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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 55 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing 2G 19 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 2.84% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 10.04% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.08% +55.55%
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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
165 249 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.61% 28.26% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 85
Average daily rate £360 £363 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +29.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 August 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 28 (93.33%) 3G
2 25 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 24 (80.00%) 4G
4 20 (66.67%) LTE
5 18 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
7 10 (33.33%) MS Access
7 10 (33.33%) Perl
7 10 (33.33%) SQL
7 10 (33.33%) XML
7 10 (33.33%) UNIX
8 7 (23.33%) HND
8 7 (23.33%) Ericsson
9 6 (20.00%) CCNP
9 6 (20.00%) HNC
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (16.67%) RNC
10 5 (16.67%) CCNA
11 4 (13.33%) Nokia
11 4 (13.33%) Huawei
11 4 (13.33%) SGSN
12 3 (10.00%) Migration
12 3 (10.00%) SLA
12 3 (10.00%) Remedy
12 3 (10.00%) MS Office
13 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
13 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
13 2 (6.67%) GSM
13 2 (6.67%) ATM
13 2 (6.67%) Project Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) 3G
2 24 (80.00%) 4G
3 20 (66.67%) LTE
4 18 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (16.67%) RNC
6 4 (13.33%) SGSN
7 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.67%) GGSN
7 2 (6.67%) ATM
7 2 (6.67%) GSM
8 1 (3.33%) SDH
8 1 (3.33%) UMTS
8 1 (3.33%) GPRS
8 1 (3.33%) MPLS
8 1 (3.33%) SS7
8 1 (3.33%) SCCP
8 1 (3.33%) Firewall
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) 2.5G
8 1 (3.33%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 25 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (10.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
2 2 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (3.33%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.67%) Project Management
2 2 (6.67%) Change Control
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.33%) ITSM
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.33%) Network Design
3 1 (3.33%) Network Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Test Management
3 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Perl
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) HND
2 6 (20.00%) CCNP
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.00%) HNC
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Ericsson
2 4 (13.33%) Nokia
2 4 (13.33%) Huawei
3 3 (10.00%) Remedy
4 2 (6.67%) Amdocs
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Nortel
5 1 (3.33%) BT
5 1 (3.33%) Cramer