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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 417 459 522
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +63
Contract jobs citing 4G 166 110 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.23% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 1.67% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 15
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£388 £338 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £160 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £438 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £513
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -34.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £41.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -14.45%
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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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +46 105 £388 +7.63% 12
London +14 15 £588 +74.07% 4
West Midlands - 11 £324 -
East of England -26 6 - - 1
South West -42 6 £261 -17.30% 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 204 (75.00%) 3G
2 171 (62.87%) Telecoms
3 150 (55.15%) LTE
4 134 (49.26%) 2G
5 55 (20.22%) Project Management
6 51 (18.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 49 (18.01%) Radio Access Network
8 46 (16.91%) Huawei
9 44 (16.18%) GSM
10 42 (15.44%) Degree
11 33 (12.13%) GPRS
11 33 (12.13%) Network Architecture
12 32 (11.76%) Ericsson
13 29 (10.66%) SLA
14 28 (10.29%) UMTS
15 27 (9.93%) 3GPP
15 27 (9.93%) PRINCE2
16 26 (9.56%) Internet
17 25 (9.19%) Nokia
17 25 (9.19%) Cisco
18 23 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (8.09%) VoLTE
19 22 (8.09%) ITIL
20 17 (6.25%) Change Management
20 17 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
21 16 (5.88%) Finance
21 16 (5.88%) HP
22 15 (5.51%) SQL
22 15 (5.51%) Billing
22 15 (5.51%) Problem Management

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (1.10%) Apache
2 1 (0.37%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
4 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (75.00%) 3G
2 150 (55.15%) LTE
3 134 (49.26%) 2G
4 49 (18.01%) Radio Access Network
5 44 (16.18%) GSM
6 33 (12.13%) GPRS
7 28 (10.29%) UMTS
8 27 (9.93%) 3GPP
9 26 (9.56%) Internet
10 22 (8.09%) VoLTE
11 17 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (5.15%) SGSN
12 14 (5.15%) Wireless
12 14 (5.15%) Ethernet
13 13 (4.78%) SMS
13 13 (4.78%) Broadband
13 13 (4.78%) ATM
13 13 (4.78%) MPLS
14 12 (4.41%) GGSN
15 11 (4.04%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.84%) MS Access
2 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.10%) MySQL
2 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.47%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.10%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.10%) Selenium
2 3 (1.10%) JIRA
2 3 (1.10%) eggPlant
2 3 (1.10%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (1.10%) Maven
2 3 (1.10%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.10%) Ant
2 3 (1.10%) Toad
3 2 (0.74%) Calabash
4 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 171 (62.87%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.88%) Finance
3 15 (5.51%) Billing
4 13 (4.78%) Back Office
5 8 (2.94%) Electronics
5 8 (2.94%) Marketing
6 5 (1.84%) Retail
7 4 (1.47%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (14.71%) Architect
2 25 (9.19%) Project Manager
3 20 (7.35%) Test Engineer
4 17 (6.25%) RF Engineer
4 17 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 16 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (4.41%) Field Engineer
6 12 (4.41%) RAN Engineer
7 11 (4.04%) Senior Architect
8 10 (3.68%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 9 (3.31%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.94%) 3G Engineer
10 8 (2.94%) Systems Architect
11 7 (2.57%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.57%) Consultant
12 6 (2.21%) Project Engineer
12 6 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.21%) Integration Engineer
12 6 (2.21%) Designer
13 5 (1.84%) Provisioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.94%) WAP
2 7 (2.57%) XML
3 5 (1.84%) WML
4 3 (1.10%) REST
4 3 (1.10%) J2ME
4 3 (1.10%) SOAP
4 3 (1.10%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.57%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.57%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.84%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.84%) Statistics
4 5 (1.84%) PMI
5 4 (1.47%) Handset
6 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.74%) Physics
7 1 (0.37%) Telematics
7 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.37%) User Experience
7 1 (0.37%) VHDL
7 1 (0.37%) Verilog
7 1 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.68%) Windows
2 9 (3.31%) Linux
3 7 (2.57%) Android
3 7 (2.57%) UNIX
4 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.22%) Project Management
2 33 (12.13%) Network Architecture
3 27 (9.93%) PRINCE2
4 22 (8.09%) ITIL
5 17 (6.25%) Change Management
6 15 (5.51%) Problem Management
7 14 (5.15%) Validation
8 12 (4.41%) Network Design
8 12 (4.41%) Resource Management
9 10 (3.68%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.31%) Test Planning
10 9 (3.31%) Change Control
10 9 (3.31%) Project Planning
10 9 (3.31%) Migration
10 9 (3.31%) Software Engineering
10 9 (3.31%) Supplier Management
11 8 (2.94%) Logistics
11 8 (2.94%) Matrix Management
11 8 (2.94%) Dependency Management
12 7 (2.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.51%) SQL
2 10 (3.68%) C
3 3 (1.10%) Perl
3 3 (1.10%) C++
4 2 (0.74%) C#
4 2 (0.74%) Assembly Language
4 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.37%) Java
5 1 (0.37%) VBA
5 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (15.44%) Degree
2 9 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (2.57%) ISEB
3 7 (2.57%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.21%) PMP
4 6 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) HND
6 2 (0.74%) HNC
6 2 (0.74%) CCNP
6 2 (0.74%) CCNA
6 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) CCDE
7 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) CISM
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) CCDP
7 1 (0.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.66%) SLA
2 9 (3.31%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Basel III
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) NDS
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.84%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.10%) Netcool
4 2 (0.74%) OpenView
4 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.74%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (18.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 46 (16.91%) Huawei
3 32 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 25 (9.19%) Nokia
4 25 (9.19%) Cisco
5 16 (5.88%) HP
6 10 (3.68%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.68%) Juniper
7 9 (3.31%) BT
8 8 (2.94%) Oracle
9 7 (2.57%) NEC
9 7 (2.57%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.21%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.84%) Greenplum
11 5 (1.84%) Cramer
11 5 (1.84%) Mapinfo
12 4 (1.47%) SAP
13 3 (1.10%) Apple
13 3 (1.10%) Sun
14 2 (0.74%) Progress
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