The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 55 39
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16  
Contract jobs citing 4G 20 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.44% 2.05% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.60% 8.53% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Median daily rate £350 - £261
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £261
% change year-on-year +4.47% +28.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 137 211 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 23.54% 24.06% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in Reading

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in Reading

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for 4G.

1 30 (96.77%) 3G
2 21 (67.74%) Telecoms
3 20 (64.52%) LTE
4 13 (41.94%) 2G
5 11 (35.48%) Validation
6 10 (32.26%) Nokia
7 9 (29.03%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (25.81%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (22.58%) UMTS
10 6 (19.35%) Windows
10 6 (19.35%) Linux
10 6 (19.35%) Project Management
11 5 (16.13%) GSM
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
11 5 (16.13%) SIGTRAN
11 5 (16.13%) MVNO
11 5 (16.13%) VoLTE
12 4 (12.90%) SPML
12 4 (12.90%) INAP
12 4 (12.90%) SMS
12 4 (12.90%) LDAP
12 4 (12.90%) SOAP
12 4 (12.90%) Value-Added Service
13 3 (9.68%) CCNP
13 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (9.68%) Unix
13 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
13 3 (9.68%) Data Management
13 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
13 3 (9.68%) Nokia Networks

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) 3G
2 20 (64.52%) LTE
3 13 (41.94%) 2G
4 9 (29.03%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (25.81%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (22.58%) UMTS
7 5 (16.13%) GSM
7 5 (16.13%) MVNO
7 5 (16.13%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (16.13%) VoLTE
8 4 (12.90%) INAP
8 4 (12.90%) LDAP
8 4 (12.90%) SMS
8 4 (12.90%) Value-Added Service
9 2 (6.45%) 5G
9 2 (6.45%) DNS
9 2 (6.45%) UTRAN
10 1 (3.23%) DHCP
10 1 (3.23%) IKE
10 1 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) MS Access
General
1 21 (67.74%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
5 2 (6.45%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IP Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) IP Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior IP Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) UMTS Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) SOAP
1 4 (12.90%) SPML
2 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Validation
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Data Management
3 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.45%) Presales
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Perl
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) CCNP
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) HNC
3 2 (6.45%) HND
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Nokia
2 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
2 3 (9.68%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Huawei
3 2 (6.45%) Juniper
3 2 (6.45%) Samsung
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) Siemens