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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 61 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing 2G 12 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.32% 1.43% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 5.91% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £28.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+169.56% -10.15%
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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
195 237 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.38% 24.13% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 83 70
Average daily rate £383 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 May 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (91.43%) 3G
2 25 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 22 (62.86%) 4G
4 21 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (54.29%) LTE
6 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
7 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (20.00%) UNIX
8 6 (17.14%) Perl
8 6 (17.14%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) XML
8 6 (17.14%) MS Access
8 6 (17.14%) HNC
8 6 (17.14%) HND
8 6 (17.14%) GSM
8 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.29%) CCNP
9 5 (14.29%) CCNA
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (14.29%) Remedy
9 5 (14.29%) Data Entry
10 4 (11.43%) SS7
10 4 (11.43%) RNC
10 4 (11.43%) Ericsson
10 4 (11.43%) Nokia
11 3 (8.57%) SLA
11 3 (8.57%) ITIL
11 3 (8.57%) Network Planning
11 3 (8.57%) Finance

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) 3G
2 22 (62.86%) 4G
3 21 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
4 19 (54.29%) LTE
5 6 (17.14%) GSM
5 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
6 4 (11.43%) SS7
6 4 (11.43%) RNC
7 3 (8.57%) SGSN
8 2 (5.71%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (5.71%) GGSN
8 2 (5.71%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (5.71%) SCCP
8 2 (5.71%) Wireless
8 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.71%) UMTS
8 2 (5.71%) GPRS
9 1 (2.86%) Broadband
9 1 (2.86%) SMS
9 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MS Access
General
1 25 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Coordinator
2 3 (8.57%) Project Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Network Planner
3 2 (5.71%) Tester
3 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Analyst
4 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Solaris
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (14.29%) Data Entry
3 3 (8.57%) Network Planning
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) ITSM
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Design
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) Coaching
5 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) eTOM
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Perl
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) HNC
1 6 (17.14%) HND
2 5 (14.29%) CCNP
2 5 (14.29%) CCNA
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.29%) Remedy
2 4 (11.43%) Ericsson
2 4 (11.43%) Nokia
3 3 (8.57%) Huawei
3 3 (8.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Nortel
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat