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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
UK / England
Rank 494 483 412
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -71
Contract jobs citing 4G 73 121 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.81% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 58
Median daily rate £300 £343 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% +14.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £238 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.90%

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
6183 6703 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.41% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3945 3944
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 347 387
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -3 48 £260 -16.80% 4
North West +32 10 £600 +71.42%
London -2 8 £650 +73.33% 3
East Midlands +6 2 - -
Yorkshire +13 1 £275 +89.65%
South West +10 1 £270 +25.58% 1
West Midlands -7 1 - -
4G
UK

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 126 (79.75%) 3G
2 84 (53.16%) 2G
3 80 (50.63%) Telecoms
4 67 (42.41%) LTE
5 37 (23.42%) Radio Access Network
6 36 (22.78%) Ericsson
7 33 (20.89%) Huawei
8 31 (19.62%) Nokia
9 22 (13.92%) Cisco
9 22 (13.92%) UMTS
10 21 (13.29%) HP
10 21 (13.29%) Nokia Networks
11 20 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (12.66%) GSM
11 20 (12.66%) ITIL
11 20 (12.66%) Wireless
12 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
13 17 (10.76%) VoLTE
14 16 (10.13%) Diameter Protocol
14 16 (10.13%) CCIE
14 16 (10.13%) CCNP
14 16 (10.13%) Test Management
15 15 (9.49%) Network Architecture
15 15 (9.49%) ISTQB
15 15 (9.49%) CCNA
15 15 (9.49%) Juniper
15 15 (9.49%) Back Office
15 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (8.23%) MVNO

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 (0.63%) CMS
1 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.23%) MS Office
2 8 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 126 (79.75%) 3G
2 84 (53.16%) 2G
3 67 (42.41%) LTE
4 37 (23.42%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (13.92%) UMTS
6 20 (12.66%) GSM
6 20 (12.66%) Wireless
7 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
8 17 (10.76%) VoLTE
9 16 (10.13%) Diameter Protocol
10 13 (8.23%) MVNO
10 13 (8.23%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (8.23%) Wireshark
11 12 (7.59%) Firewall
12 8 (5.06%) LAN
12 8 (5.06%) WAN
13 7 (4.43%) SIGTRAN
14 6 (3.80%) Ethernet
14 6 (3.80%) UTRAN
15 5 (3.16%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.90%) GIS
2 2 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 80 (50.63%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.49%) Back Office
3 7 (4.43%) Finance
3 7 (4.43%) Marketing
4 3 (1.90%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (10.76%) Analyst
2 15 (9.49%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (8.86%) 4G Engineer
3 14 (8.86%) Test Analyst
4 13 (8.23%) 3G Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Optimisation Engineer
6 11 (6.96%) Architect
6 11 (6.96%) Radio Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Field Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Mobile Architect
8 8 (5.06%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.80%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.80%) Radio Planner
10 5 (3.16%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) LTE Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.16%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) REST
1 2 (1.27%) XML
2 1 (0.63%) iOS SDK
2 1 (0.63%) SPML
2 1 (0.63%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.63%) XMPP
2 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.70%) Statistics
4 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.27%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) BYOD
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.16%) Linux
2 4 (2.53%) Windows
3 2 (1.27%) Unix
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) ITIL
2 16 (10.13%) Test Management
3 15 (9.49%) Network Architecture
3 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (8.23%) Regression Testing
5 12 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.96%) Project Management
7 9 (5.70%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (5.06%) Network Design
8 8 (5.06%) Network Optimisation
8 8 (5.06%) Security Testing
8 8 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.80%) Network Planning
10 5 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.16%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.16%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.53%) Change Control
11 4 (2.53%) High Availability
11 4 (2.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.90%) SQL
2 2 (1.27%) C
2 2 (1.27%) Ruby
3 1 (0.63%) C++
3 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.63%) Perl
3 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.13%) CCIE
2 16 (10.13%) CCNP
3 15 (9.49%) CCNA
3 15 (9.49%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.16%) Degree
5 5 (3.16%) HND
5 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.90%) ISEB
8 2 (1.27%) CCSP
8 2 (1.27%) HNC
8 2 (1.27%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.27%) PMP
9 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.70%) SLA
2 8 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.90%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.27%) OpenView
3 2 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 36 (22.78%) Ericsson
2 33 (20.89%) Huawei
3 31 (19.62%) Nokia
4 22 (13.92%) Cisco
5 21 (13.29%) HP
5 21 (13.29%) Nokia Networks
6 15 (9.49%) Juniper
7 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.70%) Cramer
9 6 (3.80%) Nortel
9 6 (3.80%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.16%) Mapinfo
10 5 (3.16%) Remedy
10 5 (3.16%) Tellabs
11 3 (1.90%) Ciena
11 3 (1.90%) Citrix
12 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.27%) F5
12 2 (1.27%) NEC
12 2 (1.27%) Samsung