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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 131 163 68
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -95
Contract jobs citing 2G 113 72 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.21% 0.87% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 5.03% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 27
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£250 £338 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £406 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 +32 92 £251 -35.16% 3
Surrey +5 19 £250 +19.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 5 - -
Hampshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 164 (90.61%) 3G
2 111 (61.33%) Telecoms
3 105 (58.01%) 4G
4 93 (51.38%) Radio Access Network
5 91 (50.28%) LTE
6 65 (35.91%) Ericsson
7 43 (23.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 42 (23.20%) GSM
9 40 (22.10%) Nokia
10 38 (20.99%) Huawei
11 32 (17.68%) NSN NetAct
12 31 (17.13%) Network Planning
13 26 (14.36%) SQL
14 25 (13.81%) MS Excel
15 24 (13.26%) RNC
16 21 (11.60%) SLA
17 20 (11.05%) Ethernet
17 20 (11.05%) Perl
18 19 (10.50%) Oracle
19 18 (9.94%) GPRS
19 18 (9.94%) Nortel
20 17 (9.39%) Cramer
21 16 (8.84%) UMTS
21 16 (8.84%) Microsoft
22 15 (8.29%) DNS
22 15 (8.29%) Wireless
23 13 (7.18%) PRINCE2
23 13 (7.18%) UNIX
23 13 (7.18%) ATM
24 12 (6.63%) Business Objects

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.08%) MS Office
3 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 164 (90.61%) 3G
2 105 (58.01%) 4G
3 93 (51.38%) Radio Access Network
4 91 (50.28%) LTE
5 42 (23.20%) GSM
6 24 (13.26%) RNC
7 20 (11.05%) Ethernet
8 18 (9.94%) GPRS
9 16 (8.84%) UMTS
10 15 (8.29%) DNS
10 15 (8.29%) Wireless
11 13 (7.18%) ATM
12 9 (4.97%) SS7
13 7 (3.87%) MPLS
14 6 (3.31%) TCP/IP
14 6 (3.31%) 3GPP
14 6 (3.31%) INAP
14 6 (3.31%) SIGTRAN
15 5 (2.76%) SCCP
15 5 (2.76%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) MS Access
2 6 (3.31%) MySQL
2 6 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 111 (61.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.76%) Back Office
2 5 (2.76%) Electronics
2 5 (2.76%) Finance
3 2 (1.10%) Front Office
4 1 (0.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
4 1 (0.55%) Legal
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (14.92%) RAN Engineer
2 15 (8.29%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (7.73%) Network Planner
4 11 (6.08%) RF Engineer
5 10 (5.52%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 8 (4.42%) Coordinator
7 7 (3.87%) Configuration Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) Analyst
8 6 (3.31%) Radio Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Provisioning Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Design Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (2.76%) Developer
9 5 (2.76%) Tester
10 4 (2.21%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.21%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (2.21%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.31%) XML
2 4 (2.21%) SOAP
3 2 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (0.55%) Handset
2 1 (0.55%) VHDL
2 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.18%) UNIX
2 11 (6.08%) Linux
3 6 (3.31%) Android
4 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.13%) Network Planning
2 13 (7.18%) PRINCE2
3 11 (6.08%) Migration
4 9 (4.97%) Project Management
5 7 (3.87%) Data Entry
5 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.31%) Validation
6 6 (3.31%) Performance Management
7 5 (2.76%) Software Licensing
7 5 (2.76%) Change Management
7 5 (2.76%) ETL
8 4 (2.21%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.21%) ITIL
8 4 (2.21%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (2.21%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (1.66%) Network Design
9 3 (1.66%) Data Analysis
9 3 (1.66%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (1.66%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (1.66%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.36%) SQL
2 20 (11.05%) Perl
3 10 (5.52%) C
4 5 (2.76%) C++
5 4 (2.21%) Java
5 4 (2.21%) C#
6 2 (1.10%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (5.52%) HND
2 9 (4.97%) HNC
3 5 (2.76%) Degree
3 5 (2.76%) CCNP
3 5 (2.76%) CCNA
3 5 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.10%) PMP
4 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.55%) CISM
5 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.60%) SLA
2 6 (3.31%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 32 (17.68%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (5.52%) Netcool
3 7 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (35.91%) Ericsson
2 43 (23.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 40 (22.10%) Nokia
4 38 (20.99%) Huawei
5 19 (10.50%) Oracle
6 18 (9.94%) Nortel
7 17 (9.39%) Cramer
8 16 (8.84%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.63%) Business Objects
10 8 (4.42%) Amdocs
10 8 (4.42%) Greenplum
11 7 (3.87%) HP
12 6 (3.31%) BT
12 6 (3.31%) Actix
13 5 (2.76%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.21%) Remedy
15 3 (1.66%) NEC
15 3 (1.66%) SAP
15 3 (1.66%) Mapinfo
16 2 (1.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
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