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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 582 482 491
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +9
Contract jobs citing 2G 61 159 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 1.97% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 63 36
Median daily rate £310 £285 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £268 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -13.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.74% +138.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-67.74% +138.46%

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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 2016.

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 28 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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -64 61 £310 +9.73% 2
South East -11 34 £275 +1.85% 2
Berkshire -27 25 £260 -3.70% 2
Reading -5 9 - -
London -2 8 £383 +17.69%
Hampshire - 7 - -
Newbury +1 6 £231 -25.64% 1
North West -17 6 £295 +13.46%
Basingstoke - 6 - -
Slough 0 5 - -
Cheshire -3 5 £295 -
Warrington - 5 £295 -
West Midlands -20 4 £413 +58.65%
East of England +9 3 - -
Yorkshire -12 3 £285 +132.65%
Hertfordshire +13 2 - -
Surrey -2 2 £365 +73.80%
South West -2 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 2 - -
Leeds -15 2 - -
Manchester -17 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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.

1 153 (98.71%) 3G
2 124 (80.00%) 4G
3 93 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 79 (50.97%) LTE
5 60 (38.71%) Radio Access Network
6 50 (32.26%) Huawei
7 40 (25.81%) Nokia
8 34 (21.94%) Ericsson
9 27 (17.42%) Nokia Networks
10 24 (15.48%) GSM
10 24 (15.48%) UMTS
10 24 (15.48%) Wireless
11 23 (14.84%) SLA
12 17 (10.97%) RNC
12 17 (10.97%) Degree
12 17 (10.97%) ATM
13 16 (10.32%) Siemens
13 16 (10.32%) NSN NetAct
14 15 (9.68%) BT
15 14 (9.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
15 14 (9.03%) Virtual Machines
16 13 (8.39%) VoLTE
16 13 (8.39%) HNC
16 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
16 13 (8.39%) Back Office
17 12 (7.74%) Nortel
18 11 (7.10%) C
18 11 (7.10%) NetCracker
18 11 (7.10%) Tellabs

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.23%) MS Office
3 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 153 (98.71%) 3G
2 124 (80.00%) 4G
3 79 (50.97%) LTE
4 60 (38.71%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (15.48%) GSM
5 24 (15.48%) UMTS
5 24 (15.48%) Wireless
6 17 (10.97%) ATM
6 17 (10.97%) RNC
7 13 (8.39%) VoLTE
8 10 (6.45%) Node B
9 7 (4.52%) Ethernet
9 7 (4.52%) GPRS
9 7 (4.52%) OSPF
10 6 (3.87%) Internet
10 6 (3.87%) SDH
11 5 (3.23%) MPLS
11 5 (3.23%) VoWiFi
11 5 (3.23%) VPN
12 4 (2.58%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.23%) MS Access
2 3 (1.94%) GIS
3 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
General
1 93 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.39%) Back Office
3 7 (4.52%) Finance
4 5 (3.23%) Electronics
5 3 (1.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.13%) Optimisation Engineer
2 21 (13.55%) RAN Engineer
3 19 (12.26%) Radio Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) 3G Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) LTE Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Field Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Telecoms Manager
7 10 (6.45%) 4G Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (5.81%) Transmission Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.16%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Databuild Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Telecoms Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Service Desk Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Data Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) Designer
12 5 (3.23%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.23%) PMI
4 4 (2.58%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.94%) Telematics
5 3 (1.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.29%) Statistics
7 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.65%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.29%) Linux
1 2 (1.29%) Unix
2 1 (0.65%) Android
2 1 (0.65%) Windows
2 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture
2 9 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (4.52%) ITIL
4 7 (4.52%) Network Design
4 7 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (4.52%) Project Management
4 7 (4.52%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.23%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (3.23%) Line Management
7 4 (2.58%) ETL
7 4 (2.58%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (2.58%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.94%) Fault Management
8 3 (1.94%) Migration
8 3 (1.94%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (1.94%) Network Planning
8 3 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.10%) C
2 8 (5.16%) SQL
3 1 (0.65%) C++
3 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Degree
2 13 (8.39%) HNC
3 7 (4.52%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.23%) CCNP
6 4 (2.58%) HND
7 2 (1.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (9.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (4.52%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.29%) Netcool
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (32.26%) Huawei
2 40 (25.81%) Nokia
3 34 (21.94%) Ericsson
4 27 (17.42%) Nokia Networks
5 16 (10.32%) Siemens
6 15 (9.68%) BT
7 14 (9.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
8 12 (7.74%) Nortel
9 11 (7.10%) Arqiva
9 11 (7.10%) NetCracker
9 11 (7.10%) Telindus
9 11 (7.10%) Tellabs
9 11 (7.10%) Virgin Media
9 11 (7.10%) ZTE
10 8 (5.16%) Cramer
10 8 (5.16%) Mapinfo
11 7 (4.52%) Citrix
11 7 (4.52%) Remedy
12 5 (3.23%) Juniper
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