The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for 4G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

4G
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 70 40
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30  
Contract jobs citing 4G 50 54 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.76% 2.29% 3.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.77% 9.87% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 23
Median daily rate £375 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £211 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £278 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £335 £260
% change year-on-year +8.20% +28.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.20% +20.00%  

4G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 363 547 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.04% 23.21% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 249 240
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 30
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing 4G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 21 £350 -
Bracknell +11 4 - -
Newbury +1 3 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
4G
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for 4G.

1 66 (92.96%) 3G
2 49 (69.01%) Telecoms
3 41 (57.75%) LTE
4 22 (30.99%) 2G
4 22 (30.99%) Nokia
5 21 (29.58%) Validation
6 19 (26.76%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (26.76%) Diameter Protocol
7 15 (21.13%) Linux
8 13 (18.31%) Project Management
8 13 (18.31%) MVNO
9 12 (16.90%) Value-Added Service
9 12 (16.90%) Degree
10 11 (15.49%) Nokia Networks
11 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
11 10 (14.08%) SIGTRAN
11 10 (14.08%) LDAP
11 10 (14.08%) Unix
12 8 (11.27%) Back Office
12 8 (11.27%) Windows
12 8 (11.27%) UMTS
13 7 (9.86%) GSM
13 7 (9.86%) SMS
14 6 (8.45%) INAP
14 6 (8.45%) SOAP
14 6 (8.45%) ITIL
14 6 (8.45%) HNC
14 6 (8.45%) HND
14 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
14 6 (8.45%) SPML

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 66 (92.96%) 3G
2 41 (57.75%) LTE
3 22 (30.99%) 2G
4 19 (26.76%) Diameter Protocol
4 19 (26.76%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (18.31%) MVNO
6 12 (16.90%) Value-Added Service
7 10 (14.08%) LDAP
7 10 (14.08%) SIGTRAN
7 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
8 8 (11.27%) UMTS
9 7 (9.86%) GSM
9 7 (9.86%) SMS
10 6 (8.45%) INAP
11 5 (7.04%) ISUP
11 5 (7.04%) Megaco
11 5 (7.04%) MGW
12 4 (5.63%) 5G
13 3 (4.23%) DNS
13 3 (4.23%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Big Data
1 3 (4.23%) MS Access
2 1 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.41%) GIS
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.41%) Power BI
General
1 49 (69.01%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.27%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) French Language
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Network Engineer
1 15 (21.13%) Test Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Design Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) 4G Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) LTE Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Operations Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Data Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Radio Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Linux Support
7 2 (2.82%) Project Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) SOAP
1 6 (8.45%) SPML
2 2 (2.82%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.41%) PKI
2 1 (1.41%) User Experience
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Unix
3 8 (11.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Validation
2 13 (18.31%) Project Management
3 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
3 6 (8.45%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.04%) Process Improvement
4 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.63%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.63%) Data Management
5 4 (5.63%) High Availability
5 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.63%) Network Management
6 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.23%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.23%) Service Management
7 2 (2.82%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.82%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (2.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) Perl
2 4 (5.63%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) HNC
2 6 (8.45%) HND
3 3 (4.23%) CCNP
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Nagios
2 2 (2.82%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Nokia
2 11 (15.49%) Nokia Networks
3 5 (7.04%) Samsung
4 4 (5.63%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) Huawei
5 2 (2.82%) Juniper
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.41%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) Siemens