The first table below looks at the demand for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 189 212 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£625 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £525
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+11.97% -14.45%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
716 796 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.43% 11.23% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 529 651
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
4G
London

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

4G
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) J2ME
1 2 (40.00%) WAP
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
1 2 (40.00%) Sun
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (40.00%) 2G
1 2 (40.00%) Handset
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (40.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (40.00%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (40.00%) eggPlant
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) J2ME
1 2 (40.00%) WAP
1 2 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Handset
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Sun
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Apple