Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 757 625
Rank change year-on-year -42 -132 -44
Contract jobs citing 2G 50 119 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.80% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 121
England median daily rate £390 £290 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% +5.45% -12.00%
10th Percentile £328 £202 £208
90th Percentile £459 £423 £406
UK median daily rate £390 £325 £273
% change year-on-year +20.00% +19.27% -12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
England median hourly rate - £45.50 £43.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.93% +8.77%
UK median hourly rate - £45.50 £43.78
% change year-on-year - +3.93% +1.81%

2G is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing 2G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in England

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in England

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2G in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2G in England

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in England

2G
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -38 22 £335 +19.64%
London -25 11 £400 +8.11%
South West +16 10 £408 +50.93%
North of England +43 3 - -
North West +15 3 - -
West Midlands +23 1 £260 -
Midlands +18 1 £260 -
2G
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 43 (86.00%) 3G
2 40 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 37 (74.00%) 4G
4 22 (44.00%) LTE
5 19 (38.00%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 9 (18.00%) Huawei
7 9 (18.00%) GSM
8 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.00%) Network Optimisation
9 7 (14.00%) Nokia
9 7 (14.00%) UMTS
9 7 (14.00%) TETRA
9 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.00%) Ericsson
11 5 (10.00%) Motorola
11 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) VoLTE
11 5 (10.00%) RNC
11 5 (10.00%) Degree
12 4 (8.00%) French Language
12 4 (8.00%) High Availability
12 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
12 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
12 4 (8.00%) Broadband
12 4 (8.00%) SDH
12 4 (8.00%) WCDMA

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 43 (86.00%) 3G
2 37 (74.00%) 4G
3 22 (44.00%) LTE
4 19 (38.00%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (18.00%) GSM
6 7 (14.00%) TETRA
6 7 (14.00%) UMTS
7 5 (10.00%) RNC
7 5 (10.00%) VoLTE
8 4 (8.00%) Broadband
8 4 (8.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (8.00%) SDH
8 4 (8.00%) WCDMA
9 3 (6.00%) 3GPP
9 3 (6.00%) HSPA
9 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.00%) ATM
10 2 (4.00%) MPLS
10 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
11 1 (2.00%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 40 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) French Language
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Designer
2 4 (8.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 4 (8.00%) Project Planner
3 3 (6.00%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Radio Planner
3 3 (6.00%) Transmission Planner
4 2 (4.00%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Architect
4 2 (4.00%) Consultant
4 2 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Junior
4 2 (4.00%) Planning Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Quality Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) PMI
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 7 (14.00%) Network Optimisation
3 5 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.00%) High Availability
4 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.00%) Analytics
5 3 (6.00%) Network Performance Management
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Measurement
5 3 (6.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
5 3 (6.00%) Statistics
6 2 (4.00%) Coaching
6 2 (4.00%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.00%) QMS
6 2 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Huawei
2 7 (14.00%) Nokia
3 6 (12.00%) Ericsson
4 5 (10.00%) Motorola
5 2 (4.00%) Actix
5 2 (4.00%) Cramer
6 1 (2.00%) Agilent
6 1 (2.00%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.00%) NetScout