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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 376 394 381
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing 4G 26 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.048% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.41% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +58.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £346 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -34.78%
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
2918 2704 2865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 11.87% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1923 1800 1769
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 80 131
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.90 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +19 6 £400 -20.00% 1
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (79.07%) Telecoms
2 25 (58.14%) 3G
3 19 (44.19%) 2G
4 10 (23.26%) Cisco
4 10 (23.26%) Juniper
5 9 (20.93%) SS7
5 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
6 8 (18.60%) Ethernet
6 8 (18.60%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (16.28%) Network Design
7 7 (16.28%) Huawei
8 6 (13.95%) MD110
8 6 (13.95%) ISDN
8 6 (13.95%) PSTN
8 6 (13.95%) SSL
8 6 (13.95%) ADSL
8 6 (13.95%) ISUP
8 6 (13.95%) INAP
8 6 (13.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (13.95%) LTE
8 6 (13.95%) PABX
9 5 (11.63%) Ericsson
9 5 (11.63%) SCCP
9 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.63%) Handset
9 5 (11.63%) TCAP
9 5 (11.63%) Network Planning
10 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
10 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (9.30%) Finance

4G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.98%) WebLogic Portal
1 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 25 (58.14%) 3G
2 19 (44.19%) 2G
3 9 (20.93%) SS7
3 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
4 8 (18.60%) Ethernet
4 8 (18.60%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (13.95%) MD110
5 6 (13.95%) ISDN
5 6 (13.95%) PSTN
5 6 (13.95%) SSL
5 6 (13.95%) ADSL
5 6 (13.95%) ISUP
5 6 (13.95%) INAP
5 6 (13.95%) LTE
5 6 (13.95%) PABX
6 5 (11.63%) SCCP
6 5 (11.63%) TCAP
7 4 (9.30%) Wireless
7 4 (9.30%) VoIP
7 4 (9.30%) Internet
General
1 34 (79.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
1 6 (13.95%) Integration Engineer
1 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.30%) Network Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Installation Technician
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.33%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.33%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) SOAP
2 3 (6.98%) WSRP
3 1 (2.33%) Rendezvous
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Handset
2 3 (6.98%) IVR
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Solaris
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Network Design
2 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
2 5 (11.63%) Network Planning
3 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.30%) Process Management
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Use Case
5 2 (4.65%) System Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.65%) Line Management
5 2 (4.65%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.65%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) Java
1 1 (2.33%) Perl
1 1 (2.33%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) CCNP
2 2 (4.65%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) Avaya Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CISM
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) NetCrunch
2 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco
1 10 (23.26%) Juniper
2 7 (16.28%) Huawei
3 6 (13.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (11.63%) Ericsson
5 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.65%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.65%) Avaya
7 2 (4.65%) Dell
7 2 (4.65%) Nortel
8 1 (2.33%) HP
8 1 (2.33%) Nokia
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
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