Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 103 66
Rank change year-on-year -27 -37 -13
Contract jobs citing 4G 40 68 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.97% 1.59% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 6.91% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 34
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £240 £212 £204
90th Percentile £369 £430 £371
South East median daily rate £338 £290 £300
% change year-on-year +16.66% -3.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -6.49%
South East median hourly rate - £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -16.28%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury -4 10 - -
Reading -11 8 £325 +25.00%
Slough -1 4 £200 -27.27%
Bracknell +6 1 - -
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
4G
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (72.50%) 3G
2 24 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 21 (52.50%) LTE
4 14 (35.00%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (35.00%) 2G
5 9 (22.50%) Huawei
5 9 (22.50%) VoLTE
6 8 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (17.50%) Ericsson
8 6 (15.00%) Nokia
8 6 (15.00%) Validation
9 5 (12.50%) DNS
9 5 (12.50%) Network Design
9 5 (12.50%) VoWiFi
9 5 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
9 5 (12.50%) 5G
10 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.00%) UMTS
10 4 (10.00%) Linux
10 4 (10.00%) Project Management
11 3 (7.50%) MPLS
11 3 (7.50%) Unix
11 3 (7.50%) ITIL
11 3 (7.50%) VoIP
11 3 (7.50%) 3GPP
11 3 (7.50%) Internet
11 3 (7.50%) SLA
11 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.50%) Marketing
11 3 (7.50%) GGSN

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 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) 3G
2 21 (52.50%) LTE
3 14 (35.00%) 2G
3 14 (35.00%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (22.50%) VoLTE
5 8 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 5 (12.50%) 5G
6 5 (12.50%) DNS
6 5 (12.50%) VoWiFi
7 4 (10.00%) UMTS
8 3 (7.50%) 3GPP
8 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
8 3 (7.50%) GGSN
8 3 (7.50%) Internet
8 3 (7.50%) MPLS
8 3 (7.50%) MVNO
8 3 (7.50%) SGSN
8 3 (7.50%) VoIP
9 2 (5.00%) Megaco
9 2 (5.00%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) GIS
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) QGIS
General
1 24 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) French Language
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Junior
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) OSS Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Validation
2 5 (12.50%) Network Design
2 5 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (7.50%) Analytics
4 3 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (7.50%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) Service Design
4 3 (7.50%) Use Case
5 2 (5.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (5.00%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.00%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Network Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
5 2 (5.00%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) HNC
1 2 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Huawei
2 7 (17.50%) Ericsson
3 6 (15.00%) Nokia
4 2 (5.00%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.50%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.50%) BMC
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Cramer
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.50%) NEC
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) Samsung
5 1 (2.50%) Sandvine