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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 372 394 395
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing 4G 36 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.079% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 7
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£375 £550 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £630 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £160.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -78.12%
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
3030 2796 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 12.20% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 1790 1775
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +1 7 £375 -40.00%
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 44 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 34 (61.82%) 3G
3 21 (38.18%) 2G
4 16 (29.09%) Cisco
4 16 (29.09%) Juniper
5 14 (25.45%) Ethernet
6 12 (21.82%) SS7
6 12 (21.82%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (20.00%) SSL
8 10 (18.18%) Wireless
9 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.36%) PSTN
9 9 (16.36%) LTE
10 8 (14.55%) LAN
10 8 (14.55%) VoIP
10 8 (14.55%) DNS
10 8 (14.55%) ISUP
10 8 (14.55%) MPLS
10 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
10 8 (14.55%) INAP
10 8 (14.55%) Firewall
10 8 (14.55%) Huawei
11 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
11 7 (12.73%) Network Design
11 7 (12.73%) TCAP
11 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (12.73%) MD110
11 7 (12.73%) OSPF
11 7 (12.73%) BGP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 34 (61.82%) 3G
2 21 (38.18%) 2G
3 14 (25.45%) Ethernet
4 12 (21.82%) SS7
4 12 (21.82%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (20.00%) SSL
6 10 (18.18%) Wireless
7 9 (16.36%) LTE
7 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
7 9 (16.36%) PSTN
8 8 (14.55%) LAN
8 8 (14.55%) VoIP
8 8 (14.55%) DNS
8 8 (14.55%) MPLS
8 8 (14.55%) ISUP
8 8 (14.55%) INAP
8 8 (14.55%) Firewall
9 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (12.73%) SCCP
9 7 (12.73%) TCAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JMeter
1 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Avaya Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Communications Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Communications Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Installation Technician
6 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.64%) Testing Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) SOAP
2 3 (5.45%) WSRP
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Handset
1 3 (5.45%) IVR
1 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) CCTV
3 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.82%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) Network Design
1 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
2 6 (10.91%) Performance Management
3 5 (9.09%) Change Control
3 5 (9.09%) Network Planning
4 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.27%) Process Management
4 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.45%) Use Case
5 3 (5.45%) Project Management
5 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.64%) Line Management
6 2 (3.64%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (3.64%) System Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Time Management
6 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.64%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) Java
1 1 (1.82%) Perl
1 1 (1.82%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) CCNP
3 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.64%) CCNA
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) CISSP
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (1.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) NetCrunch
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Cisco
1 16 (29.09%) Juniper
2 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
2 8 (14.55%) Huawei
3 7 (12.73%) SonicWALL
3 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
3 7 (12.73%) Dell
3 7 (12.73%) Nortel
3 7 (12.73%) Avaya
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (9.09%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.82%) Nokia
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) TIBCO