The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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.

2G
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 74 49
Rank change year-on-year +20 -25  
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.77% 0.69% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 2.31% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 11
Median daily rate £185 £266 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.51% +10.93%  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 142 303 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.88% 30.03% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

2G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2G in Reading

2G
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for 2G.

1 23 (100.00%) 3G
1 23 (100.00%) 4G
2 17 (73.91%) Huawei
2 17 (73.91%) Ericsson
3 16 (69.57%) Nokia
4 13 (56.52%) LTE
5 12 (52.17%) CCNP
5 12 (52.17%) CCNA
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
7 10 (43.48%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (39.13%) Back Office
8 9 (39.13%) Nokia Networks
8 9 (39.13%) Wireshark
8 9 (39.13%) CCIE
8 9 (39.13%) Juniper
8 9 (39.13%) ITIL
8 9 (39.13%) UMTS
8 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
8 9 (39.13%) Cisco
9 8 (34.78%) GSM
10 5 (21.74%) UTRAN
11 3 (13.04%) HNC
11 3 (13.04%) HND
11 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
12 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
12 2 (8.70%) Big Data
12 2 (8.70%) Unix
12 2 (8.70%) Windows
12 2 (8.70%) Linux

2G
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) 3G
1 23 (100.00%) 4G
2 13 (56.52%) LTE
3 10 (43.48%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 9 (39.13%) UMTS
4 9 (39.13%) Wireshark
5 8 (34.78%) GSM
6 5 (21.74%) UTRAN
7 2 (8.70%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) MS Access
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) 3G Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) 4G Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Implementation Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Sales Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) UMTS Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) UMTS Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (4.35%) Network Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) CCNA
1 12 (52.17%) CCNP
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCIE
3 3 (13.04%) HNC
3 3 (13.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Ericsson
1 17 (73.91%) Huawei
2 16 (69.57%) Nokia
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 9 (39.13%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Samsung