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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 90 35 75
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +40
Contract jobs citing 2G 32 106 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.26% 3.92% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 14.46% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 6
Average daily rate £388 £253 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.46% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £111 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £353 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
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
575 733 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.59% 27.12% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 320 246
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 41
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough -6 7 £420 -
Newbury -12 6 - -
Reading -25 6 £338 +40.62%
Bracknell +1 2 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 56 (93.33%) 3G
2 42 (70.00%) 4G
3 40 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 32 (53.33%) LTE
5 23 (38.33%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (25.00%) Huawei
7 13 (21.67%) RNC
7 13 (21.67%) Ericsson
8 12 (20.00%) SLA
9 9 (15.00%) VLAN
9 9 (15.00%) NSN NetAct
10 8 (13.33%) Network Planning
10 8 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (11.67%) Nokia
11 7 (11.67%) Project Management
12 6 (10.00%) VRRP
12 6 (10.00%) Mapinfo
12 6 (10.00%) DNS
12 6 (10.00%) OSPF
12 6 (10.00%) DHCP
12 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (10.00%) XML
12 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
12 6 (10.00%) ATM
12 6 (10.00%) SDH
12 6 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (10.00%) Finance
13 5 (8.33%) IPsec
13 5 (8.33%) xDSL
13 5 (8.33%) SCTP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 56 (93.33%) 3G
2 42 (70.00%) 4G
3 32 (53.33%) LTE
4 23 (38.33%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (21.67%) RNC
6 9 (15.00%) VLAN
7 6 (10.00%) ATM
7 6 (10.00%) DHCP
7 6 (10.00%) DNS
7 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (10.00%) OSPF
7 6 (10.00%) SDH
7 6 (10.00%) VRRP
8 5 (8.33%) GSM
8 5 (8.33%) HSRP
8 5 (8.33%) RTCP
8 5 (8.33%) RTP
8 5 (8.33%) SCTP
8 5 (8.33%) VoLTE
8 5 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) GIS
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
General
1 40 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) 3G Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) LTE Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (13.33%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Telecoms Manager
6 7 (11.67%) Design Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Network Manager
7 5 (8.33%) Senior 3G Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Service Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Designer
9 3 (5.00%) Network Designer
9 3 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
10 2 (3.33%) Configuration Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Databuild Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) BBC
3 1 (1.67%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
1 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) Network Planning
1 8 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
2 7 (11.67%) Project Management
3 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL
4 4 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.00%) Logistics
6 2 (3.33%) Change Control
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.67%) Data Management
7 1 (1.67%) Dependency Management
7 1 (1.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.67%) APMP
3 1 (1.67%) CCIE
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) HNC
3 1 (1.67%) HND
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.67%) Cacti
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Huawei
2 13 (21.67%) Ericsson
3 7 (11.67%) Nokia
4 6 (10.00%) Mapinfo
4 6 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (8.33%) Actix
5 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.33%) Amdocs
6 2 (3.33%) ComArch
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco
7 1 (1.67%) Cramer
7 1 (1.67%) Empirix
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) NetScout
7 1 (1.67%) Siemens
7 1 (1.67%) Tektronix