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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 196 209 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 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 £369 £325 £525
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -38.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 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 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) J2ME
1 1 (25.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Apple