The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Surrey 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 81 65 99
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing 2G 16 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.07% 1.79% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.81% 10.65% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Average daily rate - £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 216 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.74% 16.84% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 98 119
Average daily rate £360 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 32
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
2G
South East

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (75.86%) Radio Access Network
3 19 (65.52%) LTE
4 18 (62.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 15 (51.72%) Telecoms
6 14 (48.28%) Ericsson
7 12 (41.38%) NSN NetAct
8 11 (37.93%) Relational Database
9 9 (31.03%) Nortel
9 9 (31.03%) Perl
9 9 (31.03%) Oracle
10 8 (27.59%) Mapinfo
10 8 (27.59%) Huawei
10 8 (27.59%) 4G
11 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
12 5 (17.24%) SNMP
12 5 (17.24%) Nokia
12 5 (17.24%) MPLS
12 5 (17.24%) XML
12 5 (17.24%) UNIX
12 5 (17.24%) MS Access
12 5 (17.24%) Greenplum
12 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (17.24%) MySQL
12 5 (17.24%) TELNET
13 4 (13.79%) Network Design
13 4 (13.79%) Web Development
13 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
13 4 (13.79%) MS Office
13 4 (13.79%) .NET

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (75.86%) Radio Access Network
3 19 (65.52%) LTE
4 8 (27.59%) 4G
5 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
6 5 (17.24%) SNMP
6 5 (17.24%) MPLS
6 5 (17.24%) TELNET
7 2 (6.90%) VRRP
7 2 (6.90%) ATM
7 2 (6.90%) SDH
7 2 (6.90%) OSPF
7 2 (6.90%) BGP
7 2 (6.90%) RSVP
7 2 (6.90%) VPN
7 2 (6.90%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) Relational Database
2 5 (17.24%) MS Access
2 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (51.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Databuild Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Developer
7 1 (3.45%) OSS Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) PMI
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Network Design
1 4 (13.79%) Web Development
1 4 (13.79%) ETL
2 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
2 3 (10.34%) Fault Management
2 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
2 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) C++
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) HND
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (48.28%) Ericsson
3 9 (31.03%) Nortel
3 9 (31.03%) Oracle
4 8 (27.59%) Mapinfo
4 8 (27.59%) Huawei
5 5 (17.24%) Nokia
5 5 (17.24%) Greenplum
6 4 (13.79%) Talend
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft