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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 80 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 12 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.79% 0.76% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 5.62% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£258 £205 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -35.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +7.14%
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
294 178 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.39% 13.56% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 100 168
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £175.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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
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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 -7 10 £258 +3.00%
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 26 (96.30%) 3G
2 19 (70.37%) Ericsson
3 17 (62.96%) Telecoms
3 17 (62.96%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (48.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 13 (48.15%) Oracle
5 12 (44.44%) Nortel
5 12 (44.44%) Perl
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) Huawei
7 10 (37.04%) LTE
7 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (37.04%) MySQL
7 10 (37.04%) MS Office
7 10 (37.04%) UNIX
7 10 (37.04%) Linux
7 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
7 10 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (37.04%) MS Visio
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) 4G
8 8 (29.63%) Business Objects
8 8 (29.63%) ETL
9 7 (25.93%) XML
9 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
9 7 (25.93%) SNMP
9 7 (25.93%) Telnet
9 7 (25.93%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (25.93%) Greenplum
9 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 10 (37.04%) MS Office
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
1 10 (37.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) 3G
2 17 (62.96%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (37.04%) LTE
3 10 (37.04%) 4G
4 7 (25.93%) Telnet
4 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
4 7 (25.93%) SNMP
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 5 (18.52%) DHCP
7 3 (11.11%) SDH
7 3 (11.11%) ATM
7 3 (11.11%) 2.5G
8 2 (7.41%) GSM
9 1 (3.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
1 10 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (3.70%) MS Access
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (62.96%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Database Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Perl Developer
4 1 (3.70%) ETL Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) UNIX
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ETL
2 7 (25.93%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) Validation
3 6 (22.22%) Network Planning
4 4 (14.81%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Perl
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) C++
2 5 (18.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) HNC
2 1 (3.70%) HND
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Ericsson
2 13 (48.15%) Oracle
2 13 (48.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (44.44%) Nortel
4 11 (40.74%) Huawei
5 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) Business Objects
7 7 (25.93%) Greenplum
8 6 (22.22%) Nokia
9 4 (14.81%) Talend
9 4 (14.81%) Cramer
10 2 (7.41%) NEC