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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 47 57 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -37
Contract jobs citing 2G 17 29 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.06% 2.69% 7.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.50% 10.94% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% +22.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
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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
200 265 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.18% 24.56% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 119
Average daily rate £375 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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 33 (82.50%) 3G
1 33 (82.50%) Telecoms
2 30 (75.00%) 4G
3 26 (65.00%) LTE
4 13 (32.50%) Huawei
5 10 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (25.00%) Project Management
5 10 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 8 (20.00%) Ericsson
7 7 (17.50%) SDH
7 7 (17.50%) BT
7 7 (17.50%) ATM
7 7 (17.50%) Network Architecture
7 7 (17.50%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Cramer
8 4 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.00%) Wireless
8 4 (10.00%) MPLS
9 3 (7.50%) Nokia
9 3 (7.50%) Back Office
9 3 (7.50%) MS Office
9 3 (7.50%) IPsec
9 3 (7.50%) Network Planning
10 2 (5.00%) Logistics
10 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (5.00%) QA
10 2 (5.00%) GPRS

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) 3G
2 30 (75.00%) 4G
3 26 (65.00%) LTE
4 10 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (17.50%) SDH
5 7 (17.50%) ATM
6 4 (10.00%) Wireless
6 4 (10.00%) MPLS
7 3 (7.50%) IPsec
8 2 (5.00%) GPRS
8 2 (5.00%) GSM
8 2 (5.00%) 2.5G
8 2 (5.00%) UMTS
9 1 (2.50%) WCDMA
9 1 (2.50%) CDMA
9 1 (2.50%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MS Access
General
1 33 (82.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Provisioning Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Deployment Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Transmission Planner
3 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Project Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Circuiting Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.50%) Planning Manager
6 1 (2.50%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.50%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Project Controller
6 1 (2.50%) Network Planner
6 1 (2.50%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) UNIX
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Network Architecture
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.00%) Logistics
4 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) CCNP
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.50%) PMP
1 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.50%) HND
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Huawei
2 8 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 7 (17.50%) BT
4 4 (10.00%) Cramer
4 4 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (7.50%) Nokia
6 2 (5.00%) NEC
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
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Posted: 6 days ago