The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
South East / Berkshire
Rank 96 92 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -53
Contract jobs citing 2G 10 35 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 1.37% 4.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 6.10% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 29
Median daily rate £185 £388 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.25% +49.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £269
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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
437 574 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.81% 22.47% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 297 316
Median daily rate £400 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.95 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 8 £185 -45.18%
Slough +2 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for 2G.

1 42 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (97.62%) 4G
3 25 (59.52%) Ericsson
3 25 (59.52%) Huawei
4 21 (50.00%) Nokia
4 21 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 17 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (40.48%) LTE
6 16 (38.10%) Nokia Networks
6 16 (38.10%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (38.10%) CCNP
6 16 (38.10%) CCNA
7 15 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 14 (33.33%) CCIE
9 13 (30.95%) Cisco
9 13 (30.95%) Juniper
9 13 (30.95%) ITIL
9 13 (30.95%) Back Office
9 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
10 9 (21.43%) UMTS
11 7 (16.67%) GSM
12 5 (11.90%) HND
12 5 (11.90%) UTRAN
13 4 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
13 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
13 4 (9.52%) SQL
13 4 (9.52%) MS Office
13 4 (9.52%) Cramer
14 3 (7.14%) Wireless
14 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 42 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (97.62%) 4G
3 17 (40.48%) LTE
4 16 (38.10%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
7 9 (21.43%) UMTS
8 7 (16.67%) GSM
9 5 (11.90%) UTRAN
10 3 (7.14%) GGSN
10 3 (7.14%) SGSN
10 3 (7.14%) Wireless
11 2 (4.76%) ATM
11 2 (4.76%) Firewall
11 2 (4.76%) GPRS
11 2 (4.76%) MVNO
11 2 (4.76%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (4.76%) VoIP
11 2 (4.76%) VoLTE
12 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MS Access
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
General
1 21 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (30.95%) Back Office
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 2 (4.76%) Finance
5 1 (2.38%) French Language
5 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) 3G Engineer
1 8 (19.05%) 4G Engineer
1 8 (19.05%) Optimisation Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Radio Planner
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Core Network Designer
6 1 (2.38%) Designer
6 1 (2.38%) Implementation Coordinator
6 1 (2.38%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.38%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (2.38%) UMTS Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
2 4 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.14%) Statistics
4 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.76%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Fault Management
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
4 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.76%) Test Management
4 2 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) WFM
5 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (38.10%) CCNA
2 16 (38.10%) CCNP
3 14 (33.33%) CCIE
4 5 (11.90%) HND
5 3 (7.14%) HNC
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Ericsson
1 25 (59.52%) Huawei
2 21 (50.00%) Nokia
3 16 (38.10%) Nokia Networks
4 13 (30.95%) Cisco
4 13 (30.95%) Juniper
5 4 (9.52%) Cramer
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.76%) Citrix
7 2 (4.76%) Mapinfo
7 2 (4.76%) Nortel
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) Tellabs
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) Samsung