The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 56 37 58
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing 4G 22 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.43% 4.11% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.78% 18.59% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £210 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -42.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £261 £338
% change year-on-year
+39.71% -22.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
4G
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
225 199 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.89% 22.11% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 70 84
Median daily rate £375 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in Reading

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Reading region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 4G.

1 32 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
3 16 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 15 (46.88%) LTE
5 14 (43.75%) 2G
5 14 (43.75%) Nokia
6 11 (34.38%) Project Management
7 9 (28.13%) Back Office
8 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (25.00%) Huawei
9 7 (21.88%) Degree
10 6 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (18.75%) Service Management
10 6 (18.75%) MGW
10 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
10 6 (18.75%) SPML
10 6 (18.75%) High Availability
10 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (18.75%) Change Management
10 6 (18.75%) INAP
10 6 (18.75%) SOAP
10 6 (18.75%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) LDAP
11 5 (15.63%) HNC
12 4 (12.50%) Service Design
12 4 (12.50%) Node B
12 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
12 4 (12.50%) HND

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 15 (46.88%) LTE
4 14 (43.75%) 2G
5 6 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (18.75%) INAP
5 6 (18.75%) LDAP
5 6 (18.75%) MGW
5 6 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (12.50%) Node B
6 4 (12.50%) RNC
6 4 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (9.38%) 3GPP
7 3 (9.38%) UMTS
8 2 (6.25%) ATM
8 2 (6.25%) GSM
8 2 (6.25%) UTRAN
9 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
9 1 (3.13%) IPsec
9 1 (3.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 9 (28.13%) Back Office
3 4 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Mobile Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) RAN Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Site Acquisition Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Site Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Transition Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) SOAP
1 6 (18.75%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.75%) Change Management
3 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (18.75%) High Availability
3 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Service Management
4 4 (12.50%) eTOM
4 4 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Service Design
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.25%) Network Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) HNC
3 4 (12.50%) HND
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA C
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Nokia
2 8 (25.00%) Huawei
3 4 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 3 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.13%) Amdocs
6 1 (3.13%) BT
6 1 (3.13%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) Siemens