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 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 63 56
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing 2G 10 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.74% 1.04% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 4.31% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £268
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +9.48% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 139 209 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.22% 24.16% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 111 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for 2G.

1 14 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (92.86%) 4G
3 12 (85.71%) LTE
4 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
5 7 (50.00%) UMTS
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) GSM
8 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (21.43%) Big Data
9 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
9 3 (21.43%) Validation
9 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
9 3 (21.43%) Nokia
10 2 (14.29%) UTRAN
10 2 (14.29%) Nagios
10 2 (14.29%) SLA
10 2 (14.29%) CCNP
10 2 (14.29%) CCNA
10 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (14.29%) MS Access
10 2 (14.29%) Perl
10 2 (14.29%) SQL
10 2 (14.29%) XML
10 2 (14.29%) HNC
10 2 (14.29%) HND
10 2 (14.29%) Unix
10 2 (14.29%) Huawei
10 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing

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 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (92.86%) 4G
3 12 (85.71%) LTE
4 7 (50.00%) UMTS
5 5 (35.71%) GSM
6 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (14.29%) 5G
7 2 (14.29%) UTRAN
8 1 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (7.14%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Junior
2 2 (14.29%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UMTS Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Presales
2 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) HNC
1 2 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
1 3 (21.43%) Nokia
2 2 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat