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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 46 65 21
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -44
Contract jobs citing 2G 23 21 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.54% 1.93% 7.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 8.20% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 17
Average daily rate
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£251 £270 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £258 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (74.36%) 3G
1 29 (74.36%) Telecoms
1 29 (74.36%) 4G
2 25 (64.10%) LTE
3 19 (48.72%) Huawei
4 15 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (35.90%) Ericsson
6 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
7 9 (23.08%) Nokia
7 9 (23.08%) GSM
7 9 (23.08%) Migration
8 8 (20.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (17.95%) Wireless
10 6 (15.38%) UNIX
11 5 (12.82%) Solaris
11 5 (12.82%) Linux
11 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
11 5 (12.82%) VoIP
11 5 (12.82%) DNS
11 5 (12.82%) SLA
11 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
11 5 (12.82%) SCCP
11 5 (12.82%) INAP
11 5 (12.82%) BT
11 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (10.26%) QA
12 4 (10.26%) M3UA
12 4 (10.26%) MGW
12 4 (10.26%) SCTP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) 3G
1 29 (74.36%) 4G
2 25 (64.10%) LTE
3 15 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
5 9 (23.08%) GSM
6 7 (17.95%) Wireless
7 5 (12.82%) SCCP
7 5 (12.82%) INAP
7 5 (12.82%) VoIP
7 5 (12.82%) DNS
8 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 4 (10.26%) HTTP
8 4 (10.26%) LDAP
8 4 (10.26%) M3UA
8 4 (10.26%) MGW
8 4 (10.26%) SCTP
8 4 (10.26%) XCAP
8 4 (10.26%) SMPP
8 4 (10.26%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 29 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Coordinator
1 5 (12.82%) Provisioning Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Customer Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Transmission Planner
4 2 (5.13%) Project Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Quality Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Integration Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Change Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.56%) Project Controller
5 1 (2.56%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
2 5 (12.82%) Solaris
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Data Entry
4 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
4 2 (5.13%) Change Management
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Perl
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) HNC
1 2 (5.13%) HND
1 2 (5.13%) CCNP
1 2 (5.13%) CCNA
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.56%) PMP
2 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Netcool
1 4 (10.26%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Huawei
2 14 (35.90%) Ericsson
3 9 (23.08%) Nokia
4 8 (20.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.82%) BT
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.13%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) Nortel
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