The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 11 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing 4G 15 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 9.09% 1.80% 10.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.61% 6.67% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£401 £175 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.85% -55.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £175 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £175 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +21.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 29.70% 27.03% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 21
Average daily rate £345 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £90 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the Newbury region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 21 (91.30%) 3G
2 16 (69.57%) 2G
3 13 (56.52%) Telecoms
3 13 (56.52%) GSM
4 11 (47.83%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (43.48%) GPRS
5 10 (43.48%) LTE
6 9 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (39.13%) VoLTE
7 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
7 7 (30.43%) SLA
7 7 (30.43%) SDH
7 7 (30.43%) Validation
8 6 (26.09%) Back Office
8 6 (26.09%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (26.09%) RNC
8 6 (26.09%) UMTS
8 6 (26.09%) SS7
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco
9 5 (21.74%) SMS
9 5 (21.74%) UNIX
9 5 (21.74%) Solaris
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) Huawei
9 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (21.74%) Wireshark
10 4 (17.39%) MGW
10 4 (17.39%) Network Planning
10 4 (17.39%) GGSN
10 4 (17.39%) SGSN

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) 3G
2 16 (69.57%) 2G
3 13 (56.52%) GSM
4 10 (43.48%) GPRS
4 10 (43.48%) LTE
5 9 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (39.13%) VoLTE
6 7 (30.43%) SDH
7 6 (26.09%) UMTS
7 6 (26.09%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (26.09%) SS7
7 6 (26.09%) RNC
8 5 (21.74%) Wireshark
8 5 (21.74%) SMS
9 4 (17.39%) ATM
9 4 (17.39%) VoIP
9 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
9 4 (17.39%) FTP
9 4 (17.39%) HTTP
9 4 (17.39%) SNMP
General
1 13 (56.52%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Tester
1 11 (47.83%) Technical Tester
2 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Build Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
1 5 (21.74%) Solaris
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (30.43%) Validation
2 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Network Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Huawei
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.70%) Nokia
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Actix
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks