3.70%) Wireless Engineer
8 7 (3.70%) Build Manager
9 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Project Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Deployment Project Manager
10 5 (2.65%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.35%) XML
2 1 (0.53%) CSS
2 1 (0.53%) SOAP
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.06%) Handset
3 1 (0.53%) PKI
3 1 (0.53%) PMI
3 1 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.41%) UNIX
2 5 (2.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.53%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.46%) Network Planning
2 14 (7.41%) Network Design
3 12 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.76%) CRM
5 7 (3.70%) Project Management
5 7 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 6 (3.17%) PRINCE2
7 5 (2.65%) Migration
7 5 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (2.65%) Test Management
8 4 (2.12%) Validation
8 4 (2.12%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.12%) Test Planning
8 4 (2.12%) Data Entry
9 3 (1.59%) Test Automation
10 2 (1.06%) Network Management
10 2 (1.06%) Change Management
10 2 (1.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.70%) SQL
2 23 (12.17%) Perl
3 8 (4.23%) C
4 2 (1.06%) Java
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) C++
5 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (8.99%) HND
2 16 (8.47%) HNC
3 11 (5.82%) CCNP
3 11 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.29%) CCNA
5 3 (1.59%) Degree
6 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) CCDA
7 1 (0.53%) CCDP
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (14.81%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.06%) Netcool
4 1 (0.53%) Cacti
4 1 (0.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (22.75%) Ericsson
2 29 (15.34%) Nokia
3 21 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (9.52%) Cramer
5 14 (7.41%) HP
6 13 (6.88%) Huawei
7 12 (6.35%) Actix
8 11 (5.82%) Amdocs
8 11 (5.82%) Oracle
9 9 (4.76%) Nortel
10 7 (3.70%) Cisco
11 5 (2.65%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 2 (1.06%) Remedy
13 2 (1.06%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.06%) Siemens
14 1 (0.53%) Mapinfo
14 1 (0.53%) BT
14 1 (0.53%) NEC
14 1 (0.53%) NetHawk
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