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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 496 421 473
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +52
Contract jobs citing 4G 117 199 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 2.66% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 30
Median daily rate £368 £296 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.05% -6.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.59% -19.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £36.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £44.51 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
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
7857 7472 6674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.02% 14.66% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4845 4263 3626
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 451 372
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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
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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 -28 68 £335 +28.84% 2
London -20 24 £600 +60.00% 3
North West -11 7 £260 - 1
West Midlands -15 6 £290 +11.53%
Yorkshire -2 5 £158 -
South West -5 4 £403 +37.60% 2
East Midlands -6 1 £375 +47.05%
4G
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 219 (80.22%) 3G
2 145 (53.11%) Telecoms
3 123 (45.05%) 2G
4 112 (41.03%) LTE
5 70 (25.64%) Radio Access Network
6 48 (17.58%) Huawei
7 47 (17.22%) Nokia
8 44 (16.12%) Project Management
9 40 (14.65%) Wireless
10 37 (13.55%) ITIL
10 37 (13.55%) Cisco
11 33 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (12.09%) Degree
12 31 (11.36%) SLA
12 31 (11.36%) Back Office
13 28 (10.26%) Ericsson
14 27 (9.89%) Nokia Networks
15 24 (8.79%) Network Design
16 23 (8.42%) Management Information System
16 23 (8.42%) UMTS
17 22 (8.06%) Microsoft
17 22 (8.06%) HNC
17 22 (8.06%) Finance
18 21 (7.69%) GSM
18 21 (7.69%) Internet
19 20 (7.33%) PRINCE2
19 20 (7.33%) LAN
19 20 (7.33%) Service Delivery
19 20 (7.33%) Diameter Protocol
20 19 (6.96%) MS Excel

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 (1.10%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.30%) MS Office
4 7 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.73%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.73%) Traffica
2 1 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (80.22%) 3G
2 123 (45.05%) 2G
3 112 (41.03%) LTE
4 70 (25.64%) Radio Access Network
5 40 (14.65%) Wireless
6 33 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (8.42%) UMTS
8 21 (7.69%) GSM
8 21 (7.69%) Internet
9 20 (7.33%) Diameter Protocol
9 20 (7.33%) LAN
10 18 (6.59%) SIGTRAN
11 17 (6.23%) OSPF
11 17 (6.23%) WAN
12 16 (5.86%) VoLTE
13 15 (5.49%) ATM
13 15 (5.49%) IPsec
13 15 (5.49%) LDAP
13 15 (5.49%) MPLS
13 15 (5.49%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.83%) MS Access
3 4 (1.47%) GIS
4 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) BODI
6 1 (0.37%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 145 (53.11%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.36%) Back Office
3 22 (8.06%) Finance
4 8 (2.93%) Billing
4 8 (2.93%) Front Office
4 8 (2.93%) Retail
5 4 (1.47%) Marketing
6 3 (1.10%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (11.72%) Architect
2 22 (8.06%) RAN Engineer
3 19 (6.96%) Designer
3 19 (6.96%) Network Engineer
4 17 (6.23%) Optimisation Engineer
4 17 (6.23%) Radio Engineer
4 17 (6.23%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (5.86%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.76%) 4G Engineer
7 13 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.03%) Telecoms Manager
9 10 (3.66%) 3G Engineer
9 10 (3.66%) Mobile Engineer
9 10 (3.66%) Service Desk Engineer
9 10 (3.66%) Telecoms Engineer
10 9 (3.30%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (3.30%) Field Engineer
10 9 (3.30%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.49%) SPML
2 13 (4.76%) SOAP
3 4 (1.47%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.37%) JMS
4 1 (0.37%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.37%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.42%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.56%) PKI
4 7 (2.56%) User Experience
5 6 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.20%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.83%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.83%) PMI
7 4 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.10%) Handset
8 3 (1.10%) Statistics
8 3 (1.10%) Telematics
8 3 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.73%) iPad
9 2 (0.73%) iPhone
9 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.03%) Linux
2 9 (3.30%) Unix
3 8 (2.93%) Windows
4 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.10%) Android
5 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.73%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.12%) Project Management
2 37 (13.55%) ITIL
3 24 (8.79%) Network Design
4 20 (7.33%) PRINCE2
4 20 (7.33%) Service Delivery
5 17 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (6.23%) High Availability
6 15 (5.49%) Network Architecture
6 15 (5.49%) Service Management
7 12 (4.40%) Change Management
8 11 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.03%) Change Control
9 10 (3.66%) Integration Testing
9 10 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.30%) Mobile Transformation
10 9 (3.30%) Validation
11 8 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.93%) eTOM
11 8 (2.93%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (2.93%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.13%) C
2 9 (3.30%) SQL
3 4 (1.47%) Java
3 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.73%) Perl
5 1 (0.37%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) Python
5 1 (0.37%) Ruby
5 1 (0.37%) Tcl
5 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (12.09%) Degree
2 22 (8.06%) HNC
3 17 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (6.23%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.13%) HND
5 13 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.56%) CCNP
8 7 (2.56%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.10%) CCNA
9 3 (1.10%) CISSP
10 2 (0.73%) CCSA
10 2 (0.73%) CCSE
10 2 (0.73%) PMP
10 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.37%) CCIE
11 1 (0.37%) CLAS
11 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.36%) SLA
2 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.73%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.03%) Amdocs OSS
2 10 (3.66%) NSN NetAct
3 6 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.73%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 48 (17.58%) Huawei
2 47 (17.22%) Nokia
3 37 (13.55%) Cisco
4 28 (10.26%) Ericsson
5 27 (9.89%) Nokia Networks
6 22 (8.06%) Microsoft
7 16 (5.86%) HP
7 16 (5.86%) Juniper
8 15 (5.49%) Siemens
9 14 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 14 (5.13%) BT
9 14 (5.13%) Tellabs
10 12 (4.40%) Aruba
10 12 (4.40%) Citrix
10 12 (4.40%) Cramer
10 12 (4.40%) Nortel
11 11 (4.03%) F5
11 11 (4.03%) Remedy
12 10 (3.66%) Meraki
12 10 (3.66%) NetCracker
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