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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 47 63 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +24
Contract jobs citing 4G 95 63 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.85% 2.55% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 10.08% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% -14.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £415 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £160.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -75.78%
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
612 625 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.81% 25.29% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 210 196
Average daily rate £335 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 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 1 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 +19 34 £270 -43.15% 1
Slough +9 12 £250 +23.45%
Bracknell -2 7 - - 3
Newbury +2 5 £310 +20.38% 2
Maidenhead -3 1 - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 203 (89.04%) 3G
2 179 (78.51%) Telecoms
3 122 (53.51%) LTE
4 118 (51.75%) 2G
5 89 (39.04%) Radio Access Network
6 59 (25.88%) GSM
7 51 (22.37%) Wireless
8 38 (16.67%) UMTS
9 37 (16.23%) VoLTE
10 34 (14.91%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (12.28%) Network Planning
12 27 (11.84%) Linux
13 26 (11.40%) Ericsson
14 25 (10.96%) UNIX
14 25 (10.96%) WiMAX
15 24 (10.53%) C
15 24 (10.53%) HP
16 22 (9.65%) Network Design
16 22 (9.65%) TCP/IP
16 22 (9.65%) SS7
16 22 (9.65%) Project Management
17 20 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
18 19 (8.33%) Degree
18 19 (8.33%) SDH
19 18 (7.89%) GPRS
19 18 (7.89%) MS Excel
19 18 (7.89%) MPLS
19 18 (7.89%) Huawei
19 18 (7.89%) Wireshark
20 17 (7.46%) SLA

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 18 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.51%) MS Office
3 6 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 203 (89.04%) 3G
2 122 (53.51%) LTE
3 118 (51.75%) 2G
4 89 (39.04%) Radio Access Network
5 59 (25.88%) GSM
6 51 (22.37%) Wireless
7 38 (16.67%) UMTS
8 37 (16.23%) VoLTE
9 34 (14.91%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (10.96%) WiMAX
11 22 (9.65%) SS7
11 22 (9.65%) TCP/IP
12 19 (8.33%) SDH
13 18 (7.89%) GPRS
13 18 (7.89%) MPLS
13 18 (7.89%) Wireshark
14 15 (6.58%) SIGTRAN
14 15 (6.58%) DSL
15 14 (6.14%) HSPA
15 14 (6.14%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.26%) MS Access
2 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
General
1 179 (78.51%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.14%) Electronics
3 9 (3.95%) Billing
4 7 (3.07%) Finance
5 3 (1.32%) Retail
5 3 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (10.09%) Test Engineer
2 20 (8.77%) Project Manager
3 19 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 17 (7.46%) Tester
5 14 (6.14%) Radio Engineer
6 12 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 12 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
6 12 (5.26%) Architect
7 11 (4.82%) Design Engineer
7 11 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.39%) Delivery Project Manager
8 10 (4.39%) OSS Architect
9 9 (3.95%) Deployment Manager
10 8 (3.51%) Analyst
10 8 (3.51%) Build Manager
10 8 (3.51%) OSS Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.63%) RAN Performance Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) Performance Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) Wireless Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (0.44%) CSS
2 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.82%) PKI
2 9 (3.95%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.32%) Handset
4 2 (0.88%) Replication
4 2 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.44%) Economics
5 1 (0.44%) PMI
5 1 (0.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.84%) Linux
2 25 (10.96%) UNIX
3 8 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.28%) Network Planning
2 22 (9.65%) Project Management
2 22 (9.65%) Network Design
3 12 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (5.26%) Validation
4 11 (4.82%) OOD
5 10 (4.39%) UML
5 10 (4.39%) OO
5 10 (4.39%) Software Engineering
5 10 (4.39%) Network Architecture
6 9 (3.95%) Performance Management
6 9 (3.95%) CRM
6 9 (3.95%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.63%) Migration
7 6 (2.63%) Test Management
7 6 (2.63%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.19%) Line Management
8 5 (2.19%) System Testing
8 5 (2.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.53%) C
2 14 (6.14%) Perl
3 13 (5.70%) SQL
4 12 (5.26%) C++
5 8 (3.51%) Embedded C
6 7 (3.07%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (8.33%) Degree
2 14 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (6.14%) CCNP
3 11 (4.82%) HND
4 10 (4.39%) CCNA
5 9 (3.95%) HNC
6 3 (1.32%) ISEB
6 3 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.88%) CCSA
7 2 (0.88%) CCSE
7 2 (0.88%) CISSP
8 1 (0.44%) CCDA
8 1 (0.44%) CCDP
8 1 (0.44%) PMP
8 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.82%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (4.82%) OpenView
3 10 (4.39%) HP NNM
4 2 (0.88%) Netcool
4 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.44%) Iperf
5 1 (0.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 26 (11.40%) Ericsson
2 24 (10.53%) HP
3 18 (7.89%) Huawei
4 15 (6.58%) Actix
5 10 (4.39%) SevOne
5 10 (4.39%) Nokia
6 8 (3.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.07%) Mapinfo
8 5 (2.19%) Cisco
9 4 (1.75%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.75%) Siemens
9 4 (1.75%) Greenplum
10 3 (1.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (0.88%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.88%) Cramer
11 2 (0.88%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.88%) F5
11 2 (0.88%) ComArch
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