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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 65 52 72
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing 4G 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.65% 0.32% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.45% 3.70% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£261 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £334 £513
% change year-on-year
+16.10% -34.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -14.45%
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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
93 54 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.09% 8.72% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 27 30
Average daily rate £388 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) GPRS
2 3 (42.86%) GSM
2 3 (42.86%) UMTS
2 3 (42.86%) WCDMA
2 3 (42.86%) 3G
2 3 (42.86%) LTE
3 2 (28.57%) Huawei
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) SMS
3 2 (28.57%) 3GPP
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) 2G
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Anite
4 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) HSPA
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (42.86%) GPRS
1 3 (42.86%) GSM
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
1 3 (42.86%) UMTS
1 3 (42.86%) WCDMA
1 3 (42.86%) LTE
2 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (28.57%) SMS
2 2 (28.57%) 3GPP
3 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) 2G
3 1 (14.29%) HSPA
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Anite