The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 35 42 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Contract jobs citing 4G 34 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.64% 2.83% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.73% 9.96% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £475 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +11.97%
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 251 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.54% 28.39% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 85
Average daily rate £340 £351 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 53 (85.48%) Telecoms
2 51 (82.26%) 3G
3 40 (64.52%) Radio Access Network
4 38 (61.29%) LTE
5 24 (38.71%) 2G
6 21 (33.87%) UNIX
7 18 (29.03%) MS Excel
8 12 (19.35%) Linux
9 11 (17.74%) PKI
10 10 (16.13%) Degree
10 10 (16.13%) Electronics
10 10 (16.13%) Perl
10 10 (16.13%) SQL
10 10 (16.13%) MS Office
10 10 (16.13%) XML
10 10 (16.13%) MS Access
10 10 (16.13%) Project Management
11 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
11 9 (14.52%) IPsec
11 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
13 7 (11.29%) VoLTE
13 7 (11.29%) 3GPP
13 7 (11.29%) HND
14 6 (9.68%) HNC
14 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.68%) CCNP
14 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (8.06%) CCNA

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.13%) MS Office
3 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (82.26%) 3G
2 40 (64.52%) Radio Access Network
3 38 (61.29%) LTE
4 24 (38.71%) 2G
5 9 (14.52%) IPsec
6 7 (11.29%) 3GPP
6 7 (11.29%) VoLTE
7 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.84%) SGSN
8 3 (4.84%) MPLS
9 2 (3.23%) OSPF
9 2 (3.23%) BGP
9 2 (3.23%) SS7
9 2 (3.23%) VRRP
9 2 (3.23%) DHCP
9 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.23%) IKE
9 2 (3.23%) SNMP
9 2 (3.23%) HSRP
9 2 (3.23%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) MS Access
2 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
General
1 53 (85.48%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
2 5 (8.06%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (6.45%) Architect
3 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Consultant
4 3 (4.84%) Project Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (4.84%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) OSS Architect
5 2 (3.23%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (3.23%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Network Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) PKI
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Handset
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) UNIX
2 12 (19.35%) Linux
3 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Project Management
2 5 (8.06%) Line Management
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
3 3 (4.84%) Validation
3 3 (4.84%) Migration
3 3 (4.84%) Network Design
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.23%) Test Management
4 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (1.61%) Test Strategy
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL
5 1 (1.61%) System Testing
5 1 (1.61%) Test Planning
5 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.61%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) Perl
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) HND
3 6 (9.68%) CCNP
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.68%) HNC
4 5 (8.06%) CCNA
5 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.61%) PMP
6 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) OpenView
1 2 (3.23%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.06%) Ericsson
2 5 (8.06%) Nokia
3 3 (4.84%) Mapinfo
3 3 (4.84%) Remedy
3 3 (4.84%) Huawei
3 3 (4.84%) Greenplum
3 3 (4.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (3.23%) SevOne
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.61%) BT
5 1 (1.61%) Siemens
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft