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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 70 39 88
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +49
Contract jobs citing 4G 53 104 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.09% 3.87% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 14.38% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 42 5
Average daily rate £375 £284 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.15% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £113 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £281 £261
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £37.89 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+13.48% -78.95%
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
559 723 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 26.91% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 321 231
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.80 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 12 - -
Slough +11 10 £325 -27.77%
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Newbury -11 5 - -
Maidenhead +1 2 - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 81 (86.17%) 3G
2 60 (63.83%) Telecoms
3 43 (45.74%) 2G
4 41 (43.62%) Radio Access Network
5 38 (40.43%) LTE
6 15 (15.96%) SLA
7 14 (14.89%) ITIL
7 14 (14.89%) VoLTE
8 13 (13.83%) Huawei
9 11 (11.70%) Nokia
10 10 (10.64%) Project Management
11 9 (9.57%) DNS
12 8 (8.51%) Ericsson
12 8 (8.51%) OSPF
12 8 (8.51%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
12 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.51%) Network Architecture
13 7 (7.45%) Capacity Management
13 7 (7.45%) VLAN
13 7 (7.45%) Finance
13 7 (7.45%) Ethernet
14 6 (6.38%) DHCP
14 6 (6.38%) SDH
14 6 (6.38%) ATM
14 6 (6.38%) GSM
14 6 (6.38%) MS Office
14 6 (6.38%) Internet
14 6 (6.38%) Wireless
14 6 (6.38%) IPsec

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.38%) MS Office
3 4 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 81 (86.17%) 3G
2 43 (45.74%) 2G
3 41 (43.62%) Radio Access Network
4 38 (40.43%) LTE
5 14 (14.89%) VoLTE
6 9 (9.57%) DNS
7 8 (8.51%) OSPF
8 7 (7.45%) Ethernet
8 7 (7.45%) VLAN
9 6 (6.38%) ATM
9 6 (6.38%) DHCP
9 6 (6.38%) GSM
9 6 (6.38%) Internet
9 6 (6.38%) IPsec
9 6 (6.38%) SDH
9 6 (6.38%) Value-Added Service
9 6 (6.38%) VRRP
9 6 (6.38%) Wireless
10 5 (5.32%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (5.32%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.06%) LabVIEW
General
1 60 (63.83%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.45%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (15.96%) Design Engineer
2 10 (10.64%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Telecoms Manager
4 8 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (7.45%) 4G Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Designer
5 7 (7.45%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.38%) LTE Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) 3G Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Optimisation Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) VAS Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) IP Design Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Site Acquisition Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Site Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.26%) Handset
2 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.19%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.06%) BBC
4 1 (1.06%) iDTV
4 1 (1.06%) PKI
4 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Unix
3 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) ITIL
2 10 (10.64%) Project Management
3 8 (8.51%) Network Architecture
3 8 (8.51%) PRINCE2
3 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.45%) Capacity Management
5 6 (6.38%) Change Control
5 6 (6.38%) High Availability
5 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.38%) Validation
6 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.26%) Service Management
7 3 (3.19%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.19%) Logistics
7 3 (3.19%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.13%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.13%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (2.13%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.06%) C
1 1 (1.06%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.06%) APMP
4 1 (1.06%) CCIE
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) HNC
4 1 (1.06%) HND
4 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) MISRA
2 1 (1.06%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.06%) Cacti
2 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.06%) OpenView
2 1 (1.06%) OPNET
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Huawei
2 11 (11.70%) Nokia
3 8 (8.51%) Ericsson
4 5 (5.32%) Cisco
4 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.19%) Juniper
5 3 (3.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.13%) Amdocs
6 2 (2.13%) HP
6 2 (2.13%) Mapinfo
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (1.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.06%) BT
7 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.06%) ComArch
7 1 (1.06%) Cramer
7 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.06%) NEC
7 1 (1.06%) Siemens