The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

2G
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 94 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 -24  
Contract jobs citing 2G 16 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.88% 1.08% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.60% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 14
Median daily rate £275 £260 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £284 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +9.48% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year - -67.74%  

2G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 363 543 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.04% 23.35% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 248 240
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing 2G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in Berkshire

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2G in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in Berkshire

2G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2G in Berkshire

2G
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 10 £275 -
Newbury 0 2 - -
2G
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for 2G.

1 23 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (95.65%) 4G
3 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
4 15 (65.22%) LTE
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) Linux
5 8 (34.78%) UMTS
6 7 (30.43%) GSM
6 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
7 4 (17.39%) Nokia
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Nagios
7 4 (17.39%) 5G
7 4 (17.39%) Network Management
8 3 (13.04%) Big Data
8 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
8 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Validation
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (13.04%) MS Access
8 3 (13.04%) UTRAN
8 3 (13.04%) SLA
9 2 (8.70%) CCNP
9 2 (8.70%) CCNA
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (95.65%) 4G
3 15 (65.22%) LTE
4 8 (34.78%) UMTS
5 7 (30.43%) GSM
5 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (17.39%) 5G
7 3 (13.04%) UTRAN
8 1 (4.35%) ATM
8 1 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (4.35%) SDH
8 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) MS Access
2 1 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
General
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) French Language
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Junior
3 2 (8.70%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Presales
3 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) CAD
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (4.35%) Network Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) People Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) HNC
2 2 (8.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
1 4 (17.39%) Nokia
2 2 (8.70%) Huawei
2 2 (8.70%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat