The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 72 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing 4G 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 2.53% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£330 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £261 £301
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -
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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 Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 79 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.02% 10.93% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 38 55
Average daily rate £413 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -64.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) LTE
3 3 (37.50%) 3G
3 3 (37.50%) UMTS
3 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
3 3 (37.50%) GPRS
3 3 (37.50%) GSM
4 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) Huawei
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (25.00%) Electronics
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) HSPA
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Anite
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) UTRAN

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LTE
2 3 (37.50%) GPRS
2 3 (37.50%) GSM
2 3 (37.50%) UMTS
2 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
2 3 (37.50%) 3G
3 2 (25.00%) 2G
3 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (12.50%) HSPA
4 1 (12.50%) UTRAN
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) SMS
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (25.00%) Huawei
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Anite