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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 49 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing 2G 26 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.58% 1.87% 3.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 8.05% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 7
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£240 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £33.50
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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
208 236 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.61% 23.21% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 80 65
Average daily rate £338 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.90 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £180.00 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (83.67%) 3G
2 36 (73.47%) Telecoms
3 34 (69.39%) 4G
4 29 (59.18%) Radio Access Network
5 28 (57.14%) LTE
6 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 12 (24.49%) UNIX
8 11 (22.45%) Huawei
9 10 (20.41%) GSM
9 10 (20.41%) Ethernet
10 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
10 9 (18.37%) Ericsson
11 8 (16.33%) Nokia
11 8 (16.33%) HNC
11 8 (16.33%) HND
12 7 (14.29%) Perl
12 7 (14.29%) SQL
12 7 (14.29%) XML
12 7 (14.29%) MS Access
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.29%) CCNP
12 7 (14.29%) CCNA
12 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (14.29%) Data Entry
12 7 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 6 (12.24%) SLA
13 6 (12.24%) SCCP
14 5 (10.20%) INAP
14 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
14 5 (10.20%) Remedy

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 41 (83.67%) 3G
2 34 (69.39%) 4G
3 29 (59.18%) Radio Access Network
4 28 (57.14%) LTE
5 10 (20.41%) GSM
5 10 (20.41%) Ethernet
6 6 (12.24%) SCCP
7 5 (10.20%) INAP
7 5 (10.20%) VoIP
7 5 (10.20%) DNS
8 4 (8.16%) SS7
8 4 (8.16%) SMPP
8 4 (8.16%) Megaco
8 4 (8.16%) TCAP
8 4 (8.16%) HTTP
8 4 (8.16%) LDAP
8 4 (8.16%) Wireless
8 4 (8.16%) MGW
8 4 (8.16%) SCTP
8 4 (8.16%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 36 (73.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (12.24%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Coordinator
3 4 (8.16%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (6.12%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Network Planner
5 2 (4.08%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Tester
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.04%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Change Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) XML
2 4 (8.16%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) UNIX
2 5 (10.20%) Solaris
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
2 7 (14.29%) Data Entry
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 3 (6.12%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) ITSM
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.04%) Service Management
6 1 (2.04%) CRM
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.04%) Network Design
6 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) eTOM
6 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.04%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Perl
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) HNC
1 8 (16.33%) HND
2 7 (14.29%) CCNP
2 7 (14.29%) CCNA
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Netcool
1 4 (8.16%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Huawei
2 9 (18.37%) Ericsson
3 8 (16.33%) Nokia
4 7 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.20%) Remedy
6 2 (4.08%) HP
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) Nortel