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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 63 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing 2G 55 45 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.23% 1.77% 3.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 7.84% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £28.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+169.56% -10.15%
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
614 574 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.91% 22.55% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 190 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.29% -13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.81 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.25 £137.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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 -4 11 £275 -11.29% 1
Slough +6 8 £363 +116.41%
Newbury 0 6 £225 -12.62% 1
Bracknell -4 4 £263 +14.13%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

1 161 (95.83%) 3G
2 114 (67.86%) Telecoms
3 110 (65.48%) 4G
4 80 (47.62%) Radio Access Network
5 73 (43.45%) LTE
6 41 (24.40%) Ericsson
7 36 (21.43%) GSM
8 32 (19.05%) Wireless
9 28 (16.67%) RNC
9 28 (16.67%) Network Planning
10 26 (15.48%) Cramer
11 23 (13.69%) Nokia
12 21 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 19 (11.31%) NSN NetAct
14 18 (10.71%) SS7
15 16 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
15 16 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (9.52%) ATM
16 15 (8.93%) Amdocs
16 15 (8.93%) SLA
17 14 (8.33%) Huawei
18 13 (7.74%) Actix
19 12 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
19 12 (7.14%) UMTS
19 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
19 12 (7.14%) MS Excel
20 11 (6.55%) HP
21 10 (5.95%) C
21 10 (5.95%) Network Design
22 9 (5.36%) Wireshark

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 161 (95.83%) 3G
2 110 (65.48%) 4G
3 80 (47.62%) Radio Access Network
4 73 (43.45%) LTE
5 36 (21.43%) GSM
6 32 (19.05%) Wireless
7 28 (16.67%) RNC
8 18 (10.71%) SS7
9 16 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
9 16 (9.52%) ATM
10 12 (7.14%) UMTS
10 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
11 9 (5.36%) Wireshark
12 8 (4.76%) Ethernet
13 7 (4.17%) MVNO
14 6 (3.57%) Diameter Protocol
14 6 (3.57%) DNS
15 5 (2.98%) SMPP
15 5 (2.98%) SDH
15 5 (2.98%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 114 (67.86%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.76%) Finance
3 7 (4.17%) Billing
4 4 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (11.31%) Integration Engineer
2 18 (10.71%) RAN Engineer
3 16 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (8.33%) Network Planner
4 14 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.55%) Tester
6 10 (5.95%) Design Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Delivery Project Manager
7 9 (5.36%) Wireless Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
8 7 (4.17%) Build Manager
9 6 (3.57%) Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.98%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Project Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Deployment Project Manager
11 4 (2.38%) RF Optimisation Engineer
11 4 (2.38%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.60%) PMI
1 1 (0.60%) GIS
1 1 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.67%) Network Planning
2 12 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (5.95%) Network Design
4 8 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 8 (4.76%) CRM
5 7 (4.17%) Project Management
5 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.57%) Network Architecture
7 5 (2.98%) Data Entry
7 5 (2.98%) Software Licensing
8 3 (1.79%) ITIL
8 3 (1.79%) Migration
8 3 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.19%) Network Management
9 2 (1.19%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (1.19%) ITSM
9 2 (1.19%) Data Analysis
10 1 (0.60%) Logistics
10 1 (0.60%) Automated Testing
10 1 (0.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) C
2 8 (4.76%) Perl
3 7 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (4.17%) HNC
1 7 (4.17%) HND
2 5 (2.98%) CCNP
2 5 (2.98%) CCNA
2 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (11.31%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (24.40%) Ericsson
2 26 (15.48%) Cramer
3 23 (13.69%) Nokia
4 21 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 15 (8.93%) Amdocs
6 14 (8.33%) Huawei
7 13 (7.74%) Actix
8 11 (6.55%) HP
9 6 (3.57%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.98%) Remedy
11 4 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (1.79%) Cisco
13 2 (1.19%) Nortel
13 2 (1.19%) Siemens
14 1 (0.60%) NEC
14 1 (0.60%) NetHawk
14 1 (0.60%) ComArch
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