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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 75 87 92
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing 2G 33 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 1.16% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 5.49% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 9
Median daily rate £308 £303 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.65% +28.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £268 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £370 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.17% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.94%
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
508 528 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.29% 21.16% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 284 271
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 18 £245 -27.40%
Newbury +8 5 - - 1
Slough - 5 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 53 (100.00%) 3G
2 49 (92.45%) 4G
3 31 (58.49%) Telecoms
4 26 (49.06%) Ericsson
4 26 (49.06%) Huawei
5 22 (41.51%) LTE
5 22 (41.51%) Nokia
6 21 (39.62%) Radio Access Network
7 20 (37.74%) Nokia Networks
8 18 (33.96%) Back Office
9 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
10 15 (28.30%) CCNP
10 15 (28.30%) CCNA
11 14 (26.42%) CCIE
12 13 (24.53%) Cisco
12 13 (24.53%) Juniper
12 13 (24.53%) ITIL
12 13 (24.53%) Wireshark
13 11 (20.75%) Wireless
13 11 (20.75%) Cramer
14 7 (13.21%) SQL
14 7 (13.21%) HND
14 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (11.32%) SLA
15 6 (11.32%) Nortel
15 6 (11.32%) Citrix
15 6 (11.32%) MS Office
15 6 (11.32%) HNC

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 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
1 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 53 (100.00%) 3G
2 49 (92.45%) 4G
3 22 (41.51%) LTE
4 21 (39.62%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
6 13 (24.53%) Wireshark
7 11 (20.75%) Wireless
8 6 (11.32%) UMTS
9 5 (9.43%) GSM
10 4 (7.55%) SGSN
11 3 (5.66%) ATM
11 3 (5.66%) Firewall
11 3 (5.66%) GGSN
11 3 (5.66%) GPRS
11 3 (5.66%) UTRAN
12 2 (3.77%) MVNO
12 2 (3.77%) RNC
12 2 (3.77%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (3.77%) SS7
12 2 (3.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (11.32%) MS Access
2 1 (1.89%) GIS
General
1 31 (58.49%) Telecoms
2 18 (33.96%) Back Office
3 5 (9.43%) Electronics
3 5 (9.43%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Finance
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) 3G Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) 4G Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Optimisation Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Radio Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Radio Planner
6 3 (5.66%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (3.77%) LTE Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Network Designer
8 1 (1.89%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (1.89%) Project Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Statistics
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (11.32%) Dashboard Development
2 6 (11.32%) Network Architecture
3 5 (9.43%) Network Optimisation
3 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.77%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) Fault Management
5 2 (3.77%) Network Design
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.77%) Process Improvement
5 2 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (3.77%) Test Management
5 2 (3.77%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) WFM
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.30%) CCNA
2 15 (28.30%) CCNP
3 14 (26.42%) CCIE
4 7 (13.21%) HND
5 6 (11.32%) HNC
6 4 (7.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Ericsson
1 26 (49.06%) Huawei
2 22 (41.51%) Nokia
3 20 (37.74%) Nokia Networks
4 13 (24.53%) Cisco
4 13 (24.53%) Juniper
5 11 (20.75%) Cramer
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.32%) Citrix
7 6 (11.32%) Nortel
7 6 (11.32%) Remedy
7 6 (11.32%) Tellabs
8 5 (9.43%) Mapinfo
9 4 (7.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (7.55%) Arqiva
9 4 (7.55%) BT
9 4 (7.55%) NetCracker
9 4 (7.55%) Siemens
9 4 (7.55%) Telindus
9 4 (7.55%) Virgin Media