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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 571 468
Rank change year-on-year +24 -103  
Contract jobs citing 2G 35 61 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.082% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.78% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 61
Median daily rate £300 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £207 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +9.48% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £77.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year - -67.74%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5810 7839 7552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3455 4850 4319
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 356 439
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2G in England over the 3 months to 24 June 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

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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 3 months to 24 June 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
South East +18 21 £300 +9.09%
London +12 4 £275 -28.10%
South West +6 3 £410 -
North West +15 1 £275 -6.77%
East of England -6 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
2G
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 77 (95.06%) 3G
2 66 (81.48%) 4G
3 48 (59.26%) Telecoms
4 38 (46.91%) LTE
5 28 (34.57%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (18.52%) GSM
7 14 (17.28%) Ericsson
8 13 (16.05%) 5G
9 12 (14.81%) VoLTE
9 12 (14.81%) Nokia
9 12 (14.81%) UMTS
10 9 (11.11%) Huawei
11 8 (9.88%) Degree
11 8 (9.88%) SLA
11 8 (9.88%) Windows
11 8 (9.88%) Linux
11 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (8.64%) Network Architecture
12 7 (8.64%) Nokia Networks
12 7 (8.64%) SQL
13 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (7.41%) Cisco
13 6 (7.41%) 3GPP
13 6 (7.41%) Diameter Protocol
14 5 (6.17%) MVNO
14 5 (6.17%) HSPA
14 5 (6.17%) NSN NetAct
14 5 (6.17%) Wireless
14 5 (6.17%) Firewall
14 5 (6.17%) French Language

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 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 77 (95.06%) 3G
2 66 (81.48%) 4G
3 38 (46.91%) LTE
4 28 (34.57%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (18.52%) GSM
6 13 (16.05%) 5G
7 12 (14.81%) UMTS
7 12 (14.81%) VoLTE
8 6 (7.41%) 3GPP
8 6 (7.41%) Diameter Protocol
9 5 (6.17%) Bluetooth
9 5 (6.17%) Firewall
9 5 (6.17%) HSPA
9 5 (6.17%) MVNO
9 5 (6.17%) NFC
9 5 (6.17%) UTRAN
9 5 (6.17%) Wireless
9 5 (6.17%) WLAN
10 4 (4.94%) WCDMA
11 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Big Data
1 3 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (3.70%) GIS
1 3 (3.70%) MS Access
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.47%) Power BI
3 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
General
1 48 (59.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.17%) French Language
3 3 (3.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.23%) Military
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (8.64%) Optimisation Engineer
2 6 (7.41%) Architect
2 6 (7.41%) Designer
2 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
2 6 (7.41%) Test Engineer
3 5 (6.17%) Field Engineer
3 5 (6.17%) Mobile Engineer
3 5 (6.17%) Radio Engineer
3 5 (6.17%) RAN Engineer
4 4 (4.94%) Mobile Architect
4 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
4 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Electronics Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Electronics Test Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Senior Designer
5 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Transmission Planner
5 3 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) User Experience
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
1 8 (9.88%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.64%) Network Architecture
2 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
3 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
3 4 (4.94%) Network Management
3 4 (4.94%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (4.94%) Security Testing
3 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (4.94%) Validation
3 4 (4.94%) Workflow
4 3 (3.70%) CAD
4 3 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (3.70%) High Availability
4 3 (3.70%) IT Strategy
4 3 (3.70%) Network Design
4 3 (3.70%) Network Optimisation
4 3 (3.70%) Process Improvement
4 3 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (2.47%) Analytics
5 2 (2.47%) Capacity Management
5 2 (2.47%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) Java
2 3 (3.70%) Perl
3 2 (2.47%) C
4 1 (1.23%) C#
4 1 (1.23%) C++
4 1 (1.23%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) CCNP
2 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) CCNA
3 2 (2.47%) HNC
3 2 (2.47%) HND
4 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (4.94%) Nagios
3 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Ericsson
2 12 (14.81%) Nokia
3 9 (11.11%) Huawei
4 7 (8.64%) Nokia Networks
5 6 (7.41%) Cisco
6 4 (4.94%) Actix
7 3 (3.70%) Mapinfo
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.47%) NEC
8 2 (2.47%) Nortel
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle
8 2 (2.47%) Remedy
9 1 (1.23%) Arqiva
9 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.23%) Crossbeam
9 1 (1.23%) Greenplum
9 1 (1.23%) HP
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat