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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 92 70 33
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs citing 2G 33 61 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.24% 2.43% 4.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 10.46% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 24
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£313 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £255 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £398 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
656 583 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.73% 23.23% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 216 247
Average daily rate £335 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +13 21 £204 -24.53% 1
Slough -11 4 - -
Newbury -4 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 63 (84.00%) 3G
2 58 (77.33%) Telecoms
3 46 (61.33%) 4G
4 45 (60.00%) LTE
5 24 (32.00%) Huawei
6 22 (29.33%) Radio Access Network
7 17 (22.67%) Project Management
8 16 (21.33%) Ericsson
8 16 (21.33%) Wireless
9 11 (14.67%) Nokia
9 11 (14.67%) SLA
9 11 (14.67%) Ethernet
10 10 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (12.00%) Network Architecture
11 9 (12.00%) Migration
12 8 (10.67%) GSM
13 7 (9.33%) DNS
13 7 (9.33%) QA
14 6 (8.00%) INAP
15 5 (6.67%) MPLS
15 5 (6.67%) SAP
15 5 (6.67%) UNIX
15 5 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
15 5 (6.67%) Finance
15 5 (6.67%) BT
15 5 (6.67%) IPsec
16 4 (5.33%) Back Office
16 4 (5.33%) MGW
16 4 (5.33%) SCTP
16 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 63 (84.00%) 3G
2 46 (61.33%) 4G
3 45 (60.00%) LTE
4 22 (29.33%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (21.33%) Wireless
6 11 (14.67%) Ethernet
7 8 (10.67%) GSM
8 7 (9.33%) DNS
9 6 (8.00%) INAP
10 5 (6.67%) MPLS
10 5 (6.67%) IPsec
11 4 (5.33%) MGW
11 4 (5.33%) SCTP
11 4 (5.33%) RNC
11 4 (5.33%) LDAP
11 4 (5.33%) ATM
11 4 (5.33%) HTTP
11 4 (5.33%) SDH
11 4 (5.33%) VoIP
11 4 (5.33%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) MS Access
General
1 58 (77.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Back Office
4 3 (4.00%) Electronics
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (9.33%) Customer Engineer
2 5 (6.67%) Quality Manager
2 5 (6.67%) Provisioning Engineer
2 5 (6.67%) Design Engineer
2 5 (6.67%) Deployment Manager
3 4 (5.33%) Transmission Planner
3 4 (5.33%) Logistics Manager
3 4 (5.33%) Coordinator
4 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (4.00%) Analyst
4 3 (4.00%) QA Manager
4 3 (4.00%) Customer Service Engineer
4 3 (4.00%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) RF Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Integration Manager
5 2 (2.67%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) SOAP
2 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) DTV
1 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) UNIX
2 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Solaris
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Project Management
2 9 (12.00%) Network Architecture
2 9 (12.00%) Migration
3 4 (5.33%) Network Planning
3 4 (5.33%) Logistics
3 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (4.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (4.00%) Validation
5 2 (2.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.67%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (2.67%) Change Management
5 2 (2.67%) Process Management
6 1 (1.33%) Network Management
6 1 (1.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) Perl
1 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) HNC
2 2 (2.67%) HND
2 2 (2.67%) CCNP
2 2 (2.67%) CCNA
2 2 (2.67%) ISEB
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CISSP
3 1 (1.33%) CISM
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) SLA
2 7 (9.33%) QA
3 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.33%) Netcool
3 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Huawei
2 16 (21.33%) Ericsson
3 11 (14.67%) Nokia
4 10 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (6.67%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) BT
6 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.67%) Cramer
8 2 (2.67%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco
8 2 (2.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.67%) F5
9 1 (1.33%) Nortel
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