The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 4 20 4
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Contract jobs citing 2G 29 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 15.43% 3.77% 23.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.73% 12.00% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 5
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£260 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £320 £270
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 - £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 38.83% 31.45% 52.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 12
Average daily rate £283 £403 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.81% +49.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

2G
Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2G across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 31 (100.00%) 3G
2 26 (83.87%) 4G
3 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
4 13 (41.94%) LTE
5 11 (35.48%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (29.03%) SLA
7 8 (25.81%) Ericsson
7 8 (25.81%) Huawei
8 7 (22.58%) RNC
8 7 (22.58%) GSM
9 6 (19.35%) UMTS
9 6 (19.35%) ATM
9 6 (19.35%) Wireless
10 4 (12.90%) Cramer
10 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (9.68%) Software Licensing
11 3 (9.68%) Back Office
11 3 (9.68%) Actix
11 3 (9.68%) Nokia
11 3 (9.68%) DNS
12 2 (6.45%) SS7
12 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
12 2 (6.45%) MS Office
12 2 (6.45%) SAP
12 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
12 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
12 2 (6.45%) HP
12 2 (6.45%) NSN NetAct
12 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (6.45%) Degree

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) 3G
2 26 (83.87%) 4G
3 13 (41.94%) LTE
4 11 (35.48%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (22.58%) RNC
5 7 (22.58%) GSM
6 6 (19.35%) UMTS
6 6 (19.35%) ATM
6 6 (19.35%) Wireless
7 3 (9.68%) DNS
8 2 (6.45%) SS7
8 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.45%) NBAP
8 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
8 2 (6.45%) WiMAX
8 2 (6.45%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (3.23%) GGSN
9 1 (3.23%) SGSN
9 1 (3.23%) HSPA
9 1 (3.23%) MVNO
General
1 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
3 3 (9.68%) Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (6.45%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (3.23%) RF Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Project Controller
5 1 (3.23%) Microwave Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Software Licensing
2 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.45%) Network Planning
2 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.23%) Network Design
3 1 (3.23%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (3.23%) CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Python
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Ericsson
1 8 (25.81%) Huawei
2 4 (12.90%) Cramer
2 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (9.68%) Actix
3 3 (9.68%) Nokia
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) NetHawk
5 1 (3.23%) Nortel