Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 73 73
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -13
Contract jobs citing 2G 7 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.54% 1.48% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 5.88% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 14
Reading median daily rate £342 £245 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.45% -10.09% +33.74%
Berkshire median daily rate £271 £290 £290
% change year-on-year -6.61% - -9.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £19.50

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 250 374 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.44% 25.12% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 164 203
Reading median daily rate £390 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £211
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 26
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +53.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.44
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for 2G.

1 7 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) Ericsson
3 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Network Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) LTE
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (28.57%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (28.57%) French Language
4 2 (28.57%) Spanish Language
4 2 (28.57%) RNC
4 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 2 (28.57%) UMTS
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Cramer
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia DX200
5 1 (14.29%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) SCCP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (28.57%) LTE
4 2 (28.57%) RNC
4 2 (28.57%) UMTS
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
5 1 (14.29%) M3UA
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia DX200
5 1 (14.29%) SCCP
5 1 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) French Language
1 2 (28.57%) Spanish Language
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3G Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 4G Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Junior
1 2 (28.57%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Analytics
1 2 (28.57%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (28.57%) Network Performance Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Ericsson
2 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 1 (14.29%) Cramer