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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 31 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing 4G 5 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.68% 2.00% 7.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 8.06% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £293 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £261 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -15.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £180.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-69.44% +380.00%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.88% 24.80% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 39
Average daily rate £325 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -55.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.79 £18.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 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 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (60.00%) SLA
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Cramer
4 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 3 (30.00%) Huawei
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) LTE
4 3 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (30.00%) Network Management
4 3 (30.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) L2TP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Nortel
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
4 3 (30.00%) ADSL
4 3 (30.00%) Broadband
4 3 (30.00%) LAN

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) LTE
4 3 (30.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) L2TP
4 3 (30.00%) ADSL
4 3 (30.00%) Broadband
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (30.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) WFM
3 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cramer
1 3 (30.00%) Huawei
1 3 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (30.00%) Nortel
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Amdocs
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