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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
England / North West
Rank 125 154 127
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -27
Contract jobs citing 4G 10 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.11% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 0.69% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Median daily rate £600 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £290
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.90%

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
403 580 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.46% 15.25% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 321 189
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 38
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.25 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 7 £600 +142.42%
Cheshire - 3 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for 4G.

1 14 (93.33%) 3G
2 12 (80.00%) 2G
3 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (53.33%) LTE
4 7 (46.67%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (33.33%) MVNO
5 5 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (26.67%) GSM
6 4 (26.67%) VoLTE
7 3 (20.00%) Huawei
7 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
7 3 (20.00%) Nokia
8 2 (13.33%) NEC
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) UMTS
8 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (13.33%) Statistics
8 2 (13.33%) Network Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (13.33%) Tellabs
9 1 (6.67%) Feasibility Study

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) 3G
2 12 (80.00%) 2G
3 8 (53.33%) LTE
4 7 (46.67%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) MVNO
6 4 (26.67%) GSM
6 4 (26.67%) VoLTE
7 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
7 2 (13.33%) UMTS
8 1 (6.67%) ATM
8 1 (6.67%) Broadband
8 1 (6.67%) LAN
8 1 (6.67%) Node B
8 1 (6.67%) RNC
8 1 (6.67%) SDH
8 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Performance Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Controller
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Controller
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Network Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) CAD
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (20.00%) Huawei
1 3 (20.00%) Nokia
2 2 (13.33%) NEC
2 2 (13.33%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (13.33%) Tellabs
3 1 (6.67%) Amdocs
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft