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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 73 61 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -31
Contract jobs citing 2G 53 72 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.00% 2.79% 4.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 12.27% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 25
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£313 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £254 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
656 587 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.76% 22.78% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 227 233
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +15 23 £213 -21.29%
Slough -10 7 - -
Bracknell -2 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (88.89%) 3G
2 63 (70.00%) Telecoms
3 53 (58.89%) LTE
3 53 (58.89%) 4G
4 37 (41.11%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (28.89%) Huawei
6 25 (27.78%) Ericsson
7 18 (20.00%) Wireless
8 16 (17.78%) SLA
9 14 (15.56%) Nokia
9 14 (15.56%) Project Management
10 13 (14.44%) RNC
11 12 (13.33%) GSM
11 12 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 10 (11.11%) Ethernet
12 10 (11.11%) DNS
13 9 (10.00%) Migration
14 8 (8.89%) ATM
15 7 (7.78%) Cramer
15 7 (7.78%) QA
15 7 (7.78%) NSN NetAct
16 6 (6.67%) Network Architecture
16 6 (6.67%) Network Planning
16 6 (6.67%) INAP
16 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
16 6 (6.67%) UNIX
17 5 (5.56%) Solaris
17 5 (5.56%) Linux
17 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
17 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 80 (88.89%) 3G
2 53 (58.89%) LTE
2 53 (58.89%) 4G
3 37 (41.11%) Radio Access Network
4 18 (20.00%) Wireless
5 13 (14.44%) RNC
6 12 (13.33%) GSM
7 10 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 10 (11.11%) DNS
8 8 (8.89%) ATM
9 6 (6.67%) INAP
10 5 (5.56%) VoIP
10 5 (5.56%) SCCP
10 5 (5.56%) SS7
10 5 (5.56%) MPLS
11 4 (4.44%) XCAP
11 4 (4.44%) MGW
11 4 (4.44%) SCTP
11 4 (4.44%) M3UA
11 4 (4.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) MS Access
General
1 63 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Electronics
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
2 8 (8.89%) Coordinator
3 6 (6.67%) Network Planner
3 6 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
3 6 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Provisioning Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Quality Manager
5 4 (4.44%) Design Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Analyst
6 3 (3.33%) RF Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Transmission Planner
7 2 (2.22%) Databuild Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.22%) QA Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Integration Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Project Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) SOAP
2 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.11%) DTV
1 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) UNIX
2 5 (5.56%) Solaris
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) Project Management
2 9 (10.00%) Migration
3 6 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 6 (6.67%) Network Planning
4 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.44%) Data Entry
6 3 (3.33%) Validation
6 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.33%) Software Licensing
7 2 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.22%) Change Management
7 2 (2.22%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.22%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.22%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.22%) ITIL
8 1 (1.11%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.11%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (1.11%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.11%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.11%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) C
2 1 (1.11%) Perl
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) CCNP
2 2 (2.22%) CCNA
2 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.22%) HNC
2 2 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.11%) PMP
3 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.11%) ISEB
3 1 (1.11%) CISSP
3 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.11%) CISM
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) SLA
2 7 (7.78%) QA
3 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (4.44%) Netcool
3 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) Huawei
2 25 (27.78%) Ericsson
3 14 (15.56%) Nokia
4 12 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (7.78%) Cramer
6 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.56%) BT
8 3 (3.33%) SAP
8 3 (3.33%) HP
8 3 (3.33%) Amdocs
9 2 (2.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.22%) Nortel
9 2 (2.22%) Cisco
10 1 (1.11%) Remedy
10 1 (1.11%) F5
10 1 (1.11%) Actix
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