The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
UK / England
Rank 520 454 395
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -59
Contract jobs citing 4G 57 135 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.98% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 56 85
Median daily rate £325 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £263 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £285
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.30% +19.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £44.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-60.22% +22.22%

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
6264 6804 7144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.45% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3950 4068 3948
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 296 423
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -32 25 £270 -14.28% 1
London +19 14 £293 -26.87% 4
North West +20 5 £600 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -2 3 - -
South West -4 3 £285 -
Yorkshire +19 2 £268 +1.90%
East of England -17 2 £350 -17.64%
West Midlands +5 1 - -
4G
UK

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for 4G.

1 136 (81.44%) 3G
2 89 (53.29%) Telecoms
3 87 (52.10%) 2G
4 72 (43.11%) LTE
5 41 (24.55%) Radio Access Network
6 37 (22.16%) Ericsson
6 37 (22.16%) Nokia
7 33 (19.76%) Huawei
8 23 (13.77%) Nokia Networks
8 23 (13.77%) UMTS
8 23 (13.77%) VoLTE
9 22 (13.17%) Wireless
10 20 (11.98%) ITIL
10 20 (11.98%) HP
10 20 (11.98%) Cisco
11 19 (11.38%) GSM
11 19 (11.38%) Diameter Protocol
12 18 (10.78%) MS Office
12 18 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (9.58%) CCNP
13 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
13 16 (9.58%) Test Management
13 16 (9.58%) Network Architecture
14 15 (8.98%) ISTQB
15 14 (8.38%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (8.38%) CCNA
15 14 (8.38%) Juniper
15 14 (8.38%) Project Management
15 14 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (7.78%) Back Office

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.60%) CMS
1 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (10.78%) MS Office
2 13 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (81.44%) 3G
2 87 (52.10%) 2G
3 72 (43.11%) LTE
4 41 (24.55%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (13.77%) UMTS
5 23 (13.77%) VoLTE
6 22 (13.17%) Wireless
7 19 (11.38%) Diameter Protocol
7 19 (11.38%) GSM
8 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
9 13 (7.78%) Firewall
9 13 (7.78%) MVNO
10 11 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (6.59%) Wireshark
11 7 (4.19%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (3.59%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.59%) GPRS
13 5 (2.99%) DWDM
13 5 (2.99%) LAN
13 5 (2.99%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.80%) GIS
1 3 (1.80%) MS Access
2 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 89 (53.29%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.78%) Back Office
3 7 (4.19%) Finance
4 5 (2.99%) Marketing
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) French Language
6 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (10.18%) Analyst
2 15 (8.98%) 3G Engineer
2 15 (8.98%) 4G Engineer
3 14 (8.38%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (8.38%) Test Analyst
4 13 (7.78%) Optimisation Engineer
4 13 (7.78%) Radio Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Architect
5 12 (7.19%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Mobile Architect
6 9 (5.39%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Security Architect
7 7 (4.19%) Field Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Technical Support
8 6 (3.59%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.59%) LTE Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Radio Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) XML
2 1 (0.60%) iOS SDK
2 1 (0.60%) SOAP
2 1 (0.60%) SPML
2 1 (0.60%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.20%) PKI
5 1 (0.60%) BYOD
5 1 (0.60%) CMDB
5 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.60%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.99%) Linux
1 5 (2.99%) Windows
2 3 (1.80%) Unix
2 3 (1.80%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.60%) Android
3 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.98%) ITIL
2 16 (9.58%) Network Architecture
2 16 (9.58%) Test Management
3 14 (8.38%) Project Management
3 14 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.78%) Regression Testing
5 9 (5.39%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (4.79%) Performance Management
6 8 (4.79%) Security Testing
6 8 (4.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (4.19%) Network Optimisation
7 7 (4.19%) Statistics
8 6 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (3.59%) Network Design
8 6 (3.59%) Network Planning
9 5 (2.99%) Integration Testing
9 5 (2.99%) Migration
9 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.59%) SQL
2 2 (1.20%) MapBasic
2 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
2 2 (1.20%) Perl
2 2 (1.20%) Ruby
2 2 (1.20%) VB
3 1 (0.60%) C
3 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (9.58%) CCNP
3 15 (8.98%) ISTQB
4 14 (8.38%) CCNA
5 13 (7.78%) CCIE
5 13 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (7.19%) Degree
7 5 (2.99%) HND
8 4 (2.40%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.80%) HNC
9 3 (1.80%) ISEB
9 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.20%) PMP
11 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) SLA
2 8 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (8.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.80%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.20%) OpenView
3 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.60%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 37 (22.16%) Ericsson
1 37 (22.16%) Nokia
2 33 (19.76%) Huawei
3 23 (13.77%) Nokia Networks
4 20 (11.98%) Cisco
4 20 (11.98%) HP
5 14 (8.38%) Juniper
6 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.79%) Cramer
8 6 (3.59%) Mapinfo
9 5 (2.99%) Nortel
9 5 (2.99%) Remedy
9 5 (2.99%) Samsung
9 5 (2.99%) Tellabs
10 3 (1.80%) Citrix
11 2 (1.20%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.20%) F5
11 2 (1.20%) NEC
11 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.20%) VMware
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