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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 498 501 456
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -45
Contract jobs citing 4G 106 129 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.79% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 43
Median daily rate £300 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £215 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £318
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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
6802 7203 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 14.32% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4121 4268 4380
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 428 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 11 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +42 76 £300 +6.19% 3
London +4 13 £373 +10.37% 2
North West +8 9 £600 +228.76%
South West +3 3 £270 +25.58% 2
West Midlands -18 2 £260 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £375 +158.62%
4G
UK

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 147 (80.33%) 3G
2 103 (56.28%) Telecoms
3 91 (49.73%) 2G
4 71 (38.80%) LTE
5 38 (20.77%) Huawei
6 37 (20.22%) Ericsson
7 36 (19.67%) Radio Access Network
8 32 (17.49%) Nokia
9 27 (14.75%) Wireless
9 27 (14.75%) Nokia Networks
10 24 (13.11%) Cisco
11 23 (12.57%) HP
11 23 (12.57%) UMTS
12 22 (12.02%) GSM
12 22 (12.02%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (11.48%) TCP/IP
14 20 (10.93%) ITIL
15 19 (10.38%) Back Office
15 19 (10.38%) Network Architecture
16 18 (9.84%) Cramer
16 18 (9.84%) CCNP
17 17 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (9.29%) Test Management
18 16 (8.74%) CCIE
18 16 (8.74%) Juniper
19 15 (8.20%) CCNA
19 15 (8.20%) Microsoft
19 15 (8.20%) SLA
19 15 (8.20%) MS Office
19 15 (8.20%) Wi-Fi

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 1 (0.55%) CMS
1 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
1 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (8.20%) MS Office
2 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.46%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 147 (80.33%) 3G
2 91 (49.73%) 2G
3 71 (38.80%) LTE
4 36 (19.67%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (14.75%) Wireless
6 23 (12.57%) UMTS
7 22 (12.02%) GSM
8 21 (11.48%) TCP/IP
9 15 (8.20%) Diameter Protocol
9 15 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (7.10%) Wireshark
11 11 (6.01%) VoLTE
12 10 (5.46%) Firewall
12 10 (5.46%) WAN
13 9 (4.92%) LAN
13 9 (4.92%) MVNO
13 9 (4.92%) SIGTRAN
14 8 (4.37%) VPN
15 7 (3.83%) Ethernet
15 7 (3.83%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.28%) MS Access
3 4 (2.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 103 (56.28%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.38%) Back Office
3 10 (5.46%) Marketing
4 8 (4.37%) Finance
5 6 (3.28%) Electronics
6 3 (1.64%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (9.84%) Analyst
2 15 (8.20%) Test Analyst
3 14 (7.65%) RAN Engineer
4 13 (7.10%) 3G Engineer
4 13 (7.10%) 4G Engineer
5 11 (6.01%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Optimisation Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Radio Engineer
7 9 (4.92%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Architect
8 8 (4.37%) Field Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Telecoms Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Radio Planner
10 6 (3.28%) LTE Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.28%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Telecoms Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Security Architect
11 5 (2.73%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) REST
1 2 (1.09%) XML
2 1 (0.55%) iOS SDK
2 1 (0.55%) SPML
2 1 (0.55%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.55%) XMPP
2 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.01%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.01%) Statistics
3 4 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (2.19%) PKI
4 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.55%) BYOD
5 1 (0.55%) CMDB
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.55%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.55%) NHS
5 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.28%) Linux
1 6 (3.28%) Windows
2 3 (1.64%) Unix
2 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.93%) ITIL
2 19 (10.38%) Network Architecture
3 17 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (9.29%) Test Management
4 13 (7.10%) Regression Testing
5 11 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.46%) Network Optimisation
7 9 (4.92%) Network Design
7 9 (4.92%) Project Management
8 8 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.83%) Network Planning
10 6 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.28%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (2.73%) Change Control
11 5 (2.73%) Fault Analysis
11 5 (2.73%) Fault Management
11 5 (2.73%) Integration Testing
11 5 (2.73%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.73%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.83%) SQL
2 3 (1.64%) C
3 2 (1.09%) Perl
3 2 (1.09%) Ruby
4 1 (0.55%) C++
4 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.55%) Java
4 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (12.02%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (9.84%) CCNP
3 16 (8.74%) CCIE
4 15 (8.20%) CCNA
4 15 (8.20%) ISTQB
5 13 (7.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
7 11 (6.01%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.83%) Degree
8 7 (3.83%) HND
9 6 (3.28%) HNC
10 3 (1.64%) ISEB
11 2 (1.09%) CCSP
11 2 (1.09%) CISM
11 2 (1.09%) CISSP
11 2 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.09%) CRISC
11 2 (1.09%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.09%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.20%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.65%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.46%) Amdocs OSS
3 4 (2.19%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.64%) OpenView
5 2 (1.09%) Nessus
5 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 38 (20.77%) Huawei
2 37 (20.22%) Ericsson
3 32 (17.49%) Nokia
4 27 (14.75%) Nokia Networks
5 24 (13.11%) Cisco
6 23 (12.57%) HP
7 18 (9.84%) Cramer
8 16 (8.74%) Juniper
9 15 (8.20%) Microsoft
10 13 (7.10%) Citrix
11 12 (6.56%) Nortel
12 11 (6.01%) Tellabs
13 9 (4.92%) Remedy
14 8 (4.37%) Mapinfo
15 7 (3.83%) Ciena
16 6 (3.28%) Palo Alto
17 4 (2.19%) Arqiva
17 4 (2.19%) Telindus
17 4 (2.19%) Virgin Media
17 4 (2.19%) ZTE
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