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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 143 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 8 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 1.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £35.00 £160.00
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -78.12%
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
442 373 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.17% 12.35% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 189 147
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 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 -14 2 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 22 (75.86%) 3G
2 19 (65.52%) Telecoms
3 18 (62.07%) 2G
4 16 (55.17%) LTE
5 14 (48.28%) Huawei
6 10 (34.48%) Ericsson
6 10 (34.48%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (31.03%) GSM
8 8 (27.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (24.14%) HSPA
9 7 (24.14%) Performance Management
9 7 (24.14%) Resource Management
9 7 (24.14%) Network Design
9 7 (24.14%) WCDMA
9 7 (24.14%) GPRS
9 7 (24.14%) Nortel
9 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
10 5 (17.24%) SLA
10 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
10 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
10 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (17.24%) Degree
11 4 (13.79%) VoLTE
11 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
11 4 (13.79%) Coaching
11 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
11 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
11 4 (13.79%) Performance Improvement
11 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
11 4 (13.79%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 (17.24%) MS Excel
1 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (13.79%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) 3G
2 18 (62.07%) 2G
3 16 (55.17%) LTE
4 10 (34.48%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (31.03%) GSM
6 7 (24.14%) GPRS
6 7 (24.14%) WCDMA
6 7 (24.14%) HSPA
7 4 (13.79%) VoLTE
7 4 (13.79%) RNC
7 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (6.90%) UMTS
9 1 (3.45%) Broadband
9 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.45%) Internet
9 1 (3.45%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (65.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Test Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Installation Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Android
1 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
1 7 (24.14%) Network Design
1 7 (24.14%) Resource Management
1 7 (24.14%) Performance Management
2 4 (13.79%) Kanban
2 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
2 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
2 4 (13.79%) Coaching
2 4 (13.79%) eTOM
2 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
2 4 (13.79%) BDD
2 4 (13.79%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
2 4 (13.79%) Quality Management
2 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Huawei
2 10 (34.48%) Ericsson
3 8 (27.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (24.14%) Nortel
5 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
6 4 (13.79%) Mapinfo
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) BT
8 1 (3.45%) Amdocs
8 1 (3.45%) Nokia