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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
England / South East
Rank 203 212 146
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -66
Contract jobs citing 2G 28 38 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.46% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.33% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 37
Median daily rate £260 £301 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £261 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £421 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £301 £268
% change year-on-year
+16.18% +12.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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
1560 1633 1878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.40% 19.90% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 890 905
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 98 113
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +10 18 £245 -36.77% 1
Surrey +22 7 £280 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire 0 3 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 58 (100.00%) 3G
2 47 (81.03%) 4G
3 30 (51.72%) Ericsson
4 28 (48.28%) Telecoms
4 28 (48.28%) Huawei
5 27 (46.55%) LTE
6 23 (39.66%) Radio Access Network
7 21 (36.21%) Nokia
8 19 (32.76%) Nokia Networks
9 16 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (27.59%) ITIL
10 15 (25.86%) CCNP
10 15 (25.86%) CCNA
10 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
11 14 (24.14%) CCIE
12 13 (22.41%) Cisco
12 13 (22.41%) Juniper
12 13 (22.41%) Wireshark
12 13 (22.41%) Back Office
13 9 (15.52%) GSM
14 8 (13.79%) UMTS
14 8 (13.79%) UTRAN
14 8 (13.79%) Cramer
15 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
15 6 (10.34%) MS Office
16 5 (8.62%) HND
16 5 (8.62%) C++
16 5 (8.62%) SQL
16 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
16 5 (8.62%) ATM

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 6 (10.34%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 58 (100.00%) 3G
2 47 (81.03%) 4G
3 27 (46.55%) LTE
4 23 (39.66%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
6 13 (22.41%) Wireshark
7 9 (15.52%) GSM
8 8 (13.79%) UMTS
8 8 (13.79%) UTRAN
9 5 (8.62%) ATM
9 5 (8.62%) Wireless
10 4 (6.90%) GPRS
11 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
11 3 (5.17%) GGSN
11 3 (5.17%) SGSN
11 3 (5.17%) VoLTE
12 2 (3.45%) HSPA
12 2 (3.45%) MVNO
12 2 (3.45%) Node B
12 2 (3.45%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
General
1 28 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 13 (22.41%) Back Office
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 3 (5.17%) Electronics
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Optimisation Engineer
1 10 (17.24%) RAN Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) 3G Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Radio Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Hardware Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.45%) Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Report Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Transmission Planner
7 2 (3.45%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.17%) Statistics
1 3 (5.17%) VHDL
1 3 (5.17%) VLSI
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Linux
1 3 (5.17%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.62%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (6.90%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.90%) Network Design
4 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.17%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.17%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
5 3 (5.17%) Network Management
5 3 (5.17%) Network Planning
5 3 (5.17%) Presales
5 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.45%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (3.45%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Process Improvement
6 2 (3.45%) Radio Network Optimisation
6 2 (3.45%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) C++
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) C
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (25.86%) CCNA
2 15 (25.86%) CCNP
3 14 (24.14%) CCIE
4 5 (8.62%) HND
5 2 (3.45%) HNC
6 1 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Ericsson
2 28 (48.28%) Huawei
3 21 (36.21%) Nokia
4 19 (32.76%) Nokia Networks
5 13 (22.41%) Cisco
5 13 (22.41%) Juniper
6 8 (13.79%) Cramer
7 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.90%) Mapinfo
8 4 (6.90%) Nortel
9 3 (5.17%) Anite
9 3 (5.17%) Greenplum
9 3 (5.17%) Samsung
10 2 (3.45%) Citrix
10 2 (3.45%) Oracle
10 2 (3.45%) Remedy
10 2 (3.45%) Tellabs
11 1 (1.72%) HP