The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 81 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -9
Contract jobs citing 2G 50 115 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.74% 4.69% 4.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.68% 17.69% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 9
Average daily rate £295 £285 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £256 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £330 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £286 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
651 650 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.66% 26.52% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 203 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
2G
South East

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -19 20 £265 -18.46% 2
Slough -6 3 £135 -59.09% 1
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 103 (92.79%) 3G
2 87 (78.38%) Telecoms
3 52 (46.85%) LTE
4 48 (43.24%) Radio Access Network
5 45 (40.54%) 4G
6 29 (26.13%) MPLS
7 27 (24.32%) Ethernet
8 22 (19.82%) GSM
9 21 (18.92%) Huawei
9 21 (18.92%) Network Architecture
10 20 (18.02%) RNC
10 20 (18.02%) Network Design
11 19 (17.12%) ATM
12 18 (16.22%) SDH
12 18 (16.22%) SLA
13 17 (15.32%) VPN
13 17 (15.32%) OSPF
13 17 (15.32%) BGP
13 17 (15.32%) RSVP
13 17 (15.32%) VRRP
13 17 (15.32%) Capacity Management
13 17 (15.32%) HSRP
14 15 (13.51%) Problem Management
15 14 (12.61%) Change Management
15 14 (12.61%) DWDM
15 14 (12.61%) GPRS
15 14 (12.61%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (12.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
16 13 (11.71%) Ericsson

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.81%) MS Office
3 4 (3.60%) Maya
4 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 103 (92.79%) 3G
2 52 (46.85%) LTE
3 48 (43.24%) Radio Access Network
4 45 (40.54%) 4G
5 29 (26.13%) MPLS
6 27 (24.32%) Ethernet
7 22 (19.82%) GSM
8 20 (18.02%) RNC
9 19 (17.12%) ATM
10 18 (16.22%) SDH
11 17 (15.32%) VPN
11 17 (15.32%) OSPF
11 17 (15.32%) BGP
11 17 (15.32%) RSVP
11 17 (15.32%) VRRP
11 17 (15.32%) HSRP
12 14 (12.61%) DWDM
12 14 (12.61%) GPRS
13 9 (8.11%) WCDMA
14 8 (7.21%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.91%) Front Office
3 9 (8.11%) Finance
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (18.02%) Design Engineer
2 18 (16.22%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Network Design Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Network Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Network Planner
6 7 (6.31%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Architect
7 5 (4.50%) Lead Architect
7 5 (4.50%) Incident Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Databuild Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Senior Architect
7 5 (4.50%) Strategy Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Planning Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Transmission Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) PMO Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Designer
8 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.80%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) XML
2 1 (0.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.80%) Economics
2 1 (0.90%) Web 2.0
2 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.90%) UNIX
2 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Network Architecture
2 20 (18.02%) Network Design
3 17 (15.32%) Capacity Management
4 15 (13.51%) Problem Management
5 14 (12.61%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (12.61%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (12.61%) Change Management
6 12 (10.81%) Network Planning
7 10 (9.01%) Project Management
8 8 (7.21%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.41%) Network Management
10 4 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.60%) Resource Management
11 3 (2.70%) ITIL
11 3 (2.70%) Validation
11 3 (2.70%) Migration
11 3 (2.70%) Service Management
11 3 (2.70%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.70%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.01%) VB
2 8 (7.21%) SQL
3 2 (1.80%) Embedded C
3 2 (1.80%) Embedded C++
3 2 (1.80%) C
3 2 (1.80%) C++
4 1 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) C#
4 1 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.70%) CCIE
4 2 (1.80%) HND
4 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.90%) PMP
5 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.90%) CCNP
5 1 (0.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (18.92%) Huawei
2 13 (11.71%) Ericsson
3 12 (10.81%) BT
4 8 (7.21%) Nortel
5 7 (6.31%) Business Objects
5 7 (6.31%) OPNET
6 4 (3.60%) Cerion
7 3 (2.70%) Cramer
7 3 (2.70%) Amdocs
8 2 (1.80%) Remedy
8 2 (1.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.90%) Acme Packet
9 1 (0.90%) Nokia
9 1 (0.90%) Siemens
9 1 (0.90%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.90%) BMC
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TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
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