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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 599 520 458
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -62
Contract jobs citing 2G 61 154 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.94% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 72 39
Median daily rate £289 £270 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £270 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.78 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.89% +34.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £43.78 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.89% +34.70%

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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

2G Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 29 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 27 July 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 -94 60 £290 +7.40% 4
South East -26 32 £270 - 1
Berkshire -24 22 £201 -25.55% 1
London -10 10 £383 +25.40% 2
Reading -4 6 - -
Newbury -9 6 £201 -30.68% 1
North West -7 5 £260 - 1
Hampshire - 5 - -
Surrey +3 4 £318 +51.19%
Slough +3 4 - -
Yorkshire -9 4 £285 +5.55%
West Midlands -40 4 £413 +52.77%
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Cheshire +4 3 £260 -
Leeds -10 3 - -
West Yorkshire -12 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £260 -
Guildford - 3 £270 -
South West +1 2 - -
Manchester -7 2 - - 1
East of England +11 1 - -
Scotland +5 1 £250 -
Midlands -3 1 £288 +6.48%
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 141 (97.92%) 3G
2 116 (80.56%) 4G
3 89 (61.81%) Telecoms
4 76 (52.78%) LTE
5 56 (38.89%) Radio Access Network
6 45 (31.25%) Huawei
7 31 (21.53%) Nokia
8 27 (18.75%) Wireless
9 26 (18.06%) Ericsson
10 24 (16.67%) GSM
11 23 (15.97%) UMTS
12 22 (15.28%) Nokia Networks
13 19 (13.19%) SLA
14 16 (11.11%) Degree
15 14 (9.72%) Back Office
16 13 (9.03%) HNC
16 13 (9.03%) VoLTE
17 12 (8.33%) C
17 12 (8.33%) Siemens
18 11 (7.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
18 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
18 11 (7.64%) BT
18 11 (7.64%) Network Architecture
18 11 (7.64%) NSN NetAct
18 11 (7.64%) Virtual Machines
19 10 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
19 10 (6.94%) Node B
19 10 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
19 10 (6.94%) Cramer

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 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.56%) MS Office
4 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.69%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 141 (97.92%) 3G
2 116 (80.56%) 4G
3 76 (52.78%) LTE
4 56 (38.89%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (18.75%) Wireless
6 24 (16.67%) GSM
7 23 (15.97%) UMTS
8 13 (9.03%) VoLTE
9 10 (6.94%) ATM
9 10 (6.94%) Node B
10 9 (6.25%) RNC
11 6 (4.17%) Internet
12 5 (3.47%) GPRS
12 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.47%) UTRAN
12 5 (3.47%) VoWiFi
12 5 (3.47%) WCDMA
13 4 (2.78%) Bluetooth
13 4 (2.78%) NFC
13 4 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.47%) GIS
1 5 (3.47%) MS Access
2 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 89 (61.81%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.72%) Back Office
3 8 (5.56%) Electronics
4 7 (4.86%) Finance
5 3 (2.08%) Automotive
6 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.28%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
3 16 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
4 14 (9.72%) 3G Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) LTE Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) Telecoms Manager
6 9 (6.25%) 4G Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Field Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.86%) Telecoms Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Data Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Databuild Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Deployment Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Transmission Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) HTML
1 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.47%) PMI
5 4 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.78%) Statistics
6 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.08%) Telematics
6 3 (2.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.39%) VHDL
8 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.69%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.78%) Unix
2 3 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (7.64%) Network Architecture
2 10 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (4.86%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (4.86%) Network Design
4 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 6 (4.17%) Project Management
5 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.47%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (3.47%) ITIL
5 5 (3.47%) Line Management
5 5 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (3.47%) Network Optimisation
5 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.78%) Change Control
6 4 (2.78%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.08%) CAD
7 3 (2.08%) Fault Management
7 3 (2.08%) Migration
7 3 (2.08%) Network Management
7 3 (2.08%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) C
2 9 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (1.39%) C++
4 1 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.69%) Perl
4 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Degree
2 13 (9.03%) HNC
3 7 (4.86%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.17%) HND
5 4 (2.78%) CCNP
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.39%) PMP
7 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (4.86%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.39%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (31.25%) Huawei
2 31 (21.53%) Nokia
3 26 (18.06%) Ericsson
4 22 (15.28%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (8.33%) Siemens
6 11 (7.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 11 (7.64%) BT
6 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
7 10 (6.94%) Cramer
8 8 (5.56%) Arqiva
8 8 (5.56%) Mapinfo
8 8 (5.56%) NetCracker
8 8 (5.56%) Telindus
8 8 (5.56%) Tellabs
8 8 (5.56%) Virgin Media
8 8 (5.56%) ZTE
9 7 (4.86%) Citrix
9 7 (4.86%) Nortel
9 7 (4.86%) Remedy
10 5 (3.47%) Juniper
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