The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 62 37 79
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +42
Contract jobs citing 4G 65 110 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 4.28% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.30% 16.39% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 37 6
Median daily rate £310 £250 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £316 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+42.38% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +13.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -2.00%
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
575 671 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.91% 26.13% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 285 204
Median daily rate £375 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 24
Median hourly rate £24.00 £39.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -20 22 £210 -23.63% 1
Bracknell -5 7 - -
Newbury -3 6 £231 -20.51%
Slough +4 4 £518 +149.39% 1
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for 4G.

1 112 (94.92%) 3G
2 73 (61.86%) Telecoms
3 54 (45.76%) 2G
4 50 (42.37%) Radio Access Network
5 45 (38.14%) LTE
6 30 (25.42%) Nokia
7 21 (17.80%) Back Office
8 20 (16.95%) ITIL
9 19 (16.10%) Service Delivery
9 19 (16.10%) Project Management
9 19 (16.10%) Diameter Protocol
10 18 (15.25%) Huawei
11 16 (13.56%) SIGTRAN
11 16 (13.56%) High Availability
12 15 (12.71%) SPML
12 15 (12.71%) LDAP
13 13 (11.02%) HNC
13 13 (11.02%) SLA
14 12 (10.17%) SOAP
14 12 (10.17%) INAP
14 12 (10.17%) Change Management
14 12 (10.17%) MGW
15 11 (9.32%) Network Design
15 11 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (9.32%) ATM
16 10 (8.47%) HND
16 10 (8.47%) Ericsson
16 10 (8.47%) Wireless
16 10 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (8.47%) Integration Testing

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.24%) MS Office
2 5 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (94.92%) 3G
2 54 (45.76%) 2G
3 50 (42.37%) Radio Access Network
4 45 (38.14%) LTE
5 19 (16.10%) Diameter Protocol
6 16 (13.56%) SIGTRAN
7 15 (12.71%) LDAP
8 12 (10.17%) INAP
8 12 (10.17%) MGW
9 11 (9.32%) ATM
10 10 (8.47%) Wireless
11 9 (7.63%) VoLTE
12 8 (6.78%) GSM
12 8 (6.78%) Node B
12 8 (6.78%) RNC
13 7 (5.93%) DNS
13 7 (5.93%) OSPF
13 7 (5.93%) Value-Added Service
13 7 (5.93%) VRRP
14 6 (5.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) GIS
2 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.85%) MS Access
2 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 73 (61.86%) Telecoms
2 21 (17.80%) Back Office
3 8 (6.78%) Front Office
4 4 (3.39%) Billing
5 3 (2.54%) Retail
6 2 (1.69%) Finance
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.41%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (8.47%) Mobile Engineer
3 9 (7.63%) 4G Engineer
3 9 (7.63%) Designer
3 9 (7.63%) Test Engineer
4 8 (6.78%) Service Manager
5 7 (5.93%) 3G Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) Architect
5 7 (5.93%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.93%) Telecoms Manager
6 6 (5.08%) Data Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Databuild Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Design Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Senior Designer
8 4 (3.39%) RAN Design Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Service Transition Manager
8 4 (3.39%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) SPML
2 12 (10.17%) SOAP
3 5 (4.24%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) HTML5
4 1 (0.85%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.39%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.69%) User Experience
4 1 (0.85%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.95%) ITIL
2 19 (16.10%) Project Management
2 19 (16.10%) Service Delivery
3 16 (13.56%) High Availability
4 12 (10.17%) Change Management
5 11 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (9.32%) Network Design
6 10 (8.47%) Integration Testing
6 10 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (7.63%) Network Architecture
8 8 (6.78%) Service Management
9 7 (5.93%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (5.08%) eTOM
11 5 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.24%) ITIL V3
11 5 (4.24%) Validation
12 4 (3.39%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.39%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.39%) Problem Management
12 4 (3.39%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.54%) C
3 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) HNC
2 10 (8.47%) HND
3 9 (7.63%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.69%) CCNP
6 2 (1.69%) CCSA
6 2 (1.69%) CCSE
6 2 (1.69%) CISSP
7 1 (0.85%) CCIE
7 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.54%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (25.42%) Nokia
2 18 (15.25%) Huawei
3 10 (8.47%) Ericsson
4 9 (7.63%) Nokia Networks
5 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.24%) Remedy
6 5 (4.24%) Siemens
7 4 (3.39%) Empirix
7 4 (3.39%) NetScout
7 4 (3.39%) Tektronix
8 3 (2.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (2.54%) BT
8 3 (2.54%) Cisco
8 3 (2.54%) Citrix
8 3 (2.54%) Cramer
8 3 (2.54%) Mapinfo
8 3 (2.54%) Nortel
8 3 (2.54%) Tellabs
9 2 (1.69%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.69%) Red Hat