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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 51 82 100
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +18
Contract jobs citing 4G 81 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.17% 1.72% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.68% 7.44% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 14
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£316 £385 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +25.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £265 £304
% change year-on-year
+17.45% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%
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
639 578 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.02% 23.12% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 214 250
Average daily rate £335 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 +25 26 £323 +168.75% 5
Slough -11 6 £243 -37.01%
Newbury -6 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £320 -
Bracknell - - - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 132 (81.99%) 3G
2 124 (77.02%) Telecoms
3 96 (59.63%) LTE
4 55 (34.16%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (29.81%) 2G
6 43 (26.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 40 (24.84%) Project Management
8 32 (19.88%) Huawei
9 30 (18.63%) Degree
10 29 (18.01%) Ericsson
11 27 (16.77%) VoLTE
12 25 (15.53%) Finance
13 24 (14.91%) SLA
14 21 (13.04%) ITIL
15 19 (11.80%) 3GPP
16 18 (11.18%) Internet
17 17 (10.56%) PRINCE2
17 17 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (9.94%) Validation
19 15 (9.32%) Network Architecture
19 15 (9.32%) GSM
20 14 (8.70%) Broadband
20 14 (8.70%) Cisco
21 13 (8.07%) Change Management
21 13 (8.07%) Nokia
22 12 (7.45%) Billing
23 11 (6.83%) Capacity Management
23 11 (6.83%) Back Office
23 11 (6.83%) HP
24 10 (6.21%) DNS

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (1.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Office
2 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 132 (81.99%) 3G
2 96 (59.63%) LTE
3 55 (34.16%) Radio Access Network
4 48 (29.81%) 2G
5 27 (16.77%) VoLTE
6 19 (11.80%) 3GPP
7 18 (11.18%) Internet
8 15 (9.32%) GSM
9 14 (8.70%) Broadband
10 10 (6.21%) DNS
10 10 (6.21%) SMS
10 10 (6.21%) Ethernet
10 10 (6.21%) HTTP
10 10 (6.21%) SGSN
10 10 (6.21%) RANAP
11 9 (5.59%) GPRS
11 9 (5.59%) MPLS
12 8 (4.97%) Wireless
12 8 (4.97%) UMTS
13 7 (4.35%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.62%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) TestDirector
General
1 124 (77.02%) Telecoms
2 25 (15.53%) Finance
3 12 (7.45%) Billing
4 11 (6.83%) Back Office
5 10 (6.21%) Marketing
6 8 (4.97%) Legal
7 6 (3.73%) Retail
8 5 (3.11%) Electronics
9 3 (1.86%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.62%) Front Office
10 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (16.77%) Architect
2 18 (11.18%) Design Engineer
3 16 (9.94%) Test Engineer
4 11 (6.83%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.21%) RAN Engineer
5 10 (6.21%) Delivery Manager
6 9 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 7 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.73%) Security Architect
8 6 (3.73%) Project Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Designer
9 5 (3.11%) Provisioning Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Logistics Manager
9 5 (3.11%) 3G Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Consultant
10 4 (2.48%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (2.48%) Systems Architect
10 4 (2.48%) Service Manager
10 4 (2.48%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) XML
2 4 (2.48%) WAP
2 4 (2.48%) SOAP
2 4 (2.48%) WML
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.48%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.86%) GIS
4 3 (1.86%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.62%) Physics
5 1 (0.62%) Economics
5 1 (0.62%) DTV
5 1 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.59%) Linux
2 6 (3.73%) UNIX
3 4 (2.48%) Solaris
3 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.84%) Project Management
2 21 (13.04%) ITIL
3 17 (10.56%) PRINCE2
4 16 (9.94%) Validation
5 15 (9.32%) Network Architecture
6 13 (8.07%) Change Management
7 11 (6.83%) Capacity Management
8 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.97%) Migration
8 8 (4.97%) Logistics
8 8 (4.97%) Project Planning
9 7 (4.35%) Dependency Management
9 7 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.35%) Matrix Management
9 7 (4.35%) Resource Management
9 7 (4.35%) Performance Management
9 7 (4.35%) Supplier Management
9 7 (4.35%) Coaching
10 6 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.73%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.48%) SQL
2 3 (1.86%) C
3 2 (1.24%) C++
3 2 (1.24%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.62%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 30 (18.63%) Degree
2 9 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.11%) CCNA
4 4 (2.48%) ISEB
4 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.48%) HNC
4 4 (2.48%) HND
4 4 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) CCNP
5 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) CISSP
6 1 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) NFS
2 2 (1.24%) NDS
2 2 (1.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (4.97%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.48%) Netcool
2 4 (2.48%) OpenView
3 3 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.86%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 43 (26.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 32 (19.88%) Huawei
3 29 (18.01%) Ericsson
4 14 (8.70%) Cisco
5 13 (8.07%) Nokia
6 11 (6.83%) HP
7 7 (4.35%) BT
8 5 (3.11%) Juniper
8 5 (3.11%) NEC
8 5 (3.11%) Cramer
9 4 (2.48%) BMC
9 4 (2.48%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.48%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.48%) Nortel
9 4 (2.48%) SAP
9 4 (2.48%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.86%) Citrix
10 3 (1.86%) IBM
10 3 (1.86%) Mapinfo
11 2 (1.24%) Microsoft
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