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 27 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 207 199 221
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing 4G 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.067% 0.051% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.42% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £625 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.48% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £97.75
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -59.33%
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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
760 720 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.81% 12.24% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 488 530
Average daily rate £425 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 38
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.25 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -51.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.15 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
3 6 (60.00%) 2G
4 5 (50.00%) SS7
4 5 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (40.00%) TCAP
5 4 (40.00%) ISUP
5 4 (40.00%) SCCP
5 4 (40.00%) INAP
5 4 (40.00%) PSTN
5 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Use Case
6 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Advertising
7 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Time Management
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (10.00%) LTE
8 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (10.00%) Degree
8 1 (10.00%) Legal
8 1 (10.00%) Test Management
8 1 (10.00%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) 2G
3 5 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (50.00%) SS7
4 4 (40.00%) TCAP
4 4 (40.00%) ISUP
4 4 (40.00%) SCCP
4 4 (40.00%) INAP
4 4 (40.00%) PSTN
5 1 (10.00%) SMS
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) TETRA
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) LTE
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) UAT Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia