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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 69 62 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Contract jobs citing 2G 50 70 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.01% 2.73% 5.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 10.13% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 10
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£325 £298 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +24.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £273 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.67% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+91.11% -35.71%
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
657 691 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.40% 26.99% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 230 209
Average daily rate £360 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 22 August 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 +21 24 - -
Newbury -7 5 £258 -15.91% 1
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 82 (88.17%) 3G
2 77 (82.80%) Telecoms
3 62 (66.67%) 4G
4 52 (55.91%) LTE
5 29 (31.18%) Network Architecture
6 22 (23.66%) Project Management
7 18 (19.35%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (17.20%) SLA
9 15 (16.13%) GSM
10 14 (15.05%) Huawei
11 13 (13.98%) Wireless
12 12 (12.90%) SDH
12 12 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (10.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 10 (10.75%) Ethernet
14 9 (9.68%) Change Management
14 9 (9.68%) ATM
14 9 (9.68%) MPLS
14 9 (9.68%) Ericsson
14 9 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (9.68%) Problem Management
15 8 (8.60%) UMTS
16 7 (7.53%) GPRS
16 7 (7.53%) Nokia
16 7 (7.53%) BT
16 7 (7.53%) Degree
17 6 (6.45%) Firewall
17 6 (6.45%) Finance
17 6 (6.45%) Logistics
17 6 (6.45%) DWDM

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 82 (88.17%) 3G
2 62 (66.67%) 4G
3 52 (55.91%) LTE
4 18 (19.35%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (16.13%) GSM
6 13 (13.98%) Wireless
7 12 (12.90%) SDH
8 10 (10.75%) Ethernet
9 9 (9.68%) ATM
9 9 (9.68%) MPLS
10 8 (8.60%) UMTS
11 7 (7.53%) GPRS
12 6 (6.45%) Firewall
12 6 (6.45%) DWDM
13 5 (5.38%) SS7
13 5 (5.38%) DNS
14 4 (4.30%) NGN
14 4 (4.30%) SONET
14 4 (4.30%) BGP
15 3 (3.23%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
General
1 77 (82.80%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.45%) Finance
3 4 (4.30%) Front Office
3 4 (4.30%) Back Office
4 2 (2.15%) Electronics
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Korean Language
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (10.75%) Design Engineer
2 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.45%) Deployment Manager
4 5 (5.38%) Analyst
5 4 (4.30%) PMO Manager
5 4 (4.30%) Logistics Manager
5 4 (4.30%) Transmission Planner
5 4 (4.30%) Planning Manager
5 4 (4.30%) Provisioning Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Project Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Customer Service Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Quality Manager
6 3 (3.23%) QA Manager
6 3 (3.23%) Voice Project Manager
6 3 (3.23%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Circuiting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.08%) DTV
2 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) UNIX
2 3 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.18%) Network Architecture
2 22 (23.66%) Project Management
3 12 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (9.68%) Change Management
4 9 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.45%) Logistics
6 5 (5.38%) Network Design
6 5 (5.38%) Migration
7 4 (4.30%) Network Management
7 4 (4.30%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.23%) Validation
8 3 (3.23%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.23%) Process Management
9 2 (2.15%) Fault Management
9 2 (2.15%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.15%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.15%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) SQL
2 2 (2.15%) VBA
3 1 (1.08%) VB
3 1 (1.08%) C
3 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) ISEB
2 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.08%) HND
4 1 (1.08%) CCIE
4 1 (1.08%) CCNP
4 1 (1.08%) CNA
4 1 (1.08%) Novell Certification
4 1 (1.08%) PMP
4 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.20%) SLA
2 5 (5.38%) QA
3 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Huawei
2 10 (10.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (9.68%) Ericsson
4 7 (7.53%) Nokia
4 7 (7.53%) BT
5 5 (5.38%) Cramer
6 4 (4.30%) HP
6 4 (4.30%) SAP
7 3 (3.23%) F5
8 2 (2.15%) NEC
8 2 (2.15%) SGI
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.08%) Remedy
9 1 (1.08%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.08%) Nortel
9 1 (1.08%) Amdocs
9 1 (1.08%) Ciena
9 1 (1.08%) Actix