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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 62 37 81
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +44
Contract jobs citing 4G 70 117 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.80% 4.09% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.35% 15.48% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 3
Median daily rate £310 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £150 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £355 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
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
617 756 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.71% 26.44% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 324 234
Median daily rate £375 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 33
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 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 1 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 -10 23 £210 -23.63%
Bracknell +6 9 - -
Slough +12 7 £530 +155.42%
Newbury -10 5 £231 -20.25% 1
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 (91.80%) 3G
2 77 (63.11%) Telecoms
3 53 (43.44%) Radio Access Network
4 52 (42.62%) 2G
5 44 (36.07%) LTE
6 27 (22.13%) Nokia
7 23 (18.85%) ITIL
8 19 (15.57%) Back Office
9 18 (14.75%) Service Delivery
9 18 (14.75%) Project Management
10 17 (13.93%) Diameter Protocol
11 16 (13.11%) Huawei
12 14 (11.48%) SIGTRAN
12 14 (11.48%) High Availability
13 13 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (10.66%) SPML
13 13 (10.66%) LDAP
14 12 (9.84%) HNC
14 12 (9.84%) SLA
14 12 (9.84%) Network Architecture
15 11 (9.02%) VoLTE
15 11 (9.02%) Degree
15 11 (9.02%) ATM
15 11 (9.02%) Service Management
16 10 (8.20%) Change Management
16 10 (8.20%) INAP
16 10 (8.20%) SOAP
16 10 (8.20%) Ericsson
16 10 (8.20%) MGW
17 9 (7.38%) OSPF

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 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (91.80%) 3G
2 53 (43.44%) Radio Access Network
3 52 (42.62%) 2G
4 44 (36.07%) LTE
5 17 (13.93%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (11.48%) SIGTRAN
7 13 (10.66%) LDAP
8 11 (9.02%) ATM
8 11 (9.02%) VoLTE
9 10 (8.20%) INAP
9 10 (8.20%) MGW
10 9 (7.38%) DNS
10 9 (7.38%) OSPF
10 9 (7.38%) Wireless
11 8 (6.56%) Node B
11 8 (6.56%) RNC
11 8 (6.56%) Value-Added Service
12 7 (5.74%) GSM
12 7 (5.74%) VoWiFi
12 7 (5.74%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) GIS
2 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.82%) MS Access
2 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.82%) LabVIEW
General
1 77 (63.11%) Telecoms
2 19 (15.57%) Back Office
3 6 (4.92%) Front Office
4 4 (3.28%) Billing
5 3 (2.46%) Retail
6 2 (1.64%) Finance
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.11%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (9.02%) Service Manager
2 11 (9.02%) Test Engineer
3 10 (8.20%) 4G Engineer
3 10 (8.20%) Mobile Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) 3G Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) Designer
6 7 (5.74%) Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Data Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Design Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Service Transition Manager
6 7 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Telecoms Manager
6 7 (5.74%) Transition Manager
7 6 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (4.92%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Databuild Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Senior Designer
9 4 (3.28%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) SPML
2 10 (8.20%) SOAP
3 5 (4.10%) XML
4 1 (0.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.82%) HTML5
4 1 (0.82%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.82%) PKI
4 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Linux
2 3 (2.46%) Unix
3 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.85%) ITIL
2 18 (14.75%) Project Management
2 18 (14.75%) Service Delivery
3 14 (11.48%) High Availability
4 13 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (9.84%) Network Architecture
6 11 (9.02%) Service Management
7 10 (8.20%) Change Management
8 9 (7.38%) Network Design
9 8 (6.56%) Integration Testing
9 8 (6.56%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.74%) Validation
11 6 (4.92%) eTOM
12 5 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (3.28%) Performance Management
13 4 (3.28%) Problem Management
13 4 (3.28%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.46%) C
1 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
2 1 (0.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) HNC
2 11 (9.02%) Degree
3 9 (7.38%) HND
4 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.64%) CCNP
6 2 (1.64%) CCSA
6 2 (1.64%) CCSE
6 2 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (0.82%) CCIE
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) MISRA
2 1 (0.82%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.46%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Nokia
2 16 (13.11%) Huawei
3 10 (8.20%) Ericsson
4 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.56%) Nokia Networks
6 5 (4.10%) Cisco
6 5 (4.10%) Remedy
6 5 (4.10%) Siemens
7 4 (3.28%) Empirix
7 4 (3.28%) NetScout
7 4 (3.28%) Tektronix
8 3 (2.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (2.46%) BT
8 3 (2.46%) Citrix
8 3 (2.46%) Cramer
8 3 (2.46%) Mapinfo
8 3 (2.46%) Nortel
8 3 (2.46%) Tellabs
9 2 (1.64%) HP
9 2 (1.64%) Juniper