The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
UK
Rank 560 536 389
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -147
Contract jobs citing 2G 42 91 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.18% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.20% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 70
Median daily rate £363 £298 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.84% +11.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £251 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £266
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

2G
Daily Rate Trend

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in the UK

2G
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

2G
Hourly Rate Trend

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

2G
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 39 £375 +22.95% 2
London +28 11 £650 +62.29%
South East -20 11 £185 -40.80% 1
Berkshire -18 7 £185 -52.25%
Reading +15 6 £185 -45.18%
East Midlands +10 6 - -
North West +25 4 £600 +361.53%
Manchester +14 4 £600 +361.53%
Leicestershire - 4 - -
South West +2 3 £323 - 1
Bristol 0 3 £323 - 1
Hampshire - 3 - -
Hounslow - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Yorkshire +20 2 £268 +1.90%
West Yorkshire +14 2 £268 +1.90%
Leeds +3 2 £268 +1.90%
West Midlands +3 1 - -
Slough +1 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 - -
Guildford -7 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for 2G.

1 119 (97.54%) 3G
2 94 (77.05%) 4G
3 65 (53.28%) Telecoms
4 54 (44.26%) LTE
5 48 (39.34%) Ericsson
6 45 (36.89%) Huawei
7 40 (32.79%) Radio Access Network
7 40 (32.79%) Nokia
8 22 (18.03%) Nokia Networks
9 20 (16.39%) VoLTE
10 19 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (14.75%) CCNP
12 17 (13.93%) Cisco
13 16 (13.11%) UMTS
13 16 (13.11%) GSM
14 15 (12.30%) ITIL
14 15 (12.30%) SLA
15 14 (11.48%) CCNA
15 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
16 13 (10.66%) Firewall
16 13 (10.66%) CCIE
16 13 (10.66%) MS Office
17 12 (9.84%) Juniper
18 11 (9.02%) Back Office
18 11 (9.02%) Wireshark
19 10 (8.20%) Performance Management
19 10 (8.20%) Network Architecture
19 10 (8.20%) Diameter Protocol
19 10 (8.20%) Network Optimisation
19 10 (8.20%) MVNO

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 13 (10.66%) MS Office
2 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) G Suite
1 1 (0.82%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 119 (97.54%) 3G
2 94 (77.05%) 4G
3 54 (44.26%) LTE
4 40 (32.79%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (16.39%) VoLTE
6 16 (13.11%) GSM
6 16 (13.11%) UMTS
7 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
8 13 (10.66%) Firewall
9 11 (9.02%) Wireshark
10 10 (8.20%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (8.20%) MVNO
11 8 (6.56%) RNC
12 7 (5.74%) GPRS
13 6 (4.92%) Wireless
14 5 (4.10%) ATM
14 5 (4.10%) Ethernet
14 5 (4.10%) UTRAN
15 4 (3.28%) HSPA
16 3 (2.46%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.46%) GIS
2 3 (2.46%) MS Access
3 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
General
1 65 (53.28%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.02%) Back Office
3 6 (4.92%) Marketing
4 5 (4.10%) Finance
5 4 (3.28%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) French Language
6 2 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (13.93%) Optimisation Engineer
2 14 (11.48%) 3G Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) Field Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) RAN Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) 4G Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Radio Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Architect
6 8 (6.56%) Mobile Architect
6 8 (6.56%) Security Architect
7 6 (4.92%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Radio Planner
8 5 (4.10%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Designer
9 4 (3.28%) LTE Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Mobile Specialist
9 4 (3.28%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Transmission Planner
10 3 (2.46%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) XML
2 1 (0.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.46%) NHS
3 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Unix
2 3 (2.46%) Linux
3 1 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.30%) ITIL
2 10 (8.20%) Network Architecture
2 10 (8.20%) Network Optimisation
2 10 (8.20%) Performance Management
3 9 (7.38%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (6.56%) Security Testing
4 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.74%) Statistics
6 6 (4.92%) Network Design
6 6 (4.92%) Network Planning
7 5 (4.10%) Migration
8 4 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.28%) Project Management
8 4 (3.28%) Resource Management
9 3 (2.46%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.46%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
9 3 (2.46%) Network Management
9 3 (2.46%) Presales
9 3 (2.46%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) Perl
3 3 (2.46%) C++
4 2 (1.64%) C#
4 2 (1.64%) MapBasic
4 2 (1.64%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.64%) Ruby
4 2 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (0.82%) C
5 1 (0.82%) Java
5 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (14.75%) CCNP
3 14 (11.48%) CCNA
4 13 (10.66%) CCIE
5 7 (5.74%) Degree
6 5 (4.10%) HND
7 3 (2.46%) CCDA
7 3 (2.46%) HNC
8 2 (1.64%) MCSE
8 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.30%) SLA
2 8 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) Ericsson
2 45 (36.89%) Huawei
3 40 (32.79%) Nokia
4 22 (18.03%) Nokia Networks
5 17 (13.93%) Cisco
6 12 (9.84%) Juniper
7 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.20%) Nortel
8 8 (6.56%) NEC
9 7 (5.74%) Cramer
10 6 (4.92%) Mapinfo
11 5 (4.10%) Remedy
12 4 (3.28%) Arqiva
12 4 (3.28%) Greenplum
12 4 (3.28%) Tellabs
13 3 (2.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.46%) HP
13 3 (2.46%) Samsung
14 2 (1.64%) Citrix
14 2 (1.64%) Oracle
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £375 per day
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