The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 433 465 480
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +15
Contract jobs citing 4G 142 103 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.62% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 26
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £263 £304
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% -6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £41.50 £42.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7457 6376 7289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.34% 13.66% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3564 3609
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 428 603
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in England

4G
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in England

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in England

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

4G Hourly Rate Trend in England

4G
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 95 £313 -10.71% 16
London -15 15 £550 +59.42% 3
West Midlands -10 7 £438 +66.66% 2
North West -8 6 £200 -1.23% 2
South West -33 6 £265 -15.87% 2
East of England -22 5 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 245 (77.29%) 3G
2 203 (64.04%) Telecoms
3 177 (55.84%) LTE
4 136 (42.90%) 2G
5 96 (30.28%) Radio Access Network
6 75 (23.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 62 (19.56%) Huawei
8 58 (18.30%) Project Management
9 56 (17.67%) Ericsson
10 50 (15.77%) GSM
10 50 (15.77%) Degree
11 39 (12.30%) Nokia
12 34 (10.73%) SLA
13 33 (10.41%) Finance
14 32 (10.09%) 3GPP
15 31 (9.78%) GPRS
15 31 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (9.46%) VoLTE
16 30 (9.46%) PRINCE2
16 30 (9.46%) ITIL
17 28 (8.83%) Cisco
17 28 (8.83%) Validation
18 26 (8.20%) MS Office
19 25 (7.89%) Internet
20 24 (7.57%) UMTS
21 23 (7.26%) MS Excel
22 22 (6.94%) Configuration Management
23 21 (6.62%) Change Management
23 21 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
24 20 (6.31%) Microsoft

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (8.20%) MS Office
2 23 (7.26%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 245 (77.29%) 3G
2 177 (55.84%) LTE
3 136 (42.90%) 2G
4 96 (30.28%) Radio Access Network
5 50 (15.77%) GSM
6 32 (10.09%) 3GPP
7 31 (9.78%) GPRS
8 30 (9.46%) VoLTE
9 25 (7.89%) Internet
10 24 (7.57%) UMTS
11 21 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (5.36%) Broadband
12 17 (5.36%) DNS
13 16 (5.05%) Ethernet
14 15 (4.73%) MPLS
15 14 (4.42%) SGSN
16 13 (4.10%) Wireless
16 13 (4.10%) HTTP
17 12 (3.79%) ATM
17 12 (3.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.21%) Oracle Database
1 7 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (1.58%) MySQL
3 4 (1.26%) MS Access
3 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 203 (64.04%) Telecoms
2 33 (10.41%) Finance
3 16 (5.05%) Back Office
4 13 (4.10%) Billing
5 12 (3.79%) Marketing
6 9 (2.84%) Electronics
7 8 (2.52%) Legal
8 6 (1.89%) Retail
9 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.95%) Law
10 3 (0.95%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (13.25%) Architect
2 23 (7.26%) Test Engineer
3 22 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 18 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (5.68%) Design Engineer
5 15 (4.73%) Field Engineer
5 15 (4.73%) RF Engineer
6 14 (4.42%) Designer
7 13 (4.10%) RAN Engineer
7 13 (4.10%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (3.47%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 11 (3.47%) Developer
9 10 (3.15%) 3G Engineer
9 10 (3.15%) Senior Architect
10 9 (2.84%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.21%) Systems Architect
11 7 (2.21%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.21%) Service Manager
12 6 (1.89%) Project Engineer
12 6 (1.89%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.52%) XML
2 5 (1.58%) WAP
2 5 (1.58%) WML
2 5 (1.58%) .NET
2 5 (1.58%) SOAP
3 1 (0.32%) HTML5
3 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.84%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.58%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.26%) PMI
5 4 (1.26%) Statistics
5 4 (1.26%) User Experience
6 3 (0.95%) GIS
7 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.32%) Telematics
7 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.32%) PDA
7 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.32%) Physics
7 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.32%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.68%) Linux
2 15 (4.73%) UNIX
3 10 (3.15%) Windows
4 7 (2.21%) Android
5 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.58%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.30%) Project Management
2 30 (9.46%) PRINCE2
2 30 (9.46%) ITIL
3 28 (8.83%) Validation
4 22 (6.94%) Configuration Management
5 21 (6.62%) Change Management
6 20 (6.31%) Network Architecture
7 16 (5.05%) Performance Management
8 15 (4.73%) Problem Management
9 14 (4.42%) Network Planning
10 11 (3.47%) Project Planning
10 11 (3.47%) Resource Management
10 11 (3.47%) Capacity Management
10 11 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.15%) Migration
11 10 (3.15%) Supplier Management
11 10 (3.15%) Change Control
11 10 (3.15%) Matrix Management
11 10 (3.15%) Dependency Management
12 8 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.99%) SQL
2 9 (2.84%) Perl
2 9 (2.84%) C++
3 8 (2.52%) C
4 7 (2.21%) C#
5 2 (0.63%) Java
6 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 50 (15.77%) Degree
2 15 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.89%) CCNP
5 6 (1.89%) CCNA
6 5 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.58%) ISEB
7 4 (1.26%) CCIE
7 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.26%) HNC
7 4 (1.26%) HND
8 3 (0.95%) CCDE
8 3 (0.95%) PMP
8 3 (0.95%) CCDP
9 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CISM
10 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.73%) SLA
2 5 (1.58%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Basel III
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.95%) NFS
2 2 (0.63%) NDS
2 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.47%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (2.21%) Netcool
3 4 (1.26%) OpenView
3 4 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 75 (23.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 62 (19.56%) Huawei
3 56 (17.67%) Ericsson
4 39 (12.30%) Nokia
5 28 (8.83%) Cisco
6 20 (6.31%) Microsoft
7 13 (4.10%) HP
8 12 (3.79%) Oracle
9 10 (3.15%) Nortel
9 10 (3.15%) Juniper
9 10 (3.15%) BT
10 9 (2.84%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.52%) Business Objects
11 8 (2.52%) Cramer
12 7 (2.21%) Greenplum
12 7 (2.21%) Mapinfo
13 5 (1.58%) NEC
13 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.58%) Citrix
14 4 (1.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
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