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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 131 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.21% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £170 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £276
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
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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
459 432 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 15.36% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 196 177
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 32
Average hourly rate £18.03 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) 3G
2 14 (82.35%) 2G
3 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
3 9 (52.94%) LTE
4 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
4 4 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (23.53%) Huawei
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Nokia
5 3 (17.65%) ATM
5 3 (17.65%) SDH
5 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
5 3 (17.65%) 2.5G
6 2 (11.76%) C
6 2 (11.76%) SLA
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.88%) Network Design
7 1 (5.88%) Statistics
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (5.88%) Line Management
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) Back Office
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) 3G
2 14 (82.35%) 2G
3 9 (52.94%) LTE
4 3 (17.65%) 2.5G
4 3 (17.65%) ATM
4 3 (17.65%) SDH
4 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Field Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) RF Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Site Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
1 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
1 4 (23.53%) Huawei
1 4 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (17.65%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix