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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 59 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.76% 2.05% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 10.61% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Median daily rate - £270 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £270 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £43.78 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-30.33% +34.70%
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
175 179 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.29% 19.29% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 78 86
Median daily rate £388 £340 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 18 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (77.78%) 4G
2 14 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (61.11%) LTE
3 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
4 10 (55.56%) Huawei
5 6 (33.33%) Nokia
6 4 (22.22%) Wireless
6 4 (22.22%) GSM
6 4 (22.22%) UMTS
7 3 (16.67%) UTRAN
7 3 (16.67%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (16.67%) Node B
7 3 (16.67%) Samsung
7 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
8 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (11.11%) ATM
8 2 (11.11%) Back Office
8 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
8 2 (11.11%) RNC
9 1 (5.56%) Billing
9 1 (5.56%) BT
9 1 (5.56%) Siemens
9 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
9 1 (5.56%) 2.5G
9 1 (5.56%) GPRS
9 1 (5.56%) HNC
9 1 (5.56%) Unix
9 1 (5.56%) SLA
9 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent

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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (77.78%) 4G
2 14 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (61.11%) LTE
4 4 (22.22%) GSM
4 4 (22.22%) UMTS
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) Node B
5 3 (16.67%) UTRAN
6 2 (11.11%) ATM
6 2 (11.11%) RNC
7 1 (5.56%) 2.5G
7 1 (5.56%) Firewall
7 1 (5.56%) GPRS
7 1 (5.56%) SCCP
7 1 (5.56%) SGSN
7 1 (5.56%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Optimisation Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Databuild Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Radio Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Huawei
2 6 (33.33%) Nokia
3 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 3 (16.67%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (16.67%) Samsung
4 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.56%) BT
4 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
4 1 (5.56%) Siemens