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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 370 469 439
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -30
Contract jobs citing 4G 216 84 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 1.33% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 23 27
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£275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £259 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £33.50 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £41.50 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -21.05%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +54 120 £250 -13.04% 24
London +8 26 £400 -20.00% 5
North West -4 20 £363 +27.19% 1
South West +20 13 £375 +18.11% 5
Yorkshire - 9 £331 -
East of England +9 7 £325 -3.70% 1
West Midlands -10 5 £260 -10.34% 1
East Midlands - 2 £260 - 1
4G
UK

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 348 (82.08%) 3G
2 299 (70.52%) Telecoms
3 241 (56.84%) 2G
4 185 (43.63%) LTE
5 119 (28.07%) Radio Access Network
6 79 (18.63%) GSM
7 66 (15.57%) Wireless
8 64 (15.09%) Ericsson
9 62 (14.62%) Huawei
10 48 (11.32%) TCP/IP
11 45 (10.61%) UMTS
12 43 (10.14%) Degree
12 43 (10.14%) VoLTE
13 41 (9.67%) SS7
13 41 (9.67%) Wi-Fi
13 41 (9.67%) Project Management
14 39 (9.20%) Network Design
15 38 (8.96%) SLA
16 35 (8.25%) Network Planning
17 34 (8.02%) MS Excel
18 33 (7.78%) GPRS
18 33 (7.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 31 (7.31%) Wireshark
19 31 (7.31%) Nokia
20 30 (7.08%) SDH
20 30 (7.08%) Ethernet
21 27 (6.37%) C
21 27 (6.37%) HSPA
22 26 (6.13%) ITIL
22 26 (6.13%) Linux

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
1 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.66%) MS Office
3 12 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.42%) MS Project
4 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 348 (82.08%) 3G
2 241 (56.84%) 2G
3 185 (43.63%) LTE
4 119 (28.07%) Radio Access Network
5 79 (18.63%) GSM
6 66 (15.57%) Wireless
7 48 (11.32%) TCP/IP
8 45 (10.61%) UMTS
9 43 (10.14%) VoLTE
10 41 (9.67%) SS7
10 41 (9.67%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (7.78%) GPRS
12 31 (7.31%) Wireshark
13 30 (7.08%) SDH
13 30 (7.08%) Ethernet
14 27 (6.37%) HSPA
15 24 (5.66%) SIGTRAN
16 22 (5.19%) MPLS
16 22 (5.19%) WiMAX
17 19 (4.48%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.36%) MS Access
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.24%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) MySQL
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (2.59%) Git (software)
1 11 (2.59%) ClearCase
1 11 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (2.59%) Subversion
2 4 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.71%) CANoe
4 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.24%) Trac
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
General
1 299 (70.52%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.01%) Finance
3 15 (3.54%) Electronics
4 9 (2.12%) Billing
5 6 (1.42%) Retail
6 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.94%) Back Office
7 4 (0.94%) Avionics
8 3 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (9.67%) Project Manager
2 28 (6.60%) Test Engineer
3 27 (6.37%) Delivery Manager
3 27 (6.37%) RAN Engineer
4 26 (6.13%) Radio Engineer
5 24 (5.66%) Integration Engineer
6 19 (4.48%) Design Engineer
7 18 (4.25%) Developer
7 18 (4.25%) Performance Engineer
8 17 (4.01%) Field Engineer
9 16 (3.77%) Analyst
9 16 (3.77%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 14 (3.30%) Tester
11 13 (3.07%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.07%) Delivery Project Manager
12 12 (2.83%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 11 (2.59%) Architect
13 11 (2.59%) C++ Developer
14 10 (2.36%) Deployment Manager
14 10 (2.36%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.59%) STL
2 10 (2.36%) XML
3 5 (1.18%) SOAP
3 5 (1.18%) HTML
4 4 (0.94%) HTML5
5 3 (0.71%) WSRP
5 3 (0.71%) .NET
6 1 (0.24%) Laravel
6 1 (0.24%) LESS
6 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.24%) Ajax
6 1 (0.24%) jQuery
6 1 (0.24%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.24%) CGI
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.59%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.36%) Handset
4 10 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.89%) PKI
6 7 (1.65%) Statistics
7 5 (1.18%) Replication
8 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.71%) Telematics
8 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.71%) IVR
9 2 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.47%) User Experience
9 2 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.24%) BYOD
10 1 (0.24%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.24%) CCTV
10 1 (0.24%) Economics
10 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.13%) Linux
2 23 (5.42%) UNIX
3 10 (2.36%) Windows
3 10 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.18%) Android
5 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (9.67%) Project Management
2 39 (9.20%) Network Design
3 35 (8.25%) Network Planning
4 26 (6.13%) ITIL
5 25 (5.90%) Performance Management
6 22 (5.19%) Network Architecture
7 21 (4.95%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.48%) Configuration Management
8 19 (4.48%) OOD
8 19 (4.48%) Service Delivery
9 18 (4.25%) Validation
9 18 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.25%) OO
10 14 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (2.83%) Migration
11 12 (2.83%) Resource Management
12 10 (2.36%) Service Management
12 10 (2.36%) System Testing
12 10 (2.36%) Performance Engineering
13 9 (2.12%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.37%) C
2 25 (5.90%) C++
2 25 (5.90%) SQL
3 24 (5.66%) Perl
4 13 (3.07%) Python
5 12 (2.83%) Ruby
5 12 (2.83%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.65%) C#
7 6 (1.42%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.18%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.71%) Java
9 3 (0.71%) VBA
10 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.24%) PHP5
11 1 (0.24%) Erlang
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (10.14%) Degree
2 23 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.77%) CCNP
5 13 (3.07%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.59%) HNC
7 10 (2.36%) CCNA
7 10 (2.36%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.65%) HND
9 5 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.94%) ISEB
10 4 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.94%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.71%) PMP
11 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.71%) CISSP
11 3 (0.71%) CCDP
12 2 (0.47%) CCSA
12 2 (0.47%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.96%) SLA
2 5 (1.18%) QA
3 4 (0.94%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.94%) DO-254
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.94%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (4.25%) NSN NetAct
3 6 (1.42%) OpenView
3 6 (1.42%) HP NNM
4 5 (1.18%) Netcool
5 4 (0.94%) SCCM
6 2 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.47%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.47%) Iperf
Vendors
1 64 (15.09%) Ericsson
2 62 (14.62%) Huawei
3 33 (7.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 31 (7.31%) Nokia
5 25 (5.90%) Cisco
6 22 (5.19%) Microsoft
7 20 (4.72%) Actix
7 20 (4.72%) HP
8 18 (4.25%) Nortel
9 15 (3.54%) Mapinfo
10 13 (3.07%) Juniper
10 13 (3.07%) Business Objects
11 10 (2.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 10 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.36%) Remedy
12 7 (1.65%) Oracle
13 6 (1.42%) SevOne
14 5 (1.18%) Greenplum
14 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 4 (0.94%) Blue Coat
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