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 2 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 44 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2G 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.69% - 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
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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
92 31 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.15% 9.94% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 18 59
Average daily rate £400 £391 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 5 (50.00%) Network Planning
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
5 3 (30.00%) LTE
5 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (30.00%) Nokia
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (20.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Huawei
7 1 (10.00%) ATM
7 1 (10.00%) Back Office
7 1 (10.00%) RNC

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (30.00%) LTE
2 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (20.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (10.00%) ATM
4 1 (10.00%) RNC
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 5 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 3 (30.00%) Nokia
4 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (20.00%) Huawei