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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 73 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing 2G 50 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.03% 2.14% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.17% 8.48% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 13
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£270 £266 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £319 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+138.46% +1.56%
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
612 625 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.81% 25.29% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 210 196
Average daily rate £335 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Reading -3 12 £270 -12.90% 1
Slough +11 11 £260 +30.00%
Newbury -3 4 £310 +20.38%
Bracknell -5 3 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 156 (96.89%) 3G
2 120 (74.53%) Telecoms
3 118 (73.29%) 4G
4 76 (47.20%) LTE
5 67 (41.61%) Radio Access Network
6 36 (22.36%) GSM
7 30 (18.63%) Ericsson
8 28 (17.39%) Wireless
9 23 (14.29%) Network Planning
10 22 (13.66%) RNC
11 18 (11.18%) Cramer
12 17 (10.56%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (9.94%) NSN NetAct
13 16 (9.94%) Nokia
13 16 (9.94%) SS7
14 15 (9.32%) SLA
14 15 (9.32%) MS Excel
14 15 (9.32%) SIGTRAN
15 14 (8.70%) UNIX
16 13 (8.07%) Perl
16 13 (8.07%) HP
16 13 (8.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 12 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
17 12 (7.45%) Actix
17 12 (7.45%) Huawei
17 12 (7.45%) Network Design
17 12 (7.45%) SQL
17 12 (7.45%) XML
17 12 (7.45%) MS Access
17 12 (7.45%) ATM

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 156 (96.89%) 3G
2 118 (73.29%) 4G
3 76 (47.20%) LTE
4 67 (41.61%) Radio Access Network
5 36 (22.36%) GSM
6 28 (17.39%) Wireless
7 22 (13.66%) RNC
8 16 (9.94%) SS7
9 15 (9.32%) SIGTRAN
10 12 (7.45%) ATM
10 12 (7.45%) UMTS
10 12 (7.45%) TCP/IP
11 10 (6.21%) Wireshark
12 9 (5.59%) Ethernet
13 7 (4.35%) MVNO
14 6 (3.73%) Diameter Protocol
14 6 (3.73%) GPRS
14 6 (3.73%) SDH
15 5 (3.11%) SMPP
15 5 (3.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) LabVIEW
General
1 120 (74.53%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.97%) Finance
3 7 (4.35%) Billing
4 3 (1.86%) Back Office
4 3 (1.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (10.56%) Delivery Manager
2 15 (9.32%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
4 13 (8.07%) Tester
5 11 (6.83%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.83%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Delivery Project Manager
6 9 (5.59%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Network Planner
6 9 (5.59%) RAN Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) Deployment Manager
8 7 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Build Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Deployment Project Manager
11 4 (2.48%) RF Engineer
11 4 (2.48%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) XML
2 1 (0.62%) CSS
2 1 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.62%) PMI
1 1 (0.62%) GIS
1 1 (0.62%) Handset
1 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) UNIX
2 4 (2.48%) Linux
3 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.29%) Network Planning
2 12 (7.45%) Network Design
2 12 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (4.97%) CRM
3 8 (4.97%) Service Delivery
4 7 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 6 (3.73%) Project Management
6 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.11%) Migration
7 4 (2.48%) Data Entry
8 3 (1.86%) Test Automation
8 3 (1.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.86%) Test Management
9 2 (1.24%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (1.24%) Network Management
9 2 (1.24%) ITIL
9 2 (1.24%) ITSM
9 2 (1.24%) Validation
9 2 (1.24%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.24%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.07%) Perl
2 12 (7.45%) SQL
3 7 (4.35%) C
4 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) HND
1 11 (6.83%) CCNP
1 11 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.21%) CCNA
2 10 (6.21%) HNC
3 3 (1.86%) Degree
4 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.62%) CCDA
4 1 (0.62%) CCDP
4 1 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (10.56%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (9.94%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.62%) OpenView
3 1 (0.62%) Cacti
Vendors
1 30 (18.63%) Ericsson
2 18 (11.18%) Cramer
3 16 (9.94%) Nokia
4 13 (8.07%) HP
4 13 (8.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (7.45%) Huawei
5 12 (7.45%) Actix
6 11 (6.83%) Amdocs
7 5 (3.11%) Cisco
7 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.24%) Siemens
9 2 (1.24%) Remedy
10 1 (0.62%) BT
10 1 (0.62%) NEC
10 1 (0.62%) NetHawk
10 1 (0.62%) ComArch
10 1 (0.62%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.62%) Nortel
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