The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 17 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing 4G 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.95% 1.67% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 4.76% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £450 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £450 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £261
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £46.45 £180.00
% change year-on-year
-7.41% -74.19%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 105 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 18.18% 35.12% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 25
Average daily rate £365 £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £34.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +0.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the Slough region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in Slough

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Slough region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 10 (90.91%) 3G
2 7 (63.64%) 2G
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 6 (54.55%) VLAN
3 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) SDH
4 5 (45.45%) XML
4 5 (45.45%) ATM
4 5 (45.45%) RTCP
4 5 (45.45%) RTP
4 5 (45.45%) VRRP
4 5 (45.45%) SCTP
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) xDSL
4 5 (45.45%) IPsec
4 5 (45.45%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (45.45%) HSRP
5 3 (27.27%) ICMP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) User Experience
6 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (18.18%) MVNO
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) High Availability
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Nokia

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) 3G
2 7 (63.64%) 2G
3 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 6 (54.55%) VLAN
4 5 (45.45%) ATM
4 5 (45.45%) HSRP
4 5 (45.45%) IPsec
4 5 (45.45%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (45.45%) RTCP
4 5 (45.45%) RTP
4 5 (45.45%) SCTP
4 5 (45.45%) SDH
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) VRRP
4 5 (45.45%) xDSL
5 3 (27.27%) ICMP
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
General
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Transmission Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Support
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (9.09%) Cacti
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Nokia
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 1 (9.09%) Huawei