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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 51 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing 2G 18 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.44% 1.16% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.53% 5.16% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £245 £338 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.40% +65.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £272 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £384 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £290 £287
% change year-on-year
+31.03% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.94%
2G
Berkshire

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
211 213 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.63% 22.37% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 113 92
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (91.67%) 4G
3 18 (75.00%) Huawei
3 18 (75.00%) Ericsson
4 17 (70.83%) Nokia
5 15 (62.50%) CCNP
5 15 (62.50%) CCNA
5 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (58.33%) Back Office
7 13 (54.17%) CCIE
7 13 (54.17%) Juniper
7 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
7 13 (54.17%) Cisco
7 13 (54.17%) ITIL
7 13 (54.17%) Nokia Networks
7 13 (54.17%) Wireshark
8 8 (33.33%) LTE
8 8 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
10 4 (16.67%) GSM
10 4 (16.67%) UMTS
11 3 (12.50%) Wireless
11 3 (12.50%) UTRAN
12 2 (8.33%) HNC
12 2 (8.33%) HND
12 2 (8.33%) Unix
12 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
13 1 (4.17%) Node B
13 1 (4.17%) Samsung
13 1 (4.17%) SGSN

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 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (91.67%) 4G
3 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
3 13 (54.17%) Wireshark
4 8 (33.33%) LTE
4 8 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (16.67%) GSM
5 4 (16.67%) UMTS
6 3 (12.50%) UTRAN
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) 2.5G
7 1 (4.17%) ATM
7 1 (4.17%) Firewall
7 1 (4.17%) GPRS
7 1 (4.17%) Node B
7 1 (4.17%) RNC
7 1 (4.17%) SCCP
7 1 (4.17%) SGSN
7 1 (4.17%) SS7
General
1 14 (58.33%) Back Office
2 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) 3G Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) 4G Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.17%) Implementation Coordinator
4 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.17%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Coordinator
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) CCNA
1 15 (62.50%) CCNP
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
3 2 (8.33%) HND
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Ericsson
1 18 (75.00%) Huawei
2 17 (70.83%) Nokia
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) Juniper
3 13 (54.17%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Samsung