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 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 41 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -11
Contract jobs citing 4G 90 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.47% 1.67% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 7.33% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£260 £293 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £261 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -15.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £180.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-69.44% +380.00%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 27 £253 +20.23%
Slough -5 5 £450 +53.84% 3
Maidenhead +6 2 £320 -
Bracknell - - - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 155 (89.60%) 3G
2 132 (76.30%) Telecoms
3 97 (56.07%) LTE
4 74 (42.77%) 2G
5 72 (41.62%) Radio Access Network
6 40 (23.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 40 (23.12%) Huawei
7 37 (21.39%) Ericsson
8 29 (16.76%) SLA
9 27 (15.61%) Degree
10 25 (14.45%) GSM
10 25 (14.45%) Project Management
10 25 (14.45%) VoLTE
11 22 (12.72%) Finance
11 22 (12.72%) ITIL
12 17 (9.83%) UMTS
12 17 (9.83%) Wireless
12 17 (9.83%) Nokia
12 17 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (8.67%) Validation
13 15 (8.67%) Broadband
14 14 (8.09%) PRINCE2
14 14 (8.09%) Internet
15 13 (7.51%) 3GPP
16 12 (6.94%) Service Delivery
16 12 (6.94%) Change Management
17 11 (6.36%) Ethernet
17 11 (6.36%) Linux
17 11 (6.36%) Capacity Management
17 11 (6.36%) NSN NetAct

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) MS Office
2 4 (2.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 155 (89.60%) 3G
2 97 (56.07%) LTE
3 74 (42.77%) 2G
4 72 (41.62%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (14.45%) GSM
5 25 (14.45%) VoLTE
6 17 (9.83%) UMTS
6 17 (9.83%) Wireless
7 15 (8.67%) Broadband
8 14 (8.09%) Internet
9 13 (7.51%) 3GPP
10 11 (6.36%) Ethernet
10 11 (6.36%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (5.78%) DNS
12 9 (5.20%) SMS
12 9 (5.20%) MPLS
13 8 (4.62%) WiMAX
13 8 (4.62%) RNC
13 8 (4.62%) SS7
13 8 (4.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.16%) MS Access
2 1 (0.58%) Big Data
General
1 132 (76.30%) Telecoms
2 22 (12.72%) Finance
3 9 (5.20%) Billing
4 8 (4.62%) Legal
4 8 (4.62%) Marketing
5 7 (4.05%) Back Office
5 7 (4.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.73%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (9.25%) Design Engineer
1 16 (9.25%) Test Engineer
2 15 (8.67%) Delivery Manager
2 15 (8.67%) RAN Engineer
2 15 (8.67%) Architect
3 9 (5.20%) Project Manager
4 8 (4.62%) Service Manager
5 7 (4.05%) Designer
6 6 (3.47%) Security Architect
6 6 (3.47%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (3.47%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (3.47%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (2.89%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (2.89%) Tester
7 5 (2.89%) Provisioning Engineer
7 5 (2.89%) RF Engineer
7 5 (2.89%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 4 (2.31%) OSS Architect
8 4 (2.31%) 3G Engineer
8 4 (2.31%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.89%) SOAP
2 2 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.73%) User Experience
3 3 (1.73%) Replication
3 3 (1.73%) GIS
4 1 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.58%) Economics
4 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.36%) Linux
2 7 (4.05%) UNIX
3 5 (2.89%) Solaris
3 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Windows
4 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.45%) Project Management
2 22 (12.72%) ITIL
3 15 (8.67%) Validation
4 14 (8.09%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.94%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.94%) Change Management
6 11 (6.36%) Capacity Management
7 9 (5.20%) Migration
8 8 (4.62%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.05%) Performance Management
10 6 (3.47%) Matrix Management
10 6 (3.47%) SWOT Analysis
10 6 (3.47%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.47%) Network Planning
10 6 (3.47%) Supplier Management
10 6 (3.47%) Service Management
10 6 (3.47%) Coaching
10 6 (3.47%) Dependency Management
11 5 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.31%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.05%) C
2 5 (2.89%) SQL
3 4 (2.31%) Perl
4 3 (1.73%) C++
5 2 (1.16%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.16%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (15.61%) Degree
2 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.62%) CCNA
3 7 (4.05%) CCNP
4 6 (3.47%) HND
4 6 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.89%) HNC
6 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.73%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) CISSP
7 1 (0.58%) PMP
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) CISM
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.73%) NFS
2 2 (1.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.36%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.31%) Netcool
3 4 (2.31%) OpenView
4 3 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.73%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.16%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 40 (23.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 40 (23.12%) Huawei
2 37 (21.39%) Ericsson
3 17 (9.83%) Nokia
4 10 (5.78%) HP
5 7 (4.05%) Cisco
6 6 (3.47%) BT
7 5 (2.89%) Nortel
7 5 (2.89%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.89%) Actix
8 4 (2.31%) F5
8 4 (2.31%) BMC
9 3 (1.73%) IBM
9 3 (1.73%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.73%) Citrix
9 3 (1.73%) Cramer
9 3 (1.73%) Remedy
9 3 (1.73%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.73%) Amdocs
10 2 (1.16%) Fortinet
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £280 - £285 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago