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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 59 76 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs citing 4G 49 40 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.44% 1.60% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 7.58% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 20
Median daily rate £308 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £262 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £42.46 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-61.13% +13.22%
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
508 528 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.29% 21.16% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 284 271
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +13 22 £245 -24.32%
Slough - 6 £363 -
Newbury +12 5 - - 1
Bracknell +1 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 73 (97.33%) 3G
2 49 (65.33%) 2G
3 43 (57.33%) Telecoms
4 31 (41.33%) LTE
5 27 (36.00%) Huawei
5 27 (36.00%) Ericsson
6 24 (32.00%) Nokia Networks
7 23 (30.67%) Nokia
8 21 (28.00%) Radio Access Network
9 19 (25.33%) Back Office
10 18 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
11 17 (22.67%) CCNP
12 15 (20.00%) CCNA
12 15 (20.00%) Cisco
13 14 (18.67%) ITIL
13 14 (18.67%) CCIE
13 14 (18.67%) Cramer
14 13 (17.33%) Wireshark
14 13 (17.33%) Juniper
14 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
14 13 (17.33%) Network Architecture
15 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
15 12 (16.00%) MS Office
15 12 (16.00%) Wireless
16 11 (14.67%) Citrix
17 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
17 10 (13.33%) UMTS
17 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (12.00%) Amdocs OSS

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:

Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (16.00%) MS Office
2 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 73 (97.33%) 3G
2 49 (65.33%) 2G
3 31 (41.33%) LTE
4 21 (28.00%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 13 (17.33%) Wireshark
7 12 (16.00%) Wireless
8 10 (13.33%) UMTS
9 8 (10.67%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (10.67%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (9.33%) GSM
11 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.33%) DWDM
12 4 (5.33%) Firewall
12 4 (5.33%) Network Security
13 3 (4.00%) INAP
13 3 (4.00%) Internet
13 3 (4.00%) LDAP
13 3 (4.00%) UTRAN
13 3 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.00%) MS Access
3 1 (1.33%) GIS
General
1 43 (57.33%) Telecoms
2 19 (25.33%) Back Office
3 6 (8.00%) Marketing
4 5 (6.67%) Electronics
5 2 (2.67%) Finance
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (13.33%) 3G Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) RAN Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Optimisation Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) OSS Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Radio Planner
7 3 (4.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) LTE Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Project Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.67%) Deployment Specialist
8 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) SPML
1 1 (1.33%) WebRTC
1 1 (1.33%) XML
1 1 (1.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.67%) Statistics
5 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.67%) PKI
6 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.33%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Linux
1 1 (1.33%) Unix
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Network Architecture
3 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (6.67%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.33%) Fault Analysis
7 4 (5.33%) Fault Management
7 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.33%) WFM
8 3 (4.00%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.00%) Test Management
9 2 (2.67%) Budget Control
9 2 (2.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.67%) Network Design
9 2 (2.67%) Process Improvement
9 2 (2.67%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) C++
2 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (22.67%) CCNP
3 15 (20.00%) CCNA
4 14 (18.67%) CCIE
5 7 (9.33%) HND
6 6 (8.00%) Degree
6 6 (8.00%) HNC
7 2 (2.67%) CISM
7 2 (2.67%) CISSP
7 2 (2.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.67%) CRISC
7 2 (2.67%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (4.00%) OpenView
3 2 (2.67%) Nessus
4 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Ericsson
1 27 (36.00%) Huawei
2 24 (32.00%) Nokia Networks
3 23 (30.67%) Nokia
4 15 (20.00%) Cisco
5 14 (18.67%) Cramer
6 13 (17.33%) Juniper
6 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
7 11 (14.67%) Citrix
8 8 (10.67%) Nortel
8 8 (10.67%) Tellabs
9 6 (8.00%) Mapinfo
9 6 (8.00%) Remedy
10 5 (6.67%) HP
11 4 (5.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (5.33%) Arqiva
11 4 (5.33%) BT
11 4 (5.33%) NetCracker
11 4 (5.33%) Siemens
11 4 (5.33%) Virgin Media