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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 476 406 494
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +88
Contract jobs citing 4G 146 221 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.43% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 2.85% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 84 24
Average daily rate £400 £288 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -18.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.25 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £36.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
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
7718 7768 6693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.08% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 4290 3593
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 423 375
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -50 92 £400 +56.86% 6
London -25 15 £500 +37.93%
East of England +21 14 £413 +26.92%
Yorkshire +2 5 £265 -20.00%
South West -1 5 £280 -32.12% 3
North West -30 4 £340 -2.85%
East Midlands +7 2 £305 -6.15%
West Midlands -18 1 - -
4G
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 215 (81.75%) 3G
2 139 (52.85%) Telecoms
3 120 (45.63%) 2G
4 91 (34.60%) LTE
5 80 (30.42%) Radio Access Network
6 49 (18.63%) Nokia
7 42 (15.97%) Huawei
8 39 (14.83%) Cisco
9 36 (13.69%) Project Management
10 35 (13.31%) ITIL
11 33 (12.55%) Degree
12 32 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (11.03%) Back Office
14 27 (10.27%) Wireless
15 26 (9.89%) Ericsson
16 21 (7.98%) VoLTE
16 21 (7.98%) HNC
16 21 (7.98%) GSM
16 21 (7.98%) Microsoft
16 21 (7.98%) HP
16 21 (7.98%) UMTS
17 20 (7.60%) SLA
17 20 (7.60%) Management Information System
18 19 (7.22%) Service Management
18 19 (7.22%) Finance
18 19 (7.22%) MS Excel
18 19 (7.22%) Diameter Protocol
18 19 (7.22%) Nokia Networks
19 18 (6.84%) Aruba
19 18 (6.84%) Meraki

4G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.80%) MS Office
2 10 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.76%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.76%) MS Project
4 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.76%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 215 (81.75%) 3G
2 120 (45.63%) 2G
3 91 (34.60%) LTE
4 80 (30.42%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
6 27 (10.27%) Wireless
7 21 (7.98%) GSM
7 21 (7.98%) UMTS
7 21 (7.98%) VoLTE
8 19 (7.22%) Diameter Protocol
9 18 (6.84%) DNS
9 18 (6.84%) Internet
10 15 (5.70%) OSPF
10 15 (5.70%) SIGTRAN
11 14 (5.32%) ATM
11 14 (5.32%) LAN
11 14 (5.32%) RNC
12 13 (4.94%) Ethernet
12 13 (4.94%) LDAP
13 11 (4.18%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.14%) GIS
2 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.38%) MS Access
3 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.38%) JIRA
1 1 (0.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 139 (52.85%) Telecoms
2 29 (11.03%) Back Office
3 19 (7.22%) Finance
4 8 (3.04%) Billing
5 6 (2.28%) Front Office
6 4 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (10.27%) Architect
2 25 (9.51%) RAN Engineer
3 21 (7.98%) Network Engineer
3 21 (7.98%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (6.46%) Designer
4 17 (6.46%) Optimisation Engineer
4 17 (6.46%) Project Manager
5 13 (4.94%) 4G Engineer
5 13 (4.94%) Radio Engineer
5 13 (4.94%) Support Engineer
5 13 (4.94%) Test Engineer
6 11 (4.18%) Mobile Engineer
6 11 (4.18%) Service Manager
6 11 (4.18%) Telecoms Manager
6 11 (4.18%) Transmission Engineer
7 10 (3.80%) 3G Engineer
8 8 (3.04%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.04%) Design Engineer
8 8 (3.04%) Solutions Designer
8 8 (3.04%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.94%) SPML
2 10 (3.80%) SOAP
3 5 (1.90%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) HTML5
4 1 (0.38%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.38%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.38%) REST
4 1 (0.38%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.60%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.80%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.80%) User Experience
3 8 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.04%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.66%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (1.90%) PMI
6 4 (1.52%) PKI
6 4 (1.52%) Statistics
7 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.70%) Linux
2 12 (4.56%) Unix
3 7 (2.66%) Windows
4 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.69%) Project Management
2 35 (13.31%) ITIL
3 19 (7.22%) Service Management
4 18 (6.84%) Service Delivery
5 17 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (6.46%) High Availability
5 17 (6.46%) Network Architecture
6 16 (6.08%) Network Design
7 12 (4.56%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.18%) Change Management
9 10 (3.80%) Change Control
10 9 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.42%) Mobile Transformation
11 8 (3.04%) eTOM
11 8 (3.04%) Integration Testing
11 8 (3.04%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.04%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (3.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.32%) C
2 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.14%) SQL
3 2 (0.76%) Embedded C
3 2 (0.76%) Java
3 2 (0.76%) VBA
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (12.55%) Degree
2 21 (7.98%) HNC
3 18 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.08%) HND
5 14 (5.32%) CCNP
6 6 (2.28%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.14%) CCNA
8 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.76%) CCSA
9 2 (0.76%) CCSE
9 2 (0.76%) CISSP
9 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.38%) CCIE
10 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.38%) MISRA
2 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.80%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.28%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (18.63%) Nokia
2 42 (15.97%) Huawei
3 39 (14.83%) Cisco
4 26 (9.89%) Ericsson
5 21 (7.98%) HP
5 21 (7.98%) Microsoft
6 19 (7.22%) Nokia Networks
7 18 (6.84%) Aruba
7 18 (6.84%) Meraki
8 15 (5.70%) Juniper
9 12 (4.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 12 (4.56%) Siemens
10 11 (4.18%) BT
11 9 (3.42%) Arqiva
11 9 (3.42%) F5
11 9 (3.42%) Tellabs
11 9 (3.42%) VMware
12 8 (3.04%) Nortel
13 7 (2.66%) Citrix
13 7 (2.66%) Remedy
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