The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 41 69 85
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +16
Contract jobs citing 4G 28 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.18% 0.76% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.24% 3.02% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £525
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+11.97% -14.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
249 232 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.26% 25.03% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 96
Average daily rate £363 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
4G
Berkshire

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 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 42 (85.71%) 3G
2 41 (83.67%) Telecoms
3 35 (71.43%) 2G
4 25 (51.02%) Network Architecture
5 18 (36.73%) LTE
6 16 (32.65%) Change Management
7 14 (28.57%) Huawei
8 12 (24.49%) GSM
9 11 (22.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 11 (22.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (20.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (20.41%) Problem Management
10 10 (20.41%) Project Management
11 9 (18.37%) Ericsson
11 9 (18.37%) Cisco
12 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
12 8 (16.33%) Juniper
13 7 (14.29%) SDH
13 7 (14.29%) ATM
13 7 (14.29%) SGSN
14 6 (12.24%) GGSN
14 6 (12.24%) Back Office
14 6 (12.24%) MPLS
15 5 (10.20%) SLA
15 5 (10.20%) RANAP
15 5 (10.20%) Radio Access Network
16 3 (6.12%) Cramer
16 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
16 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (6.12%) VoLTE

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (85.71%) 3G
2 35 (71.43%) 2G
3 18 (36.73%) LTE
4 12 (24.49%) GSM
5 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
6 7 (14.29%) ATM
6 7 (14.29%) SDH
6 7 (14.29%) SGSN
7 6 (12.24%) MPLS
7 6 (12.24%) GGSN
8 5 (10.20%) RANAP
8 5 (10.20%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.12%) VoLTE
10 2 (4.08%) MGW
10 2 (4.08%) 2.5G
10 2 (4.08%) NGN
10 2 (4.08%) UMTS
10 2 (4.08%) SONET
10 2 (4.08%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MS Access
General
1 41 (83.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (10.20%) Architect
1 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
2 4 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (6.12%) Project Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) PMO Manager
3 3 (6.12%) Transmission Planner
3 3 (6.12%) Planning Manager
3 3 (6.12%) Voice Project Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (2.04%) Service Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (2.04%) Consultant
5 1 (2.04%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Transition Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) UNIX
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Network Architecture
2 16 (32.65%) Change Management
3 11 (22.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (20.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (20.41%) Problem Management
4 10 (20.41%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
5 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Logistics
7 1 (2.04%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Migration
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Perl
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) HND
2 2 (4.08%) HNC
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) NDS
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Huawei
2 11 (22.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (18.37%) Cisco
3 9 (18.37%) Ericsson
4 8 (16.33%) Juniper
5 3 (6.12%) Nokia
5 3 (6.12%) BT
5 3 (6.12%) NEC
5 3 (6.12%) Cramer
6 1 (2.04%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Velocent
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago