The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing 4G 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.10% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 0.72% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £600 £145 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+313.79% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £290
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
231 277 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.55% 14.37% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 142 65
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 21
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -18.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the Manchester region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for 4G.

1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) 2G
3 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 5 (62.50%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (50.00%) MVNO
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
6 2 (25.00%) Nokia
7 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (12.50%) CAD
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) GIS
7 1 (12.50%) MS Office
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) ATM
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) SDH
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (12.50%) PMP
7 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) 2G
3 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 5 (62.50%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) MVNO
5 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
6 1 (12.50%) ATM
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) SDH
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) CAD
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 1 (12.50%) Huawei