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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 552 538 499
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs citing 2G 78 106 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.34% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 30
Median daily rate £378 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £171 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £366 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £290 £287
% change year-on-year
+31.03% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.94%

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
7558 7938 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4563 4664 4682
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 477 441
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 30 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 7 December 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 -1 69 £325 +12.06% 6
South East +23 44 £280 -3.44% 2
Berkshire +14 32 £325 +7.43% 1
Reading +9 18 £245 -27.40%
Surrey +13 8 £270 +0.93%
North West +7 8 £600 +228.76%
Guildford -4 8 £270 -
London -1 7 £370 +13.84% 2
West Yorkshire +27 5 £375 +7.14%
Cheshire +18 5 - -
Yorkshire +17 5 £375 +7.14%
Newbury +8 5 - - 1
Slough - 5 £400 -
Leeds +22 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +20 4 - -
Warrington -1 4 - -
Channel Islands - 4 £413 -
Jersey - 4 £413 -
Manchester +2 3 £600 +313.79%
Guernsey - 3 £413 -
Scotland +15 2 - -
South West +10 2 £270 +25.58% 1
Amersham - 2 - -
Bristol +8 1 £270 +86.20% 1
Glasgow +2 1 - -
City of London 0 1 - - 1
Coventry -11 1 £260 -
West Midlands -21 1 £260 -11.78%
Cornwall - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 134 (96.40%) 3G
2 107 (76.98%) 4G
3 81 (58.27%) Telecoms
4 63 (45.32%) LTE
5 48 (34.53%) Huawei
6 47 (33.81%) Ericsson
7 43 (30.94%) Radio Access Network
8 39 (28.06%) Nokia
9 27 (19.42%) Nokia Networks
10 22 (15.83%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (14.39%) TCP/IP
12 19 (13.67%) Cisco
12 19 (13.67%) CCNP
12 19 (13.67%) GSM
13 18 (12.95%) Back Office
14 17 (12.23%) ITIL
14 17 (12.23%) CCIE
15 15 (10.79%) CCNA
15 15 (10.79%) UMTS
15 15 (10.79%) Wireless
15 15 (10.79%) Cramer
15 15 (10.79%) Network Optimisation
16 14 (10.07%) Juniper
16 14 (10.07%) Wireshark
17 13 (9.35%) Statistics
17 13 (9.35%) SLA
17 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
17 13 (9.35%) MS Office
18 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
18 12 (8.63%) Network Architecture

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 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) MS Office
2 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.72%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) G Suite
1 1 (0.72%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 134 (96.40%) 3G
2 107 (76.98%) 4G
3 63 (45.32%) LTE
4 43 (30.94%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (14.39%) TCP/IP
6 19 (13.67%) GSM
7 15 (10.79%) UMTS
7 15 (10.79%) Wireless
8 14 (10.07%) Wireshark
9 11 (7.91%) VoLTE
10 10 (7.19%) Firewall
11 9 (6.47%) ATM
11 9 (6.47%) UTRAN
12 8 (5.76%) WCDMA
13 6 (4.32%) Diameter Protocol
13 6 (4.32%) GPRS
13 6 (4.32%) MVNO
14 5 (3.60%) Ethernet
14 5 (3.60%) SDH
15 4 (2.88%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.32%) GIS
2 6 (4.32%) MS Access
3 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
General
1 81 (58.27%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.95%) Back Office
3 11 (7.91%) Marketing
4 7 (5.04%) Electronics
5 5 (3.60%) Finance
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (13.67%) RAN Engineer
2 14 (10.07%) 3G Engineer
2 14 (10.07%) Optimisation Engineer
3 13 (9.35%) 4G Engineer
4 11 (7.91%) Field Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) Radio Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) Radio Planner
6 8 (5.76%) Architect
7 7 (5.04%) Telecoms Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) LTE Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Transmission Planner
9 4 (2.88%) Mobile Architect
9 4 (2.88%) Mobile Specialist
9 4 (2.88%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.88%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) XML
2 2 (1.44%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Statistics
2 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.60%) VHDL
5 4 (2.88%) VLSI
6 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.72%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.04%) Unix
2 5 (3.60%) Linux
3 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.23%) ITIL
2 15 (10.79%) Network Optimisation
3 12 (8.63%) Network Architecture
4 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.47%) Network Design
5 9 (6.47%) Performance Management
6 7 (5.04%) Network Planning
7 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.32%) Dashboard Development
7 6 (4.32%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (4.32%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.60%) Resource Management
8 5 (3.60%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (2.88%) CAD
9 4 (2.88%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.88%) Security Testing
9 4 (2.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) SQL
2 8 (5.76%) C
2 8 (5.76%) C++
3 4 (2.88%) Perl
4 2 (1.44%) C#
4 2 (1.44%) Java
4 2 (1.44%) Ruby
5 1 (0.72%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (15.83%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.67%) CCNP
3 17 (12.23%) CCIE
4 15 (10.79%) CCNA
5 7 (5.04%) HNC
5 7 (5.04%) HND
6 6 (4.32%) Degree
7 3 (2.16%) CCDA
8 2 (1.44%) CCSP
8 2 (1.44%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.44%) MCSE
8 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Amdocs OSS
2 4 (2.88%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (34.53%) Huawei
2 47 (33.81%) Ericsson
3 39 (28.06%) Nokia
4 27 (19.42%) Nokia Networks
5 19 (13.67%) Cisco
6 15 (10.79%) Cramer
7 14 (10.07%) Juniper
8 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
9 11 (7.91%) Nortel
10 9 (6.47%) Mapinfo
10 9 (6.47%) Remedy
10 9 (6.47%) Tellabs
11 8 (5.76%) Arqiva
12 7 (5.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (5.04%) Citrix
13 5 (3.60%) ZTE
14 4 (2.88%) Anite
14 4 (2.88%) BT
14 4 (2.88%) NetCracker
14 4 (2.88%) Siemens
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