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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 47 81 119
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +38
Contract jobs citing 4G 84 45 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.35% 1.79% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.61% 6.71% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 1
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£350 £325 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +29.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £525
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -14.45%
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
666 671 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.57% 26.67% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 224 209
Average daily rate £360 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +27 29 £475 +5.55% 8
Slough +9 10 £203 +24.61% 1
Maidenhead - 5 £475 - 4
Newbury -5 1 £175 -48.90% 2
Windsor - - - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (77.52%) Telecoms
2 95 (73.64%) 3G
3 73 (56.59%) LTE
4 61 (47.29%) 2G
5 37 (28.68%) Network Architecture
6 31 (24.03%) Project Management
7 24 (18.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 22 (17.05%) GSM
8 22 (17.05%) SLA
9 20 (15.50%) Radio Access Network
10 19 (14.73%) Change Management
11 18 (13.95%) Degree
11 18 (13.95%) VoLTE
12 17 (13.18%) Cisco
12 17 (13.18%) Huawei
13 15 (11.63%) 3GPP
14 14 (10.85%) Problem Management
15 13 (10.08%) PRINCE2
15 13 (10.08%) GPRS
15 13 (10.08%) Ericsson
15 13 (10.08%) MPLS
16 11 (8.53%) UMTS
16 11 (8.53%) Finance
17 10 (7.75%) SDH
17 10 (7.75%) HP
17 10 (7.75%) RANAP
17 10 (7.75%) SGSN
17 10 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (6.98%) ITIL
18 9 (6.98%) Ethernet

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 95 (73.64%) 3G
2 73 (56.59%) LTE
3 61 (47.29%) 2G
4 22 (17.05%) GSM
5 20 (15.50%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (13.95%) VoLTE
7 15 (11.63%) 3GPP
8 13 (10.08%) GPRS
8 13 (10.08%) MPLS
9 11 (8.53%) UMTS
10 10 (7.75%) SDH
10 10 (7.75%) RANAP
10 10 (7.75%) SGSN
11 9 (6.98%) GGSN
11 9 (6.98%) Ethernet
11 9 (6.98%) Internet
12 7 (5.43%) ATM
13 6 (4.65%) WCDMA
13 6 (4.65%) Wireless
14 5 (3.88%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) TestDirector
General
1 100 (77.52%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.53%) Finance
3 8 (6.20%) Billing
4 6 (4.65%) Back Office
5 5 (3.88%) Electronics
6 4 (3.10%) Retail
6 4 (3.10%) Front Office
7 3 (2.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (14.73%) Architect
2 13 (10.08%) Design Engineer
3 12 (9.30%) Test Engineer
3 12 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.98%) RAN Engineer
5 6 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (4.65%) Systems Architect
5 6 (4.65%) Project Engineer
6 5 (3.88%) Consultant
6 5 (3.88%) Senior Architect
6 5 (3.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.10%) Logistics Manager
7 4 (3.10%) 3G Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) PMO Manager
7 4 (3.10%) Test Consultant
7 4 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.10%) Planning Manager
7 4 (3.10%) Transmission Planner
8 3 (2.33%) Voice Project Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) XML
2 4 (3.10%) WAP
2 4 (3.10%) WML
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.10%) Smart Meter
2 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.55%) Physics
4 1 (0.78%) Handset
4 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Linux
2 4 (3.10%) UNIX
3 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) Network Architecture
2 31 (24.03%) Project Management
3 19 (14.73%) Change Management
4 14 (10.85%) Problem Management
5 13 (10.08%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (6.98%) ITIL
8 8 (6.20%) Resource Management
8 8 (6.20%) Logistics
9 6 (4.65%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.65%) Validation
9 6 (4.65%) Migration
9 6 (4.65%) Information Management
10 5 (3.88%) Project Planning
11 4 (3.10%) Matrix Management
11 4 (3.10%) Supplier Management
11 4 (3.10%) Service Management
11 4 (3.10%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.10%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) C
3 2 (1.55%) 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 18 (13.95%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.65%) ISEB
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) HND
5 2 (1.55%) HNC
5 2 (1.55%) CCNA
5 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.55%) PMP
5 2 (1.55%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.78%) CCIE
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.05%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) NDS
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (18.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 17 (13.18%) Huawei
2 17 (13.18%) Cisco
3 13 (10.08%) Ericsson
4 10 (7.75%) HP
5 9 (6.98%) Juniper
6 7 (5.43%) Nokia
6 7 (5.43%) BT
7 6 (4.65%) NEC
8 4 (3.10%) Cramer
8 4 (3.10%) SAP
9 2 (1.55%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.55%) SGI
9 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.78%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.78%) Remedy
10 1 (0.78%) VMware
10 1 (0.78%) Actix
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