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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 38 66 23
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -43
Contract jobs citing 2G 115 69 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.00% 2.48% 5.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.92% 10.27% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £259 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £410 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +14.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
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
771 672 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 24.16% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 249 178
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 46 31
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 February 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 +19 53 £260 -
Reading +3 23 £240 -9.43% 2
Slough +4 22 - - 3
Bracknell - - - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 139 (94.56%) 3G
2 101 (68.71%) Telecoms
3 91 (61.90%) 4G
4 74 (50.34%) Radio Access Network
5 57 (38.78%) LTE
6 40 (27.21%) Ericsson
7 30 (20.41%) RNC
8 27 (18.37%) Network Planning
8 27 (18.37%) GSM
9 25 (17.01%) Huawei
10 21 (14.29%) Cramer
11 20 (13.61%) Nokia
11 20 (13.61%) SLA
11 20 (13.61%) NSN NetAct
12 19 (12.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 16 (10.88%) Wireless
14 14 (9.52%) ATM
15 13 (8.84%) SS7
16 12 (8.16%) Ethernet
16 12 (8.16%) DNS
17 11 (7.48%) Actix
18 10 (6.80%) HP Quality Center
18 10 (6.80%) PRINCE2
18 10 (6.80%) HP
19 9 (6.12%) MS Excel
19 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
19 9 (6.12%) SIGTRAN
20 8 (5.44%) Performance Monitoring
20 8 (5.44%) UMTS
20 8 (5.44%) C

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 139 (94.56%) 3G
2 91 (61.90%) 4G
3 74 (50.34%) Radio Access Network
4 57 (38.78%) LTE
5 30 (20.41%) RNC
6 27 (18.37%) GSM
7 16 (10.88%) Wireless
8 14 (9.52%) ATM
9 13 (8.84%) SS7
10 12 (8.16%) DNS
10 12 (8.16%) Ethernet
11 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
11 9 (6.12%) SIGTRAN
12 8 (5.44%) UMTS
13 6 (4.08%) SCCP
13 6 (4.08%) INAP
14 5 (3.40%) VoIP
14 5 (3.40%) Wireshark
14 5 (3.40%) MGW
15 4 (2.72%) NBAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) MS Access
General
1 101 (68.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.40%) Finance
3 4 (2.72%) Billing
4 3 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
1 21 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 16 (10.88%) Network Planner
3 11 (7.48%) Radio Engineer
4 10 (6.80%) Tester
5 8 (5.44%) Coordinator
6 7 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (3.40%) Analyst
7 5 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.72%) RF Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.72%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Provisioning Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (2.04%) Deployment Manager
10 2 (1.36%) Implementation Manager
10 2 (1.36%) Network Manager
10 2 (1.36%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) SOAP
2 2 (1.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.68%) PMI
1 1 (0.68%) DTV
1 1 (0.68%) GIS
1 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
1 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.76%) UNIX
2 5 (3.40%) Solaris
2 5 (3.40%) Linux
2 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.37%) Network Planning
2 10 (6.80%) PRINCE2
3 8 (5.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (4.76%) Data Entry
4 7 (4.76%) Migration
4 7 (4.76%) Network Design
4 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.08%) Project Management
6 5 (3.40%) CRM
6 5 (3.40%) Software Licensing
7 3 (2.04%) ITIL
7 3 (2.04%) Change Management
8 2 (1.36%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.36%) Logistics
9 1 (0.68%) eTOM
9 1 (0.68%) Software Testing
9 1 (0.68%) Incident Management
9 1 (0.68%) Project Planning
9 1 (0.68%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (0.68%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.44%) C
2 3 (2.04%) Perl
3 2 (1.36%) SQL
4 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (4.08%) HNC
1 6 (4.08%) HND
2 5 (3.40%) CCNP
2 5 (3.40%) CCNA
2 5 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.40%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) VCP4
3 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CISM
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PMP
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) CISSP
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.61%) SLA
2 4 (2.72%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 20 (13.61%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (6.80%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (27.21%) Ericsson
2 25 (17.01%) Huawei
3 21 (14.29%) Cramer
4 20 (13.61%) Nokia
5 19 (12.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 11 (7.48%) Actix
7 10 (6.80%) HP
8 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.44%) Amdocs
9 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.72%) Remedy
10 4 (2.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.04%) SAP
11 3 (2.04%) Cisco
11 3 (2.04%) BT
12 2 (1.36%) Nortel
12 2 (1.36%) Siemens
13 1 (0.68%) NetHawk
13 1 (0.68%) ComArch
13 1 (0.68%) F5
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