The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
England / London
Rank 391 432 404
Rank change year-on-year +41 -28  
Contract jobs citing 2G 15 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.036% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.28% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £650 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.48% +25.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £268 £260
% change year-on-year +30.84% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2822 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.75% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1910 1826
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 83
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in London

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2G in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2G in London

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in London

2G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hounslow - 2 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for 2G.

1 23 (95.83%) 3G
2 20 (83.33%) 4G
3 14 (58.33%) LTE
4 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 7 (29.17%) VoLTE
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
8 3 (12.50%) MS Office
8 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
9 2 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Network Design
9 2 (8.33%) Statistics
9 2 (8.33%) Marketing
9 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.33%) MVNO
9 2 (8.33%) SDH
9 2 (8.33%) UMTS
9 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) SQL
9 2 (8.33%) ATM
9 2 (8.33%) Nokia
9 2 (8.33%) CAD
9 2 (8.33%) Migration

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) G Suite
1 1 (4.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) 3G
2 20 (83.33%) 4G
3 14 (58.33%) LTE
4 7 (29.17%) VoLTE
5 3 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (8.33%) ATM
6 2 (8.33%) Firewall
6 2 (8.33%) MVNO
6 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (8.33%) SDH
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) UMTS
7 1 (4.17%) GPRS
7 1 (4.17%) GSM
7 1 (4.17%) HSPA
7 1 (4.17%) Intranet
7 1 (4.17%) MGW
7 1 (4.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
General
1 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Programme Director
2 2 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Radio Planner
2 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Data Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Network Support
3 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
3 1 (4.17%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 3 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (8.33%) CAD
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Network Design
2 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Analytics
3 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Huawei
4 1 (4.17%) Mapinfo
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy