The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 52 63 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -44
Contract jobs citing 2G 16 20 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 1.97% 8.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 8.47% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +12.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2G across the Reading region.

2G Daily Rate Trend in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 34 (87.18%) 3G
2 32 (82.05%) Telecoms
3 29 (74.36%) 4G
4 23 (58.97%) LTE
5 12 (30.77%) Project Management
6 10 (25.64%) Huawei
7 9 (23.08%) Network Architecture
7 9 (23.08%) Ethernet
8 8 (20.51%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (17.95%) ATM
9 7 (17.95%) SDH
10 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
10 6 (15.38%) BT
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
11 4 (10.26%) Wireless
11 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.26%) Cramer
12 3 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (7.69%) Network Planning
12 3 (7.69%) MS Office
12 3 (7.69%) Back Office
12 3 (7.69%) Nokia
12 3 (7.69%) MPLS
13 2 (5.13%) UMTS
13 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
13 2 (5.13%) NEC
13 2 (5.13%) IPsec
13 2 (5.13%) 2.5G
13 2 (5.13%) GPRS
13 2 (5.13%) GSM

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (87.18%) 3G
2 29 (74.36%) 4G
3 23 (58.97%) LTE
4 9 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 8 (20.51%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (17.95%) ATM
6 7 (17.95%) SDH
7 4 (10.26%) Wireless
8 3 (7.69%) MPLS
9 2 (5.13%) UMTS
9 2 (5.13%) IPsec
9 2 (5.13%) 2.5G
9 2 (5.13%) GPRS
9 2 (5.13%) GSM
10 1 (2.56%) SGSN
10 1 (2.56%) CDMA
10 1 (2.56%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 32 (82.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Korean Language
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Provisioning Engineer
1 6 (15.38%) Deployment Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Transmission Planner
4 3 (7.69%) Planning Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) PMO Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Project Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.13%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.13%) Circuiting Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Project Controller
6 1 (2.56%) Network Planner
6 1 (2.56%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Project Management
2 9 (23.08%) Network Architecture
3 6 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.13%) Logistics
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Data Entry
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Perl
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
1 1 (2.56%) CCNP
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.56%) PMP
1 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Huawei
2 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
2 6 (15.38%) BT
3 4 (10.26%) Cramer
4 3 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (7.69%) Nokia
5 2 (5.13%) NEC
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
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