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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 383 384 373
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing 4G 19 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.089% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.77% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
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£350 £600 £479
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +25.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £400 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £106.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-66.11% +183.33%
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
2845 2609 2796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 11.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1677 1730
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 130
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 27 March 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 +17 4 £375 -25.00%
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 20 (58.82%) 3G
3 12 (35.29%) 2G
4 11 (32.35%) Ericsson
4 11 (32.35%) LTE
5 10 (29.41%) Cisco
6 9 (26.47%) Juniper
7 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (20.59%) Network Planning
7 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (17.65%) HSPA
8 6 (17.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
9 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
9 5 (14.71%) Nokia
9 5 (14.71%) 802.11
9 5 (14.71%) MPLS
9 5 (14.71%) Handset
9 5 (14.71%) Huawei
9 5 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (11.76%) Network Design
10 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
10 4 (11.76%) Firewall
10 4 (11.76%) OSPF
10 4 (11.76%) BGP
10 4 (11.76%) CCNP
10 4 (11.76%) VoIP
10 4 (11.76%) SSL
10 4 (11.76%) SOAP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.82%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.82%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) 3G
2 12 (35.29%) 2G
3 11 (32.35%) LTE
4 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (17.65%) HSPA
6 5 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (14.71%) 802.11
6 5 (14.71%) MPLS
6 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
7 4 (11.76%) VoIP
7 4 (11.76%) OSPF
7 4 (11.76%) BGP
7 4 (11.76%) SSL
7 4 (11.76%) Firewall
8 3 (8.82%) MD110
8 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.82%) DNS
8 3 (8.82%) ADSL
8 3 (8.82%) GSM
8 3 (8.82%) ISDN
General
1 24 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Designer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Radio Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) SOAP
2 3 (8.82%) WSRP
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Handset
3 3 (8.82%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) CCTV
4 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Solaris
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Network Planning
2 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.76%) Network Design
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Process Management
5 2 (5.88%) Logistics
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 1 (2.94%) Network Management
6 1 (2.94%) Dependency Management
6 1 (2.94%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) Java
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (8.82%) CCIE
4 2 (5.88%) CCDE
4 2 (5.88%) CCDP
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB
5 1 (2.94%) CCIP
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) NetCrunch
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Ericsson
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 9 (26.47%) Juniper
4 6 (17.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (14.71%) Nokia
5 5 (14.71%) Huawei
6 2 (5.88%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) Cramer
6 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 2 (5.88%) Nortel
6 2 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
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