The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 228 229
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing 2G 22 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.94% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 17
Median daily rate £300 £275 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £219 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £343 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +9.48% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1332 1756 1836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.59% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 972 902
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 123 119
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in the South East

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in the South East

2G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +12 17 £275 +5.76%
Hampshire +7 3 - -
Surrey +7 1 £335 -8.21%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for 2G.

1 31 (96.88%) 3G
2 25 (78.13%) 4G
3 21 (65.63%) Telecoms
4 17 (53.13%) LTE
5 10 (31.25%) 5G
6 9 (28.13%) UMTS
7 8 (25.00%) Windows
7 8 (25.00%) Linux
7 8 (25.00%) GSM
7 8 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (15.63%) NFC
8 5 (15.63%) Bluetooth
8 5 (15.63%) WLAN
8 5 (15.63%) Ericsson
9 4 (12.50%) Nagios
9 4 (12.50%) Nokia
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Network Management
10 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
10 3 (9.38%) Big Data
10 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
10 3 (9.38%) Perl
10 3 (9.38%) Unix
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (9.38%) MS Access
10 3 (9.38%) UTRAN
10 3 (9.38%) SLA
10 3 (9.38%) Electronics
10 3 (9.38%) Validation

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 31 (96.88%) 3G
2 25 (78.13%) 4G
3 17 (53.13%) LTE
4 10 (31.25%) 5G
5 9 (28.13%) UMTS
6 8 (25.00%) GSM
6 8 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (15.63%) Bluetooth
7 5 (15.63%) NFC
7 5 (15.63%) WLAN
8 3 (9.38%) UTRAN
9 1 (3.13%) ATM
9 1 (3.13%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (3.13%) SDH
9 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.13%) VoLTE
9 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Big Data
1 3 (9.38%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (3.13%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
General
1 21 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics Test Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Junior
3 2 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) RF Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) RF Test Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Network Management
2 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
2 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
2 3 (9.38%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (6.25%) Presales
3 2 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (3.13%) Analytics
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Logistics
4 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (3.13%) Network Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) People Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) HNC
2 2 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Ericsson
2 4 (12.50%) Nokia
3 2 (6.25%) Huawei
3 2 (6.25%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.13%) Arqiva
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat