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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 540 480 434
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -46
Contract jobs citing 4G 93 155 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 2.07% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 53
Median daily rate £300 £315 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £210 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £300 £369
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.46 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £36.05 £36.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £49.12 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.46 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+5.98% -1.25%
4G
UK

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
7943 7489 7417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.70% 14.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4917 4361 4050
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 472 423
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.99 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +16 34 £500 +33.33% 1
South East -40 32 £290 +0.86% 5
North West +16 6 £180 -36.84% 1
South West +5 6 £330 -17.50%
Yorkshire +1 6 £158 - 1
West Midlands -34 3 £169 -35.09%
East Midlands -3 2 £355 +42.00%
Midlands - 1 £288 -
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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.

1 173 (80.47%) 3G
2 125 (58.14%) Telecoms
3 93 (43.26%) 2G
4 87 (40.47%) LTE
5 49 (22.79%) Radio Access Network
6 37 (17.21%) Nokia
7 36 (16.74%) Huawei
8 34 (15.81%) Project Management
9 33 (15.35%) Wireless
10 30 (13.95%) Cisco
11 28 (13.02%) Back Office
12 27 (12.56%) ITIL
13 25 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (10.70%) SLA
15 21 (9.77%) Ericsson
15 21 (9.77%) Network Design
15 21 (9.77%) Nokia Networks
15 21 (9.77%) Diameter Protocol
16 20 (9.30%) Degree
16 20 (9.30%) SIGTRAN
17 19 (8.84%) Finance
18 18 (8.37%) Service Delivery
18 18 (8.37%) GSM
18 18 (8.37%) HNC
19 17 (7.91%) UMTS
19 17 (7.91%) Internet
19 17 (7.91%) Management Information System
20 16 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
20 16 (7.44%) PRINCE2
20 16 (7.44%) LDAP

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 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.47%) CMS
2 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.26%) MS Office
4 6 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Traffica
2 1 (0.47%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (80.47%) 3G
2 93 (43.26%) 2G
3 87 (40.47%) LTE
4 49 (22.79%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (15.35%) Wireless
6 25 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (9.77%) Diameter Protocol
8 20 (9.30%) SIGTRAN
9 18 (8.37%) GSM
10 17 (7.91%) Internet
10 17 (7.91%) UMTS
11 16 (7.44%) LDAP
12 15 (6.98%) WAN
13 14 (6.51%) INAP
13 14 (6.51%) MGW
14 12 (5.58%) Node B
14 12 (5.58%) RNC
15 11 (5.12%) IPsec
15 11 (5.12%) MPLS
15 11 (5.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.33%) MS Access
3 4 (1.86%) GIS
4 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) BODI
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.47%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 125 (58.14%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.02%) Back Office
3 19 (8.84%) Finance
4 8 (3.72%) Front Office
5 7 (3.26%) Billing
5 7 (3.26%) Marketing
5 7 (3.26%) Retail
6 4 (1.86%) Electronics
7 3 (1.40%) Automotive
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (11.63%) Architect
2 18 (8.37%) Designer
3 17 (7.91%) Network Engineer
3 17 (7.91%) RAN Engineer
4 13 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.12%) 4G Engineer
6 11 (5.12%) Radio Engineer
7 10 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.65%) Telecoms Engineer
7 10 (4.65%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.19%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (4.19%) Mobile Engineer
8 9 (4.19%) Solutions Designer
9 8 (3.72%) 3G Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Optimisation Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Telecoms Architect
9 8 (3.72%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.26%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.44%) SPML
2 13 (6.05%) SOAP
3 2 (0.93%) REST
3 2 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) HTML5
4 1 (0.47%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.47%) JMS
4 1 (0.47%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.47%) XMPP
4 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.91%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.19%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.26%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.79%) PKI
6 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.86%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.86%) Statistics
8 3 (1.40%) Handset
8 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.40%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.40%) PMI
8 3 (1.40%) Telematics
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) BYOD
9 2 (0.93%) iPad
9 2 (0.93%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) CESG
10 1 (0.47%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.33%) Linux
1 5 (2.33%) Windows
2 3 (1.40%) Android
2 3 (1.40%) Unix
2 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.81%) Project Management
2 27 (12.56%) ITIL
3 21 (9.77%) Network Design
4 18 (8.37%) Service Delivery
5 16 (7.44%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.98%) High Availability
7 14 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (6.05%) Change Management
9 12 (5.58%) Network Architecture
9 12 (5.58%) Service Management
10 10 (4.65%) Integration Testing
10 10 (4.65%) Validation
11 9 (4.19%) Change Control
11 9 (4.19%) Mobile Transformation
11 9 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (3.72%) Network Optimisation
13 7 (3.26%) Configuration Management
13 7 (3.26%) SFIA
13 7 (3.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.65%) C
2 8 (3.72%) SQL
3 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.93%) Java
4 2 (0.93%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.47%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (9.30%) Degree
2 18 (8.37%) HNC
3 16 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.05%) HND
5 13 (6.05%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (3.26%) CCNP
9 5 (2.33%) CCNA
9 5 (2.33%) CISSP
9 5 (2.33%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.86%) CCIE
11 2 (0.93%) CCSA
11 2 (0.93%) CCSE
11 2 (0.93%) CCSP
11 2 (0.93%) CISM
11 2 (0.93%) PMP
11 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.93%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.70%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.65%) NSN NetAct
2 9 (4.19%) Amdocs OSS
3 5 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.93%) Nessus
6 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.47%) Netcool
6 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (17.21%) Nokia
2 36 (16.74%) Huawei
3 30 (13.95%) Cisco
4 21 (9.77%) Ericsson
4 21 (9.77%) Nokia Networks
5 15 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.05%) Citrix
6 13 (6.05%) Cramer
7 11 (5.12%) HP
8 10 (4.65%) Juniper
9 9 (4.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 9 (4.19%) F5
9 9 (4.19%) Nortel
9 9 (4.19%) Remedy
9 9 (4.19%) Siemens
9 9 (4.19%) Tellabs
10 8 (3.72%) BT
10 8 (3.72%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.26%) Aruba
11 7 (3.26%) Mapinfo
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