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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 64 62 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -29
Contract jobs citing 2G 56 61 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.23% 2.51% 4.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 9.58% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 13
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£310 £271 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £376 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £273 £280
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
636 637 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.29% 26.26% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 207 204
Average daily rate £338 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £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 24 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 24 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 +20.57%
Newbury +3 6 £258 -15.91%
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 98 (91.59%) 3G
2 90 (84.11%) Telecoms
3 60 (56.07%) 4G
4 57 (53.27%) LTE
5 33 (30.84%) Network Architecture
6 29 (27.10%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (20.56%) Project Management
8 20 (18.69%) MPLS
8 20 (18.69%) GSM
8 20 (18.69%) Ethernet
9 19 (17.76%) SDH
10 18 (16.82%) Huawei
11 17 (15.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (15.89%) Network Design
11 17 (15.89%) ATM
12 15 (14.02%) DWDM
13 14 (13.08%) BGP
13 14 (13.08%) SLA
13 14 (13.08%) Change Management
13 14 (13.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (13.08%) Problem Management
14 13 (12.15%) Wireless
15 12 (11.21%) VPN
15 12 (11.21%) RSVP
15 12 (11.21%) OSPF
15 12 (11.21%) VRRP
15 12 (11.21%) HSRP
16 11 (10.28%) MS Office
16 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
16 11 (10.28%) BT

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 11 (10.28%) MS Office
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 98 (91.59%) 3G
2 60 (56.07%) 4G
3 57 (53.27%) LTE
4 29 (27.10%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (18.69%) MPLS
5 20 (18.69%) GSM
5 20 (18.69%) Ethernet
6 19 (17.76%) SDH
7 17 (15.89%) ATM
8 15 (14.02%) DWDM
9 14 (13.08%) BGP
10 13 (12.15%) Wireless
11 12 (11.21%) VPN
11 12 (11.21%) RSVP
11 12 (11.21%) OSPF
11 12 (11.21%) VRRP
11 12 (11.21%) HSRP
12 10 (9.35%) GPRS
12 10 (9.35%) UMTS
13 6 (5.61%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) MS Access
2 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
General
1 90 (84.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.48%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Front Office
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
4 2 (1.87%) Electronics
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Design Engineer
2 11 (10.28%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (10.28%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.35%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Deployment Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Architect
8 4 (3.74%) Logistics Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Planning Manager
8 4 (3.74%) PMO Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Transmission Planner
9 3 (2.80%) Voice Project Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Customer Service Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Network Planner
9 3 (2.80%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.93%) Statistics
2 1 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) UNIX
2 3 (2.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) Network Architecture
2 22 (20.56%) Project Management
3 17 (15.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 17 (15.89%) Network Design
4 14 (13.08%) Change Management
4 14 (13.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (13.08%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.41%) Capacity Management
6 6 (5.61%) Logistics
6 6 (5.61%) Network Planning
7 5 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.74%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.74%) Network Management
9 3 (2.80%) Validation
9 3 (2.80%) Process Management
9 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.87%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.87%) Software Engineering
10 2 (1.87%) Information Management
10 2 (1.87%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) VB
3 2 (1.87%) VBA
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.80%) ISEB
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) CCIE
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) CNA
4 1 (0.93%) Novell Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMP
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) SLA
2 5 (4.67%) QA
3 3 (2.80%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) OPNET
2 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (16.82%) Huawei
2 11 (10.28%) BT
3 8 (7.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (6.54%) Business Objects
4 7 (6.54%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.54%) Nokia
4 7 (6.54%) Nortel
5 6 (5.61%) Cramer
6 4 (3.74%) SAP
6 4 (3.74%) HP
7 3 (2.80%) F5
8 2 (1.87%) SGI
8 2 (1.87%) NEC
9 1 (0.93%) Actix
9 1 (0.93%) Cerion
9 1 (0.93%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.93%) Siemens
9 1 (0.93%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.93%) Remedy
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft