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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 49 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing 4G 26 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.86% 1.78% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.05% 7.92% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£323 £120 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+168.75% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £263 £304
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%
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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
185 240 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.33% 22.51% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 92 122
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.30 £13.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 2014.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (88.68%) 3G
2 43 (81.13%) Telecoms
3 34 (64.15%) LTE
4 33 (62.26%) 2G
5 22 (41.51%) Huawei
6 19 (35.85%) Ericsson
7 18 (33.96%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (28.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (16.98%) Nokia
9 9 (16.98%) Ethernet
10 8 (15.09%) SLA
10 8 (15.09%) Network Architecture
10 8 (15.09%) Migration
11 7 (13.21%) GSM
11 7 (13.21%) Project Management
12 6 (11.32%) Change Management
12 6 (11.32%) Back Office
12 6 (11.32%) UNIX
13 5 (9.43%) Linux
13 5 (9.43%) BT
13 5 (9.43%) DNS
13 5 (9.43%) RANAP
14 4 (7.55%) MGW
14 4 (7.55%) SCTP
14 4 (7.55%) XCAP
14 4 (7.55%) NSN NetAct
14 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (7.55%) M3UA
14 4 (7.55%) Degree
14 4 (7.55%) GGSN

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (88.68%) 3G
2 34 (64.15%) LTE
3 33 (62.26%) 2G
4 18 (33.96%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (16.98%) Ethernet
6 7 (13.21%) GSM
7 5 (9.43%) DNS
7 5 (9.43%) RANAP
8 4 (7.55%) MGW
8 4 (7.55%) SCTP
8 4 (7.55%) XCAP
8 4 (7.55%) M3UA
8 4 (7.55%) GGSN
8 4 (7.55%) SGSN
8 4 (7.55%) SMPP
8 4 (7.55%) Megaco
8 4 (7.55%) TCAP
8 4 (7.55%) SCCP
8 4 (7.55%) INAP
8 4 (7.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) MS Access
General
1 43 (81.13%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.32%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (11.32%) Architect
2 5 (9.43%) Provisioning Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Transmission Planner
3 4 (7.55%) Design Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.55%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Project Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Integration Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Coordinator
6 1 (1.89%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (1.89%) Logistics Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Project Controller
6 1 (1.89%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) OSS Architect
6 1 (1.89%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Service Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) UNIX
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Network Architecture
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Project Management
3 6 (11.32%) Change Management
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.77%) Network Planning
6 1 (1.89%) SOA
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.89%) Validation
6 1 (1.89%) Service Management
6 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.89%) Logistics
6 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.89%) eTOM
6 1 (1.89%) Matrix Management
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
1 4 (7.55%) HNC
1 4 (7.55%) HND
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.77%) CCNP
2 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) NSN NetAct
1 4 (7.55%) Netcool
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView
2 1 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Huawei
2 19 (35.85%) Ericsson
3 15 (28.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (16.98%) Nokia
5 5 (9.43%) BT
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.55%) Juniper
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
7 2 (3.77%) Cramer
8 1 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) EMC
8 1 (1.89%) Nortel
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.89%) BMC
8 1 (1.89%) NEC
8 1 (1.89%) Amdocs
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Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
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