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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 22 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing 4G 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.46% 1.27% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 6.25% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
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£208 £135 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.70% -32.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £135 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £135 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -21.05%
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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
70 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 26.92% 20.34% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 17
Average daily rate £305 £210 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £162 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £330 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) 3G
2 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (50.00%) Network Design
3 8 (50.00%) LTE
4 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (25.00%) Network Management
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) VLAN
6 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) SDH
7 3 (18.75%) UMTS
7 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) WiMAX
8 2 (12.50%) 2G
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Cramer
8 2 (12.50%) Handset
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) ComArch
8 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (12.50%) Network Planning

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) 3G
2 8 (50.00%) LTE
3 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) SDH
6 3 (18.75%) UMTS
7 2 (12.50%) WiMAX
7 2 (12.50%) 2G
7 2 (12.50%) IPsec
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) OSPF
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
7 2 (12.50%) L2TP
7 2 (12.50%) SNMP
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
1 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) Designer
1 2 (12.50%) Security Designer
2 1 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Transmission Planning Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Handset
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Network Design
2 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Network Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
6 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
2 2 (12.50%) Cramer
2 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 2 (12.50%) ComArch
2 2 (12.50%) Nokia
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Greenplum
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (6.25%) Siemens
3 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago