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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 362 448 407
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -41
Contract jobs citing 4G 224 116 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 1.88% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 33 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.92% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 9
Average hourly rate £36.00 £106.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.11% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £47.25 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £106.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-66.11% +183.33%
4G
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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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

4G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 March 2015. 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 +44 151 £255 -17.74% 15
London +1 19 £350 -41.66% 2
North West +2 17 £350 - 1
South West +7 13 £413 -2.94% 3
West Midlands -3 11 £260 -10.34%
Yorkshire - 2 £331 - 1
East of England - - - - 1
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 320 (82.69%) 3G
2 278 (71.83%) Telecoms
3 219 (56.59%) 2G
4 187 (48.32%) LTE
5 138 (35.66%) Radio Access Network
6 83 (21.45%) Ericsson
7 80 (20.67%) GSM
8 63 (16.28%) Huawei
9 60 (15.50%) Wireless
10 54 (13.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 46 (11.89%) Degree
12 45 (11.63%) SLA
13 41 (10.59%) UMTS
14 39 (10.08%) Nokia
15 38 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
16 36 (9.30%) Project Management
16 36 (9.30%) MS Excel
17 35 (9.04%) VoLTE
18 34 (8.79%) TCP/IP
19 32 (8.27%) GPRS
19 32 (8.27%) HSPA
19 32 (8.27%) Network Planning
20 29 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (7.24%) Network Design
21 28 (7.24%) Linux
21 28 (7.24%) C
21 28 (7.24%) MS Office
22 27 (6.98%) SQL
23 26 (6.72%) SDH
24 25 (6.46%) SS7

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.24%) MS Office
3 10 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.55%) MS Project
6 5 (1.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 320 (82.69%) 3G
2 219 (56.59%) 2G
3 187 (48.32%) LTE
4 138 (35.66%) Radio Access Network
5 80 (20.67%) GSM
6 60 (15.50%) Wireless
7 41 (10.59%) UMTS
8 38 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
9 35 (9.04%) VoLTE
10 34 (8.79%) TCP/IP
11 32 (8.27%) GPRS
11 32 (8.27%) HSPA
12 26 (6.72%) SDH
13 25 (6.46%) Ethernet
13 25 (6.46%) SS7
14 24 (6.20%) WiMAX
15 23 (5.94%) Wireshark
16 20 (5.17%) MPLS
17 19 (4.91%) RNC
17 19 (4.91%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.58%) MS Access
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (2.33%) ClearCase
1 9 (2.33%) Subversion
1 9 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 278 (71.83%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.46%) Finance
3 11 (2.84%) Electronics
4 9 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.33%) Billing
5 7 (1.81%) Retail
6 6 (1.55%) Legal
6 6 (1.55%) Back Office
7 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.03%) Marketing
7 4 (1.03%) Avionics
8 3 (0.78%) Automotive
9 2 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (8.27%) Project Manager
2 26 (6.72%) Delivery Manager
3 25 (6.46%) Integration Engineer
4 23 (5.94%) Design Engineer
5 22 (5.68%) Test Engineer
5 22 (5.68%) RAN Engineer
6 19 (4.91%) Radio Engineer
7 18 (4.65%) Field Engineer
8 16 (4.13%) Developer
9 14 (3.62%) Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.36%) Designer
11 12 (3.10%) RAN Performance Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 11 (2.84%) Analyst
12 11 (2.84%) Architect
12 11 (2.84%) Tester
13 10 (2.58%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) Coordinator
14 9 (2.33%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.58%) SOAP
2 9 (2.33%) STL
2 9 (2.33%) XML
3 5 (1.29%) .NET
4 3 (0.78%) HTML
4 3 (0.78%) WSRP
4 3 (0.78%) HTML5
5 1 (0.26%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.33%) Handset
4 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.29%) Replication
6 4 (1.03%) GIS
6 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.03%) PKI
6 4 (1.03%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.78%) User Experience
7 3 (0.78%) Telematics
7 3 (0.78%) IVR
8 2 (0.52%) Economics
9 1 (0.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.26%) PDA
9 1 (0.26%) CCTV
9 1 (0.26%) Statistics
9 1 (0.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.24%) Linux
2 25 (6.46%) UNIX
3 11 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.81%) Windows
4 7 (1.81%) Solaris
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (9.30%) Project Management
2 32 (8.27%) Network Planning
3 28 (7.24%) Network Design
4 25 (6.46%) PRINCE2
4 25 (6.46%) Performance Management
5 24 (6.20%) Configuration Management
6 23 (5.94%) ITIL
7 22 (5.68%) Validation
8 21 (5.43%) Service Delivery
9 16 (4.13%) OOD
10 15 (3.88%) OO
11 13 (3.36%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.10%) Resource Management
13 11 (2.84%) Service Management
13 11 (2.84%) Change Management
13 11 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (2.33%) Coaching
14 9 (2.33%) Migration
14 9 (2.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.24%) C
2 27 (6.98%) SQL
3 25 (6.46%) Perl
4 24 (6.20%) C++
5 11 (2.84%) Python
6 10 (2.58%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.58%) Ruby
7 7 (1.81%) Embedded C
8 6 (1.55%) Embedded C++
8 6 (1.55%) C#
9 2 (0.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.26%) Erlang
10 1 (0.26%) Java
10 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (11.89%) Degree
2 19 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.13%) CCNP
5 13 (3.36%) CCNA
6 10 (2.58%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.33%) HND
8 8 (2.07%) HNC
8 8 (2.07%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.78%) PMP
10 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) CCIE
10 3 (0.78%) ISEB
10 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.52%) CCDE
11 2 (0.52%) CCDP
11 2 (0.52%) CCIP
11 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.63%) SLA
2 4 (1.03%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.03%) DO-254
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) NFS
3 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (5.43%) NSN NetAct
2 19 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.81%) Netcool
4 4 (1.03%) SCCM
5 3 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.52%) OpenView
6 2 (0.52%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 83 (21.45%) Ericsson
2 63 (16.28%) Huawei
3 54 (13.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 39 (10.08%) Nokia
5 25 (6.46%) Cisco
6 22 (5.68%) Nortel
7 20 (5.17%) Microsoft
8 19 (4.91%) Actix
9 16 (4.13%) HP
10 12 (3.10%) Mapinfo
11 11 (2.84%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.33%) Juniper
13 8 (2.07%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (2.07%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.81%) BT
14 7 (1.81%) Cramer
15 6 (1.55%) Oracle
16 5 (1.29%) Remedy
17 4 (1.03%) Citrix
17 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
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