The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 66 59 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Contract jobs citing 2G 56 69 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.24% 2.82% 4.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.86% 10.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 12
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£310 £271 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £232 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £386 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £273 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.76% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
632 656 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.23% 26.82% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 220 204
Average daily rate £330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
2G
South East

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 July 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 July 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 +9 22 £315 +26.00%
Newbury -4 6 £258 -15.91%
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 96 (91.43%) 3G
2 88 (83.81%) Telecoms
3 60 (57.14%) 4G
4 55 (52.38%) LTE
5 33 (31.43%) Network Architecture
6 27 (25.71%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (20.95%) Project Management
8 20 (19.05%) GSM
9 18 (17.14%) SDH
9 18 (17.14%) Ethernet
9 18 (17.14%) MPLS
10 17 (16.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (16.19%) Huawei
11 16 (15.24%) ATM
12 15 (14.29%) Network Design
13 14 (13.33%) Change Management
13 14 (13.33%) SLA
13 14 (13.33%) DWDM
13 14 (13.33%) Problem Management
13 14 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
14 13 (12.38%) Wireless
15 12 (11.43%) BGP
16 10 (9.52%) RSVP
16 10 (9.52%) OSPF
16 10 (9.52%) VRRP
16 10 (9.52%) VPN
16 10 (9.52%) GPRS
16 10 (9.52%) UMTS
16 10 (9.52%) MS Office
16 10 (9.52%) MS Excel

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (9.52%) MS Office
1 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 96 (91.43%) 3G
2 60 (57.14%) 4G
3 55 (52.38%) LTE
4 27 (25.71%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (19.05%) GSM
6 18 (17.14%) SDH
6 18 (17.14%) Ethernet
6 18 (17.14%) MPLS
7 16 (15.24%) ATM
8 14 (13.33%) DWDM
9 13 (12.38%) Wireless
10 12 (11.43%) BGP
11 10 (9.52%) RSVP
11 10 (9.52%) VRRP
11 10 (9.52%) OSPF
11 10 (9.52%) GPRS
11 10 (9.52%) UMTS
11 10 (9.52%) VPN
11 10 (9.52%) HSRP
12 6 (5.71%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) MS Access
2 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
General
1 88 (83.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.62%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Front Office
4 2 (1.90%) Back Office
4 2 (1.90%) Electronics
4 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.90%) Billing
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Design Engineer
2 10 (9.52%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) Network Design Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Deployment Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Architect
8 4 (3.81%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.81%) PMO Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Logistics Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Planning Manager
9 3 (2.86%) Voice Project Manager
9 3 (2.86%) Transmission Planner
9 3 (2.86%) Customer Service Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Network Planner
9 3 (2.86%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.86%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.95%) DTV
2 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.81%) UNIX
2 3 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Network Architecture
2 22 (20.95%) Project Management
3 17 (16.19%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (14.29%) Network Design
5 14 (13.33%) Change Management
5 14 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.62%) Capacity Management
7 6 (5.71%) Network Planning
7 6 (5.71%) Logistics
8 4 (3.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.81%) Network Management
9 3 (2.86%) Process Management
9 3 (2.86%) Validation
9 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.90%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.90%) Software Engineering
10 2 (1.90%) Information Management
10 2 (1.90%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) VB
3 2 (1.90%) VBA
4 1 (0.95%) C
4 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.86%) ISEB
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.95%) CNA
4 1 (0.95%) Novell Certification
4 1 (0.95%) PMP
4 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.95%) HND
4 1 (0.95%) CCIE
4 1 (0.95%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.33%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) QA
3 3 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) OPNET
2 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.95%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Huawei
2 10 (9.52%) BT
3 8 (7.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (6.67%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.67%) Nokia
5 6 (5.71%) Business Objects
5 6 (5.71%) Nortel
5 6 (5.71%) Cramer
6 4 (3.81%) HP
6 4 (3.81%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) F5
8 2 (1.90%) NEC
8 2 (1.90%) SGI
9 1 (0.95%) Remedy
9 1 (0.95%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.95%) Actix
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.95%) Siemens
9 1 (0.95%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.95%) Cerion