The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 58 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing 2G 20 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.87% 3.93% 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 15.15% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate £265 £325 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +37.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £286 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.24%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 198 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.42% 25.92% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 72 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
2G
Berkshire

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 17 April 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 (91.67%) 3G
2 32 (88.89%) Telecoms
3 24 (66.67%) 4G
4 16 (44.44%) Network Architecture
5 11 (30.56%) LTE
5 11 (30.56%) GSM
6 10 (27.78%) Change Management
6 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (27.78%) Problem Management
6 10 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (25.00%) ATM
8 6 (16.67%) UMTS
8 6 (16.67%) SLA
8 6 (16.67%) Huawei
9 5 (13.89%) SDH
9 5 (13.89%) 3GPP
9 5 (13.89%) Project Management
9 5 (13.89%) WCDMA
9 5 (13.89%) CDMA
9 5 (13.89%) GPRS
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 4 (11.11%) MPLS
11 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
11 3 (8.33%) DWDM
11 3 (8.33%) BT
11 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (8.33%) MS Office
11 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
11 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (91.67%) 3G
2 24 (66.67%) 4G
3 11 (30.56%) GSM
3 11 (30.56%) LTE
4 9 (25.00%) ATM
5 6 (16.67%) UMTS
6 5 (13.89%) WCDMA
6 5 (13.89%) CDMA
6 5 (13.89%) GPRS
6 5 (13.89%) SDH
6 5 (13.89%) 3GPP
7 4 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 4 (11.11%) MPLS
8 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (8.33%) DWDM
9 2 (5.56%) NGN
9 2 (5.56%) SONET
10 1 (2.78%) Wireless
10 1 (2.78%) RNC
10 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MS Access
General
1 32 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Architect
1 5 (13.89%) Lead Architect
1 5 (13.89%) Senior Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Incident Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Planning Manager
3 2 (5.56%) PMO Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (2.78%) IP Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Process Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Author
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Author
4 1 (2.78%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Network Architecture
2 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (27.78%) Change Management
2 10 (27.78%) Problem Management
2 10 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (2.78%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Perl
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Huawei
2 3 (8.33%) BT
3 2 (5.56%) Cramer
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.78%) Infoblox
4 1 (2.78%) Acme Packet
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