The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 81 52 26
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -26
Contract jobs citing 2G 34 87 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.41% 3.32% 5.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 12.50% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 9
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£325 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £230
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +17.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
2G
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
639 696 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.50% 26.55% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 218 234
Average daily rate £355 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Berkshire region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 17 £325 +20.37% 1
Slough -6 4 - -
Newbury -13 2 - -
Windsor - - - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 77 (87.50%) 3G
2 71 (80.68%) Telecoms
3 53 (60.23%) LTE
3 53 (60.23%) 4G
4 20 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
4 20 (22.73%) Project Management
5 18 (20.45%) Huawei
6 17 (19.32%) Network Architecture
7 15 (17.05%) SLA
8 14 (15.91%) Wireless
9 12 (13.64%) Ericsson
10 11 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 10 (11.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 7 (7.95%) Migration
12 7 (7.95%) IPsec
12 7 (7.95%) BT
12 7 (7.95%) SDH
12 7 (7.95%) UMTS
12 7 (7.95%) ATM
12 7 (7.95%) Nokia
12 7 (7.95%) Degree
13 6 (6.82%) QA
13 6 (6.82%) MPLS
13 6 (6.82%) SS7
13 6 (6.82%) GPRS
13 6 (6.82%) GSM
13 6 (6.82%) Logistics
13 6 (6.82%) Firewall
13 6 (6.82%) Finance
14 5 (5.68%) Software Testing

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 77 (87.50%) 3G
2 53 (60.23%) LTE
2 53 (60.23%) 4G
3 20 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (15.91%) Wireless
5 11 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 7 (7.95%) IPsec
6 7 (7.95%) SDH
6 7 (7.95%) UMTS
6 7 (7.95%) ATM
7 6 (6.82%) MPLS
7 6 (6.82%) SS7
7 6 (6.82%) GPRS
7 6 (6.82%) GSM
7 6 (6.82%) Firewall
8 5 (5.68%) DNS
8 5 (5.68%) Network Security
9 4 (4.55%) DHCP
9 4 (4.55%) RNC
10 3 (3.41%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) MS Access
2 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
General
1 71 (80.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Back Office
4 3 (3.41%) Electronics
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (2.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Front Office
6 1 (1.14%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 8 (9.09%) Design Engineer
1 8 (9.09%) Deployment Manager
2 7 (7.95%) Provisioning Engineer
3 5 (5.68%) Quality Manager
3 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
3 5 (5.68%) Analyst
3 5 (5.68%) Test Analyst
4 4 (4.55%) Transmission Planner
4 4 (4.55%) Logistics Manager
4 4 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (3.41%) QA Manager
5 3 (3.41%) Project Engineer
5 3 (3.41%) Network Planner
5 3 (3.41%) Customer Service Engineer
5 3 (3.41%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (3.41%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.41%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (3.41%) Voice Project Manager
6 2 (2.27%) Circuiting Engineer
6 2 (2.27%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) UNIX
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Project Management
2 17 (19.32%) Network Architecture
3 7 (7.95%) Migration
4 6 (6.82%) Logistics
5 5 (5.68%) Software Testing
5 5 (5.68%) Network Planning
6 4 (4.55%) Process Management
6 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.41%) Validation
7 3 (3.41%) Network Design
7 3 (3.41%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.41%) Network Management
8 2 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.27%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.27%) Information Management
8 2 (2.27%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) VBA
3 1 (1.14%) C
3 1 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) CCNP
3 1 (1.14%) HND
3 1 (1.14%) CISSP
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) CNA
3 1 (1.14%) Novell Certification
3 1 (1.14%) PMP
3 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.14%) CISM
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.05%) SLA
2 6 (6.82%) QA
3 3 (3.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Huawei
2 12 (13.64%) Ericsson
3 10 (11.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (7.95%) BT
4 7 (7.95%) Nokia
5 5 (5.68%) SAP
5 5 (5.68%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) F5
6 4 (4.55%) Cramer
7 2 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.27%) SGI
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.27%) NEC
8 1 (1.14%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.14%) Actix
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 5 days ago