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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 54 73 129
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +56
Contract jobs citing 4G 77 59 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.14% 2.29% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 8.73% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 1
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£400 £365 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +45.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £513
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -34.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -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
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +25 24 £475 +5.55% 8
Slough -3 8 £215 -44.15%
Newbury -9 3 £175 -52.54%
Maidenhead - 2 £475 - 2
Windsor - - - -
4G
South East

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (77.04%) 3G
2 103 (76.30%) Telecoms
3 84 (62.22%) LTE
4 54 (40.00%) 2G
5 40 (29.63%) Project Management
6 28 (20.74%) Network Architecture
7 27 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 26 (19.26%) Radio Access Network
9 24 (17.78%) Degree
9 24 (17.78%) SLA
10 22 (16.30%) Huawei
11 21 (15.56%) VoLTE
12 19 (14.07%) Internet
13 18 (13.33%) PRINCE2
14 17 (12.59%) Ericsson
15 16 (11.85%) ITIL
15 16 (11.85%) Cisco
16 15 (11.11%) 3GPP
16 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.37%) Billing
17 14 (10.37%) GSM
18 13 (9.63%) Finance
19 12 (8.89%) Broadband
19 12 (8.89%) GPRS
19 12 (8.89%) HP
20 11 (8.15%) SMS
20 11 (8.15%) UMTS
20 11 (8.15%) Change Management
21 10 (7.41%) Validation
21 10 (7.41%) MPLS

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.48%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.74%) MS Project
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 104 (77.04%) 3G
2 84 (62.22%) LTE
3 54 (40.00%) 2G
4 26 (19.26%) Radio Access Network
5 21 (15.56%) VoLTE
6 19 (14.07%) Internet
7 15 (11.11%) 3GPP
8 14 (10.37%) GSM
9 12 (8.89%) Broadband
9 12 (8.89%) GPRS
10 11 (8.15%) SMS
10 11 (8.15%) UMTS
11 10 (7.41%) MPLS
11 10 (7.41%) RANAP
12 9 (6.67%) SGSN
12 9 (6.67%) Ethernet
13 8 (5.93%) GGSN
14 7 (5.19%) SDH
15 6 (4.44%) ATM
15 6 (4.44%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) TestDirector
General
1 103 (76.30%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.37%) Billing
3 13 (9.63%) Finance
4 8 (5.93%) Back Office
5 6 (4.44%) Marketing
6 5 (3.70%) Retail
6 5 (3.70%) Electronics
7 2 (1.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.74%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (17.78%) Architect
2 17 (12.59%) Design Engineer
3 14 (10.37%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.89%) Test Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) RAN Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Senior Architect
8 6 (4.44%) Systems Architect
8 6 (4.44%) Project Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Provisioning Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Consultant
10 4 (2.96%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (2.96%) Planning Manager
10 4 (2.96%) Designer
10 4 (2.96%) Transmission Planner
10 4 (2.96%) 3G Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) Logistics Manager
10 4 (2.96%) PMO Manager
10 4 (2.96%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) XML
2 4 (2.96%) WML
2 4 (2.96%) WAP
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.96%) Smart Meter
2 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.48%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.48%) Physics
4 1 (0.74%) Handset
4 1 (0.74%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.44%) Linux
2 4 (2.96%) UNIX
3 2 (1.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.63%) Project Management
2 28 (20.74%) Network Architecture
3 18 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 16 (11.85%) ITIL
5 11 (8.15%) Change Management
6 10 (7.41%) Validation
7 8 (5.93%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.93%) Resource Management
7 8 (5.93%) Logistics
8 7 (5.19%) Project Planning
8 7 (5.19%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.19%) Migration
9 6 (4.44%) Dependency Management
9 6 (4.44%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.44%) Matrix Management
9 6 (4.44%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.44%) Supplier Management
9 6 (4.44%) Information Management
10 5 (3.70%) Change Control
11 4 (2.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.96%) SQL
2 3 (2.22%) C
3 2 (1.48%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.74%) C#
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (17.78%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.44%) ISEB
3 6 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.22%) HND
6 2 (1.48%) HNC
6 2 (1.48%) CCNA
6 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.48%) PMP
6 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) CISM
7 1 (0.74%) CCNP
7 1 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.78%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) NDS
2 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) OpenView
2 2 (1.48%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.48%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 22 (16.30%) Huawei
3 17 (12.59%) Ericsson
4 16 (11.85%) Cisco
5 12 (8.89%) HP
6 8 (5.93%) Nokia
7 7 (5.19%) BT
7 7 (5.19%) Juniper
8 6 (4.44%) NEC
9 4 (2.96%) SAP
9 4 (2.96%) Cramer
10 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.48%) BMC
11 2 (1.48%) IBM
11 2 (1.48%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.48%) SGI
12 1 (0.74%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.74%) Actix
12 1 (0.74%) F5
12 1 (0.74%) VMware
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