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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 44 51 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Contract jobs citing 4G 32 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.31% 2.02% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.61% 8.30% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
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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
205 253 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.22% 24.33% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 89 75
Average daily rate £350 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 49 (84.48%) 3G
2 47 (81.03%) Telecoms
3 37 (63.79%) LTE
4 31 (53.45%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (44.83%) 2G
6 16 (27.59%) UNIX
7 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
7 11 (18.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (17.24%) Linux
8 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
8 10 (17.24%) Project Management
9 9 (15.52%) VoLTE
9 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 8 (13.79%) Ericsson
11 7 (12.07%) Nokia
11 7 (12.07%) GSM
11 7 (12.07%) 3GPP
11 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.34%) MS Access
12 6 (10.34%) Perl
12 6 (10.34%) SQL
12 6 (10.34%) MS Office
12 6 (10.34%) XML
12 6 (10.34%) HNC
12 6 (10.34%) HND
12 6 (10.34%) IPsec
12 6 (10.34%) Validation
12 6 (10.34%) Huawei
12 6 (10.34%) PKI

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
3 5 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 49 (84.48%) 3G
2 37 (63.79%) LTE
3 31 (53.45%) Radio Access Network
4 26 (44.83%) 2G
5 9 (15.52%) VoLTE
6 7 (12.07%) GSM
6 7 (12.07%) 3GPP
6 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.34%) IPsec
8 5 (8.62%) SS7
8 5 (8.62%) DNS
9 4 (6.90%) VoIP
9 4 (6.90%) SCCP
9 4 (6.90%) HTTP
10 3 (5.17%) SGSN
10 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
10 3 (5.17%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (5.17%) M3UA
10 3 (5.17%) MGW
10 3 (5.17%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) MS Access
General
1 47 (81.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Electronics
3 3 (5.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Test Engineer
1 8 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.34%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (6.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (5.17%) Project Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Consultant
4 3 (5.17%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Tester
5 2 (3.45%) Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (3.45%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (1.72%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Technical Leader
6 1 (1.72%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) XML
2 4 (6.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) PKI
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) UNIX
2 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (17.24%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Project Management
2 6 (10.34%) Validation
3 5 (8.62%) Line Management
4 4 (6.90%) Test Management
5 3 (5.17%) System Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Test Planning
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
6 2 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (1.72%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.72%) Network Design
7 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.72%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (1.72%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (1.72%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.72%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Perl
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) HNC
2 6 (10.34%) HND
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.62%) CCNP
3 5 (8.62%) CCNA
4 2 (3.45%) PMP
4 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Netcool
1 2 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.79%) Ericsson
4 7 (12.07%) Nokia
5 6 (10.34%) Huawei
6 4 (6.90%) Remedy
7 2 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Greenplum
8 1 (1.72%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.72%) Siemens
8 1 (1.72%) Business Objects