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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 39 60 27
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs citing 2G 30 15 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.49% 1.52% 5.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.30% 6.52% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 10
Average daily rate
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£240 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £375 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £375 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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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
184 230 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.40% 23.26% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 30 January 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (79.59%) 3G
2 35 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 34 (69.39%) 4G
4 29 (59.18%) LTE
5 24 (48.98%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (38.78%) Huawei
7 14 (28.57%) Ericsson
7 14 (28.57%) Ethernet
8 11 (22.45%) GSM
9 10 (20.41%) Migration
10 9 (18.37%) Nokia
10 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
10 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
11 8 (16.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 7 (14.29%) Data Entry
12 7 (14.29%) UNIX
13 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.24%) Wireless
14 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (10.20%) BT
14 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
14 5 (10.20%) SCCP
14 5 (10.20%) INAP
14 5 (10.20%) CCNP
14 5 (10.20%) CCNA
14 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (10.20%) VoIP
14 5 (10.20%) DNS
14 5 (10.20%) SLA
14 5 (10.20%) Solaris

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (79.59%) 3G
2 34 (69.39%) 4G
3 29 (59.18%) LTE
4 24 (48.98%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 11 (22.45%) GSM
7 6 (12.24%) Wireless
8 5 (10.20%) SCCP
8 5 (10.20%) INAP
8 5 (10.20%) VoIP
8 5 (10.20%) DNS
9 4 (8.16%) LDAP
9 4 (8.16%) HTTP
9 4 (8.16%) SMPP
9 4 (8.16%) Megaco
9 4 (8.16%) TCAP
9 4 (8.16%) MPLS
9 4 (8.16%) MGW
9 4 (8.16%) SCTP
9 4 (8.16%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MS Access
General
1 35 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (12.24%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Provisioning Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Coordinator
3 4 (8.16%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (4.08%) Tester
5 2 (4.08%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Quality Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Network Planner
5 2 (4.08%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (2.04%) Circuiting Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.04%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Change Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) UNIX
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Solaris
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
2 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
3 7 (14.29%) Data Entry
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
6 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Coaching
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.04%) eTOM
7 1 (2.04%) ITSM
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
7 1 (2.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) Perl
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) CCNP
1 5 (10.20%) CCNA
1 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.20%) HNC
1 5 (10.20%) HND
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.04%) PMP
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Netcool
1 4 (8.16%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Huawei
2 14 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 9 (18.37%) Nokia
4 8 (16.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.20%) BT
6 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.16%) Remedy
8 2 (4.08%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) Nortel