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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 225 215 175
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -40
Contract jobs citing 2G 37 55 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.58% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 3.05% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 16
Median daily rate £270 £268 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £354 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-67.74% +138.46%
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
1743 1803 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 19.13% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 883 760
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 100
Median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +58.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -21 26 £260 -3.70%
Hampshire - 7 - -
Surrey -2 4 £318 +51.19%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 83 (97.65%) 3G
2 66 (77.65%) 4G
3 56 (65.88%) Telecoms
4 52 (61.18%) LTE
5 41 (48.24%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (35.29%) Huawei
7 24 (28.24%) Ericsson
7 24 (28.24%) Nokia
8 19 (22.35%) Wireless
9 18 (21.18%) Nokia Networks
10 17 (20.00%) SLA
11 13 (15.29%) Back Office
11 13 (15.29%) Siemens
12 12 (14.12%) HNC
12 12 (14.12%) ATM
13 11 (12.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 11 (12.94%) BT
13 11 (12.94%) VoLTE
13 11 (12.94%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
14 10 (11.76%) RNC
15 9 (10.59%) NetCracker
15 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
15 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
15 9 (10.59%) ZTE
15 9 (10.59%) Virgin Media
15 9 (10.59%) Arqiva
15 9 (10.59%) Telindus
16 8 (9.41%) Node B
16 8 (9.41%) Network Architecture

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 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 83 (97.65%) 3G
2 66 (77.65%) 4G
3 52 (61.18%) LTE
4 41 (48.24%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (22.35%) Wireless
6 12 (14.12%) ATM
7 11 (12.94%) VoLTE
8 10 (11.76%) RNC
9 8 (9.41%) GSM
9 8 (9.41%) Node B
9 8 (9.41%) UMTS
10 4 (4.71%) 5G
10 4 (4.71%) Bluetooth
10 4 (4.71%) NFC
10 4 (4.71%) VoWiFi
10 4 (4.71%) WLAN
11 3 (3.53%) DHCP
11 3 (3.53%) IPsec
11 3 (3.53%) SDH
11 3 (3.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.88%) MS Access
2 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Bugzilla
General
1 56 (65.88%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.29%) Back Office
3 3 (3.53%) Electronics
3 3 (3.53%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (11.76%) 3G Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Test Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Transmission Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Databuild Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Telecoms Manager
6 6 (7.06%) 4G Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.06%) LTE Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Data Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Back Office Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Deployment Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.35%) PMI
4 2 (2.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Unix
2 1 (1.18%) Android
2 1 (1.18%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.41%) Network Architecture
2 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (7.06%) ITIL
3 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
4 5 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.71%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (3.53%) Network Planning
6 3 (3.53%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.53%) Time Management
7 2 (2.35%) Dependency Management
7 2 (2.35%) Logistics
7 2 (2.35%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (2.35%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (2.35%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (2.35%) Project Management
7 2 (2.35%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) C
3 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) HNC
2 8 (9.41%) Degree
3 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.71%) CCNP
4 4 (4.71%) HND
5 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (7.06%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) Huawei
2 24 (28.24%) Ericsson
2 24 (28.24%) Nokia
3 18 (21.18%) Nokia Networks
4 13 (15.29%) Siemens
5 11 (12.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 11 (12.94%) BT
6 9 (10.59%) Arqiva
6 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.59%) NetCracker
6 9 (10.59%) Telindus
6 9 (10.59%) Virgin Media
6 9 (10.59%) ZTE
7 8 (9.41%) Nortel
7 8 (9.41%) Tellabs
8 7 (8.24%) Cramer
8 7 (8.24%) Remedy
9 6 (7.06%) Citrix
9 6 (7.06%) Mapinfo
10 4 (4.71%) Empirix