The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 406 405 402
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing 4G 18 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.075% 0.063% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate
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£575 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £202 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £412 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £525
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -38.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -14.45%
4G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3064 3068 3621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.09% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1896 1980 2142
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in London

4G
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the London region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in London

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in London

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the London region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in London

4G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
City of London +17 3 £625 +85.18%
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (51.72%) 3G
2 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (27.59%) 2G
3 8 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (24.14%) LTE
5 6 (20.69%) Information Assurance
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) WAP
5 6 (20.69%) HP
6 5 (17.24%) Sun
6 5 (17.24%) Toad
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle
6 5 (17.24%) Ant
6 5 (17.24%) SOAP
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) Apache
6 5 (17.24%) J2ME
6 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
6 5 (17.24%) Apple
6 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Selenium
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
6 5 (17.24%) REST
6 5 (17.24%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Handset

4G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (17.24%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) 3G
2 8 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (27.59%) 2G
3 7 (24.14%) LTE
4 5 (17.24%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (10.34%) VoLTE
5 3 (10.34%) Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) 3GPP
5 3 (10.34%) UMTS
5 3 (10.34%) GSM
5 3 (10.34%) MPLS
6 2 (6.90%) OSPF
6 2 (6.90%) BGP
6 2 (6.90%) GPRS
6 2 (6.90%) SGSN
7 1 (3.45%) HSPA
7 1 (3.45%) NAS
7 1 (3.45%) UTRAN
7 1 (3.45%) WiMAX
7 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Ant
1 5 (17.24%) Toad
1 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
1 5 (17.24%) Maven
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
1 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
1 5 (17.24%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (17.24%) eggPlant
2 2 (6.90%) Calabash
General
1 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) RF Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Principal Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) WAP
2 5 (17.24%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) SOAP
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) J2ME
3 1 (3.45%) WML
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Handset
1 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (3.45%) W3C
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Project Management
1 6 (20.69%) Information Assurance
2 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
2 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Network Design
3 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.90%) Dependency Management
5 2 (6.90%) Network Management
5 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.90%) Network Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) CCDE
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) CCDP
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Apple
2 5 (17.24%) Sun
3 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (6.90%) Huawei
5 1 (3.45%) ZTE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.45%) Motorola
5 1 (3.45%) Nokia
5 1 (3.45%) SGI
5 1 (3.45%) Cramer