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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 50 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing 2G 13 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 2.49% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.39% 8.85% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £310 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +13.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £294 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £318 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
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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
155 260 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.47% 28.14% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 82 75
Average daily rate £338 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015, 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 37 (97.37%) 3G
2 30 (78.95%) Telecoms
3 27 (71.05%) 4G
4 24 (63.16%) Radio Access Network
4 24 (63.16%) LTE
5 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 11 (28.95%) MS Access
6 11 (28.95%) Perl
6 11 (28.95%) SQL
6 11 (28.95%) XML
6 11 (28.95%) UNIX
7 10 (26.32%) HND
8 9 (23.68%) HNC
8 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (23.68%) CCNP
9 8 (21.05%) CCNA
10 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
11 5 (13.16%) GSM
12 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
12 4 (10.53%) Ericsson
12 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.53%) Migration
12 4 (10.53%) RNC
12 4 (10.53%) Huawei
12 4 (10.53%) Data Entry
12 4 (10.53%) SGSN
13 3 (7.89%) Network Planning
13 3 (7.89%) Finance
13 3 (7.89%) SS7
14 2 (5.26%) Remedy

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (97.37%) 3G
2 27 (71.05%) 4G
3 24 (63.16%) Radio Access Network
3 24 (63.16%) LTE
4 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
5 5 (13.16%) GSM
6 4 (10.53%) RNC
6 4 (10.53%) SGSN
7 3 (7.89%) SS7
8 2 (5.26%) UMTS
8 2 (5.26%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (5.26%) GGSN
8 2 (5.26%) ATM
8 2 (5.26%) GPRS
8 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.63%) UTRAN
9 1 (2.63%) MPLS
9 1 (2.63%) SDH
9 1 (2.63%) SCCP
9 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) MS Access
General
1 30 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
1 3 (7.89%) Project Engineer
1 3 (7.89%) Network Planner
2 2 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
2 2 (5.26%) Tester
3 1 (2.63%) Analyst
3 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
3 1 (2.63%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (2.63%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (2.63%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) XML
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
1 4 (10.53%) Migration
1 4 (10.53%) Data Entry
2 3 (7.89%) Network Planning
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL
3 2 (5.26%) ITSM
3 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.63%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.63%) eTOM
4 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.63%) Test Management
4 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.63%) Network Design
4 1 (2.63%) CRM
4 1 (2.63%) Project Management
4 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Perl
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) HND
2 9 (23.68%) CCNP
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) HNC
3 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Ericsson
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.53%) Huawei
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Nokia
2 2 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) Cramer
3 1 (2.63%) Nortel
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