The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 67 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing 2G 13 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 1.14% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 5.31% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £266 £275 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £263 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
2G
Berkshire

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
286 207 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.93% 21.41% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 74 92
Median daily rate £400 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.75 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 2G.

1 18 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (83.33%) 4G
3 14 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
4 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (55.56%) LTE
6 7 (38.89%) Huawei
6 7 (38.89%) Nokia
7 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
7 4 (22.22%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (16.67%) Node B
8 3 (16.67%) RNC
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Project Management
9 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
9 2 (11.11%) MS Office
9 2 (11.11%) HNC
9 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.11%) ATM
9 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
10 1 (5.56%) Change Control
10 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
10 1 (5.56%) GSM
10 1 (5.56%) UMTS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (83.33%) 4G
3 14 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (55.56%) LTE
5 3 (16.67%) Node B
5 3 (16.67%) RNC
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) ATM
7 1 (5.56%) GSM
7 1 (5.56%) UMTS
7 1 (5.56%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Manager
1 4 (22.22%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3G Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 4G Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Databuild Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) RAN Configuration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) HNC
2 1 (5.56%) HND
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Huawei
1 7 (38.89%) Nokia
2 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
2 4 (22.22%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (5.56%) Amdocs
3 1 (5.56%) BT
3 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Siemens