The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 49 85 120
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +35
Contract jobs citing 4G 76 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.08% 1.44% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 5.50% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £513
% change year-on-year
- -36.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £97.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-59.33% +135.54%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
622 636 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.18% 26.22% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 207 205
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £460 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
4G
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +28 25 £475 +5.55% 2
Slough +7 11 £203 +1.50% 2
Bracknell - 9 £230 -
Maidenhead - 5 - - 3
Newbury 0 3 £216 -45.93% 1
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 100 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 87 (67.97%) 3G
3 62 (48.44%) 2G
4 61 (47.66%) LTE
5 43 (33.59%) Network Architecture
6 30 (23.44%) GSM
7 27 (21.09%) Change Management
8 26 (20.31%) Project Management
9 21 (16.41%) Cisco
9 21 (16.41%) Problem Management
10 20 (15.63%) SLA
11 18 (14.06%) MPLS
11 18 (14.06%) Huawei
11 18 (14.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 15 (11.72%) Radio Access Network
12 15 (11.72%) GPRS
13 14 (10.94%) Juniper
13 14 (10.94%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (10.94%) Degree
14 13 (10.16%) 3GPP
14 13 (10.16%) Ethernet
15 12 (9.38%) VoLTE
16 10 (7.81%) Finance
16 10 (7.81%) HP
16 10 (7.81%) SDH
17 9 (7.03%) Ericsson
17 9 (7.03%) UMTS
17 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
17 9 (7.03%) RANAP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (1.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 87 (67.97%) 3G
2 62 (48.44%) 2G
3 61 (47.66%) LTE
4 30 (23.44%) GSM
5 18 (14.06%) MPLS
6 15 (11.72%) GPRS
6 15 (11.72%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (10.16%) 3GPP
7 13 (10.16%) Ethernet
8 12 (9.38%) VoLTE
9 10 (7.81%) SDH
10 9 (7.03%) UMTS
10 9 (7.03%) RANAP
10 9 (7.03%) SGSN
11 8 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
11 8 (6.25%) GGSN
11 8 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.47%) WCDMA
12 7 (5.47%) DWDM
12 7 (5.47%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 100 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.81%) Finance
3 7 (5.47%) Front Office
3 7 (5.47%) Billing
4 5 (3.91%) Electronics
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
5 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 4 (3.13%) Back Office
6 2 (1.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.63%) Architect
2 11 (8.59%) Design Engineer
3 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
4 8 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.47%) NOC Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Consultant
6 6 (4.69%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Systems Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Project Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (3.91%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Senior Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Planning Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Designer
8 4 (3.13%) PMO Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Test Consultant
8 4 (3.13%) Logistics Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) XML
2 4 (3.13%) WAP
2 4 (3.13%) WML
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.13%) Smart Meter
2 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.56%) Physics
4 1 (0.78%) Handset
4 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Linux
2 5 (3.91%) UNIX
3 2 (1.56%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.59%) Network Architecture
2 27 (21.09%) Change Management
3 26 (20.31%) Project Management
4 21 (16.41%) Problem Management
5 14 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (10.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (7.03%) Fault Management
6 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.25%) Validation
7 8 (6.25%) Logistics
7 8 (6.25%) Resource Management
8 7 (5.47%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.69%) ITIL
9 6 (4.69%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.69%) Information Management
10 4 (3.13%) Network Design
10 4 (3.13%) Network Management
11 3 (2.34%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.34%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) SQL
2 3 (2.34%) C
3 2 (1.56%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.78%) C#
4 1 (0.78%) Perl
4 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.94%) Degree
2 7 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.69%) ISEB
3 6 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) HND
6 2 (1.56%) PMP
6 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.56%) HNC
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) CCIE
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.63%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) NDS
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) Cisco
2 18 (14.06%) Huawei
2 18 (14.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 14 (10.94%) Juniper
4 10 (7.81%) HP
5 9 (7.03%) Ericsson
6 6 (4.69%) NEC
7 5 (3.91%) BT
8 4 (3.13%) Cramer
8 4 (3.13%) SAP
9 3 (2.34%) Nokia
9 3 (2.34%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.56%) Oracle
10 2 (1.56%) SGI
10 2 (1.56%) Amdocs
11 1 (0.78%) VMware
11 1 (0.78%) Remedy
11 1 (0.78%) Sybase
11 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.78%) Mapinfo
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