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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
South East / Berkshire
Rank 94 83 41
Rank change year-on-year -11 -42  
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 39 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 1.59% 3.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 6.30% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 34
Median daily rate £185 £363 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.96% +44.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £268 £260
% change year-on-year +30.84% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00

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 360 619 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.65% 25.20% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 294 340
Median daily rate £416 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +16 3 £185 -30.51%
Newbury -1 1 - - 1
Slough -4 1 - -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 35 (100.00%) 3G
2 34 (97.14%) 4G
3 20 (57.14%) Ericsson
4 19 (54.29%) Telecoms
4 19 (54.29%) Huawei
5 17 (48.57%) Nokia
6 16 (45.71%) LTE
7 14 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
9 12 (34.29%) CCNP
9 12 (34.29%) CCNA
10 10 (28.57%) CCIE
10 10 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
11 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
11 9 (25.71%) Back Office
11 9 (25.71%) UMTS
11 9 (25.71%) Juniper
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco
11 9 (25.71%) ITIL
12 7 (20.00%) GSM
13 5 (14.29%) UTRAN
14 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
14 4 (11.43%) SQL
14 4 (11.43%) HND
15 3 (8.57%) Unix
15 3 (8.57%) MS Office
15 3 (8.57%) HNC
15 3 (8.57%) Perl
15 3 (8.57%) MS Access

2G
Top Related 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 (8.57%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) 3G
2 34 (97.14%) 4G
3 16 (45.71%) LTE
4 14 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
6 9 (25.71%) UMTS
6 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
7 7 (20.00%) GSM
8 5 (14.29%) UTRAN
9 3 (8.57%) GGSN
9 3 (8.57%) SGSN
10 2 (5.71%) ATM
10 2 (5.71%) Firewall
10 2 (5.71%) GPRS
10 2 (5.71%) MVNO
10 2 (5.71%) SDH
10 2 (5.71%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (5.71%) VoIP
10 2 (5.71%) VoLTE
10 2 (5.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (5.71%) GIS
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (54.29%) Telecoms
2 9 (25.71%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) 3G Engineer
1 8 (22.86%) 4G Engineer
1 8 (22.86%) Optimisation Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (2.86%) Core Network Designer
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.86%) Radio Planner
6 1 (2.86%) UMTS Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) UMTS Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
3 3 (8.57%) Network Design
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.71%) CAD
4 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (5.71%) Test Management
4 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.86%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.86%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (2.86%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (2.86%) People Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Presales
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (34.29%) CCNA
2 12 (34.29%) CCNP
3 10 (28.57%) CCIE
4 4 (11.43%) HND
5 3 (8.57%) HNC
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PMO
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Ericsson
2 19 (54.29%) Huawei
3 17 (48.57%) Nokia
4 10 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
5 9 (25.71%) Cisco
5 9 (25.71%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) Cramer
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.86%) Nortel
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) Samsung
7 1 (2.86%) Tellabs
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