The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 72 77 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing 2G 19 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.35% 0.80% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 5.41% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£250 £210 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £324
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
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
285 185 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 20.20% 14.75% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 143
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 36
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £116.25 £35.00
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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Surrey region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Surrey region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

2G
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Surrey 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
Guildford +6 16 £250 -3.84%
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 30 (96.77%) 3G
2 24 (77.42%) Ericsson
3 22 (70.97%) Telecoms
4 21 (67.74%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (58.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 16 (51.61%) Perl
6 16 (51.61%) SQL
6 16 (51.61%) Oracle
7 15 (48.39%) Nortel
8 14 (45.16%) Nokia
9 13 (41.94%) Network Planning
9 13 (41.94%) LTE
10 11 (35.48%) NSN NetAct
11 10 (32.26%) Oracle Cash Management
12 9 (29.03%) 4G
13 8 (25.81%) Huawei
14 6 (19.35%) DNS
15 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
15 5 (16.13%) HND
15 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
15 5 (16.13%) MS Office
15 5 (16.13%) MySQL
15 5 (16.13%) UNIX
15 5 (16.13%) Linux
15 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
15 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
15 5 (16.13%) Cramer
15 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (12.90%) Electronics

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 5 (16.13%) MS Office
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
1 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) 3G
2 21 (67.74%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (41.94%) LTE
4 9 (29.03%) 4G
5 6 (19.35%) DNS
6 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
7 4 (12.90%) ATM
8 3 (9.68%) DHCP
8 3 (9.68%) SNMP
8 3 (9.68%) Telnet
9 2 (6.45%) Wireless
9 2 (6.45%) 2.5G
9 2 (6.45%) GSM
9 2 (6.45%) SDH
10 1 (3.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
1 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) MS Access
3 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (70.97%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Electronics
3 3 (9.68%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Configuration Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) OSS Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (3.23%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.23%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Network Planning
2 4 (12.90%) ETL
2 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
3 3 (9.68%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Validation
4 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Perl
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) C++
2 3 (9.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) HND
2 4 (12.90%) HNC
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Ericsson
2 18 (58.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (51.61%) Oracle
4 15 (48.39%) Nortel
5 14 (45.16%) Nokia
6 8 (25.81%) Huawei
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Cramer
8 4 (12.90%) Greenplum
8 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
9 2 (6.45%) NEC
9 2 (6.45%) Talend