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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
England / South East
Rank 241 215 143
Rank change year-on-year -26 -72  
Contract jobs citing 2G 12 50 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.54% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 2.45% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 37
Median daily rate £185 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.80% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £268 £260
% change year-on-year +30.84% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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 1465 2039 2052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.80% 22.11% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 1128 994
Median daily rate £400 £352 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 103 105
Median hourly rate £19.56 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -1 8 £185 -48.96% 1
Hampshire - 3 - - 2
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 52 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (78.85%) 4G
3 27 (51.92%) Telecoms
4 26 (50.00%) LTE
4 26 (50.00%) Ericsson
5 23 (44.23%) Huawei
6 19 (36.54%) Radio Access Network
7 18 (34.62%) Nokia
8 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
9 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 12 (23.08%) CCNP
9 12 (23.08%) CCNA
9 12 (23.08%) ITIL
10 11 (21.15%) GSM
10 11 (21.15%) UMTS
11 10 (19.23%) CCIE
12 9 (17.31%) Cisco
12 9 (17.31%) Juniper
12 9 (17.31%) Wireshark
12 9 (17.31%) Back Office
13 7 (13.46%) Performance Management
14 6 (11.54%) SQL
15 5 (9.62%) Perl
15 5 (9.62%) Linux
15 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
15 5 (9.62%) Unix
15 5 (9.62%) UTRAN
15 5 (9.62%) Network Design
16 4 (7.69%) Presales

2G
Top Related 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 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 52 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (78.85%) 4G
3 26 (50.00%) LTE
4 19 (36.54%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 11 (21.15%) GSM
6 11 (21.15%) UMTS
7 9 (17.31%) Wireshark
8 5 (9.62%) UTRAN
9 4 (7.69%) 5G
9 4 (7.69%) ATM
9 4 (7.69%) GPRS
10 3 (5.77%) Bluetooth
10 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.77%) GGSN
10 3 (5.77%) NFC
10 3 (5.77%) SGSN
10 3 (5.77%) VoLTE
10 3 (5.77%) WLAN
11 2 (3.85%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MS Access
2 2 (3.85%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (3.85%) GIS
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
General
1 27 (51.92%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Back Office
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Military
4 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Optimisation Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) 3G Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) LTE Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Transmission Planner
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.85%) Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Electronics Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Report Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Performance Management
3 5 (9.62%) Network Design
4 4 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.69%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (7.69%) Presales
4 4 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 4 (7.69%) Validation
5 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.77%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
5 3 (5.77%) Network Management
5 3 (5.77%) Network Planning
5 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) CAD
6 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Perl
3 3 (5.77%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) C++
4 2 (3.85%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.08%) CCNA
2 12 (23.08%) CCNP
3 10 (19.23%) CCIE
4 3 (5.77%) HNC
4 3 (5.77%) HND
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 23 (44.23%) Huawei
3 18 (34.62%) Nokia
4 13 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco
5 9 (17.31%) Juniper
6 4 (7.69%) Cramer
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.77%) Greenplum
7 3 (5.77%) Nortel
7 3 (5.77%) Samsung
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle
9 1 (1.92%) Citrix
9 1 (1.92%) HP
9 1 (1.92%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.92%) Remedy
9 1 (1.92%) Tellabs
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