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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 424 427 516
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +89
Contract jobs citing 4G 159 124 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 1.90% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 13
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£388 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £438 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £41.50 £43.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £45.00 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
4G
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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
7745 6541 7792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.68% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3656 3798
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 414 586
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.17 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 +24 105 £376 +3.08% 13
London +17 15 £550 +59.42% 5
West Midlands -12 9 £324 +23.33% 4
South West -30 7 £261 -17.30%
East of England -33 3 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 231 (76.24%) 3G
2 192 (63.37%) Telecoms
3 167 (55.12%) LTE
4 140 (46.20%) 2G
5 74 (24.42%) Radio Access Network
6 68 (22.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 57 (18.81%) Huawei
8 55 (18.15%) Project Management
9 50 (16.50%) Degree
10 46 (15.18%) Ericsson
10 46 (15.18%) GSM
11 34 (11.22%) GPRS
11 34 (11.22%) SLA
12 32 (10.56%) 3GPP
13 31 (10.23%) Network Architecture
14 29 (9.57%) Cisco
15 28 (9.24%) Nokia
15 28 (9.24%) PRINCE2
16 27 (8.91%) Internet
16 27 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (8.58%) UMTS
18 25 (8.25%) VoLTE
19 24 (7.92%) ITIL
20 23 (7.59%) Finance
21 21 (6.93%) MS Excel
22 20 (6.60%) Validation
23 19 (6.27%) SQL
24 18 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
25 17 (5.61%) Change Management
25 17 (5.61%) Billing

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.61%) MS Office
3 10 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 231 (76.24%) 3G
2 167 (55.12%) LTE
3 140 (46.20%) 2G
4 74 (24.42%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (15.18%) GSM
6 34 (11.22%) GPRS
7 32 (10.56%) 3GPP
8 27 (8.91%) Internet
9 26 (8.58%) UMTS
10 25 (8.25%) VoLTE
11 18 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (5.28%) Broadband
13 15 (4.95%) MPLS
14 14 (4.62%) SGSN
15 13 (4.29%) Ethernet
15 13 (4.29%) Firewall
16 12 (3.96%) Wireless
16 12 (3.96%) SMS
16 12 (3.96%) GGSN
17 11 (3.63%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.98%) MS Access
3 5 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.65%) MySQL
4 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.32%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.66%) Toad
2 2 (0.66%) Ant
2 2 (0.66%) Maven
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.66%) Selenium
2 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.66%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (0.66%) eggPlant
3 1 (0.33%) Calabash
3 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 192 (63.37%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.59%) Finance
3 17 (5.61%) Billing
4 16 (5.28%) Back Office
5 11 (3.63%) Marketing
6 9 (2.97%) Electronics
7 6 (1.98%) Retail
8 5 (1.65%) Legal
9 3 (0.99%) Law
9 3 (0.99%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (15.51%) Architect
2 24 (7.92%) Project Manager
3 20 (6.60%) Test Engineer
4 18 (5.94%) Design Engineer
4 18 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (5.61%) RF Engineer
6 15 (4.95%) Field Engineer
7 12 (3.96%) RAN Engineer
8 11 (3.63%) Senior Architect
9 10 (3.30%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 10 (3.30%) 3G Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) Designer
10 9 (2.97%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 9 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.97%) Systems Architect
11 8 (2.64%) Developer
12 7 (2.31%) Consultant
12 7 (2.31%) Network Engineer
13 6 (1.98%) Technical Architect
13 6 (1.98%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.97%) XML
2 7 (2.31%) WAP
3 5 (1.65%) WML
4 3 (0.99%) Web Services
5 2 (0.66%) J2ME
5 2 (0.66%) SOAP
5 2 (0.66%) .NET
5 2 (0.66%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) HTML5
6 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.65%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.65%) Statistics
5 5 (1.65%) PMI
6 3 (0.99%) User Experience
6 3 (0.99%) Handset
7 2 (0.66%) GIS
8 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.33%) Telematics
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.33%) Physics
8 1 (0.33%) Economics
8 1 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.29%) Linux
2 11 (3.63%) UNIX
3 10 (3.30%) Windows
4 7 (2.31%) Android
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.15%) Project Management
2 31 (10.23%) Network Architecture
3 28 (9.24%) PRINCE2
4 24 (7.92%) ITIL
5 20 (6.60%) Validation
6 17 (5.61%) Change Management
7 14 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 14 (4.62%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.96%) Resource Management
9 11 (3.63%) Project Planning
9 11 (3.63%) Supplier Management
9 11 (3.63%) Performance Management
10 10 (3.30%) Network Design
10 10 (3.30%) Network Planning
10 10 (3.30%) Dependency Management
10 10 (3.30%) Matrix Management
11 9 (2.97%) Migration
12 8 (2.64%) Change Control
12 8 (2.64%) Software Engineering
12 8 (2.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.27%) SQL
2 12 (3.96%) C
3 8 (2.64%) Perl
4 7 (2.31%) C++
5 4 (1.32%) C#
6 2 (0.66%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.33%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (16.50%) Degree
2 14 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.31%) ISEB
3 7 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.98%) CCNP
5 5 (1.65%) HND
5 5 (1.65%) CCNA
5 5 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.32%) PMP
6 4 (1.32%) HNC
7 3 (0.99%) CCIE
8 2 (0.66%) CCDP
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.66%) CCDE
8 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) CISM
9 1 (0.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.22%) SLA
2 9 (2.97%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) Basel III
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.99%) NFS
2 2 (0.66%) NDS
2 2 (0.66%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.97%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.65%) Netcool
4 4 (1.32%) OpenView
5 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.66%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 68 (22.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 57 (18.81%) Huawei
3 46 (15.18%) Ericsson
4 29 (9.57%) Cisco
5 28 (9.24%) Nokia
6 17 (5.61%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.61%) HP
7 12 (3.96%) Juniper
8 11 (3.63%) Oracle
9 10 (3.30%) BT
10 9 (2.97%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.64%) Nortel
11 8 (2.64%) Business Objects
12 7 (2.31%) Greenplum
12 7 (2.31%) NEC
12 7 (2.31%) Cramer
12 7 (2.31%) Mapinfo
13 5 (1.65%) Citrix
14 4 (1.32%) BMC
14 4 (1.32%) SAP
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