The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 162 149 98
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -51
Contract jobs citing 2G 76 82 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.97% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.47% 5.28% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 17
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £381 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £274 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.24% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -8 56 £310 +13.76%
Buckinghamshire -4 8 - -
Hampshire -23 1 - - 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 133 (91.72%) 3G
2 107 (73.79%) Telecoms
3 78 (53.79%) 4G
4 75 (51.72%) LTE
5 51 (35.17%) Radio Access Network
6 33 (22.76%) Network Architecture
7 30 (20.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 28 (19.31%) Huawei
8 28 (19.31%) Project Management
9 24 (16.55%) Ethernet
10 23 (15.86%) Ericsson
11 21 (14.48%) MPLS
11 21 (14.48%) GSM
11 21 (14.48%) SDH
12 20 (13.79%) ATM
13 17 (11.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (11.03%) Network Design
14 16 (11.03%) Nortel
15 14 (9.66%) SLA
15 14 (9.66%) DWDM
15 14 (9.66%) Change Management
15 14 (9.66%) Problem Management
15 14 (9.66%) Performance Monitoring
16 13 (8.97%) Wireless
16 13 (8.97%) UMTS
16 13 (8.97%) MS Excel
16 13 (8.97%) MS Office
17 12 (8.28%) SQL
17 12 (8.28%) UNIX
17 12 (8.28%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 13 (8.97%) MS Office
1 13 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 133 (91.72%) 3G
2 78 (53.79%) 4G
3 75 (51.72%) LTE
4 51 (35.17%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (16.55%) Ethernet
6 21 (14.48%) GSM
6 21 (14.48%) SDH
6 21 (14.48%) MPLS
7 20 (13.79%) ATM
8 14 (9.66%) DWDM
9 13 (8.97%) Wireless
9 13 (8.97%) UMTS
10 12 (8.28%) BGP
11 10 (6.90%) RSVP
11 10 (6.90%) VRRP
11 10 (6.90%) OSPF
11 10 (6.90%) GPRS
11 10 (6.90%) VPN
11 10 (6.90%) HSRP
12 8 (5.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) MS Access
2 8 (5.52%) MySQL
2 8 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 107 (73.79%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.90%) Finance
3 5 (3.45%) Front Office
4 2 (1.38%) Back Office
4 2 (1.38%) Electronics
4 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.38%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 20 (13.79%) Design Engineer
1 20 (13.79%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (6.90%) Test Engineer
2 10 (6.90%) Network Engineer
3 9 (6.21%) Architect
3 9 (6.21%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.21%) Databuild Engineer
4 8 (5.52%) Network Design Engineer
5 7 (4.83%) Analyst
5 7 (4.83%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.14%) Deployment Manager
6 6 (4.14%) Test Analyst
6 6 (4.14%) Senior Architect
6 6 (4.14%) Transmission Engineer
7 5 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.45%) Transmission Design Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Developer
8 4 (2.76%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Planning Manager
8 4 (2.76%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) XML
2 4 (2.76%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) J2EE
3 2 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.07%) PMI
1 3 (2.07%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.69%) DTV
2 1 (0.69%) GIS
2 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (0.69%) VHDL
2 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) UNIX
2 6 (4.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.76%) Network Architecture
2 28 (19.31%) Project Management
3 17 (11.72%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (11.03%) Network Design
5 14 (9.66%) Change Management
5 14 (9.66%) Problem Management
5 14 (9.66%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (5.52%) Capacity Management
6 8 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.52%) Network Planning
6 8 (5.52%) Validation
7 7 (4.83%) ETL
8 6 (4.14%) Logistics
9 5 (3.45%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.76%) Web Development
10 4 (2.76%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.76%) Network Management
11 3 (2.07%) Test Scripting
11 3 (2.07%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.28%) SQL
2 9 (6.21%) Perl
3 7 (4.83%) C++
4 6 (4.14%) Java
4 6 (4.14%) C#
4 6 (4.14%) VB
5 2 (1.38%) VBA
5 2 (1.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (6.21%) Degree
2 4 (2.76%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.07%) ISEB
3 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.38%) CCNP
4 2 (1.38%) PMP
5 1 (0.69%) CCNA
5 1 (0.69%) HND
5 1 (0.69%) CCIE
5 1 (0.69%) CNA
5 1 (0.69%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.66%) SLA
2 5 (3.45%) QA
3 3 (2.07%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (4.14%) OPNET
3 3 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (19.31%) Huawei
3 23 (15.86%) Ericsson
4 16 (11.03%) Nortel
5 11 (7.59%) Nokia
5 11 (7.59%) Oracle
5 11 (7.59%) BT
6 10 (6.90%) Mapinfo
7 9 (6.21%) Business Objects
8 7 (4.83%) Cramer
8 7 (4.83%) Greenplum
9 6 (4.14%) Talend
10 4 (2.76%) SAP
10 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.76%) HP
11 3 (2.07%) NEC
11 3 (2.07%) F5
12 2 (1.38%) SGI
12 2 (1.38%) Progress
13 1 (0.69%) Siemens
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