The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 18 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing 4G 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.83% 2.07% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 8.11% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £530 £208 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.42% +53.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £273 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.78% -16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
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
42 74 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 22.95% 25.52% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 19
Median daily rate £375 £413 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +78.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £199 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £524 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 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 Slough region with a requirement for 4G.

1 16 (94.12%) 3G
2 13 (76.47%) 2G
3 8 (47.06%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (41.18%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) IPsec
6 5 (29.41%) VLAN
6 5 (29.41%) SCTP
6 5 (29.41%) OSPF
6 5 (29.41%) RTCP
6 5 (29.41%) RTP
6 5 (29.41%) VRRP
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) ATM
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) SDH
6 5 (29.41%) VoLTE
6 5 (29.41%) HSRP
6 5 (29.41%) xDSL
7 4 (23.53%) VoWiFi
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) Empirix
7 4 (23.53%) Tektronix
7 4 (23.53%) NetScout
8 3 (17.65%) Huawei
8 3 (17.65%) ICMP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) 3G
2 13 (76.47%) 2G
3 8 (47.06%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (29.41%) ATM
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
4 5 (29.41%) HSRP
4 5 (29.41%) IPsec
4 5 (29.41%) OSPF
4 5 (29.41%) RTCP
4 5 (29.41%) RTP
4 5 (29.41%) SCTP
4 5 (29.41%) SDH
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) VoLTE
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) VRRP
4 5 (29.41%) xDSL
5 4 (23.53%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Transmission Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Designer
2 3 (17.65%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3G Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IP Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) RAN Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Network Design
2 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Radio Network Optimisation
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Empirix
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) NetScout
1 4 (23.53%) Tektronix
2 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
2 3 (17.65%) Huawei
2 3 (17.65%) Nokia
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Cramer
3 2 (11.76%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (11.76%) Nortel
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 2 (11.76%) Tellabs
4 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.88%) Arqiva
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Siemens
4 1 (5.88%) Telindus
4 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media
4 1 (5.88%) ZTE