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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 416 410 410
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing 4G 15 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.094% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.71% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Average daily rate £500 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.29%
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
2952 2968 2807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.84% 13.28% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2043 1889 1835
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 82 87
Average hourly rate £21.34 £24.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 13 (48.15%) 3G
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 8 (29.63%) 2G
4 7 (25.93%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Billing
6 3 (11.11%) Huawei
6 3 (11.11%) MVNO
6 3 (11.11%) Spectrum Management
7 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.41%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (7.41%) VoLTE
7 2 (7.41%) Ciena
7 2 (7.41%) User Experience
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (7.41%) Office 365
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) PABX
7 2 (7.41%) High Availability

4G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) 3G
2 8 (29.63%) 2G
3 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 3 (11.11%) MVNO
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) ADSL
4 2 (7.41%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (7.41%) ISDN
4 2 (7.41%) LTE
4 2 (7.41%) MD110
4 2 (7.41%) PABX
4 2 (7.41%) VoLTE
4 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.70%) UMTS
5 1 (3.70%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.11%) 4G Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Technical Advisor
3 2 (7.41%) 3G Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Director
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (3.70%) PhoneGap
1 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Statistics
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Spectrum Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Project Governance
5 1 (3.70%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C#
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco
1 3 (11.11%) Huawei
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (7.41%) Ciena
2 2 (7.41%) Juniper
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Amdocs
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Empirix
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.70%) NetScout
3 1 (3.70%) Nokia
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec