The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 176 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
-86 -4
Contract jobs citing 2G 74 166 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 1.98% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 10.23% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 20
Average daily rate £283 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.87% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £344 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -39 54 £290 +1.75% 6
Buckinghamshire -40 3 £240 -52.00%
Hampshire +4 1 £283 +2.72%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 140 (92.72%) 3G
2 109 (72.19%) Telecoms
3 74 (49.01%) LTE
4 69 (45.70%) Radio Access Network
5 55 (36.42%) 4G
6 33 (21.85%) MPLS
6 33 (21.85%) Ethernet
7 31 (20.53%) Huawei
8 30 (19.87%) Ericsson
9 25 (16.56%) ATM
9 25 (16.56%) Network Design
10 23 (15.23%) RNC
11 22 (14.57%) SLA
12 21 (13.91%) GSM
12 21 (13.91%) SDH
12 21 (13.91%) Network Architecture
13 20 (13.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 20 (13.25%) Capacity Management
13 20 (13.25%) Nortel
13 20 (13.25%) BGP
14 19 (12.58%) RSVP
14 19 (12.58%) VRRP
14 19 (12.58%) OSPF
14 19 (12.58%) VPN
14 19 (12.58%) HSRP
15 18 (11.92%) Network Planning
16 17 (11.26%) DWDM
17 16 (10.60%) MS Excel
18 15 (9.93%) MS Access
18 15 (9.93%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.93%) MS Office
3 4 (2.65%) Maya
4 3 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 140 (92.72%) 3G
2 74 (49.01%) LTE
3 69 (45.70%) Radio Access Network
4 55 (36.42%) 4G
5 33 (21.85%) MPLS
5 33 (21.85%) Ethernet
6 25 (16.56%) ATM
7 23 (15.23%) RNC
8 21 (13.91%) GSM
8 21 (13.91%) SDH
9 20 (13.25%) BGP
10 19 (12.58%) RSVP
10 19 (12.58%) VRRP
10 19 (12.58%) OSPF
10 19 (12.58%) VPN
10 19 (12.58%) HSRP
11 17 (11.26%) DWDM
12 14 (9.27%) GPRS
13 9 (5.96%) WCDMA
14 8 (5.30%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.93%) MS Access
2 11 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.31%) MySQL
3 5 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (72.19%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.28%) Front Office
3 9 (5.96%) Finance
4 1 (0.66%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (20.53%) RAN Engineer
2 22 (14.57%) Design Engineer
3 16 (10.60%) Network Engineer
4 15 (9.93%) Test Engineer
4 15 (9.93%) Databuild Engineer
5 14 (9.27%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Architect
6 10 (6.62%) Network Planner
7 9 (5.96%) Senior Architect
8 7 (4.64%) Incident Manager
8 7 (4.64%) Network Manager
9 6 (3.97%) Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Strategy Manager
10 5 (3.31%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.31%) Field Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.65%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.65%) Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) XML
2 4 (2.65%) .NET
2 4 (2.65%) J2EE
3 1 (0.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.32%) Economics
1 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.66%) Web 2.0
2 1 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.97%) UNIX
2 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.66%) Windows
2 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.56%) Network Design
2 21 (13.91%) Network Architecture
3 20 (13.25%) Capacity Management
4 18 (11.92%) Network Planning
5 15 (9.93%) Problem Management
6 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (9.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (9.27%) Change Management
6 14 (9.27%) Project Management
7 10 (6.62%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.64%) ETL
9 6 (3.97%) Network Management
9 6 (3.97%) Fault Management
10 5 (3.31%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.31%) Validation
10 5 (3.31%) Migration
11 4 (2.65%) Service Management
11 4 (2.65%) ITIL
11 4 (2.65%) Web Development
11 4 (2.65%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.95%) SQL
2 11 (7.28%) VB
3 10 (6.62%) Perl
4 5 (3.31%) C#
5 4 (2.65%) C++
5 4 (2.65%) Java
6 1 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (8.61%) Degree
2 4 (2.65%) HND
2 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.99%) CCIE
4 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
5 1 (0.66%) CCNP
5 1 (0.66%) CCNA
5 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (20.53%) Huawei
2 30 (19.87%) Ericsson
3 20 (13.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 20 (13.25%) Nortel
4 12 (7.95%) Oracle
4 12 (7.95%) BT
5 9 (5.96%) Nokia
6 8 (5.30%) Mapinfo
7 7 (4.64%) Business Objects
7 7 (4.64%) OPNET
8 5 (3.31%) Greenplum
9 4 (2.65%) Cramer
9 4 (2.65%) Talend
9 4 (2.65%) Cerion
10 3 (1.99%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.99%) NEC
11 2 (1.32%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.32%) Remedy
12 1 (0.66%) Infoblox
12 1 (0.66%) Actix
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