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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 388 399 380
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing 4G 15 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.076% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.61% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
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£550 £345 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -31.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £261 £301
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
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 24 December 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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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
Southall - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (54.84%) 3G
2 15 (48.39%) LTE
3 12 (38.71%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (22.58%) HSPA
6 7 (22.58%) Network Planning
6 7 (22.58%) Project Management
6 7 (22.58%) Ericsson
7 6 (19.35%) 802.11
7 6 (19.35%) 2G
7 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
8 5 (16.13%) MPLS
8 5 (16.13%) Cisco
9 4 (12.90%) CCIE
9 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.90%) Nokia
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.90%) Juniper
9 4 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) Network Management
10 3 (9.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (9.68%) Dependency Management
10 3 (9.68%) CCDE
10 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
10 3 (9.68%) Degree

4G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) 3G
2 15 (48.39%) LTE
3 12 (38.71%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (22.58%) HSPA
6 6 (19.35%) 2G
6 6 (19.35%) 802.11
7 5 (16.13%) MPLS
8 3 (9.68%) OSPF
8 3 (9.68%) BGP
8 3 (9.68%) Broadband
8 3 (9.68%) Firewall
9 2 (6.45%) GSM
9 2 (6.45%) Wireless
10 1 (3.23%) IPsec
10 1 (3.23%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (3.23%) DSL
10 1 (3.23%) SMPP
10 1 (3.23%) LAN
10 1 (3.23%) 3GPP
General
1 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Designer
3 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) RF Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Principal Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Handset
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Project Management
1 7 (22.58%) Network Planning
2 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
3 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (9.68%) Dependency Management
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
4 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.68%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.45%) Stress Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Cash Management
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CCIE
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) CCNP
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) CCDE
2 3 (9.68%) CCDP
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCIP
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Basel III
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Ericsson
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Juniper
3 4 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (12.90%) Nokia
4 3 (9.68%) Cramer
4 3 (9.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (6.45%) Huawei
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) ZTE
6 1 (3.23%) Motorola