The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Newbury region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 14 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 4.69% 6.09% 7.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 18.92% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£258 £306 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.91% +19.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £273 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.76% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 21.09% 32.17% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 5
Average daily rate £450 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Nokia
2 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) Huawei
3 3 (42.86%) 3G
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) HSDPA
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) RNC
5 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
5 1 (14.29%) DWDM
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
5 1 (14.29%) CDMA
5 1 (14.29%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (42.86%) 4G
2 3 (42.86%) 3G
3 2 (28.57%) LTE
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) CDMA
4 1 (14.29%) GSM
4 1 (14.29%) UMTS
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
4 1 (14.29%) DWDM
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) HSDPA
4 1 (14.29%) RNC
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Customer Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Customer Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (42.86%) Huawei