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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 49 81 32
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -49
Contract jobs citing 2G 87 51 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.02% 1.77% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.98% 7.89% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 24
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£243 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.79% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £187 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £379 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.70 - £32.00
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
726 646 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.16% 22.41% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 243 207
Average daily rate £300 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 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 17 April 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 +17 34 £265 -
Reading +1 14 £275 +3.77% 1
Slough +3 8 - -
Bracknell +3 2 £263 -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 160 (96.39%) 3G
2 115 (69.28%) Telecoms
3 113 (68.07%) 4G
4 80 (48.19%) Radio Access Network
5 72 (43.37%) LTE
6 40 (24.10%) Ericsson
7 39 (23.49%) GSM
8 30 (18.07%) Wireless
9 27 (16.27%) Network Planning
9 27 (16.27%) RNC
10 23 (13.86%) Cramer
10 23 (13.86%) Nokia
11 21 (12.65%) Huawei
12 20 (12.05%) NSN NetAct
12 20 (12.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 19 (11.45%) SLA
13 19 (11.45%) SS7
14 17 (10.24%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (10.24%) SIGTRAN
15 15 (9.04%) ATM
16 14 (8.43%) MS Excel
17 12 (7.23%) UNIX
17 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
17 12 (7.23%) HP
17 12 (7.23%) Actix
18 11 (6.63%) DNS
18 11 (6.63%) Ethernet
19 10 (6.02%) UMTS
19 10 (6.02%) PRINCE2
19 10 (6.02%) Microsoft

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 160 (96.39%) 3G
2 113 (68.07%) 4G
3 80 (48.19%) Radio Access Network
4 72 (43.37%) LTE
5 39 (23.49%) GSM
6 30 (18.07%) Wireless
7 27 (16.27%) RNC
8 19 (11.45%) SS7
9 17 (10.24%) SIGTRAN
10 15 (9.04%) ATM
11 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
12 11 (6.63%) DNS
12 11 (6.63%) Ethernet
13 10 (6.02%) UMTS
14 9 (5.42%) SMPP
14 9 (5.42%) Wireshark
15 7 (4.22%) MVNO
16 6 (3.61%) SCCP
17 5 (3.01%) INAP
17 5 (3.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 115 (69.28%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.22%) Billing
3 5 (3.01%) Finance
4 4 (2.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (12.05%) Integration Engineer
2 19 (11.45%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (8.43%) Network Planner
4 13 (7.83%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (6.63%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) Test Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) Tester
7 9 (5.42%) Coordinator
7 9 (5.42%) Design Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.82%) Wireless Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Delivery Project Manager
10 6 (3.61%) Analyst
10 6 (3.61%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (3.61%) RF Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) RF Optimisation Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) Project Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) Deployment Manager
11 5 (3.01%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.41%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) XML
2 4 (2.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.60%) PMI
1 1 (0.60%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) UNIX
2 5 (3.01%) Solaris
2 5 (3.01%) Linux
2 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.27%) Network Planning
2 10 (6.02%) PRINCE2
3 9 (5.42%) Network Design
3 9 (5.42%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (4.82%) CRM
5 7 (4.22%) Service Delivery
5 7 (4.22%) Data Entry
6 6 (3.61%) Network Architecture
6 6 (3.61%) Project Management
7 5 (3.01%) Migration
7 5 (3.01%) Software Licensing
8 4 (2.41%) ITIL
9 3 (1.81%) Change Management
10 2 (1.20%) ITSM
10 2 (1.20%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.20%) Logistics
11 1 (0.60%) Automated Testing
11 1 (0.60%) Business Analysis
11 1 (0.60%) eTOM
11 1 (0.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.42%) C
2 8 (4.82%) Perl
3 7 (4.22%) SQL
4 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (4.22%) HNC
1 7 (4.22%) HND
2 5 (3.01%) CCNP
2 5 (3.01%) CCNA
2 5 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.81%) Degree
4 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (12.05%) NSN NetAct
2 17 (10.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.20%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (24.10%) Ericsson
2 23 (13.86%) Nokia
2 23 (13.86%) Cramer
3 21 (12.65%) Huawei
4 20 (12.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (7.23%) Actix
5 12 (7.23%) HP
6 10 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.02%) Amdocs
7 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.01%) Remedy
8 4 (2.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (1.81%) Cisco
10 2 (1.20%) SAP
10 2 (1.20%) Siemens
11 1 (0.60%) Nortel
11 1 (0.60%) NEC
11 1 (0.60%) NetHawk
11 1 (0.60%) ComArch
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