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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 64 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing 4G 12 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 2.97% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 13.90% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 1
Average daily rate - £253 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.95 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% -79.47%
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
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 10 February 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 17 (73.91%) 3G
3 12 (52.17%) 2G
3 12 (52.17%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (39.13%) LTE
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) MS Office
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 4 (17.39%) SLA
7 4 (17.39%) Wireless
7 4 (17.39%) Nokia
7 4 (17.39%) RNC
7 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (13.04%) Huawei
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
8 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
8 3 (13.04%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) Change Control
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
9 2 (8.70%) Linux
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) 3G
2 12 (52.17%) 2G
2 12 (52.17%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (39.13%) LTE
4 4 (17.39%) RNC
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) Bluetooth
6 1 (4.35%) Broadband
6 1 (4.35%) DWDM
6 1 (4.35%) IPsec
6 1 (4.35%) MGW
6 1 (4.35%) SDH
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) UMTS
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) VPLS
6 1 (4.35%) VRRP
6 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Network Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Network Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Site Acquisition Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Site Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.35%) 4G Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 4G Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Account Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Rollout Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) BBC
2 1 (4.35%) iDTV
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Product Management
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.35%) APMP
3 1 (4.35%) HNC
3 1 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) MISRA
2 1 (4.35%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Nokia
2 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
2 3 (13.04%) Huawei
3 2 (8.70%) Amdocs
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) ComArch
4 1 (4.35%) Cramer
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft