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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 385 427 459
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +32
Contract jobs citing 4G 197 127 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 1.92% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 32 32
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£308 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £226 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £598 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -78.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £60.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.38 £35.00 £162.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £35.00 £160.00
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -78.12%
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
7183 6601 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.79% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4114 3608 3363
Average daily rate £370 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 374 501
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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 +8 104 £265 -7.42% 11
London +13 36 £375 -31.81%
South West -5 11 £293 -5.64% 5
East of England +3 9 £326 -
North West -20 8 £260 +6.12%
Yorkshire - 8 - -
East Midlands -2 5 £255 -43.33%
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands 0 1 £260 - 1
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 359 (83.68%) 3G
2 298 (69.46%) Telecoms
3 240 (55.94%) 2G
4 187 (43.59%) LTE
5 128 (29.84%) Radio Access Network
6 82 (19.11%) GSM
7 73 (17.02%) Wireless
8 60 (13.99%) Huawei
9 57 (13.29%) Ericsson
10 53 (12.35%) UMTS
10 53 (12.35%) VoLTE
11 51 (11.89%) Wi-Fi
12 44 (10.26%) SS7
13 43 (10.02%) TCP/IP
13 43 (10.02%) Linux
14 41 (9.56%) Network Design
15 38 (8.86%) GPRS
15 38 (8.86%) MS Excel
16 37 (8.62%) Project Management
16 37 (8.62%) Degree
17 36 (8.39%) Network Planning
18 35 (8.16%) Ethernet
19 33 (7.69%) SDH
20 32 (7.46%) UNIX
20 32 (7.46%) SLA
20 32 (7.46%) Performance Management
21 31 (7.23%) Cisco
22 30 (6.99%) Wireshark
23 29 (6.76%) MPLS
23 29 (6.76%) C

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
1 3 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 38 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.66%) MS Office
3 13 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.17%) AutoCAD
5 5 (1.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Summit
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 359 (83.68%) 3G
2 240 (55.94%) 2G
3 187 (43.59%) LTE
4 128 (29.84%) Radio Access Network
5 82 (19.11%) GSM
6 73 (17.02%) Wireless
7 53 (12.35%) UMTS
7 53 (12.35%) VoLTE
8 51 (11.89%) Wi-Fi
9 44 (10.26%) SS7
10 43 (10.02%) TCP/IP
11 38 (8.86%) GPRS
12 35 (8.16%) Ethernet
13 33 (7.69%) SDH
14 30 (6.99%) Wireshark
15 29 (6.76%) MPLS
16 28 (6.53%) HSPA
17 27 (6.29%) WiMAX
18 24 (5.59%) SIGTRAN
19 21 (4.90%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.50%) MS Access
2 2 (0.47%) MySQL
2 2 (0.47%) Big Data
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (2.10%) ClearCase
1 9 (2.10%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.10%) Subversion
2 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.47%) CANoe
4 1 (0.23%) gulp
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.23%) Trac
4 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.23%) JMeter
4 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 298 (69.46%) Telecoms
2 16 (3.73%) Finance
2 16 (3.73%) Electronics
3 9 (2.10%) Billing
4 6 (1.40%) Back Office
5 4 (0.93%) Retail
6 3 (0.70%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Automotive
7 2 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 37 (8.62%) Project Manager
2 32 (7.46%) Radio Engineer
3 24 (5.59%) RAN Engineer
3 24 (5.59%) Test Engineer
3 24 (5.59%) Delivery Manager
4 22 (5.13%) Tester
5 21 (4.90%) Design Engineer
6 19 (4.43%) Network Engineer
6 19 (4.43%) Integration Engineer
7 18 (4.20%) Performance Engineer
8 17 (3.96%) Developer
8 17 (3.96%) Analyst
9 16 (3.73%) Architect
9 16 (3.73%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.03%) Delivery Project Manager
11 12 (2.80%) Field Engineer
11 12 (2.80%) Deployment Manager
11 12 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.33%) OSS Architect
13 9 (2.10%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.50%) XML
2 9 (2.10%) STL
3 6 (1.40%) SOAP
4 4 (0.93%) HTML
5 3 (0.70%) .NET
5 3 (0.70%) WSRP
5 3 (0.70%) HTML5
6 2 (0.47%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.23%) CGI
7 1 (0.23%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.23%) Ajax
7 1 (0.23%) jQuery
7 1 (0.23%) Laravel
7 1 (0.23%) LESS
7 1 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.03%) Mobile App
1 13 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.56%) PKI
3 10 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.10%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.10%) Statistics
5 7 (1.63%) Handset
6 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.70%) IVR
7 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.47%) User Experience
8 2 (0.47%) Replication
8 2 (0.47%) Telematics
9 1 (0.23%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.23%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.23%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.02%) Linux
2 32 (7.46%) UNIX
3 11 (2.56%) Windows
4 9 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.17%) Android
6 4 (0.93%) Solaris
6 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (9.56%) Network Design
2 37 (8.62%) Project Management
3 36 (8.39%) Network Planning
4 32 (7.46%) Performance Management
5 22 (5.13%) Network Architecture
5 22 (5.13%) ITIL
6 21 (4.90%) OOD
7 20 (4.66%) Validation
7 20 (4.66%) OO
8 19 (4.43%) Configuration Management
9 16 (3.73%) Service Delivery
9 16 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (3.26%) PRINCE2
10 14 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (2.80%) Migration
11 12 (2.80%) Resource Management
12 11 (2.56%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (2.56%) Test Planning
13 10 (2.33%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.76%) C
1 29 (6.76%) SQL
2 27 (6.29%) Perl
2 27 (6.29%) C++
3 11 (2.56%) Python
4 10 (2.33%) Ruby
4 10 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.86%) Embedded C
6 7 (1.63%) Embedded C++
6 7 (1.63%) C#
7 3 (0.70%) Java
7 3 (0.70%) VBA
8 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
9 1 (0.23%) PHP5
9 1 (0.23%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 37 (8.62%) Degree
2 27 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.83%) CCNP
4 20 (4.66%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.50%) HNC
6 14 (3.26%) CCNA
7 12 (2.80%) HND
8 11 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.86%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.93%) ISEB
13 3 (0.70%) CISSP
13 3 (0.70%) CCDA
13 3 (0.70%) CCDP
13 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.47%) CCSA
14 2 (0.47%) CCSE
14 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.46%) SLA
2 5 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.93%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.96%) NSN NetAct
3 11 (2.56%) OpenView
4 10 (2.33%) HP NNM
5 7 (1.63%) NetCrunch
6 4 (0.93%) SCCM
6 4 (0.93%) Netcool
7 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.47%) Iperf
8 1 (0.23%) Cacti
Vendors
1 60 (13.99%) Huawei
2 57 (13.29%) Ericsson
3 31 (7.23%) Cisco
4 26 (6.06%) HP
4 26 (6.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 24 (5.59%) Microsoft
6 23 (5.36%) Nortel
7 21 (4.90%) Nokia
8 19 (4.43%) Actix
9 18 (4.20%) Juniper
10 17 (3.96%) Mapinfo
11 15 (3.50%) Business Objects
12 10 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.33%) SevOne
13 9 (2.10%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.10%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 8 (1.86%) Oracle
15 7 (1.63%) Avaya
15 7 (1.63%) Dell
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