Period
to 19 September 2019

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 6 months to 19 September 2019 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 290 348 340
Rank change year-on-year +58 -8 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 59 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 1.38% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 4
South East median daily rate £363 £338 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +6.30% +17.59%
10th Percentile £266 £165 £256
90th Percentile £438 £395 £340
England median daily rate £361 £356 £358
% change year-on-year +1.40% -0.58% +23.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £16.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.30 £27.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +54.55% +10.00% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,603 2,608 2,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.99% 15.72% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,513 1,378 1,548
South East median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 135 164
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% +29.58% -29.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.00 £55.00 £46.60
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -27.60%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing 2G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2G in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley +50 58 £363 +13.73% 3
Berkshire +16 58 £363 +13.73% 3
Surrey +34 1 - -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for 2G.

1 56 (94.92%) 3G
1 56 (94.92%) 4G
2 51 (86.44%) Telecoms
3 25 (42.37%) 5G
4 23 (38.98%) Project Management
5 21 (35.59%) PRINCE2
5 21 (35.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (33.90%) Critical Success Factor
7 19 (32.20%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (32.20%) PMI Certification
8 18 (30.51%) PMI
9 17 (28.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (23.73%) 2.5G
11 13 (22.03%) SLA
12 12 (20.34%) Configuration Management
12 12 (20.34%) Management Information System
12 12 (20.34%) Risk Management
12 12 (20.34%) Programme Management
12 12 (20.34%) Change Control
13 11 (18.64%) Project Delivery
14 10 (16.95%) Migration
14 10 (16.95%) Huawei
14 10 (16.95%) Ericsson
15 9 (15.25%) Capacity Management
16 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (11.86%) IT Strategy
16 7 (11.86%) Strategic Roadmap
16 7 (11.86%) Remedy
16 7 (11.86%) VoIP
16 7 (11.86%) ATM

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 56 (94.92%) 3G
1 56 (94.92%) 4G
2 25 (42.37%) 5G
3 19 (32.20%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (23.73%) 2.5G
5 7 (11.86%) ATM
5 7 (11.86%) RNC
5 7 (11.86%) VoIP
6 5 (8.47%) GSM
7 4 (6.78%) Firewall
7 4 (6.78%) LTE
7 4 (6.78%) Node B
7 4 (6.78%) UMTS
8 3 (5.08%) 3GPP
8 3 (5.08%) VPN
8 3 (5.08%) WiMAX
8 3 (5.08%) Wireless
8 3 (5.08%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.39%) LAN
9 2 (3.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Big Data
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.39%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (3.39%) HBase
3 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JMeter
1 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (86.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.86%) OSS Project Manager
3 5 (8.47%) Network Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Network Manager
3 5 (8.47%) Network Project Manager
3 5 (8.47%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms Manager
4 4 (6.78%) Mobile Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Governance Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Logistics Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Project Governance Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Site Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Voice Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Kafka
1 2 (3.39%) XML
2 1 (1.69%) REST
2 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) PMI
2 12 (20.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Cyberattack
3 2 (3.39%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.39%) Handset
4 1 (1.69%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Project Management
2 21 (35.59%) PRINCE2
2 21 (35.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (33.90%) Critical Success Factor
4 12 (20.34%) Change Control
4 12 (20.34%) Configuration Management
4 12 (20.34%) Programme Management
4 12 (20.34%) Risk Management
5 11 (18.64%) Project Delivery
6 10 (16.95%) Migration
7 9 (15.25%) Capacity Management
8 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (11.86%) IT Strategy
8 7 (11.86%) Strategic Roadmap
9 6 (10.17%) Network Architecture
10 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
11 4 (6.78%) Analytics
11 4 (6.78%) Fault Management
11 4 (6.78%) Project Governance
11 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) PMI Certification
2 17 (28.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (8.47%) Degree
4 3 (5.08%) PMP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNA
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) CEH
5 2 (3.39%) CISA
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.39%) CISM
5 2 (3.39%) CISSP
5 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.39%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) HDFS
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (3.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Ericsson
1 10 (16.95%) Huawei
2 7 (11.86%) Remedy
3 6 (10.17%) Nokia
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.39%) EMC
5 2 (3.39%) Nortel
5 2 (3.39%) Samsung
5 2 (3.39%) Tableau
5 2 (3.39%) Veritas
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) BT
6 1 (1.69%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle