The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 55 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing 4G 8 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.08% 2.29% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 10.80% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Median daily rate £425 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -42.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £321 £369
% change year-on-year
-22.17% -12.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.10 £44.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +2.32%
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
172 213 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.15% 21.22% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 92
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

4G Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 4G.

1 28 (96.55%) 3G
2 19 (65.52%) Telecoms
3 15 (51.72%) LTE
4 14 (48.28%) 2G
4 14 (48.28%) Nokia
5 11 (37.93%) Back Office
5 11 (37.93%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (34.48%) Huawei
7 8 (27.59%) Project Management
7 8 (27.59%) ITIL
8 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (24.14%) Change Management
8 7 (24.14%) High Availability
8 7 (24.14%) Diameter Protocol
9 6 (20.69%) SPML
9 6 (20.69%) MGW
9 6 (20.69%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Wireless
9 6 (20.69%) INAP
9 6 (20.69%) LDAP
9 6 (20.69%) SOAP
10 5 (17.24%) HNC
10 5 (17.24%) Ericsson
10 5 (17.24%) Degree
10 5 (17.24%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (17.24%) Node B
11 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (13.79%) Network Design

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 28 (96.55%) 3G
2 15 (51.72%) LTE
3 14 (48.28%) 2G
4 11 (37.93%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (24.14%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (20.69%) INAP
6 6 (20.69%) LDAP
6 6 (20.69%) MGW
6 6 (20.69%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (20.69%) Wireless
7 5 (17.24%) Node B
8 4 (13.79%) GSM
8 4 (13.79%) UMTS
9 3 (10.34%) ATM
9 3 (10.34%) RNC
9 3 (10.34%) UTRAN
10 2 (6.90%) Firewall
10 2 (6.90%) IPsec
10 2 (6.90%) Network Security
10 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (65.52%) Telecoms
2 11 (37.93%) Back Office
3 4 (13.79%) Front Office
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Mobile Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) 4G Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Databuild Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.45%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (3.45%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Design Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
1 6 (20.69%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (6.90%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.45%) Handset
2 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) Change Management
2 7 (24.14%) High Availability
2 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
3 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Network Design
5 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) eTOM
6 3 (10.34%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.34%) Service Design
7 2 (6.90%) Budget Control
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
1 5 (17.24%) HNC
2 4 (13.79%) CCNP
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) HND
3 2 (6.90%) CCIE
3 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 2 (6.90%) CISM
3 2 (6.90%) CISSP
3 2 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (6.90%) CRISC
3 2 (6.90%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
1 2 (6.90%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Nokia
2 10 (34.48%) Huawei
3 5 (17.24%) Ericsson
3 5 (17.24%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Samsung
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) Qualys
6 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.45%) BT
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.45%) Siemens