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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 157 159 98
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -61
Contract jobs citing 2G 82 80 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.90% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 4.92% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 13
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£325 £300 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £229 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £264 £260
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.25 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.84% -45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+78.88% -35.71%
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
1797 1625 2069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.60% 18.29% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 754 615
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 107 184
Average hourly rate £18.88 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.68% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -10 49 £325 +20.37% 3
Surrey +10 10 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 10 - -
Hampshire -14 6 £311 -2.73% 2
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 128 (88.89%) 3G
2 99 (68.75%) Telecoms
3 84 (58.33%) 4G
4 82 (56.94%) LTE
5 42 (29.17%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 29 (20.14%) Network Architecture
8 28 (19.44%) Project Management
9 26 (18.06%) GSM
10 24 (16.67%) Ericsson
11 23 (15.97%) Huawei
12 19 (13.19%) Ethernet
13 17 (11.81%) SDH
14 15 (10.42%) ATM
14 15 (10.42%) MS Excel
14 15 (10.42%) SLA
14 15 (10.42%) Nokia
15 14 (9.72%) GPRS
16 13 (9.03%) UMTS
16 13 (9.03%) Wireless
16 13 (9.03%) MPLS
17 12 (8.33%) SQL
17 12 (8.33%) MS Office
17 12 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (7.64%) UNIX
18 11 (7.64%) Mapinfo
19 10 (6.94%) Nortel
19 10 (6.94%) Degree
20 9 (6.25%) Problem Management
20 9 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.33%) MS Office
3 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 128 (88.89%) 3G
2 84 (58.33%) 4G
3 82 (56.94%) LTE
4 42 (29.17%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (18.06%) GSM
6 19 (13.19%) Ethernet
7 17 (11.81%) SDH
8 15 (10.42%) ATM
9 14 (9.72%) GPRS
10 13 (9.03%) UMTS
10 13 (9.03%) Wireless
10 13 (9.03%) MPLS
11 8 (5.56%) 3GPP
11 8 (5.56%) DNS
12 7 (4.86%) DWDM
13 6 (4.17%) Firewall
13 6 (4.17%) Telnet
13 6 (4.17%) DHCP
13 6 (4.17%) SNMP
14 5 (3.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.86%) MySQL
2 7 (4.86%) MS Access
2 7 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 99 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (2.08%) Front Office
3 3 (2.08%) Back Office
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (10.42%) Design Engineer
2 14 (9.72%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (6.25%) Analyst
4 8 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.56%) Databuild Engineer
5 7 (4.86%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (4.86%) RF Engineer
6 6 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
6 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 6 (4.17%) Developer
6 6 (4.17%) Transmission Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Test Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) PMO Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Logistics Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Provisioning Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Database Developer
8 4 (2.78%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) XML
2 3 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.08%) Smart Meter
1 3 (2.08%) PMI
2 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (0.69%) Statistics
2 1 (0.69%) GIS
2 1 (0.69%) DTV
2 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) UNIX
2 9 (6.25%) Linux
3 5 (3.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Network Architecture
2 28 (19.44%) Project Management
3 12 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 9 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (6.25%) Change Management
4 9 (6.25%) Validation
5 7 (4.86%) Network Design
6 6 (4.17%) ETL
6 6 (4.17%) Logistics
6 6 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (3.47%) Performance Management
7 5 (3.47%) Network Planning
7 5 (3.47%) Software Testing
7 5 (3.47%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.47%) Migration
8 4 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.78%) Network Management
8 4 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) Perl
3 5 (3.47%) C++
4 4 (2.78%) Java
4 4 (2.78%) C#
4 4 (2.78%) VBA
5 2 (1.39%) VB
5 2 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) Degree
2 4 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.08%) ISEB
3 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.39%) CCNP
4 2 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (0.69%) HND
5 1 (0.69%) CNA
5 1 (0.69%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.69%) CCIE
5 1 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) SLA
2 7 (4.86%) QA
3 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.39%) OPNET
4 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 24 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 23 (15.97%) Huawei
4 15 (10.42%) Nokia
5 11 (7.64%) Mapinfo
6 10 (6.94%) Nortel
7 9 (6.25%) Oracle
7 9 (6.25%) Business Objects
7 9 (6.25%) BT
8 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 6 (4.17%) Cramer
10 4 (2.78%) NEC
10 4 (2.78%) SAP
10 4 (2.78%) HP
10 4 (2.78%) Greenplum
10 4 (2.78%) Talend
11 3 (2.08%) F5
12 2 (1.39%) SGI
12 2 (1.39%) Progress
12 2 (1.39%) Ciena
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago