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 22 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 423 403
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20  
Contract jobs citing 2G 4 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.037% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.27% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 16
Median daily rate £275 £383 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.10% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +9.48% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2271 3002 3119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.95% 13.83% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 2054 2009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 98
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £12.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 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 22 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 London region with a requirement for 2G.

1 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 18 (94.74%) 4G
3 10 (52.63%) LTE
4 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
6 5 (26.32%) VoLTE
7 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (15.79%) UMTS
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
9 2 (10.53%) CAD
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (10.53%) ATM
9 2 (10.53%) GSM
9 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) SDH
9 2 (10.53%) 3GPP
9 2 (10.53%) MVNO
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) 5G
9 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (10.53%) GIS
9 2 (10.53%) Firewall
9 2 (10.53%) Wireless
9 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Performance Management

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 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 18 (94.74%) 4G
3 10 (52.63%) LTE
4 5 (26.32%) VoLTE
5 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (15.79%) UMTS
7 2 (10.53%) 3GPP
7 2 (10.53%) 5G
7 2 (10.53%) ATM
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) GSM
7 2 (10.53%) MVNO
7 2 (10.53%) SDH
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
8 1 (5.26%) GPRS
8 1 (5.26%) HSPA
8 1 (5.26%) MGW
8 1 (5.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (10.53%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) French Language
2 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Programme Director
2 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (5.26%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Data Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Support
3 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) CAD
1 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
1 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.26%) Analytics
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.26%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (5.26%) Network Performance Management
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Nokia
3 1 (5.26%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy