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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 56 49 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs citing 4G 75 77 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.88% 3.17% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.07% 11.88% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £203 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.88% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £44.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +21.12%
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
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Reading -12 23 £275 -42.10% 2
Newbury +3 15 £401 +128.85% 3
Slough 0 8 £208 +2.46%
Bracknell -12 3 - -
Maidenhead +3 2 - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 163 (89.56%) 3G
2 133 (73.08%) Telecoms
3 90 (49.45%) LTE
4 87 (47.80%) 2G
5 76 (41.76%) Radio Access Network
6 31 (17.03%) Wireless
7 29 (15.93%) GSM
8 28 (15.38%) VoLTE
9 27 (14.84%) Linux
9 27 (14.84%) UNIX
10 23 (12.64%) TCP/IP
11 22 (12.09%) HP
12 21 (11.54%) Project Management
13 19 (10.44%) MS Excel
14 18 (9.89%) Cisco
15 17 (9.34%) Validation
15 17 (9.34%) UMTS
16 16 (8.79%) Ericsson
16 16 (8.79%) Ethernet
16 16 (8.79%) SLA
16 16 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (8.79%) Degree
17 15 (8.24%) OpenView
17 15 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (8.24%) CCNP
18 14 (7.69%) IPsec
18 14 (7.69%) Network Design
18 14 (7.69%) Huawei
19 13 (7.14%) PKI
19 13 (7.14%) Wireshark

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 19 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.49%) MS Office
3 9 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 163 (89.56%) 3G
2 90 (49.45%) LTE
3 87 (47.80%) 2G
4 76 (41.76%) Radio Access Network
5 31 (17.03%) Wireless
6 29 (15.93%) GSM
7 28 (15.38%) VoLTE
8 23 (12.64%) TCP/IP
9 17 (9.34%) UMTS
10 16 (8.79%) Ethernet
10 16 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (7.69%) IPsec
12 13 (7.14%) SS7
12 13 (7.14%) BGP
12 13 (7.14%) Wireshark
12 13 (7.14%) 3GPP
12 13 (7.14%) SDH
12 13 (7.14%) MPLS
13 12 (6.59%) SMS
13 12 (6.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.04%) MS Access
2 4 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 133 (73.08%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.04%) Electronics
3 8 (4.40%) Back Office
4 5 (2.75%) Finance
4 5 (2.75%) Billing
5 3 (1.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (9.89%) Test Engineer
2 17 (9.34%) Project Manager
3 15 (8.24%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (7.69%) Tester
5 12 (6.59%) Architect
5 12 (6.59%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.04%) Technical Tester
7 10 (5.49%) OSS Architect
7 10 (5.49%) Design Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Delivery Project Manager
8 9 (4.95%) Analyst
8 9 (4.95%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Build Manager
9 8 (4.40%) RAN Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (4.40%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.85%) IP Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.04%) XML
2 5 (2.75%) CSS
3 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) PKI
2 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.85%) Handset
5 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.10%) GIS
6 2 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.55%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.84%) UNIX
1 27 (14.84%) Linux
2 8 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.75%) Solaris
4 2 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.54%) Project Management
2 17 (9.34%) Validation
3 14 (7.69%) Network Design
4 11 (6.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (4.95%) Network Architecture
7 8 (4.40%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.40%) Migration
7 8 (4.40%) Network Planning
8 7 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.85%) Test Planning
9 6 (3.30%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.30%) ITIL
9 6 (3.30%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.75%) CRM
10 5 (2.75%) OOD
10 5 (2.75%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.75%) Change Control
10 5 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.59%) SQL
2 11 (6.04%) Perl
3 7 (3.85%) C
4 5 (2.75%) C++
5 3 (1.65%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.10%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (8.79%) Degree
2 15 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.24%) CCNP
3 11 (6.04%) CCNA
4 7 (3.85%) HND
5 6 (3.30%) HNC
6 3 (1.65%) CISSP
6 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.10%) CCSA
7 2 (1.10%) CCSE
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.55%) CCDA
8 1 (0.55%) CCDP
8 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) PMP
8 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.55%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) OpenView
2 13 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (5.49%) HP NNM
4 5 (2.75%) Cacti
5 3 (1.65%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (1.65%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.10%) Netcool
7 1 (0.55%) OPNET
7 1 (0.55%) Nessus
7 1 (0.55%) Iperf
Vendors
1 22 (12.09%) HP
2 18 (9.89%) Cisco
3 16 (8.79%) Ericsson
4 14 (7.69%) Huawei
5 10 (5.49%) SevOne
5 10 (5.49%) Nokia
6 8 (4.40%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.30%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.75%) Mapinfo
8 5 (2.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (2.20%) Greenplum
9 4 (2.20%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.65%) ComArch
10 3 (1.65%) Cramer
11 2 (1.10%) Amdocs
11 2 (1.10%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.10%) Remedy
11 2 (1.10%) Actix
11 2 (1.10%) F5