Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 317 282
Rank change year-on-year -32 -35 -43
Contract jobs citing 2G 22 68 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.41% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 2.15% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 57
South East median daily rate £335 £280 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.64% +3.70% -13.60%
10th Percentile £227 £209 £205
90th Percentile £340 £400 £350
England median daily rate £390 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +34.48% +5.45% -12.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.21% -48.00%
England median hourly rate - £36.00 £43.78
% change year-on-year - -17.77% +16.75%

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 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 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 18 November 2017. 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 -41 18 £271 -6.61%
Berkshire -22 17 £271 -6.61%
Hampshire +14 2 - -
Surrey -27 2 £335 +24.07%
Buckinghamshire -30 1 - -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for 2G.

1 22 (100.00%) 3G
2 19 (86.36%) 4G
3 15 (68.18%) Telecoms
4 9 (40.91%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (36.36%) LTE
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
6 5 (22.73%) Ericsson
6 5 (22.73%) UMTS
6 5 (22.73%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (18.18%) Huawei
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.64%) RNC
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (13.64%) GSM
8 3 (13.64%) Nokia
9 2 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Radio Network Optimisation
9 2 (9.09%) VoLTE
9 2 (9.09%) MPLS
9 2 (9.09%) Project Management
9 2 (9.09%) SDH
9 2 (9.09%) French Language
9 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
9 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 2 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (9.09%) Analytics
9 2 (9.09%) Network Performance Management
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
9 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture

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 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) 3G
2 19 (86.36%) 4G
3 9 (40.91%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (36.36%) LTE
5 5 (22.73%) UMTS
6 3 (13.64%) GSM
6 3 (13.64%) RNC
7 2 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (9.09%) MPLS
7 2 (9.09%) SDH
7 2 (9.09%) VoLTE
8 1 (4.55%) ATM
8 1 (4.55%) M3UA
8 1 (4.55%) Nokia DX200
8 1 (4.55%) SCCP
8 1 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (4.55%) SMS
8 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.55%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (4.55%) GIS
General
1 15 (68.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) French Language
2 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) Optimisation Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Architect
2 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Junior
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (9.09%) Analytics
2 2 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.09%) Network Performance Management
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Radio Network Optimisation
3 1 (4.55%) CAD
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Ericsson
2 4 (18.18%) Huawei
3 3 (13.64%) Nokia
4 1 (4.55%) Cramer