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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 87 61 26
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -35
Contract jobs citing 2G 37 74 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.51% 2.87% 5.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 10.95% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 +11 16 £325 +30.00% 1
Newbury -12 3 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 80 (89.89%) 3G
2 72 (80.90%) Telecoms
3 54 (60.67%) 4G
4 50 (56.18%) LTE
5 23 (25.84%) Project Management
6 21 (23.60%) Network Architecture
7 18 (20.22%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (16.85%) Huawei
9 14 (15.73%) Wireless
9 14 (15.73%) SLA
10 10 (11.24%) Ethernet
10 10 (11.24%) Ericsson
11 9 (10.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 8 (8.99%) SDH
13 7 (7.87%) GSM
13 7 (7.87%) UMTS
13 7 (7.87%) ATM
13 7 (7.87%) Nokia
13 7 (7.87%) Degree
14 6 (6.74%) QA
14 6 (6.74%) MPLS
14 6 (6.74%) SS7
14 6 (6.74%) GPRS
14 6 (6.74%) Logistics
14 6 (6.74%) Migration
14 6 (6.74%) Finance
14 6 (6.74%) Firewall
14 6 (6.74%) BT
14 6 (6.74%) IPsec
15 5 (5.62%) Network Planning

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 80 (89.89%) 3G
2 54 (60.67%) 4G
3 50 (56.18%) LTE
4 18 (20.22%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (15.73%) Wireless
6 10 (11.24%) Ethernet
7 8 (8.99%) SDH
8 7 (7.87%) GSM
8 7 (7.87%) UMTS
8 7 (7.87%) ATM
9 6 (6.74%) MPLS
9 6 (6.74%) SS7
9 6 (6.74%) GPRS
9 6 (6.74%) Firewall
9 6 (6.74%) IPsec
10 5 (5.62%) DNS
10 5 (5.62%) Network Security
11 4 (4.49%) DHCP
11 4 (4.49%) RNC
12 3 (3.37%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MS Access
2 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
General
1 72 (80.90%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.74%) Finance
3 4 (4.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.37%) Electronics
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Billing
5 2 (2.25%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 8 (8.99%) Deployment Manager
1 8 (8.99%) Design Engineer
2 7 (7.87%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.74%) Provisioning Engineer
4 5 (5.62%) Quality Manager
4 5 (5.62%) Analyst
4 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.49%) Transmission Planner
5 4 (4.49%) Planning Manager
5 4 (4.49%) PMO Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Logistics Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.37%) QA Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Project Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Network Planner
6 3 (3.37%) Customer Service Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.25%) DTV
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) UNIX
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) Project Management
2 21 (23.60%) Network Architecture
3 6 (6.74%) Logistics
3 6 (6.74%) Migration
4 5 (5.62%) Network Planning
4 5 (5.62%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (4.49%) Process Management
5 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.37%) Validation
6 3 (3.37%) Network Design
6 3 (3.37%) Network Management
7 2 (2.25%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.25%) Information Management
7 2 (2.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.25%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) VBA
3 1 (1.12%) C
3 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (4.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) CCNP
3 1 (1.12%) HND
3 1 (1.12%) CISSP
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.12%) CNA
3 1 (1.12%) Novell Certification
3 1 (1.12%) PMP
3 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.12%) CISM
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) SLA
2 6 (6.74%) QA
3 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Huawei
2 10 (11.24%) Ericsson
3 9 (10.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (7.87%) Nokia
5 6 (6.74%) BT
6 5 (5.62%) SAP
6 5 (5.62%) HP
7 4 (4.49%) F5
7 4 (4.49%) Cramer
8 2 (2.25%) SGI
8 2 (2.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.25%) NEC
9 1 (1.12%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.12%) Actix
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