The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Slough region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 23 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 11 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.21% 2.55% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 9.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£203 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £525
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+11.97% -14.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 21.07% 26.38% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 18
Average daily rate £255 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £107.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% +51.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 1 August 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 8 (61.54%) GPRS
2 8 (61.54%) GSM
2 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) 3GPP
4 5 (38.46%) UMTS
4 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
4 5 (38.46%) Electronics
4 5 (38.46%) VoLTE
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Information Management
5 4 (30.77%) DAB
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) WCDMA
6 3 (23.08%) HTTP
6 3 (23.08%) WAP
6 3 (23.08%) WML
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) SSL
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) 3G
6 3 (23.08%) IPv6
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Smart Meter
6 3 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) QMS

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 8 (61.54%) GPRS
2 8 (61.54%) GSM
3 6 (46.15%) 3GPP
4 5 (38.46%) UMTS
4 5 (38.46%) VoLTE
5 4 (30.77%) DAB
5 4 (30.77%) WCDMA
6 3 (23.08%) HTTP
6 3 (23.08%) SSL
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) 3G
6 3 (23.08%) IPv6
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) 2G
8 1 (7.69%) MPLS
8 1 (7.69%) TACACS
8 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (7.69%) WiMAX
8 1 (7.69%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
General
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) WAP
1 3 (23.08%) WML
1 3 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 3 (23.08%) Smart Meter
2 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 2 (15.38%) Physics
3 1 (7.69%) DTV
3 1 (7.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Information Management
3 2 (15.38%) QMS
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBA
2 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Amdocs
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) Actix
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