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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 434 410 470
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +60
Contract jobs citing 4G 157 175 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 2.34% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 37
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£328 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £248 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £595 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.88% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Average hourly rate £43.89 £43.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -73.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +21.12%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -40 85 £288 -25.80% 9
London +22 22 £370 -35.65% 6
North East - 15 £510 - 1
South West -1 12 £350 +34.35% 1
North West -36 6 £285 -5.00%
East of England +1 4 £330 -
West Midlands -7 4 £260 -19.69%
Yorkshire -27 3 - - 1
East Midlands -6 2 £255 -43.33%
4G
UK

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 307 (83.88%) 3G
2 230 (62.84%) Telecoms
3 185 (50.55%) 2G
4 139 (37.98%) LTE
5 100 (27.32%) Radio Access Network
6 55 (15.03%) Linux
7 48 (13.11%) Wireless
8 43 (11.75%) GSM
8 43 (11.75%) Huawei
9 42 (11.48%) UNIX
9 42 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
10 41 (11.20%) VoLTE
11 38 (10.38%) Cisco
12 37 (10.11%) TCP/IP
13 35 (9.56%) Ethernet
14 32 (8.74%) MS Excel
14 32 (8.74%) SS7
15 31 (8.47%) Ericsson
16 30 (8.20%) UMTS
16 30 (8.20%) Project Management
17 29 (7.92%) Degree
17 29 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (7.92%) Performance Management
18 28 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
19 27 (7.38%) CCNP
19 27 (7.38%) Network Design
20 24 (6.56%) Change Control
21 23 (6.28%) Finance
21 23 (6.28%) SLA
22 22 (6.01%) HP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (1.37%) Drupal
2 1 (0.27%) Node.js
2 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.46%) MS Office
3 14 (3.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Metrica
1 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 307 (83.88%) 3G
2 185 (50.55%) 2G
3 139 (37.98%) LTE
4 100 (27.32%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (13.11%) Wireless
6 43 (11.75%) GSM
7 42 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
8 41 (11.20%) VoLTE
9 37 (10.11%) TCP/IP
10 35 (9.56%) Ethernet
11 32 (8.74%) SS7
12 30 (8.20%) UMTS
13 22 (6.01%) FTP
13 22 (6.01%) MPLS
14 21 (5.74%) VoIP
14 21 (5.74%) SDH
15 20 (5.46%) IPsec
15 20 (5.46%) Diameter Protocol
15 20 (5.46%) Wireshark
16 19 (5.19%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.83%) MS Access
2 11 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.55%) MySQL
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.19%) GitLab
2 7 (1.91%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.91%) Subversion
3 6 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.27%) JMeter
6 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.27%) Xcode
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.27%) Hudson
6 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.27%) Trac
6 1 (0.27%) CANoe
6 1 (0.27%) gulp
General
1 230 (62.84%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.28%) Finance
3 13 (3.55%) Electronics
4 9 (2.46%) Back Office
5 7 (1.91%) Billing
6 6 (1.64%) Legal
7 5 (1.37%) Military
8 4 (1.09%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.82%) Marketing
10 2 (0.55%) Retail
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (7.10%) Project Manager
1 26 (7.10%) Developer
1 26 (7.10%) Network Engineer
2 21 (5.74%) Delivery Manager
3 19 (5.19%) Test Engineer
4 16 (4.37%) Tester
4 16 (4.37%) Architect
4 16 (4.37%) Radio Engineer
5 15 (4.10%) RAN Engineer
5 15 (4.10%) Design Engineer
6 14 (3.83%) Analyst
7 13 (3.55%) Support Engineer
8 12 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.01%) Technical Tester
10 10 (2.73%) Consultant
10 10 (2.73%) OSS Architect
11 9 (2.46%) Delivery Project Manager
11 9 (2.46%) Field Engineer
11 9 (2.46%) Security Engineer
11 9 (2.46%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.92%) CSS
2 16 (4.37%) HTML
2 16 (4.37%) XML
3 14 (3.83%) .NET
4 13 (3.55%) HTML5
5 12 (3.28%) jQuery
6 10 (2.73%) RSS
7 8 (2.19%) 802.1X
8 6 (1.64%) STL
9 5 (1.37%) Drush
10 3 (0.82%) Web Services
10 3 (0.82%) SOAP
11 2 (0.55%) Ajax
11 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.27%) WSRP
12 1 (0.27%) CGI
12 1 (0.27%) REST
12 1 (0.27%) Laravel
12 1 (0.27%) LESS
12 1 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.55%) PKI
1 13 (3.55%) Statistics
2 11 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.73%) Social Media
3 10 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.19%) Handset
6 6 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.55%) User Experience
8 2 (0.55%) GIS
8 2 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.27%) BYOD
9 1 (0.27%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.27%) Telematics
9 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.27%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.03%) Linux
2 42 (11.48%) UNIX
3 10 (2.73%) Mac OS
4 9 (2.46%) Windows
5 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.64%) Android
7 5 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.37%) Solaris
8 3 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (8.20%) Project Management
2 29 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (7.92%) Performance Management
3 27 (7.38%) Network Design
4 24 (6.56%) Change Control
5 21 (5.74%) Validation
6 19 (5.19%) Network Architecture
7 16 (4.37%) ITIL
8 15 (4.10%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (4.10%) SDLC
9 14 (3.83%) Migration
9 14 (3.83%) Configuration Management
10 13 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.55%) Network Planning
11 12 (3.28%) OOD
12 11 (3.01%) OO
12 11 (3.01%) Content Management
12 11 (3.01%) Test Planning
13 10 (2.73%) SEO
14 9 (2.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.01%) SQL
2 20 (5.46%) Perl
2 20 (5.46%) C++
3 16 (4.37%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.28%) C
4 12 (3.28%) PHP
5 11 (3.01%) ActionScript
6 9 (2.46%) VB
7 8 (2.19%) Python
8 7 (1.91%) Ruby
9 6 (1.64%) C#
9 6 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.37%) VBA
11 4 (1.09%) Java
12 3 (0.82%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.55%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.27%) MapBasic
14 1 (0.27%) PHP5
14 1 (0.27%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 29 (7.92%) Degree
2 28 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (7.38%) CCNP
4 18 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.64%) CCNA
6 12 (3.28%) HNC
7 9 (2.46%) HND
8 7 (1.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.09%) CISSP
12 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.82%) CCDA
12 3 (0.82%) CCDP
12 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.55%) ISEB
13 2 (0.55%) CCSA
13 2 (0.55%) CCSE
14 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.28%) SLA
2 5 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.27%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.10%) OpenView
2 13 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.73%) HP NNM
4 7 (1.91%) NSN NetAct
5 6 (1.64%) NetCrunch
6 5 (1.37%) Cacti
7 3 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.55%) Iperf
8 2 (0.55%) Netcool
9 1 (0.27%) OPNET
9 1 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (11.75%) Huawei
2 38 (10.38%) Cisco
3 31 (8.47%) Ericsson
4 22 (6.01%) Nokia
4 22 (6.01%) HP
5 20 (5.46%) Microsoft
6 17 (4.64%) Juniper
7 16 (4.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 13 (3.55%) CheckPoint
8 13 (3.55%) Nortel
9 11 (3.01%) Mapinfo
10 10 (2.73%) SevOne
11 9 (2.46%) Oracle
12 8 (2.19%) Remedy
12 8 (2.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.19%) Amdocs
12 8 (2.19%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.64%) SonicWALL
13 6 (1.64%) Avaya
North East
Intapeople
Rate: £350 - £440 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £125 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago