The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 84 79 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing 4G 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.071% 0.090% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.67% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £261 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.82% -14.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £37.50
4G
North West

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
168 150 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.93% 13.57% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 72 86
Average daily rate £320 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
4G
North West

4G
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 6 (85.71%) 2G
3 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (57.14%) Nokia
4 4 (57.14%) Huawei
5 3 (42.86%) Ericsson
6 2 (28.57%) ATM
6 2 (28.57%) SDH
6 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 2 (28.57%) 2.5G
6 2 (28.57%) Network Planning
7 1 (14.29%) Back Office
7 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (14.29%) Network Design

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (85.71%) 2G
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
3 2 (28.57%) 2.5G
3 2 (28.57%) ATM
3 2 (28.57%) SDH
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Field Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Network Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia
1 4 (57.14%) Huawei
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (42.86%) Ericsson