Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 600 577
Rank change year-on-year -18 -23 +26
Contract jobs citing 2G 11 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.023% 0.044% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.32% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 22
London median daily rate £400 £370 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +22.31% -39.50%
10th Percentile £363 £250 £254
90th Percentile £465 £450 £489
England median daily rate £390 £290 £270
% change year-on-year +34.48% +7.41% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.50 £43.78
% change year-on-year - +3.93% +8.77%

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 5430 6270 5907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.90% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3643 4098 3904
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 142 178
London median hourly rate £19.57 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for 2G.

1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) LTE
3 7 (63.64%) TETRA
3 7 (63.64%) Project Planning
3 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (45.45%) Motorola
5 4 (36.36%) 3G
5 4 (36.36%) 4G
6 2 (18.18%) Primavera
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) PMI
6 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) Broadband
6 2 (18.18%) GSM
6 2 (18.18%) UMTS
6 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Node B
7 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) SDH
7 1 (9.09%) ATM
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
7 1 (9.09%) CAD
7 1 (9.09%) GIS

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:

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) LTE
2 7 (63.64%) TETRA
3 4 (36.36%) 3G
3 4 (36.36%) 4G
4 2 (18.18%) Broadband
4 2 (18.18%) GSM
4 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (18.18%) UMTS
5 1 (9.09%) ATM
5 1 (9.09%) Node B
5 1 (9.09%) SDH
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Planner
2 2 (18.18%) Planning Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms Planner
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Planner
3 1 (9.09%) RAN Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PMI
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) CAD
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Motorola
2 1 (9.09%) Ericsson