The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 37 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing 4G 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 0.71% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 4.35% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.41% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
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 Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 46 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.06% 16.43% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 26
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £380 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 23
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +97.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £45.00 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

4G Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

4G
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) CAD
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) SolidWorks
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Mechanical Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Mechanical Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CAD
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) SolidWorks