The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 151 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£273 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +11.97%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
465 385 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.15% 12.82% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

4G
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in the North West

4G
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Manchester -8 3 £285 -5.00% 2
Cheshire -10 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (78.13%) 3G
2 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
3 19 (59.38%) 2G
4 16 (50.00%) LTE
5 14 (43.75%) Huawei
6 11 (34.38%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (31.25%) Ericsson
8 9 (28.13%) GSM
9 8 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (21.88%) HSPA
10 7 (21.88%) Resource Management
10 7 (21.88%) Performance Management
10 7 (21.88%) Nortel
10 7 (21.88%) Network Design
10 7 (21.88%) WCDMA
10 7 (21.88%) GPRS
10 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
11 6 (18.75%) SLA
12 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
12 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (15.63%) Degree
13 4 (12.50%) VoLTE
13 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
13 4 (12.50%) Coaching
13 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
13 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
13 4 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
13 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
13 4 (12.50%) BDD

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) 3G
2 19 (59.38%) 2G
3 16 (50.00%) LTE
4 11 (34.38%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (28.13%) GSM
6 7 (21.88%) GPRS
6 7 (21.88%) WCDMA
6 7 (21.88%) HSPA
7 4 (12.50%) VoLTE
7 4 (12.50%) RNC
7 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (6.25%) UMTS
9 1 (3.13%) Broadband
9 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.13%) Internet
9 1 (3.13%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Installation Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Android
1 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
1 7 (21.88%) Network Design
1 7 (21.88%) Resource Management
1 7 (21.88%) Performance Management
2 4 (12.50%) Kanban
2 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 4 (12.50%) Coaching
2 4 (12.50%) eTOM
2 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (12.50%) BDD
2 4 (12.50%) Network Management
2 4 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Service Management
2 4 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Huawei
2 10 (31.25%) Ericsson
3 8 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (21.88%) Nortel
5 4 (12.50%) Mapinfo
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Nokia
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) Amdocs
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