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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 371 477 407
Rank change year-on-year
+106 -70
Contract jobs citing 4G 217 95 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 1.44% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 25 23
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£290 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £236 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
-12.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £34.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £152.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
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
7505 6585 6638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.26% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3550 3419
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 368 539
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +54 130 £258 -3.73% 12
North West - 23 £350 - 2
London +4 19 £325 -35.00% 6
South West +23 13 £413 +12.24% 3
West Midlands -1 8 £260 -10.34%
East of England +12 4 £325 -3.70% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £331 -
East Midlands - 2 £320 -
4G
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 317 (81.91%) 3G
2 276 (71.32%) Telecoms
3 226 (58.40%) 2G
4 183 (47.29%) LTE
5 123 (31.78%) Radio Access Network
6 82 (21.19%) GSM
7 77 (19.90%) Ericsson
8 67 (17.31%) Wireless
9 65 (16.80%) Huawei
10 43 (11.11%) UMTS
11 42 (10.85%) Degree
11 42 (10.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 41 (10.59%) Nokia
13 40 (10.34%) TCP/IP
14 39 (10.08%) SLA
15 38 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
16 37 (9.56%) Project Management
17 36 (9.30%) VoLTE
18 33 (8.53%) Network Planning
19 32 (8.27%) GPRS
20 31 (8.01%) Network Design
21 30 (7.75%) Ethernet
21 30 (7.75%) MS Excel
22 29 (7.49%) SS7
22 29 (7.49%) HSPA
23 28 (7.24%) Linux
24 27 (6.98%) C
24 27 (6.98%) Wireshark
25 26 (6.72%) SDH
25 26 (6.72%) Cisco

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (0.78%) WebLogic
1 3 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.94%) MS Office
3 10 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.55%) MS Project
5 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.29%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 317 (81.91%) 3G
2 226 (58.40%) 2G
3 183 (47.29%) LTE
4 123 (31.78%) Radio Access Network
5 82 (21.19%) GSM
6 67 (17.31%) Wireless
7 43 (11.11%) UMTS
8 40 (10.34%) TCP/IP
9 38 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
10 36 (9.30%) VoLTE
11 32 (8.27%) GPRS
12 30 (7.75%) Ethernet
13 29 (7.49%) SS7
13 29 (7.49%) HSPA
14 27 (6.98%) Wireshark
15 26 (6.72%) SDH
16 22 (5.68%) WiMAX
17 21 (5.43%) MPLS
18 20 (5.17%) 3GPP
19 19 (4.91%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.33%) MS Access
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (2.33%) ClearCase
1 9 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.33%) Subversion
2 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.78%) CANoe
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Trac
5 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 276 (71.32%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.17%) Finance
3 13 (3.36%) Electronics
4 9 (2.33%) Billing
5 8 (2.07%) Retail
5 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.03%) Back Office
6 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.03%) Legal
6 4 (1.03%) Avionics
7 3 (0.78%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (9.82%) Project Manager
2 27 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
3 25 (6.46%) Integration Engineer
3 25 (6.46%) Test Engineer
4 23 (5.94%) Design Engineer
5 22 (5.68%) RAN Engineer
6 19 (4.91%) Radio Engineer
7 17 (4.39%) Field Engineer
8 15 (3.88%) Developer
9 14 (3.62%) Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.36%) Analyst
10 13 (3.36%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 12 (3.10%) RAN Performance Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) Delivery Project Manager
12 11 (2.84%) Tester
13 10 (2.58%) Coordinator
14 9 (2.33%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) RF Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.33%) SOAP
1 9 (2.33%) STL
1 9 (2.33%) XML
2 4 (1.03%) HTML
2 4 (1.03%) .NET
3 3 (0.78%) WSRP
3 3 (0.78%) HTML5
4 1 (0.26%) CGI
4 1 (0.26%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.10%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.33%) Handset
4 8 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.55%) PKI
6 5 (1.29%) Replication
7 3 (0.78%) IVR
7 3 (0.78%) Telematics
7 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.52%) GIS
8 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.26%) PMI
9 1 (0.26%) Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.26%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.26%) User Experience
9 1 (0.26%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.24%) Linux
2 24 (6.20%) UNIX
3 12 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.81%) Windows
5 6 (1.55%) Solaris
6 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (9.56%) Project Management
2 33 (8.53%) Network Planning
3 31 (8.01%) Network Design
4 24 (6.20%) Performance Management
5 23 (5.94%) Configuration Management
5 23 (5.94%) ITIL
5 23 (5.94%) PRINCE2
6 19 (4.91%) Validation
7 18 (4.65%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.13%) OOD
9 15 (3.88%) OO
10 14 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.10%) Migration
11 12 (3.10%) Network Architecture
11 12 (3.10%) Resource Management
11 12 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (2.84%) Service Management
13 9 (2.33%) CRM
14 8 (2.07%) Change Management
14 8 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.98%) C
2 23 (5.94%) C++
2 23 (5.94%) SQL
3 22 (5.68%) Perl
4 11 (2.84%) Python
5 10 (2.58%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.58%) Ruby
6 7 (1.81%) C#
7 6 (1.55%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.29%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.52%) VBA
9 2 (0.52%) Java
10 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.26%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 42 (10.85%) Degree
2 21 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.88%) CCNP
5 11 (2.84%) CCNA
5 11 (2.84%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.81%) HND
8 6 (1.55%) HNC
9 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.78%) PMP
10 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) CCDP
10 3 (0.78%) ISEB
10 3 (0.78%) CISSP
10 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.52%) CCSA
11 2 (0.52%) CCSE
11 2 (0.52%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.08%) 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
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.03%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (4.65%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (1.29%) Netcool
4 4 (1.03%) SCCM
5 3 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.52%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.26%) Iperf
Vendors
1 77 (19.90%) Ericsson
2 65 (16.80%) Huawei
3 42 (10.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 41 (10.59%) Nokia
5 26 (6.72%) Cisco
6 20 (5.17%) Nortel
6 20 (5.17%) Actix
7 16 (4.13%) Microsoft
8 14 (3.62%) HP
9 12 (3.10%) Juniper
9 12 (3.10%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.58%) Mapinfo
11 9 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (1.81%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.55%) BT
14 5 (1.29%) Oracle
14 5 (1.29%) Remedy
14 5 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.03%) Siemens
15 4 (1.03%) Blue Coat
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