Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 122 96
Rank change year-on-year -22 -26 +2
Contract jobs citing 2G 17 50 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.42% 1.17% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 5.09% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 42
Berkshire median daily rate £271 £290 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.61% +0.87% -10.16%
10th Percentile £214 £202 £207
90th Percentile £327 £400 £358
South East median daily rate £335 £280 £270
% change year-on-year +19.64% +3.70% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £19.50
South East median hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +28.21% -48.00%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 756 982 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.54% 22.92% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 484 543
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £248 £251 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £537
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 57 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -45.45% +57.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.43 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing 2G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 7 £342 +39.45%
Newbury -8 6 - -
Slough +3 1 £200 -50.00%
2G
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (82.35%) 4G
3 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (29.41%) LTE
5 5 (29.41%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (23.53%) Huawei
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
6 4 (23.53%) UMTS
7 3 (17.65%) Nokia
7 3 (17.65%) RNC
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.76%) French Language
8 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
8 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (11.76%) Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) GSM
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) Radio Network Optimisation
8 2 (11.76%) Network Performance Management
8 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
9 1 (5.88%) GIS
9 1 (5.88%) CAD
9 1 (5.88%) Project 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 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (82.35%) 4G
3 7 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (29.41%) LTE
5 4 (23.53%) UMTS
6 3 (17.65%) RNC
7 2 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (11.76%) GSM
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
8 1 (5.88%) M3UA
8 1 (5.88%) Nokia DX200
8 1 (5.88%) SCCP
8 1 (5.88%) SDH
8 1 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
General
1 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) French Language
2 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Optimisation Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Junior
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Radio Planner
3 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (11.76%) Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Network Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Radio Network Optimisation
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (5.88%) CAD
3 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Proactive Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
1 4 (23.53%) Huawei
2 3 (17.65%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Cramer