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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 41 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +8
Contract jobs citing 4G 30 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.31% 2.09% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 8.85% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £120 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £263 £303
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -13.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -
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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
190 260 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.99% 23.57% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 101 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 47 (87.04%) 3G
2 46 (85.19%) Telecoms
3 35 (64.81%) LTE
4 29 (53.70%) 2G
5 22 (40.74%) Huawei
6 20 (37.04%) Ericsson
7 19 (35.19%) Radio Access Network
8 17 (31.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (16.67%) Nokia
9 9 (16.67%) SLA
10 8 (14.81%) GSM
10 8 (14.81%) Migration
11 7 (12.96%) Ethernet
11 7 (12.96%) UNIX
12 6 (11.11%) Linux
12 6 (11.11%) DNS
12 6 (11.11%) Project Management
12 6 (11.11%) Change Management
12 6 (11.11%) Degree
12 6 (11.11%) Network Architecture
13 5 (9.26%) VoLTE
13 5 (9.26%) RANAP
13 5 (9.26%) GGSN
13 5 (9.26%) SGSN
13 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (9.26%) Back Office
13 5 (9.26%) BT
13 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
13 5 (9.26%) VoIP
13 5 (9.26%) HTTP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (87.04%) 3G
2 35 (64.81%) LTE
3 29 (53.70%) 2G
4 19 (35.19%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (14.81%) GSM
6 7 (12.96%) Ethernet
7 6 (11.11%) DNS
8 5 (9.26%) VoLTE
8 5 (9.26%) RANAP
8 5 (9.26%) GGSN
8 5 (9.26%) SGSN
8 5 (9.26%) VoIP
8 5 (9.26%) HTTP
9 4 (7.41%) LDAP
9 4 (7.41%) MPLS
9 4 (7.41%) SMPP
9 4 (7.41%) Megaco
9 4 (7.41%) TCAP
9 4 (7.41%) SCCP
9 4 (7.41%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MS Access
General
1 46 (85.19%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (11.11%) Architect
2 5 (9.26%) Provisioning Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
4 2 (3.70%) Integration Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Transmission Planner
4 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) Project Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) OSS Architect
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (1.85%) Change Analyst
5 1 (1.85%) Circuiting Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (1.85%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) UNIX
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Migration
2 6 (11.11%) Project Management
2 6 (11.11%) Change Management
2 6 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 4 (7.41%) ITIL
4 3 (5.56%) Validation
4 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.70%) Test Planning
6 1 (1.85%) Coaching
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.85%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Matrix Management
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.85%) Dependency Management
6 1 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) HNC
2 4 (7.41%) HND
3 2 (3.70%) CCNP
3 2 (3.70%) CCNA
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PMP
4 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Netcool
1 4 (7.41%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Huawei
2 20 (37.04%) Ericsson
3 17 (31.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (16.67%) Nokia
5 5 (9.26%) BT
5 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco
6 4 (7.41%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.85%) NEC
7 1 (1.85%) BMC
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) EMC
7 1 (1.85%) Nortel