The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 35 81 83
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +2
Contract jobs citing 4G 121 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.19% 1.77% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 7.89% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 4 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £395 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-14.61% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £106.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
4G
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
726 646 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.16% 22.41% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 243 207
Average daily rate £300 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the Berkshire region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Berkshire region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

4G
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +18 37 £290 -
Reading +8 26 £275 +30.95% 2
Slough +1 5 £208 +53.70% 4
Bracknell -1 1 £263 - 1
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 4G 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 4G.

1 184 (86.79%) 3G
2 164 (77.36%) Telecoms
3 114 (53.77%) LTE
4 113 (53.30%) 2G
5 86 (40.57%) Radio Access Network
6 61 (28.77%) GSM
7 51 (24.06%) Wireless
8 40 (18.87%) Ericsson
9 33 (15.57%) UMTS
10 31 (14.62%) Huawei
11 28 (13.21%) VoLTE
12 26 (12.26%) SLA
12 26 (12.26%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (11.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 24 (11.32%) Network Planning
15 23 (10.85%) Degree
15 23 (10.85%) SS7
16 22 (10.38%) WiMAX
17 21 (9.91%) Linux
18 20 (9.43%) C
18 20 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
19 19 (8.96%) Nokia
20 18 (8.49%) Project Management
20 18 (8.49%) SIGTRAN
21 17 (8.02%) UNIX
22 16 (7.55%) SDH
22 16 (7.55%) 3GPP
23 15 (7.08%) GPRS
23 15 (7.08%) Finance

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 4G 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 4G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.72%) MS Office
3 4 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 184 (86.79%) 3G
2 114 (53.77%) LTE
3 113 (53.30%) 2G
4 86 (40.57%) Radio Access Network
5 61 (28.77%) GSM
6 51 (24.06%) Wireless
7 33 (15.57%) UMTS
8 28 (13.21%) VoLTE
9 26 (12.26%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (10.85%) SS7
11 22 (10.38%) WiMAX
12 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
13 18 (8.49%) SIGTRAN
14 16 (7.55%) SDH
14 16 (7.55%) 3GPP
15 15 (7.08%) GPRS
15 15 (7.08%) Wireshark
16 14 (6.60%) DSL
16 14 (6.60%) CDMA2000
16 14 (6.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.30%) MS Access
2 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
General
1 164 (77.36%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.08%) Finance
3 8 (3.77%) Electronics
3 8 (3.77%) Billing
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
5 5 (2.36%) Back Office
6 4 (1.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (11.32%) Delivery Manager
2 23 (10.85%) Test Engineer
3 17 (8.02%) Project Manager
4 14 (6.60%) Design Engineer
5 13 (6.13%) Integration Engineer
6 11 (5.19%) Radio Engineer
6 11 (5.19%) RAN Engineer
6 11 (5.19%) Tester
7 8 (3.77%) Delivery Project Manager
7 8 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 8 (3.77%) Wireless Engineer
8 6 (2.83%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 6 (2.83%) RF Engineer
8 6 (2.83%) Analyst
8 6 (2.83%) Consultant
8 6 (2.83%) Service Manager
8 6 (2.83%) Services Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.36%) Deployment Manager
9 5 (2.36%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.36%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.30%) XML
2 5 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.36%) PKI
3 5 (2.36%) Replication
4 3 (1.42%) GIS
4 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (0.94%) User Experience
5 2 (0.94%) Handset
6 1 (0.47%) Economics
6 1 (0.47%) PMI
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.91%) Linux
2 17 (8.02%) UNIX
3 10 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.36%) Solaris
5 2 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.32%) Network Planning
2 18 (8.49%) Project Management
3 13 (6.13%) Service Delivery
4 12 (5.66%) Validation
5 11 (5.19%) ITIL
5 11 (5.19%) Network Design
6 9 (4.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (3.77%) Network Architecture
7 8 (3.77%) CRM
8 7 (3.30%) OOD
8 7 (3.30%) Change Management
9 6 (2.83%) UML
9 6 (2.83%) OO
9 6 (2.83%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.83%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.36%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.36%) Migration
10 5 (2.36%) System Testing
10 5 (2.36%) Performance Management
11 4 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.43%) C
2 9 (4.25%) Perl
2 9 (4.25%) SQL
3 8 (3.77%) C++
4 6 (2.83%) Embedded C
5 5 (2.36%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.94%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Degree
2 9 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.77%) CCNP
3 8 (3.77%) CCNA
4 7 (3.30%) HND
5 6 (2.83%) HNC
6 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) PMP
7 2 (0.94%) ISEB
8 1 (0.47%) CISSP
8 1 (0.47%) CCSA
8 1 (0.47%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) NFS
1 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (5.66%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.94%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (18.87%) Ericsson
2 31 (14.62%) Huawei
3 25 (11.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 19 (8.96%) Nokia
5 15 (7.08%) Actix
6 12 (5.66%) HP
7 10 (4.72%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.83%) Cisco
9 4 (1.89%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.89%) Siemens
9 4 (1.89%) Nortel
9 4 (1.89%) Mapinfo
9 4 (1.89%) Remedy
9 4 (1.89%) Cramer
10 3 (1.42%) Citrix
10 3 (1.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.42%) F5
11 2 (0.94%) SAP
11 2 (0.94%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.47%) Amdocs
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