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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 43 75 26
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -49
Contract jobs citing 2G 92 55 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.48% 2.11% 5.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.41% 9.26% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.16% +43.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £410 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +21 30 £240 -36.00%
Newbury +16 29 £260 - 1
Slough +1 19 - -
Bracknell +2 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 114 (91.94%) 3G
2 79 (63.71%) Telecoms
3 75 (60.48%) 4G
4 64 (51.61%) Radio Access Network
5 58 (46.77%) LTE
6 40 (32.26%) Ericsson
7 30 (24.19%) Huawei
8 24 (19.35%) RNC
9 20 (16.13%) Nokia
9 20 (16.13%) GSM
9 20 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 19 (15.32%) SLA
11 18 (14.52%) Network Planning
12 15 (12.10%) NSN NetAct
12 15 (12.10%) Wireless
13 14 (11.29%) Cramer
13 14 (11.29%) Ethernet
14 11 (8.87%) DNS
15 10 (8.06%) ATM
15 10 (8.06%) Migration
16 9 (7.26%) PRINCE2
16 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
16 9 (7.26%) SS7
17 8 (6.45%) Microsoft
17 8 (6.45%) C
17 8 (6.45%) UMTS
17 8 (6.45%) Amdocs
18 7 (5.65%) UNIX
18 7 (5.65%) HP
18 7 (5.65%) Data Entry

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 114 (91.94%) 3G
2 75 (60.48%) 4G
3 64 (51.61%) Radio Access Network
4 58 (46.77%) LTE
5 24 (19.35%) RNC
6 20 (16.13%) GSM
7 15 (12.10%) Wireless
8 14 (11.29%) Ethernet
9 11 (8.87%) DNS
10 10 (8.06%) ATM
11 9 (7.26%) SS7
12 8 (6.45%) UMTS
13 6 (4.84%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (4.84%) MPLS
13 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
13 6 (4.84%) INAP
14 5 (4.03%) VoIP
14 5 (4.03%) SCCP
15 4 (3.23%) M3UA
15 4 (3.23%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) MS Access
General
1 79 (63.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.03%) Finance
3 4 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Front Office
4 1 (0.81%) Billing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.90%) RAN Engineer
2 14 (11.29%) Network Planner
3 10 (8.06%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 6 (4.84%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (4.03%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (4.03%) Provisioning Engineer
6 5 (4.03%) Tester
6 5 (4.03%) Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) RF Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (2.42%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (1.61%) Wireless Engineer
9 2 (1.61%) OSS Engineer
9 2 (1.61%) Transmission Planner
9 2 (1.61%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) SOAP
2 2 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
1 1 (0.81%) DTV
1 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.65%) UNIX
2 5 (4.03%) Solaris
2 5 (4.03%) Linux
2 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.52%) Network Planning
2 10 (8.06%) Migration
3 9 (7.26%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.65%) Data Entry
5 6 (4.84%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.03%) Project Management
6 5 (4.03%) Software Licensing
7 3 (2.42%) Change Management
7 3 (2.42%) Network Design
7 3 (2.42%) ITIL
7 3 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.61%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.61%) CRM
8 2 (1.61%) Quality Management
9 1 (0.81%) Information Security
9 1 (0.81%) Risk Management
9 1 (0.81%) Validation
9 1 (0.81%) Process Management
9 1 (0.81%) Service Management
9 1 (0.81%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.45%) C
2 3 (2.42%) Perl
3 2 (1.61%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) HND
2 5 (4.03%) HNC
2 5 (4.03%) CCNP
2 5 (4.03%) CCNA
2 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) CISM
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.81%) ISEB
4 1 (0.81%) CISSP
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PMP
4 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.32%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (32.26%) Ericsson
2 30 (24.19%) Huawei
3 20 (16.13%) Nokia
3 20 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 14 (11.29%) Cramer
5 8 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.45%) Amdocs
6 7 (5.65%) HP
7 6 (4.84%) Actix
8 5 (4.03%) BT
8 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.23%) Remedy
10 3 (2.42%) SAP
11 2 (1.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.61%) Cisco
11 2 (1.61%) Nortel
12 1 (0.81%) NetHawk
12 1 (0.81%) F5
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