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 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 53 78 127
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +49
Contract jobs citing 4G 81 61 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.26% 2.31% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.76% 8.89% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +45.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £225 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -12.00%
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
635 686 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.03% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 216 236
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +27.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +35 27 £380 +216.66% 3
Newbury -11 3 £175 -56.52%
Windsor - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £475 -
Slough -14 1 - - 4
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 123 (79.87%) 3G
2 121 (78.57%) Telecoms
3 95 (61.69%) LTE
4 55 (35.71%) 2G
5 44 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
6 38 (24.68%) Project Management
7 35 (22.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 31 (20.13%) Degree
9 28 (18.18%) Huawei
10 25 (16.23%) Network Architecture
10 25 (16.23%) SLA
11 24 (15.58%) VoLTE
12 22 (14.29%) Ericsson
13 20 (12.99%) Internet
13 20 (12.99%) 3GPP
14 18 (11.69%) ITIL
14 18 (11.69%) PRINCE2
14 18 (11.69%) Finance
15 16 (10.39%) Cisco
15 16 (10.39%) Billing
15 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (9.09%) HP
16 14 (9.09%) GSM
17 13 (8.44%) Broadband
18 12 (7.79%) GPRS
19 11 (7.14%) UMTS
20 10 (6.49%) SMS
20 10 (6.49%) MPLS
20 10 (6.49%) Nokia
20 10 (6.49%) Validation

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Applications
1 3 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 123 (79.87%) 3G
2 95 (61.69%) LTE
3 55 (35.71%) 2G
4 44 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (15.58%) VoLTE
6 20 (12.99%) Internet
6 20 (12.99%) 3GPP
7 14 (9.09%) GSM
8 13 (8.44%) Broadband
9 12 (7.79%) GPRS
10 11 (7.14%) UMTS
11 10 (6.49%) SMS
11 10 (6.49%) MPLS
11 10 (6.49%) RANAP
12 9 (5.84%) SGSN
13 8 (5.19%) GGSN
13 8 (5.19%) Ethernet
14 7 (4.55%) MVNO
15 6 (3.90%) Wireless
15 6 (3.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) TestDirector
General
1 121 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.69%) Finance
3 16 (10.39%) Billing
4 9 (5.84%) Marketing
4 9 (5.84%) Back Office
5 6 (3.90%) Retail
6 5 (3.25%) Electronics
7 4 (2.60%) Legal
8 2 (1.30%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (19.48%) Architect
2 17 (11.04%) Design Engineer
3 13 (8.44%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.79%) Test Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) RAN Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.55%) Consultant
7 7 (4.55%) Senior Architect
7 7 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.90%) Systems Architect
8 6 (3.90%) Project Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.25%) 3G Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Provisioning Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Designer
10 4 (2.60%) Transmission Planner
10 4 (2.60%) Logistics Manager
10 4 (2.60%) OSS Architect
10 4 (2.60%) Security Architect
10 4 (2.60%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) XML
2 4 (2.60%) WAP
2 4 (2.60%) WML
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.60%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.30%) User Experience
3 2 (1.30%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.30%) Physics
3 2 (1.30%) GIS
4 1 (0.65%) DTV
4 1 (0.65%) Handset
4 1 (0.65%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.19%) Linux
2 5 (3.25%) UNIX
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.68%) Project Management
2 25 (16.23%) Network Architecture
3 18 (11.69%) ITIL
3 18 (11.69%) PRINCE2
4 10 (6.49%) Change Management
4 10 (6.49%) Validation
5 8 (5.19%) Logistics
5 8 (5.19%) Project Planning
5 8 (5.19%) Resource Management
6 7 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.55%) Matrix Management
6 7 (4.55%) Supplier Management
6 7 (4.55%) Migration
6 7 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 7 (4.55%) Dependency Management
7 6 (3.90%) Coaching
7 6 (3.90%) Software Testing
7 6 (3.90%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.90%) Information Management
8 4 (2.60%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.25%) SQL
1 5 (3.25%) C
2 3 (1.95%) Perl
3 2 (1.30%) C++
3 2 (1.30%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.65%) VBA
4 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 31 (20.13%) Degree
2 9 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.90%) ISEB
3 6 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.25%) HND
5 4 (2.60%) HNC
5 4 (2.60%) CCNA
5 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) CCNP
6 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) CISM
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.23%) SLA
2 5 (3.25%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) NFS
1 2 (1.30%) NDS
1 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) NSN NetAct
1 5 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.60%) OpenView
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.30%) Netcool
4 2 (1.30%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 35 (22.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (18.18%) Huawei
3 22 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 16 (10.39%) Cisco
5 14 (9.09%) HP
6 10 (6.49%) Nokia
7 8 (5.19%) BT
8 7 (4.55%) Juniper
9 6 (3.90%) NEC
10 4 (2.60%) BMC
10 4 (2.60%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.60%) SAP
11 3 (1.95%) Mapinfo
11 3 (1.95%) IBM
11 3 (1.95%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.95%) Amdocs
12 2 (1.30%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.30%) Cramer
12 2 (1.30%) SGI
12 2 (1.30%) F5
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