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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 212 132 170
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +38
Contract jobs citing 2G 41 124 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 1.33% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 6.40% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 11
Average daily rate £301 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £124 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £265 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -56 30 £388 +53.46%
Surrey -17 8 £270 +8.00%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £313 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 89 (95.70%) 3G
2 64 (68.82%) 4G
3 61 (65.59%) Telecoms
4 46 (49.46%) LTE
5 39 (41.94%) Radio Access Network
6 31 (33.33%) Huawei
7 28 (30.11%) Ericsson
8 21 (22.58%) Nokia
9 20 (21.51%) RNC
10 16 (17.20%) ITIL
11 15 (16.13%) ATM
11 15 (16.13%) Network Planning
11 15 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 14 (15.05%) NSN NetAct
12 14 (15.05%) SLA
12 14 (15.05%) Mapinfo
13 12 (12.90%) VoLTE
13 12 (12.90%) Ethernet
13 12 (12.90%) Back Office
14 11 (11.83%) SDH
14 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
15 10 (10.75%) XML
15 10 (10.75%) Project Management
15 10 (10.75%) VLAN
16 9 (9.68%) MPLS
17 8 (8.60%) DNS
17 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (8.60%) MS Office
17 8 (8.60%) Performance Analysis
18 7 (7.53%) BT

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.08%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.60%) MS Office
3 6 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 89 (95.70%) 3G
2 64 (68.82%) 4G
3 46 (49.46%) LTE
4 39 (41.94%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (21.51%) RNC
6 15 (16.13%) ATM
7 12 (12.90%) Ethernet
7 12 (12.90%) VoLTE
8 11 (11.83%) SDH
9 10 (10.75%) VLAN
10 9 (9.68%) MPLS
11 8 (8.60%) DNS
12 7 (7.53%) Wireless
13 6 (6.45%) DHCP
13 6 (6.45%) GSM
13 6 (6.45%) OSPF
13 6 (6.45%) VRRP
14 5 (5.38%) RTCP
14 5 (5.38%) RTP
14 5 (5.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.23%) MS Access
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.08%) GIS
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 61 (65.59%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.90%) Back Office
3 6 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) RAN Engineer
2 17 (18.28%) Transmission Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) Optimisation Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) Design Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) 3G Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) LTE Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Back Office Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.45%) Databuild Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Telecoms Manager
9 5 (5.38%) 4G Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Configuration Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.38%) Senior 3G Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Transmission Design Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) IP Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Radio Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Algorithms
1 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
1 5 (5.38%) User Experience
2 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) BBC
3 1 (1.08%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.15%) Linux
1 2 (2.15%) Unix
2 1 (1.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.20%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Network Planning
3 10 (10.75%) Project Management
4 8 (8.60%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.30%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.23%) Line Management
7 3 (3.23%) Logistics
7 3 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.15%) Change Control
8 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.08%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.08%) Dependency Management
9 1 (1.08%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (1.08%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (1.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.08%) Process Improvement
9 1 (1.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) MapBasic
3 1 (1.08%) C
3 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.53%) CCNP
2 7 (7.53%) HNC
2 7 (7.53%) HND
3 3 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.08%) APMP
5 1 (1.08%) CCIE
5 1 (1.08%) CCNA
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.08%) Cacti
2 1 (1.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Huawei
2 28 (30.11%) Ericsson
3 21 (22.58%) Nokia
4 15 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 14 (15.05%) Mapinfo
6 7 (7.53%) BT
6 7 (7.53%) Nortel
7 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.38%) Actix
8 5 (5.38%) Cisco
9 4 (4.30%) NEC
10 3 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (3.23%) Siemens
11 2 (2.15%) Amdocs
11 2 (2.15%) ComArch
11 2 (2.15%) Juniper
11 2 (2.15%) NetCracker
11 2 (2.15%) Remedy
11 2 (2.15%) ZTE
12 1 (1.08%) Cramer