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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 37 48 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +34
Contract jobs citing 4G 100 83 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.90% 3.32% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.48% 12.89% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 16
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£270 £305 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £203 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £44.50 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% -72.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +11.97%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 34 £275 -42.10% 1
Newbury +10 14 £310 +43.35% 5
Slough +4 13 £229 +12.96% 3
Bracknell -11 6 - -
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 191 (88.02%) 3G
2 164 (75.58%) Telecoms
3 114 (52.53%) LTE
4 105 (48.39%) 2G
5 91 (41.94%) Radio Access Network
6 51 (23.50%) GSM
7 46 (21.20%) Wireless
8 37 (17.05%) VoLTE
9 32 (14.75%) Linux
10 31 (14.29%) UMTS
11 30 (13.82%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (12.90%) UNIX
13 25 (11.52%) Ericsson
14 23 (10.60%) Project Management
14 23 (10.60%) TCP/IP
14 23 (10.60%) HP
14 23 (10.60%) Network Planning
15 22 (10.14%) SS7
16 21 (9.68%) WiMAX
17 20 (9.22%) Network Design
17 20 (9.22%) Degree
17 20 (9.22%) C
17 20 (9.22%) SDH
18 19 (8.76%) MS Excel
18 19 (8.76%) GPRS
19 18 (8.29%) MPLS
20 17 (7.83%) SLA
20 17 (7.83%) HP Quality Center
20 17 (7.83%) Validation
21 16 (7.37%) Huawei

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.61%) MS Office
3 8 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 191 (88.02%) 3G
2 114 (52.53%) LTE
3 105 (48.39%) 2G
4 91 (41.94%) Radio Access Network
5 51 (23.50%) GSM
6 46 (21.20%) Wireless
7 37 (17.05%) VoLTE
8 31 (14.29%) UMTS
9 30 (13.82%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (10.60%) TCP/IP
11 22 (10.14%) SS7
12 21 (9.68%) WiMAX
13 20 (9.22%) SDH
14 19 (8.76%) GPRS
15 18 (8.29%) MPLS
16 16 (7.37%) Wireshark
17 15 (6.91%) SIGTRAN
17 15 (6.91%) IPsec
18 14 (6.45%) Firewall
18 14 (6.45%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.07%) MS Access
2 4 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
General
1 164 (75.58%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.91%) Electronics
3 8 (3.69%) Billing
4 7 (3.23%) Back Office
5 5 (2.30%) Finance
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (9.68%) Project Manager
1 21 (9.68%) Test Engineer
2 20 (9.22%) Tester
3 17 (7.83%) Delivery Manager
4 12 (5.53%) Architect
5 11 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (5.07%) Technical Tester
5 11 (5.07%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (4.61%) OSS Architect
6 10 (4.61%) RAN Engineer
6 10 (4.61%) Delivery Project Manager
7 9 (4.15%) Deployment Manager
7 9 (4.15%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.15%) Design Engineer
8 8 (3.69%) Integration Engineer
8 8 (3.69%) Build Manager
8 8 (3.69%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.23%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.23%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.07%) XML
2 3 (1.38%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.38%) CSS
3 1 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.45%) PKI
2 10 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.30%) Handset
5 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.92%) Replication
7 1 (0.46%) Economics
7 1 (0.46%) PMI
7 1 (0.46%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.75%) Linux
2 28 (12.90%) UNIX
3 9 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.30%) Solaris
5 4 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.60%) Project Management
1 23 (10.60%) Network Planning
2 20 (9.22%) Network Design
3 17 (7.83%) Validation
4 11 (5.07%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (4.61%) OOD
5 10 (4.61%) Network Architecture
6 9 (4.15%) Software Engineering
6 9 (4.15%) Performance Management
6 9 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (4.15%) Test Planning
6 9 (4.15%) UML
6 9 (4.15%) OO
7 8 (3.69%) CRM
8 7 (3.23%) Migration
8 7 (3.23%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.76%) Performance Engineering
9 6 (2.76%) Test Automation
9 6 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.22%) C
2 12 (5.53%) Perl
2 12 (5.53%) SQL
3 11 (5.07%) C++
4 7 (3.23%) Embedded C
5 6 (2.76%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby
6 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (9.22%) Degree
2 13 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (5.99%) CCNP
3 9 (4.15%) CCNA
4 7 (3.23%) HND
5 6 (2.76%) HNC
6 3 (1.38%) ISEB
6 3 (1.38%) CISSP
6 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.92%) CCSA
7 2 (0.92%) CCSE
7 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) CISA
8 1 (0.46%) PMP
8 1 (0.46%) CCDA
8 1 (0.46%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.46%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (7.83%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (5.99%) OpenView
3 10 (4.61%) HP NNM
4 8 (3.69%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (1.38%) Cacti
6 2 (0.92%) Netcool
6 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.46%) Iperf
7 1 (0.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (11.52%) Ericsson
2 23 (10.60%) HP
3 16 (7.37%) Huawei
4 14 (6.45%) Nokia
5 13 (5.99%) Cisco
6 11 (5.07%) Actix
7 10 (4.61%) SevOne
8 9 (4.15%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.23%) Mapinfo
9 7 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (1.84%) Greenplum
10 4 (1.84%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.84%) Siemens
11 3 (1.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.38%) Remedy
12 2 (0.92%) Microsoft
12 2 (0.92%) ComArch
12 2 (0.92%) Cramer
12 2 (0.92%) Amdocs
12 2 (0.92%) Blue Coat
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