Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 312 328
Rank change year-on-year +123 +16 -9
Contract jobs citing 2G 41 57 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 2.35% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 21
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% +36.00%
10th Percentile £283 £255 £203
90th Percentile £513 £438 £413
England median daily rate £388 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +7.64% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +61.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29.60 £41.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £33.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +61.90% +5.00%

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 1,269 2,429 2,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.90% 16.59% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 1,409 1,353
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.29%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 135 152
Median hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.86% -30.01% +49.27%
10th Percentile £15.30 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.25%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 2G in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 2G in the South East.

Daily rate trend for 2G in the South East

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 2G in the South East over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for 2G in the South East

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 2G in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for 2G in the South East

2G
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 2G in the South East over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 30 May 2020. 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 +55 38 £375 +3.45%
Berkshire +33 38 £375 +3.45%
Surrey +64 3 - -
2G
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 41 (100.00%) 3G
1 41 (100.00%) 4G
2 21 (51.22%) Telecoms
3 20 (48.78%) LTE
4 19 (46.34%) 5G
5 15 (36.59%) Huawei
6 13 (31.71%) GSM
6 13 (31.71%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (26.83%) SLA
7 11 (26.83%) Ericsson
8 10 (24.39%) Wireless
8 10 (24.39%) WCDMA
8 10 (24.39%) Nokia Networks
9 9 (21.95%) RNC
9 9 (21.95%) Mapinfo
10 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (17.07%) Capacity Management
11 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (17.07%) VMware
11 7 (17.07%) VoIP
12 6 (14.63%) Project Management
13 5 (12.20%) Quality Management
13 5 (12.20%) C
13 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (12.20%) Degree
13 5 (12.20%) GGSN
13 5 (12.20%) SGSN
13 5 (12.20%) Project Delivery
14 4 (9.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 4 (9.76%) Strategic Roadmap

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 4 (9.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (100.00%) 3G
1 41 (100.00%) 4G
2 20 (48.78%) LTE
3 19 (46.34%) 5G
4 13 (31.71%) GSM
4 13 (31.71%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (24.39%) WCDMA
5 10 (24.39%) Wireless
6 9 (21.95%) RNC
7 7 (17.07%) VoIP
8 5 (12.20%) GGSN
8 5 (12.20%) SGSN
9 4 (9.76%) ATM
9 4 (9.76%) BGP
9 4 (9.76%) Internet
9 4 (9.76%) OSPF
10 3 (7.32%) UMTS
10 3 (7.32%) VoLTE
11 2 (4.88%) 3GPP
11 2 (4.88%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 21 (51.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Radio Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Build Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.76%) RF Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) VMware Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) FPGA Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.88%) UTRAN Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) 4G Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Radio Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) JSON
1 1 (2.44%) Pandas
1 1 (2.44%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) PMI
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (17.07%) Capacity Management
3 6 (14.63%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (12.20%) Project Delivery
4 5 (12.20%) Quality Management
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 4 (9.76%) IT Strategy
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Network Management
5 4 (9.76%) Network Planning
5 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
5 4 (9.76%) Strategic Roadmap
6 3 (7.32%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Critical Success Factor
7 2 (4.88%) FPGA Design
7 2 (4.88%) Mobile Optimisation
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C
2 1 (2.44%) C++
2 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
2 1 (2.44%) Python
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) CCNP
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) CCIE
4 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.44%) MOS
4 1 (2.44%) PMP
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) vCloud
2 4 (9.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) vCenter Server
1 4 (9.76%) vRealize
1 4 (9.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Huawei
2 11 (26.83%) Ericsson
3 10 (24.39%) Nokia Networks
4 9 (21.95%) Mapinfo
5 7 (17.07%) VMware
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco
6 4 (9.76%) Dell
7 2 (4.88%) Actix
7 2 (4.88%) Samsung
8 1 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.44%) Juniper
8 1 (2.44%) Nokia
8 1 (2.44%) Tableau
8 1 (2.44%) Vertica