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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 14 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing 2G 12 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 7.45% 4.55% 12.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.09% 16.67% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£401 £258 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.53% -24.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £258 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £258 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £313 £273
% change year-on-year
-13.60% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.14 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.34% +91.11%
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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
46 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 28.57% 27.27% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 21
Average daily rate £328 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £90 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

2G Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (94.44%) 3G
2 16 (88.89%) 4G
3 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 8 (44.44%) LTE
5 7 (38.89%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
5 7 (38.89%) Test Planning
5 7 (38.89%) Validation
5 7 (38.89%) GSM
6 6 (33.33%) SS7
6 6 (33.33%) Back Office
6 6 (33.33%) RNC
6 6 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (27.78%) Wireshark
7 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco
7 5 (27.78%) SDH
8 4 (22.22%) ATM
8 4 (22.22%) GPRS
8 4 (22.22%) UMTS
8 4 (22.22%) VoIP
8 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
8 4 (22.22%) FTP
8 4 (22.22%) HTTP
8 4 (22.22%) SNMP
8 4 (22.22%) VPN
8 4 (22.22%) HTTPS
8 4 (22.22%) Telnet
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (94.44%) 3G
2 16 (88.89%) 4G
3 8 (44.44%) LTE
4 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
4 7 (38.89%) GSM
5 6 (33.33%) SS7
5 6 (33.33%) RNC
5 6 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
5 6 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (27.78%) Wireshark
6 5 (27.78%) SDH
7 4 (22.22%) ATM
7 4 (22.22%) GPRS
7 4 (22.22%) UMTS
7 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 4 (22.22%) FTP
7 4 (22.22%) HTTP
7 4 (22.22%) SNMP
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
General
1 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Build Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Validation
1 7 (38.89%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (38.89%) Test Planning
2 3 (16.67%) Test Management
2 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Huawei
3 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 2 (11.11%) Nokia
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Actix
4 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks