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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 526 421 448
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +27
Contract jobs citing 4G 103 195 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 2.66% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 76 35
Median daily rate £335 £303 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £217 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £265 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.46 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £36.00 £35.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £49.19 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £39.75
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.81%
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
8072 7344 6799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.21% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4974 4270 3669
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 452 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.63 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -60 47 £300 +13.20% 7
London -1 28 £600 +60.00% 2
North West -6 7 £220 -15.38% 4
Yorkshire -3 6 £158 -
West Midlands -33 6 £290 +11.53%
South West -5 5 £370 +13.84% 1
East Midlands -4 2 £355 +39.21%
Midlands - 1 £288 -
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 204 (80.95%) 3G
2 141 (55.95%) Telecoms
3 115 (45.63%) 2G
4 110 (43.65%) LTE
5 60 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
6 43 (17.06%) Huawei
7 42 (16.67%) Project Management
8 40 (15.87%) Nokia
9 38 (15.08%) Wireless
10 34 (13.49%) Cisco
11 33 (13.10%) Back Office
12 31 (12.30%) ITIL
13 29 (11.51%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (11.11%) Degree
15 26 (10.32%) SLA
16 25 (9.92%) Nokia Networks
17 24 (9.52%) UMTS
17 24 (9.52%) GSM
17 24 (9.52%) Ericsson
18 23 (9.13%) Internet
19 22 (8.73%) HNC
19 22 (8.73%) Finance
20 21 (8.33%) Management Information System
20 21 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
21 20 (7.94%) SIGTRAN
21 20 (7.94%) Network Design
22 19 (7.54%) Service Delivery
22 19 (7.54%) Microsoft
23 18 (7.14%) PRINCE2
24 17 (6.75%) HP

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 3 (1.19%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.57%) MS Office
4 7 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.79%) Traffica
2 1 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 204 (80.95%) 3G
2 115 (45.63%) 2G
3 110 (43.65%) LTE
4 60 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
5 38 (15.08%) Wireless
6 29 (11.51%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (9.52%) GSM
7 24 (9.52%) UMTS
8 23 (9.13%) Internet
9 21 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
10 20 (7.94%) SIGTRAN
11 16 (6.35%) LDAP
12 15 (5.95%) LAN
12 15 (5.95%) VoLTE
13 14 (5.56%) INAP
13 14 (5.56%) MGW
14 12 (4.76%) Node B
14 12 (4.76%) OSPF
14 12 (4.76%) RNC
14 12 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.98%) GIS
2 5 (1.98%) MS Access
3 3 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) BODI
5 1 (0.40%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 141 (55.95%) Telecoms
2 33 (13.10%) Back Office
3 22 (8.73%) Finance
4 8 (3.17%) Front Office
5 7 (2.78%) Billing
5 7 (2.78%) Retail
6 5 (1.98%) Marketing
7 3 (1.19%) Automotive
7 3 (1.19%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (11.51%) Architect
2 20 (7.94%) Designer
2 20 (7.94%) RAN Engineer
3 17 (6.75%) Network Engineer
4 16 (6.35%) Radio Engineer
4 16 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (5.95%) Optimisation Engineer
5 15 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.16%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.37%) 4G Engineer
7 11 (4.37%) Telecoms Manager
8 10 (3.97%) Service Desk Engineer
8 10 (3.97%) Telecoms Engineer
8 10 (3.97%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) 3G Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (3.57%) Mobile Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
10 8 (3.17%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.35%) SPML
2 13 (5.16%) SOAP
3 1 (0.40%) HTML
3 1 (0.40%) HTML5
3 1 (0.40%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.40%) JMS
3 1 (0.40%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.40%) XML
3 1 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.38%) PKI
7 5 (1.98%) PMI
7 5 (1.98%) User Experience
8 4 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.59%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.19%) Handset
9 3 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.19%) Statistics
9 3 (1.19%) Telematics
10 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.79%) BYOD
10 2 (0.79%) iPad
10 2 (0.79%) iPhone
10 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.78%) Linux
1 7 (2.78%) Windows
2 5 (1.98%) Unix
2 5 (1.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.19%) Android
3 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.67%) Project Management
2 31 (12.30%) ITIL
3 20 (7.94%) Network Design
4 19 (7.54%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 16 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (5.95%) High Availability
7 15 (5.95%) Service Management
8 13 (5.16%) Change Management
8 13 (5.16%) Network Architecture
9 10 (3.97%) Change Control
9 10 (3.97%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.57%) Mobile Transformation
10 9 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.57%) Validation
11 8 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (3.17%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.78%) eTOM
12 7 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.95%) C
2 8 (3.17%) SQL
3 4 (1.59%) Java
3 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) Ruby
5 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (11.11%) Degree
2 22 (8.73%) HNC
3 16 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (6.35%) HND
3 16 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 13 (5.16%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.57%) CCNP
7 8 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.78%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.98%) CISSP
10 3 (1.19%) CCNA
11 2 (0.79%) CCSA
11 2 (0.79%) CCSE
11 2 (0.79%) CISM
11 2 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.79%) CRISC
11 2 (0.79%) PMP
11 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.32%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.79%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.37%) Amdocs OSS
1 11 (4.37%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.79%) Nessus
3 2 (0.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.40%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (17.06%) Huawei
2 40 (15.87%) Nokia
3 34 (13.49%) Cisco
4 25 (9.92%) Nokia Networks
5 24 (9.52%) Ericsson
6 19 (7.54%) Microsoft
7 17 (6.75%) HP
8 15 (5.95%) Citrix
9 14 (5.56%) Cramer
10 12 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 12 (4.76%) Aruba
10 12 (4.76%) Juniper
10 12 (4.76%) Siemens
11 11 (4.37%) BT
11 11 (4.37%) Remedy
11 11 (4.37%) Tellabs
12 10 (3.97%) F5
12 10 (3.97%) Meraki
12 10 (3.97%) Nortel
13 8 (3.17%) ZTE
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