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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 228 184 184
Rank change year-on-year
-44 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 45 83 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.83% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 4.06% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 11
Median daily rate £311 £261 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.13% -7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £263 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
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
2050 2046 1729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.26% 20.56% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 991 751
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 112
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 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 4 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 -24 36 £311 +19.71% 1
Surrey -5 5 £293 -
Hampshire +3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 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 85 (98.84%) 3G
2 70 (81.40%) 4G
3 60 (69.77%) Telecoms
4 44 (51.16%) LTE
5 39 (45.35%) Radio Access Network
6 24 (27.91%) Huawei
7 22 (25.58%) Nokia
8 21 (24.42%) Ericsson
9 14 (16.28%) SLA
9 14 (16.28%) VoLTE
10 13 (15.12%) Nokia Networks
10 13 (15.12%) ATM
10 13 (15.12%) NSN NetAct
11 12 (13.95%) Wireless
11 12 (13.95%) RNC
11 12 (13.95%) ITIL
12 11 (12.79%) HNC
13 10 (11.63%) Back Office
14 9 (10.47%) GSM
14 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
14 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
14 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (10.47%) Siemens
14 9 (10.47%) Performance Analysis
15 8 (9.30%) Network Architecture
15 8 (9.30%) CCNP
15 8 (9.30%) UMTS
15 8 (9.30%) HND
16 7 (8.14%) Mapinfo
16 7 (8.14%) Alcatel-Lucent

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 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 85 (98.84%) 3G
2 70 (81.40%) 4G
3 44 (51.16%) LTE
4 39 (45.35%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (16.28%) VoLTE
6 13 (15.12%) ATM
7 12 (13.95%) RNC
7 12 (13.95%) Wireless
8 9 (10.47%) GSM
9 8 (9.30%) UMTS
10 7 (8.14%) Node B
11 6 (6.98%) Ethernet
12 5 (5.81%) DNS
12 5 (5.81%) OSPF
12 5 (5.81%) RTCP
12 5 (5.81%) RTP
12 5 (5.81%) SDH
12 5 (5.81%) VLAN
12 5 (5.81%) VPN
12 5 (5.81%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.16%) MS Access
General
1 60 (69.77%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.63%) Back Office
3 3 (3.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) 3G Engineer
1 15 (17.44%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Optimisation Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Transmission Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Telecoms Manager
5 7 (8.14%) 4G Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Databuild Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (8.14%) LTE Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Back Office Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Data Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Network Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Design Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior 3G Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Designer
8 4 (4.65%) Network Designer
8 4 (4.65%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.65%) User Experience
4 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) Linux
1 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) ITIL
2 9 (10.47%) Performance Analysis
3 8 (9.30%) Network Architecture
4 7 (8.14%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.98%) Network Planning
6 5 (5.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.65%) Project Management
8 3 (3.49%) Time Management
9 2 (2.33%) Dependency Management
9 2 (2.33%) Logistics
9 2 (2.33%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (2.33%) Risk Management
10 1 (1.16%) CRM
10 1 (1.16%) Data Management
10 1 (1.16%) ETL
10 1 (1.16%) Network Design
10 1 (1.16%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) C
1 2 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) HNC
2 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.30%) CCNP
3 8 (9.30%) HND
4 3 (3.49%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.16%) CCIE
6 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.33%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Huawei
2 22 (25.58%) Nokia
3 21 (24.42%) Ericsson
4 13 (15.12%) Nokia Networks
5 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.47%) Siemens
6 7 (8.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 7 (8.14%) BT
6 7 (8.14%) Mapinfo
7 5 (5.81%) Actix
7 5 (5.81%) Arqiva
7 5 (5.81%) NetCracker
7 5 (5.81%) Telindus
7 5 (5.81%) Virgin Media
7 5 (5.81%) ZTE
8 4 (4.65%) Empirix
8 4 (4.65%) NetScout
8 4 (4.65%) Nortel
8 4 (4.65%) Remedy
8 4 (4.65%) Tektronix