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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 63 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing 2G 56 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.18% 2.32% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.79% 9.01% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 11
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£270 £310 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.08% +55.55%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 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 -6 19 £270 -14.28%
Slough +8 11 £249 - 1
Newbury +3 10 £290 +12.62% 3
Bracknell -13 2 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 127 (93.38%) 3G
2 105 (77.21%) 4G
3 102 (75.00%) Telecoms
4 66 (48.53%) LTE
5 56 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
6 29 (21.32%) GSM
7 27 (19.85%) Ericsson
8 26 (19.12%) Wireless
9 21 (15.44%) RNC
10 16 (11.76%) SS7
11 15 (11.03%) Nokia
11 15 (11.03%) ATM
11 15 (11.03%) Network Planning
11 15 (11.03%) SIGTRAN
12 14 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (9.56%) Cramer
13 13 (9.56%) UNIX
14 12 (8.82%) MS Excel
14 12 (8.82%) HP
14 12 (8.82%) Huawei
15 11 (8.09%) Cisco
15 11 (8.09%) MS Access
15 11 (8.09%) Perl
15 11 (8.09%) SQL
15 11 (8.09%) XML
15 11 (8.09%) Ethernet
16 10 (7.35%) SDH
16 10 (7.35%) SLA
16 10 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 12 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 127 (93.38%) 3G
2 105 (77.21%) 4G
3 66 (48.53%) LTE
4 56 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (21.32%) GSM
6 26 (19.12%) Wireless
7 21 (15.44%) RNC
8 16 (11.76%) SS7
9 15 (11.03%) ATM
9 15 (11.03%) SIGTRAN
10 11 (8.09%) Ethernet
11 10 (7.35%) SDH
11 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
11 10 (7.35%) Wireshark
12 9 (6.62%) UMTS
13 8 (5.88%) SGSN
13 8 (5.88%) VoLTE
13 8 (5.88%) Firewall
14 7 (5.15%) GPRS
14 7 (5.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
General
1 102 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.41%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Billing
2 6 (4.41%) Back Office
3 3 (2.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (10.29%) Delivery Manager
2 13 (9.56%) Project Manager
2 13 (9.56%) Tester
3 12 (8.82%) Radio Engineer
4 11 (8.09%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Delivery Project Manager
5 9 (6.62%) Design Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Deployment Manager
7 7 (5.15%) Technical Tester
7 7 (5.15%) Build Manager
7 7 (5.15%) Wireless Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) RAN Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Deployment Project Manager
9 5 (3.68%) Project Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Field Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Analyst
10 4 (2.94%) Transmission Engineer
11 3 (2.21%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.09%) XML
2 3 (2.21%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.21%) Handset
2 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.74%) PKI
3 1 (0.74%) PMI
3 1 (0.74%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.56%) UNIX
2 6 (4.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.03%) Network Planning
2 10 (7.35%) Network Design
3 9 (6.62%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (5.15%) Test Planning
4 7 (5.15%) Network Architecture
4 7 (5.15%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (5.15%) Project Management
4 7 (5.15%) Validation
5 6 (4.41%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.41%) CRM
6 4 (2.94%) Test Management
6 4 (2.94%) Test Automation
6 4 (2.94%) Migration
7 3 (2.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.47%) Network Management
8 2 (1.47%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (1.47%) Change Control
9 1 (0.74%) Capacity Management
9 1 (0.74%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.09%) Perl
1 11 (8.09%) SQL
2 3 (2.21%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) CCNP
1 10 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.62%) CCNA
3 7 (5.15%) HNC
3 7 (5.15%) HND
4 3 (2.21%) Degree
5 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) CCDA
6 1 (0.74%) CCDP
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.62%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (2.21%) OpenView
3 3 (2.21%) Cacti
Vendors
1 27 (19.85%) Ericsson
2 15 (11.03%) Nokia
3 13 (9.56%) Cramer
4 12 (8.82%) Huawei
4 12 (8.82%) HP
5 11 (8.09%) Cisco
6 9 (6.62%) Amdocs
7 8 (5.88%) Actix
7 8 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.21%) Remedy
10 2 (1.47%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.47%) Siemens
11 1 (0.74%) Mapinfo
11 1 (0.74%) Nortel
11 1 (0.74%) BT
11 1 (0.74%) NEC
11 1 (0.74%) ComArch
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