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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 71 45 64
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 3.08% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 14.44% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 1
Average daily rate £363 £240 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% -9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.45 -
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
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016, 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 14 (77.78%) 3G
1 14 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 12 (66.67%) 4G
3 10 (55.56%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (55.56%) LTE
4 6 (33.33%) RNC
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Huawei
6 4 (22.22%) Network Planning
6 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
6 4 (22.22%) Nokia
6 4 (22.22%) SLA
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 3 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (11.11%) Node B
8 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (11.11%) Change Control
8 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (11.11%) ComArch
8 2 (11.11%) Amdocs
8 2 (11.11%) Logistics
8 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (11.11%) MPLS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) 3G
2 12 (66.67%) 4G
3 10 (55.56%) LTE
3 10 (55.56%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (33.33%) RNC
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) Node B
6 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (11.11%) UTRAN
7 1 (5.56%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) DWDM
7 1 (5.56%) GSM
7 1 (5.56%) HSPA
7 1 (5.56%) MGW
7 1 (5.56%) SDH
7 1 (5.56%) VPLS
7 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
General
1 14 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (22.22%) Network Manager
1 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Fault Management Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) BBC
2 1 (5.56%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Network Planning
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Fault Management
4 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) APMP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Huawei
2 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
2 4 (22.22%) Nokia
3 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (11.11%) Amdocs
4 2 (11.11%) ComArch
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.56%) Cramer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft