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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 35 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +13
Contract jobs citing 4G 29 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.31% 1.00% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.98% 4.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +79.28%
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 £43.00 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -14.45%
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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
242 248 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.66% 24.68% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 101
Average daily rate £400 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 41 (87.23%) 3G
2 40 (85.11%) Telecoms
3 34 (72.34%) 2G
4 24 (51.06%) LTE
5 21 (44.68%) Network Architecture
6 15 (31.91%) Huawei
7 11 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 11 (23.40%) Ericsson
8 10 (21.28%) Project Management
8 10 (21.28%) Change Management
9 8 (17.02%) Cisco
10 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
10 7 (14.89%) ATM
10 7 (14.89%) GSM
10 7 (14.89%) SDH
10 7 (14.89%) Juniper
10 7 (14.89%) SGSN
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
11 6 (12.77%) RANAP
11 6 (12.77%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (12.77%) GGSN
11 6 (12.77%) Back Office
11 6 (12.77%) SLA
12 5 (10.64%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (8.51%) BT
13 4 (8.51%) Migration
13 4 (8.51%) MPLS
14 3 (6.38%) Nokia
14 3 (6.38%) HND

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 41 (87.23%) 3G
2 34 (72.34%) 2G
3 24 (51.06%) LTE
4 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
4 7 (14.89%) ATM
4 7 (14.89%) GSM
4 7 (14.89%) SDH
4 7 (14.89%) SGSN
5 6 (12.77%) RANAP
5 6 (12.77%) GGSN
6 5 (10.64%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (8.51%) MPLS
8 3 (6.38%) VoLTE
9 2 (4.26%) 2.5G
10 1 (2.13%) Internet
10 1 (2.13%) SONET
10 1 (2.13%) DWDM
10 1 (2.13%) GPRS
10 1 (2.13%) SMS
10 1 (2.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MS Access
General
1 40 (85.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (12.77%) Architect
2 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Transmission Planner
3 4 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Provisioning Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Planning Manager
4 3 (6.38%) PMO Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Transition Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Logistics Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Project Controller
6 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.13%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Network Architecture
2 10 (21.28%) Project Management
2 10 (21.28%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
4 6 (12.77%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.13%) Logistics
7 1 (2.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) HND
2 2 (4.26%) HNC
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) NDS
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Huawei
2 11 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (23.40%) Ericsson
3 8 (17.02%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Juniper
5 4 (8.51%) BT
6 3 (6.38%) Nokia
6 3 (6.38%) Cramer
6 3 (6.38%) NEC
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Amdocs
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 5 days ago