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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 34 50 67
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Contract jobs citing 4G 33 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.03% 2.39% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.71% 8.43% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £160.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -78.12%
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 261 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.56% 28.31% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 82 75
Average daily rate £338 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the Reading region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 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 56 (87.50%) 3G
2 53 (82.81%) Telecoms
3 42 (65.63%) LTE
4 39 (60.94%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (42.19%) 2G
6 21 (32.81%) UNIX
7 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
8 11 (17.19%) MS Access
8 11 (17.19%) Linux
8 11 (17.19%) Perl
8 11 (17.19%) SQL
8 11 (17.19%) XML
9 10 (15.63%) HND
9 10 (15.63%) PKI
10 9 (14.06%) VoLTE
10 9 (14.06%) HNC
10 9 (14.06%) CCNP
10 9 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (14.06%) Electronics
10 9 (14.06%) Project Management
11 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
11 8 (12.50%) IPsec
11 8 (12.50%) CCNA
11 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.50%) MS Office
11 8 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (12.50%) Degree
12 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.94%) 3GPP
13 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
3 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 56 (87.50%) 3G
2 42 (65.63%) LTE
3 39 (60.94%) Radio Access Network
4 27 (42.19%) 2G
5 9 (14.06%) VoLTE
6 8 (12.50%) IPsec
6 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (10.94%) 3GPP
8 4 (6.25%) GSM
8 4 (6.25%) SS7
9 3 (4.69%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
9 3 (4.69%) SGSN
10 2 (3.13%) MVNO
10 2 (3.13%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (3.13%) SMS
10 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.13%) UMTS
10 2 (3.13%) MPLS
11 1 (1.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) MS Access
General
1 53 (82.81%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.06%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.94%) Test Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (6.25%) Architect
3 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Consultant
4 3 (4.69%) Project Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (4.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (3.13%) OSS Architect
5 2 (3.13%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Tester
5 2 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (1.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) PKI
2 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) UNIX
2 11 (17.19%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Project Management
2 5 (7.81%) Line Management
3 4 (6.25%) Migration
3 4 (6.25%) Test Management
4 3 (4.69%) System Testing
4 3 (4.69%) Network Design
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (4.69%) Validation
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Test Planning
6 1 (1.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.56%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.56%) ITSM
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) Perl
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) HND
2 9 (14.06%) CCNP
2 9 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.06%) HNC
3 8 (12.50%) Degree
3 8 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) PMP
4 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) OpenView
1 2 (3.13%) HP NNM
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Mapinfo
3 3 (4.69%) Huawei
3 3 (4.69%) Greenplum
3 3 (4.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (4.69%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.13%) SevOne
4 2 (3.13%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.13%) Nokia
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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