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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 7 20 6
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing 2G 22 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 10.33% 0.71% 13.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.43% 3.13% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
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£175 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.05% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
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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
70 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 32.86% 22.86% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 26
Average daily rate £290 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £175 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1078.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 57 (100.00%) 3G
2 51 (89.47%) Telecoms
3 47 (82.46%) 4G
4 19 (33.33%) GSM
5 18 (31.58%) LTE
6 17 (29.82%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (19.30%) ATM
8 10 (17.54%) SLA
8 10 (17.54%) Ericsson
8 10 (17.54%) Network Planning
8 10 (17.54%) RNC
9 9 (15.79%) Actix
9 9 (15.79%) Cramer
10 8 (14.04%) Wireless
10 8 (14.04%) Huawei
10 8 (14.04%) NSN NetAct
10 8 (14.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (12.28%) SIGTRAN
11 7 (12.28%) SS7
11 7 (12.28%) UMTS
12 6 (10.53%) Network Design
12 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
13 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
13 5 (8.77%) HP
14 4 (7.02%) Nokia
14 4 (7.02%) DNS
14 4 (7.02%) CRM
14 4 (7.02%) Billing
14 4 (7.02%) NBAP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (3.51%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 57 (100.00%) 3G
2 47 (82.46%) 4G
3 19 (33.33%) GSM
4 18 (31.58%) LTE
5 17 (29.82%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (19.30%) ATM
7 10 (17.54%) RNC
8 8 (14.04%) Wireless
9 7 (12.28%) SS7
9 7 (12.28%) UMTS
9 7 (12.28%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
11 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.02%) DNS
12 4 (7.02%) NBAP
12 4 (7.02%) MVNO
13 3 (5.26%) WiMAX
14 2 (3.51%) SMPP
14 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (3.51%) CDMA2000
General
1 51 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Billing
3 3 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Radio Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (3.51%) OSS Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Deployment Manager
7 1 (1.75%) RF Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.75%) Project Controller
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.75%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Network Planning
2 8 (14.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (10.53%) Network Design
4 4 (7.02%) CRM
5 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.26%) Software Licensing
6 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.75%) Validation
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Logistics
7 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.75%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C
1 1 (1.75%) Perl
1 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) HNC
2 1 (1.75%) HND
2 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Ericsson
2 9 (15.79%) Cramer
2 9 (15.79%) Actix
3 8 (14.04%) Huawei
4 5 (8.77%) HP
5 4 (7.02%) Nokia
5 4 (7.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.75%) Nortel
7 1 (1.75%) Siemens
7 1 (1.75%) NetHawk