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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 414 417 475
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +58
Contract jobs citing 4G 186 155 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 2.24% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 42 32
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £226 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £573 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £161.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -75.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.95 £160.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.55 £162.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +11.97%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 -6 107 £265 -24.28% 13
London +11 30 £375 -31.81% 2
South West +2 12 £325 +12.06% 3
East of England 0 7 £330 - 1
North West -26 7 £273 +2.83% 2
Yorkshire - 6 - -
East Midlands +4 5 £255 -43.33%
North East - 4 £498 -
West Midlands 0 3 £260 - 2
4G
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 336 (82.56%) 3G
2 273 (67.08%) Telecoms
3 213 (52.33%) 2G
4 172 (42.26%) LTE
5 122 (29.98%) Radio Access Network
6 68 (16.71%) GSM
7 64 (15.72%) Wireless
8 53 (13.02%) Huawei
9 50 (12.29%) Ericsson
10 49 (12.04%) Linux
10 49 (12.04%) VoLTE
11 48 (11.79%) Wi-Fi
12 41 (10.07%) UMTS
12 41 (10.07%) SS7
12 41 (10.07%) TCP/IP
13 40 (9.83%) Network Design
14 37 (9.09%) Degree
14 37 (9.09%) Project Management
14 37 (9.09%) MS Excel
15 36 (8.85%) Cisco
16 35 (8.60%) Ethernet
17 33 (8.11%) GPRS
17 33 (8.11%) UNIX
18 32 (7.86%) Performance Management
19 31 (7.62%) SDH
20 29 (7.13%) SLA
20 29 (7.13%) Network Planning
21 28 (6.88%) MPLS
21 28 (6.88%) C++
22 26 (6.39%) SQL

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
1 2 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 37 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.65%) MS Office
3 15 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.23%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.98%) MS Project
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Summit
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 336 (82.56%) 3G
2 213 (52.33%) 2G
3 172 (42.26%) LTE
4 122 (29.98%) Radio Access Network
5 68 (16.71%) GSM
6 64 (15.72%) Wireless
7 49 (12.04%) VoLTE
8 48 (11.79%) Wi-Fi
9 41 (10.07%) SS7
9 41 (10.07%) UMTS
9 41 (10.07%) TCP/IP
10 35 (8.60%) Ethernet
11 33 (8.11%) GPRS
12 31 (7.62%) SDH
13 28 (6.88%) MPLS
14 26 (6.39%) Wireshark
15 24 (5.90%) HSPA
16 22 (5.41%) SIGTRAN
16 22 (5.41%) Firewall
16 22 (5.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.44%) MS Access
2 13 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.49%) MySQL
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (2.21%) ClearCase
1 9 (2.21%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.21%) Subversion
2 4 (0.98%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.25%) Trac
3 1 (0.25%) CANoe
3 1 (0.25%) gulp
3 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.25%) JMeter
3 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 273 (67.08%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.18%) Finance
2 17 (4.18%) Electronics
3 8 (1.97%) Back Office
3 8 (1.97%) Billing
4 3 (0.74%) Retail
4 3 (0.74%) Advertising
5 2 (0.49%) Military
5 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.49%) Legal
5 2 (0.49%) French Language
6 1 (0.25%) German Language
6 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.25%) Automotive
6 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 28 (6.88%) Radio Engineer
3 22 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
3 22 (5.41%) Test Engineer
4 21 (5.16%) Delivery Manager
4 21 (5.16%) Tester
4 21 (5.16%) Network Engineer
5 19 (4.67%) Design Engineer
6 17 (4.18%) Performance Engineer
6 17 (4.18%) Developer
7 16 (3.93%) Architect
8 15 (3.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 13 (3.19%) Analyst
9 13 (3.19%) Integration Engineer
10 12 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.70%) Delivery Project Manager
11 11 (2.70%) Field Engineer
11 11 (2.70%) Technical Tester
11 11 (2.70%) Deployment Manager
12 10 (2.46%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.19%) XML
2 10 (2.46%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.21%) STL
4 4 (0.98%) CSS
4 4 (0.98%) SOAP
5 3 (0.74%) HTML
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
6 2 (0.49%) Web Services
6 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.49%) WSRP
6 2 (0.49%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) Laravel
7 1 (0.25%) LESS
7 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
7 1 (0.25%) CGI
7 1 (0.25%) Ajax
7 1 (0.25%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.44%) PKI
2 13 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.21%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.97%) Statistics
7 7 (1.72%) Handset
8 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.49%) User Experience
10 2 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.49%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) IVR
11 1 (0.25%) Economics
11 1 (0.25%) CCTV
11 1 (0.25%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.25%) PMI
11 1 (0.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.04%) Linux
2 33 (8.11%) UNIX
3 13 (3.19%) Windows
4 9 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.23%) Solaris
5 5 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.23%) Android
6 4 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (9.83%) Network Design
2 37 (9.09%) Project Management
3 32 (7.86%) Performance Management
4 29 (7.13%) Network Planning
5 22 (5.41%) ITIL
6 21 (5.16%) Validation
6 21 (5.16%) Network Architecture
7 20 (4.91%) OOD
8 19 (4.67%) Configuration Management
8 19 (4.67%) OO
9 18 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (3.69%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (3.19%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.19%) Migration
11 13 (3.19%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.19%) Test Planning
12 12 (2.95%) Resource Management
13 11 (2.70%) Change Control
13 11 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (2.46%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.88%) C++
2 26 (6.39%) SQL
3 24 (5.90%) Perl
4 23 (5.65%) C
5 12 (2.95%) Python
6 10 (2.46%) Ruby
6 10 (2.46%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.72%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.72%) C#
8 6 (1.47%) Embedded C++
9 4 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.74%) VBA
11 2 (0.49%) Java
12 1 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 37 (9.09%) Degree
2 25 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (5.90%) CCNP
4 20 (4.91%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.19%) CCNA
6 12 (2.95%) HNC
7 11 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.21%) HND
9 8 (1.97%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.98%) CISSP
12 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.74%) CCDA
12 3 (0.74%) CCDP
12 3 (0.74%) ISEB
13 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.49%) CCSA
13 2 (0.49%) CCSE
14 1 (0.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.98%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.49%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.25%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (4.18%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.19%) OpenView
3 12 (2.95%) NSN NetAct
4 10 (2.46%) HP NNM
5 7 (1.72%) NetCrunch
6 4 (0.98%) SCCM
7 3 (0.74%) Cacti
8 2 (0.49%) Netcool
8 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.49%) Iperf
9 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 53 (13.02%) Huawei
2 50 (12.29%) Ericsson
3 36 (8.85%) Cisco
4 26 (6.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 24 (5.90%) Microsoft
6 23 (5.65%) HP
6 23 (5.65%) Nokia
7 21 (5.16%) Nortel
8 17 (4.18%) Mapinfo
9 15 (3.69%) Juniper
9 15 (3.69%) Actix
10 12 (2.95%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.46%) SevOne
12 9 (2.21%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.21%) Remedy
12 9 (2.21%) Blue Coat
13 8 (1.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (1.97%) Oracle
14 7 (1.72%) Dell
14 7 (1.72%) Avaya
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