The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 71 42
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Contract jobs citing 2G 9 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 0.50% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.17% 1.74% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Median daily rate £185 £338 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.18% +40.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £268
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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
174 287 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.23% 28.56% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 152 83
Median daily rate £369 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 2G.

1 25 (100.00%) 3G
1 25 (100.00%) 4G
2 21 (84.00%) Huawei
2 21 (84.00%) Ericsson
3 20 (80.00%) Nokia
4 16 (64.00%) CCNP
4 16 (64.00%) CCNA
4 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (52.00%) Juniper
5 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (52.00%) Cisco
5 13 (52.00%) CCIE
5 13 (52.00%) ITIL
5 13 (52.00%) Wireshark
5 13 (52.00%) Back Office
5 13 (52.00%) Nokia Networks
6 11 (44.00%) LTE
7 10 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (28.00%) UMTS
10 6 (24.00%) GSM
11 5 (20.00%) UTRAN
12 3 (12.00%) HNC
12 3 (12.00%) HND
12 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
13 2 (8.00%) Unix
13 2 (8.00%) XML
13 2 (8.00%) Perl
13 2 (8.00%) SQL
13 2 (8.00%) Wireless

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) 3G
1 25 (100.00%) 4G
2 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (52.00%) Wireshark
3 11 (44.00%) LTE
4 10 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (28.00%) UMTS
6 6 (24.00%) GSM
7 5 (20.00%) UTRAN
8 2 (8.00%) Wireless
9 1 (4.00%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (4.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
General
1 13 (52.00%) Back Office
2 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) 3G Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) 4G Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Coordinator
4 1 (4.00%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.00%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Coordinator
4 1 (4.00%) UMTS Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) UMTS Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) Analytics
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (4.00%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Perl
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) CCNA
1 16 (64.00%) CCNP
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (52.00%) CCIE
3 3 (12.00%) HNC
3 3 (12.00%) HND
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Ericsson
1 21 (84.00%) Huawei
2 20 (80.00%) Nokia
3 13 (52.00%) Cisco
3 13 (52.00%) Juniper
3 13 (52.00%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Samsung