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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 45 60 20
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -40
Contract jobs citing 2G 20 18 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.32% 1.79% 7.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 7.53% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £250 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.67% -0.90%
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%
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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
239 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.73% 23.78% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
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 £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 30 (76.92%) 4G
4 21 (53.85%) LTE
5 11 (28.21%) Network Architecture
5 11 (28.21%) Project Management
6 9 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (20.51%) Huawei
7 8 (20.51%) ATM
8 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
8 7 (17.95%) SDH
9 5 (12.82%) Ericsson
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) Cramer
10 4 (10.26%) Wireless
10 4 (10.26%) BT
10 4 (10.26%) GSM
10 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.69%) MS Office
11 3 (7.69%) Back Office
11 3 (7.69%) Nokia
11 3 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (7.69%) Network Planning
12 2 (5.13%) Logistics
12 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
12 2 (5.13%) UMTS
12 2 (5.13%) MPLS
12 2 (5.13%) NEC

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (76.92%) 4G
3 21 (53.85%) LTE
4 9 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (20.51%) ATM
6 7 (17.95%) SDH
6 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
7 4 (10.26%) Wireless
7 4 (10.26%) GSM
8 2 (5.13%) GPRS
8 2 (5.13%) UMTS
8 2 (5.13%) MPLS
8 2 (5.13%) 2.5G
9 1 (2.56%) SGSN
9 1 (2.56%) WCDMA
9 1 (2.56%) CDMA
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%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
1 5 (12.82%) Deployment Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Provisioning Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Transmission Planner
3 3 (7.69%) Planning Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) PMO Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Voice Project Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Circuiting Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (2.56%) Quality Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Planner
5 1 (2.56%) Logistics Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Project Controller
5 1 (2.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Project Management
1 11 (28.21%) Network Architecture
2 4 (10.26%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Logistics
4 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.13%) Change Management
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.56%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Perl
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) HND
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%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Huawei
2 5 (12.82%) Ericsson
3 4 (10.26%) 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%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft