The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 71 81 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -35
Contract jobs citing 4G 13 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 0.097% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 0.94% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£120 - £513
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 - £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £214 - £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £316
% change year-on-year
-5.69% -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £180.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-80.00% +380.00%
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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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
205 106 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.91% 10.33% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 21 47
Average daily rate £375 £331 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.35 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

4G Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 13 (76.47%) 3G
2 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
3 10 (58.82%) Telecoms
4 8 (47.06%) 2G
4 8 (47.06%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (47.06%) MS Office
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
6 6 (35.29%) Windows
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (29.41%) GSM
7 5 (29.41%) UMTS
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Internet
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) SCCM
8 4 (23.53%) LTE
8 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (17.65%) People Management
9 3 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) VCP4
9 3 (17.65%) GPRS
9 3 (17.65%) Service Management

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) 3G
2 8 (47.06%) 2G
2 8 (47.06%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (29.41%) GSM
3 5 (29.41%) UMTS
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) LTE
4 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (17.65%) GPRS
6 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) Modbus
General
1 10 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Network Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Author
2 2 (11.76%) Author
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Supplier Relationship Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) People Management
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
6 1 (5.88%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) VCP4
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (17.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Business Objects
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds