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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 58 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing 4G 23 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.24% 2.51% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 12.69% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £210 £313 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.80% +48.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.29%
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
290 197 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 19.78% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 71 95
Average daily rate £400 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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 34 (97.14%) 3G
2 26 (74.29%) Telecoms
3 18 (51.43%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (48.57%) LTE
5 14 (40.00%) 2G
6 13 (37.14%) Nokia
7 12 (34.29%) Project Management
8 10 (28.57%) Back Office
9 8 (22.86%) Service Management
9 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) Degree
9 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (20.00%) Huawei
11 6 (17.14%) Change Management
11 6 (17.14%) HNC
11 6 (17.14%) LDAP
11 6 (17.14%) INAP
11 6 (17.14%) SOAP
11 6 (17.14%) High Availability
11 6 (17.14%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (17.14%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (17.14%) MGW
11 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
11 6 (17.14%) SPML
12 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
12 5 (14.29%) HND
13 4 (11.43%) MS Office
13 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.43%) Ericsson

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (97.14%) 3G
2 18 (51.43%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (48.57%) LTE
4 14 (40.00%) 2G
5 6 (17.14%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (17.14%) INAP
5 6 (17.14%) LDAP
5 6 (17.14%) MGW
5 6 (17.14%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (11.43%) Node B
6 4 (11.43%) RNC
6 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) 3GPP
8 2 (5.71%) ATM
8 2 (5.71%) UMTS
9 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
9 1 (2.86%) GSM
9 1 (2.86%) IPsec
9 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.86%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (74.29%) Telecoms
2 10 (28.57%) Back Office
3 4 (11.43%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) 4G Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Service Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Service Transition Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Transition Manager
4 3 (8.57%) 3G Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) RAN Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Rollout Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Site Acquisition Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Site Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) SOAP
1 6 (17.14%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Project Management
2 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
2 8 (22.86%) Service Management
3 6 (17.14%) Change Management
3 6 (17.14%) High Availability
3 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
4 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) eTOM
5 4 (11.43%) Network Design
5 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) Service Design
6 2 (5.71%) Network Planning
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.86%) Network Optimisation
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) HNC
3 5 (14.29%) HND
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) MISRA
1 1 (2.86%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Nokia
2 7 (20.00%) Huawei
3 4 (11.43%) Ericsson
4 2 (5.71%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.86%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.86%) BT
5 1 (2.86%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) Siemens