The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 41 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.74% 0.33% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 2.04% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £350
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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 49 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.30% 16.28% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 46
Average daily rate £438 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £208 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 £42.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.61% +97.67%
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 Swindon

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

2G
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

2G Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Swindon region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

2G
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Actix
3 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Actix
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia