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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 40 76 93
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +17
Contract jobs citing 4G 105 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.33% 1.84% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.99% 8.25% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 9
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£250 £291 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £202 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £440 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -34.78%
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
618 570 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.48% 22.33% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 192 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.70% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.81 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.25 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +20 36 £275 -42.10% 1
Slough +9 10 £208 +53.70% 8
Newbury +6 8 £283 +9.70% 12
Bracknell -5 5 £263 +14.13% 3
Maidenhead +5 1 - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 200 (88.50%) 3G
2 176 (77.88%) Telecoms
3 116 (51.33%) 2G
4 115 (50.88%) LTE
5 83 (36.73%) Radio Access Network
6 60 (26.55%) GSM
7 53 (23.45%) Wireless
8 37 (16.37%) Wi-Fi
8 37 (16.37%) UMTS
9 34 (15.04%) VoLTE
10 31 (13.72%) Ericsson
11 28 (12.39%) Network Planning
12 25 (11.06%) WiMAX
12 25 (11.06%) SS7
13 23 (10.18%) TCP/IP
13 23 (10.18%) HP
13 23 (10.18%) C
13 23 (10.18%) Huawei
14 22 (9.73%) Linux
14 22 (9.73%) SLA
14 22 (9.73%) Project Management
15 21 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
15 21 (9.29%) Degree
16 20 (8.85%) Network Design
17 18 (7.96%) Wireshark
17 18 (7.96%) SIGTRAN
17 18 (7.96%) SDH
18 16 (7.08%) UNIX
18 16 (7.08%) Actix
19 15 (6.64%) GPRS

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.42%) MS Office
3 6 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 200 (88.50%) 3G
2 116 (51.33%) 2G
3 115 (50.88%) LTE
4 83 (36.73%) Radio Access Network
5 60 (26.55%) GSM
6 53 (23.45%) Wireless
7 37 (16.37%) Wi-Fi
7 37 (16.37%) UMTS
8 34 (15.04%) VoLTE
9 25 (11.06%) WiMAX
9 25 (11.06%) SS7
10 23 (10.18%) TCP/IP
11 18 (7.96%) Wireshark
11 18 (7.96%) SIGTRAN
11 18 (7.96%) SDH
12 15 (6.64%) GPRS
12 15 (6.64%) 3GPP
12 15 (6.64%) DSL
12 15 (6.64%) MPLS
13 14 (6.19%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.10%) MS Access
2 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
General
1 176 (77.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.87%) Electronics
3 9 (3.98%) Billing
4 6 (2.65%) Finance
5 5 (2.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (11.06%) Test Engineer
2 22 (9.73%) Project Manager
3 20 (8.85%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (6.64%) RAN Engineer
5 14 (6.19%) Tester
5 14 (6.19%) Radio Engineer
6 13 (5.75%) Integration Engineer
7 12 (5.31%) Architect
8 11 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.42%) OSS Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Delivery Project Manager
10 9 (3.98%) Design Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Build Manager
11 8 (3.54%) Wireless Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) OSS Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.10%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.10%) Analyst
12 7 (3.10%) Deployment Manager
13 6 (2.65%) Performance Engineer
13 6 (2.65%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.10%) XML
2 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.54%) PKI
4 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.33%) Handset
4 3 (1.33%) Replication
5 2 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.44%) GIS
6 1 (0.44%) PMI
6 1 (0.44%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.73%) Linux
2 16 (7.08%) UNIX
3 9 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.39%) Network Planning
2 22 (9.73%) Project Management
3 20 (8.85%) Network Design
4 12 (5.31%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (4.87%) Validation
6 10 (4.42%) OOD
6 10 (4.42%) Network Architecture
7 9 (3.98%) Service Delivery
7 9 (3.98%) CRM
7 9 (3.98%) UML
7 9 (3.98%) OO
7 9 (3.98%) Performance Management
7 9 (3.98%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.10%) ITIL
9 6 (2.65%) System Testing
9 6 (2.65%) Performance Engineering
9 6 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.21%) Network Management
10 5 (2.21%) Line Management
10 5 (2.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.18%) C
2 11 (4.87%) C++
3 9 (3.98%) Perl
4 8 (3.54%) SQL
5 7 (3.10%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.65%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (9.29%) Degree
2 10 (4.42%) CCNP
2 10 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.10%) CCNA
3 7 (3.10%) HND
4 6 (2.65%) HNC
5 4 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.33%) ISEB
7 2 (0.88%) CCSA
7 2 (0.88%) CCSE
7 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) CISSP
7 2 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.87%) NSN NetAct
3 10 (4.42%) HP NNM
3 10 (4.42%) OpenView
4 2 (0.88%) Netcool
4 2 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.44%) Iperf
Vendors
1 31 (13.72%) Ericsson
2 23 (10.18%) HP
2 23 (10.18%) Huawei
3 16 (7.08%) Actix
4 15 (6.64%) Nokia
5 12 (5.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (4.42%) SevOne
7 9 (3.98%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.65%) Cisco
8 6 (2.65%) Mapinfo
9 4 (1.77%) Greenplum
9 4 (1.77%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.77%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.77%) Remedy
9 4 (1.77%) Siemens
9 4 (1.77%) F5
10 3 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (0.88%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.88%) ComArch
11 2 (0.88%) Fortinet
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