Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 83 121
Rank change year-on-year +46 +38 -32
Contract jobs citing 4G 79 95 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.56% 2.23% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.46% 12.42% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 38 15
Median daily rate £350 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +31.82% -26.67%
10th Percentile £275 £254 £192
90th Percentile £453 £456 £428
South East median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £16.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £16.25
90th Percentile £30.35 - £36.75
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -61.18% +54.55% +57.14%

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 428 765 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.70% 17.92% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 342 320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -1.79% +5.00%
10th Percentile £188 £213 £190
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £416
% change year-on-year +2.53% -0.24% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 28
Median hourly rate £19.25 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.42% -53.85% +111.38%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £44.48 £51.50 £53.63
Median hourly rate £32.25 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +84.29% -36.36% +57.14%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 4G in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 4G in Berkshire over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 4G in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for 4G in Berkshire

4G
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 4G in Berkshire over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 7 July 2020. 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
Reading +18 52 £300 -16.67%
Newbury +16 9 £400 +25.98%
Slough +1 3 £350 -3.45% 3
Windsor - 1 - -
4G
South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for 4G.

1 62 (78.48%) 3G
2 53 (67.09%) 5G
3 37 (46.84%) Telecoms
4 35 (44.30%) Huawei
5 34 (43.04%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (40.51%) 2G
6 32 (40.51%) Wireless
7 28 (35.44%) LTE
8 20 (25.32%) Network Optimisation
9 17 (21.52%) Statistics
9 17 (21.52%) GSM
10 16 (20.25%) Ericsson
11 11 (13.92%) VoLTE
12 10 (12.66%) Diameter Protocol
12 10 (12.66%) Nokia Networks
12 10 (12.66%) WCDMA
12 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (11.39%) RNC
13 9 (11.39%) UMTS
13 9 (11.39%) Mapinfo
14 8 (10.13%) Marketing
14 8 (10.13%) Strategic Roadmap
15 7 (8.86%) SLA
15 7 (8.86%) 3GPP
15 7 (8.86%) Internet
15 7 (8.86%) Project Management
16 6 (7.59%) GPRS
16 6 (7.59%) VoIP
16 6 (7.59%) Degree

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 3 (3.80%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) AWS
1 2 (2.53%) Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 62 (78.48%) 3G
2 53 (67.09%) 5G
3 34 (43.04%) Radio Access Network
4 32 (40.51%) 2G
4 32 (40.51%) Wireless
5 28 (35.44%) LTE
6 17 (21.52%) GSM
7 11 (13.92%) VoLTE
8 10 (12.66%) Diameter Protocol
8 10 (12.66%) WCDMA
9 9 (11.39%) RNC
9 9 (11.39%) UMTS
10 7 (8.86%) 3GPP
10 7 (8.86%) Internet
11 6 (7.59%) GPRS
11 6 (7.59%) VoIP
11 6 (7.59%) Wireshark
12 4 (5.06%) Broadband
12 4 (5.06%) SGSN
13 3 (3.80%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) Big Data
1 1 (1.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 37 (46.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.13%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Environmental Health
4 1 (1.27%) Finance
4 1 (1.27%) French Language
4 1 (1.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Radio Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Optimisation Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Architect
4 6 (7.59%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.33%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) RF Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (2.53%) 4G Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Design Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Network Planner
8 2 (2.53%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (2.53%) OSS Project Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Telecoms Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Traffic Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) UTRAN Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) LDAP
2 2 (2.53%) CSS
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) React
3 1 (1.27%) JSON
3 1 (1.27%) Pandas
3 1 (1.27%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.27%) PMI
3 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Android
2 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Network Optimisation
2 17 (21.52%) Statistics
3 10 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.13%) Strategic Roadmap
5 7 (8.86%) Project Management
6 6 (7.59%) Capacity Management
6 6 (7.59%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.33%) Network Design
7 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.06%) ITIL
8 4 (5.06%) Migration
8 4 (5.06%) Network Planning
8 4 (5.06%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.06%) Validation
9 3 (3.80%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 3 (3.80%) Dependency Management
9 3 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.27%) C
2 1 (1.27%) Python
2 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) CCNA
2 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) CCNP
4 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) CCIE
5 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.27%) MOS
5 1 (1.27%) PMP
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) PMO
3 1 (1.27%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) vCloud
2 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) vCenter Server
1 2 (2.53%) vRealize
1 2 (2.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (1.27%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Huawei
2 16 (20.25%) Ericsson
3 10 (12.66%) Nokia Networks
4 9 (11.39%) Mapinfo
5 4 (5.06%) Cisco
5 4 (5.06%) Samsung
5 4 (5.06%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Actix
6 2 (2.53%) Dell
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.53%) Nokia
6 2 (2.53%) Remedy
7 1 (1.27%) Google
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.27%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.27%) SGI
7 1 (1.27%) Tableau
7 1 (1.27%) Vertica