The table below looks at the statistics 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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank - 195 207
Contract jobs citing 4G 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.11% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.80% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
4G
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
433 754 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.40% 13.46% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 549 518
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.90 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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