Period
to 8 December 2021

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 6 months to 8 December 2021 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 > London
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 512 360 537
Rank change year-on-year -152 +177 +99
Contract jobs citing 2G 76 27 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.17% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.57% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 17 4
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £375
Median % change year-on-year - +73.33% -
England median daily rate £650 £625 £363
% change year-on-year +4.00% +72.41% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate - £40.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +42.11% -7.66%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,764 1,716 3,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.87% 10.51% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,609 1,183 2,611
10th Percentile £267 £263 £183
25th Percentile £420 £380 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £484 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.02% +7.56% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £552
90th Percentile £738 £650 £650
England median daily rate £476 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +8.86% +5.42% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 18 107
10th Percentile £11.73 £20.88 £13.95
25th Percentile £15.00 £22.63 £16.25
Median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.48% +25.00% -2.33%
75th Percentile £39.82 £38.04 £44.99
90th Percentile £61.75 £58.90 £50.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.51
% change year-on-year -37.10% +62.58% +13.22%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing 2G as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in London

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 2G in London.

Daily rate trend for 2G in London

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 2G in London over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for 2G in London

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 2G in London.

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 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
Central London -50 1 £420 - 2
2G
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for 2G.

1 68 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 65 (85.53%) 5G
3 62 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (78.95%) MVNO
5 59 (77.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (76.32%) C
6 58 (76.32%) GSM
6 58 (76.32%) SDLC
6 58 (76.32%) Project Delivery
7 39 (51.32%) Packet Switching
8 25 (32.89%) PRINCE2
8 25 (32.89%) PMI
8 25 (32.89%) PMI Certification
8 25 (32.89%) PMBOK
9 15 (19.74%) 4G
10 14 (18.42%) 3G
11 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (6.58%) LTE
13 4 (5.26%) 3GPP
13 4 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
14 3 (3.95%) VoLTE
14 3 (3.95%) Banking
15 2 (2.63%) Migration
15 2 (2.63%) Refactoring
15 2 (2.63%) Finance
15 2 (2.63%) Nokia
15 2 (2.63%) DevOps
15 2 (2.63%) Network Architecture
15 2 (2.63%) GitHub
15 2 (2.63%) Test Automation

2G
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (1.32%) AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Azure
2 1 (1.32%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.32%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 65 (85.53%) 5G
2 60 (78.95%) MVNO
3 58 (76.32%) GSM
4 39 (51.32%) Packet Switching
5 15 (19.74%) 4G
6 14 (18.42%) 3G
7 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (6.58%) LTE
9 4 (5.26%) 3GPP
9 4 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
10 3 (3.95%) VoLTE
11 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.32%) NaaS
11 1 (1.32%) RNC
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Appium
1 1 (1.32%) CocoaPods
1 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.32%) fastlane
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) JUnit
1 1 (1.32%) Mockito
1 1 (1.32%) Robot Framework
1 1 (1.32%) Selenium
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
1 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 68 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Analyst
1 33 (43.42%) Business Analyst
2 26 (34.21%) Project Manager
3 24 (31.58%) Technical Manager
3 24 (31.58%) Technical Project Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Core Network Project Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Network Analyst
4 5 (6.58%) Network Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Network Project Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Architect
5 3 (3.95%) Design Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Developer
6 2 (2.63%) Network Architect
6 2 (2.63%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (1.32%) Android Developer
7 1 (1.32%) Automation Tester
7 1 (1.32%) Capacity Planning Engineer
7 1 (1.32%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (1.32%) Rollout Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.32%) Dagger
1 1 (1.32%) JSON
1 1 (1.32%) Material Design
1 1 (1.32%) REST
1 1 (1.32%) Retrofit
1 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.32%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) PMI
2 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
2 1 (1.32%) iPad
2 1 (1.32%) iPhone
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Android
1 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (77.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (76.32%) Project Delivery
3 58 (76.32%) SDLC
4 25 (32.89%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (2.63%) DevOps
5 2 (2.63%) Migration
5 2 (2.63%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (2.63%) Refactoring
5 2 (2.63%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.32%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (1.32%) ATDD
6 1 (1.32%) BDD
6 1 (1.32%) Coaching
6 1 (1.32%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.32%) People Management
6 1 (1.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 58 (76.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
2 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
2 1 (1.32%) PHP
2 1 (1.32%) Ruby
2 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.89%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.32%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (2.63%) Mavenir
1 2 (2.63%) Nokia
2 1 (1.32%) Apple
2 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
2 1 (1.32%) Huawei