The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 99 60 84
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Contract jobs citing 2G 29 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 2.42% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 9.35% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 11
Median daily rate £260 £263 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £385 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
- -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £77.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-67.74% +169.56%
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
581 663 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.52% 25.85% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 280 203
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +1 11 £210 -23.63%
Newbury 0 6 £231 +2.44%
Slough +3 4 £518 +42.75% 1
Bracknell -8 2 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for 2G.

1 65 (98.48%) 3G
2 54 (81.82%) 4G
3 45 (68.18%) Telecoms
4 33 (50.00%) LTE
5 31 (46.97%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (28.79%) Huawei
7 15 (22.73%) Ericsson
8 14 (21.21%) Nokia
9 13 (19.70%) SLA
10 12 (18.18%) ATM
10 12 (18.18%) RNC
10 12 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
11 10 (15.15%) Wireless
12 8 (12.12%) Nokia Networks
12 8 (12.12%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (12.12%) Node B
13 7 (10.61%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (10.61%) Network Architecture
13 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
14 6 (9.09%) GSM
14 6 (9.09%) Mapinfo
14 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
14 6 (9.09%) VoLTE
15 5 (7.58%) Algorithms
15 5 (7.58%) HSRP
15 5 (7.58%) SCTP
15 5 (7.58%) Actix
15 5 (7.58%) xDSL
15 5 (7.58%) VLAN
15 5 (7.58%) XML

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
3 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 65 (98.48%) 3G
2 54 (81.82%) 4G
3 33 (50.00%) LTE
4 31 (46.97%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (18.18%) ATM
5 12 (18.18%) RNC
6 10 (15.15%) Wireless
7 8 (12.12%) Node B
8 6 (9.09%) GSM
8 6 (9.09%) VoLTE
9 5 (7.58%) DHCP
9 5 (7.58%) DNS
9 5 (7.58%) Ethernet
9 5 (7.58%) HSRP
9 5 (7.58%) OSPF
9 5 (7.58%) RTCP
9 5 (7.58%) RTP
9 5 (7.58%) SDH
9 5 (7.58%) VPN
9 5 (7.58%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.52%) MS Access
1 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
General
1 45 (68.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) RAN Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) 3G Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (10.61%) Telecoms Manager
6 6 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Databuild Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) LTE Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Data Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior 3G Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Designer
8 4 (6.06%) Network Designer
8 4 (6.06%) Network Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Service Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Wireless Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Performance Analysis
2 7 (10.61%) Network Architecture
2 7 (10.61%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.06%) ITIL
4 4 (6.06%) Network Planning
5 3 (4.55%) Time Management
6 2 (3.03%) Dependency Management
6 2 (3.03%) Logistics
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.03%) Project Management
6 2 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.52%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.52%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.52%) CRM
7 1 (1.52%) Data Management
7 1 (1.52%) Network Design
7 1 (1.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
1 3 (4.55%) HNC
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.52%) CCIE
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.03%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Huawei
2 15 (22.73%) Ericsson
3 14 (21.21%) Nokia
4 8 (12.12%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.09%) Mapinfo
7 5 (7.58%) Actix
7 5 (7.58%) Siemens
8 4 (6.06%) Empirix
8 4 (6.06%) NetScout
8 4 (6.06%) Remedy
8 4 (6.06%) Tektronix
9 3 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (4.55%) BT
10 2 (3.03%) Citrix
10 2 (3.03%) Cramer
10 2 (3.03%) Nortel
10 2 (3.03%) Tellabs
11 1 (1.52%) Arqiva
11 1 (1.52%) Virgin Media