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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing 2G 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 3.55% 4.44% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.86% 20.69% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£310 £258 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -9.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-10.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
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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
28 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 19.86% 21.48% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 24
Average daily rate £275 £258 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% -31.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 48 (100.00%) 3G
2 43 (89.58%) Telecoms
3 41 (85.42%) 4G
4 20 (41.67%) GSM
5 14 (29.17%) LTE
6 12 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (20.83%) Network Planning
8 9 (18.75%) RNC
8 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (16.67%) Actix
9 8 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
9 8 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (16.67%) SS7
9 8 (16.67%) SLA
10 7 (14.58%) HP
10 7 (14.58%) ATM
10 7 (14.58%) UMTS
10 7 (14.58%) Wireshark
11 6 (12.50%) Network Design
11 6 (12.50%) Ericsson
11 6 (12.50%) Cramer
12 5 (10.42%) Wireless
12 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
13 4 (8.33%) Huawei
13 4 (8.33%) MVNO
13 4 (8.33%) GPRS
13 4 (8.33%) CRM
13 4 (8.33%) Billing
14 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 48 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (85.42%) 4G
3 20 (41.67%) GSM
4 14 (29.17%) LTE
5 12 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (18.75%) RNC
7 8 (16.67%) SS7
7 8 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
8 7 (14.58%) Wireshark
8 7 (14.58%) ATM
8 7 (14.58%) UMTS
9 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.42%) Wireless
10 4 (8.33%) GPRS
10 4 (8.33%) MVNO
11 3 (6.25%) VoLTE
11 3 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (6.25%) SDH
11 3 (6.25%) NBAP
12 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 43 (89.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Billing
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Design Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Field Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Microwave Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) OSS Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Build Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) UNIX
1 1 (2.08%) Solaris
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Network Planning
2 8 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (8.33%) CRM
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Validation
5 3 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Test Management
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.08%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.08%) Logistics
7 1 (2.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) C
1 1 (2.08%) Perl
1 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) HNC
1 1 (2.08%) HND
1 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Actix
2 7 (14.58%) HP
3 6 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 6 (12.50%) Cramer
4 4 (8.33%) Huawei
5 3 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) NetHawk
6 1 (2.08%) Nokia
6 1 (2.08%) Siemens