The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

2G
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 119 127
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.13% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -19.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £268 £260
% change year-on-year +30.84% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

2G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 376 353 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.71% 14.35% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 196 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +81.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing 2G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in the East of England

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2G in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in the East of England

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in the East of England

2G
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Hertfordshire +2 4 £350 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) Nokia
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) MapBasic
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) Crossbeam
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 2 (33.33%) HSPA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) Actix
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) HSPA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Check Point Support
3 1 (16.67%) Crossbeam Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Crossbeam Support
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Support
3 1 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IP Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) MapBasic
1 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
1 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (33.33%) Actix
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Crossbeam
2 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Greenplum
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo