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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 43 71 25
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -46
Contract jobs citing 2G 115 57 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.91% 2.03% 5.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.11% 8.77% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.07% +23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £418 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £33.50
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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
Newbury +17 44 £260 - 2
Reading +7 26 £240 -9.43% 1
Slough +7 15 - - 1
Bracknell +8 2 £263 -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 159 (94.64%) 3G
2 119 (70.83%) Telecoms
3 115 (68.45%) 4G
4 83 (49.40%) Radio Access Network
5 72 (42.86%) LTE
6 39 (23.21%) Ericsson
7 38 (22.62%) GSM
8 29 (17.26%) Wireless
9 28 (16.67%) RNC
10 27 (16.07%) Network Planning
11 23 (13.69%) Huawei
12 22 (13.10%) Cramer
12 22 (13.10%) Nokia
13 21 (12.50%) SLA
13 21 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
14 20 (11.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 19 (11.31%) SS7
16 17 (10.12%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (10.12%) SIGTRAN
17 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
18 14 (8.33%) ATM
19 13 (7.74%) UNIX
20 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
20 12 (7.14%) HP
20 12 (7.14%) Actix
21 11 (6.55%) DNS
22 10 (5.95%) Ethernet
22 10 (5.95%) UMTS
22 10 (5.95%) PRINCE2
22 10 (5.95%) Microsoft

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 159 (94.64%) 3G
2 115 (68.45%) 4G
3 83 (49.40%) Radio Access Network
4 72 (42.86%) LTE
5 38 (22.62%) GSM
6 29 (17.26%) Wireless
7 28 (16.67%) RNC
8 19 (11.31%) SS7
9 17 (10.12%) SIGTRAN
10 14 (8.33%) ATM
11 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
12 11 (6.55%) DNS
13 10 (5.95%) Ethernet
13 10 (5.95%) UMTS
14 9 (5.36%) SMPP
14 9 (5.36%) Wireshark
15 7 (4.17%) MVNO
16 6 (3.57%) SCCP
17 5 (2.98%) INAP
17 5 (2.98%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) MS Access
General
1 119 (70.83%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.17%) Billing
3 5 (2.98%) Finance
4 4 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (11.90%) RAN Engineer
1 20 (11.90%) Integration Engineer
2 14 (8.33%) Network Planner
3 11 (6.55%) Radio Engineer
3 11 (6.55%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (5.95%) Tester
5 9 (5.36%) Coordinator
5 9 (5.36%) Test Engineer
6 8 (4.76%) Wireless Engineer
6 8 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
7 6 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.57%) Analyst
8 5 (2.98%) Delivery Project Manager
8 5 (2.98%) Support Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) RF Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) Project Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 4 (2.38%) Deployment Manager
9 4 (2.38%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.76%) XML
2 4 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.60%) PMI
1 1 (0.60%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.74%) UNIX
2 5 (2.98%) Solaris
2 5 (2.98%) Linux
2 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.07%) Network Planning
2 10 (5.95%) PRINCE2
3 9 (5.36%) Network Design
3 9 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (4.76%) CRM
5 7 (4.17%) Project Management
5 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 7 (4.17%) Data Entry
6 6 (3.57%) Network Architecture
7 5 (2.98%) Migration
7 5 (2.98%) Software Licensing
8 4 (2.38%) ITIL
9 3 (1.79%) Change Management
10 2 (1.19%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.19%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.19%) Logistics
10 2 (1.19%) ITSM
11 1 (0.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (0.60%) Validation
11 1 (0.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.36%) Perl
2 8 (4.76%) SQL
2 8 (4.76%) C
3 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (5.36%) HNC
1 9 (5.36%) HND
2 7 (4.17%) CCNP
2 7 (4.17%) CCNA
2 7 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
2 17 (10.12%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (23.21%) Ericsson
2 23 (13.69%) Huawei
3 22 (13.10%) Cramer
3 22 (13.10%) Nokia
4 20 (11.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (7.14%) HP
5 12 (7.14%) Actix
6 10 (5.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.36%) Amdocs
8 5 (2.98%) Remedy
8 5 (2.98%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (1.79%) Cisco
10 2 (1.19%) SAP
10 2 (1.19%) Siemens
10 2 (1.19%) Nortel
11 1 (0.60%) NetHawk
11 1 (0.60%) ComArch
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