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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 130 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 25 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.064% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
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
508 406 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.02% 13.01% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 130
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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
Cheshire - 12 £293 -
Manchester -5 10 £375 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 30 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 28 (73.68%) 3G
3 23 (60.53%) 2G
4 16 (42.11%) LTE
5 14 (36.84%) Huawei
6 11 (28.95%) Ericsson
6 11 (28.95%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (26.32%) Project Management
8 9 (23.68%) Degree
8 9 (23.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (21.05%) Network Design
9 8 (21.05%) GSM
10 7 (18.42%) WCDMA
10 7 (18.42%) SLA
10 7 (18.42%) Nortel
10 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
10 7 (18.42%) GPRS
10 7 (18.42%) HSPA
10 7 (18.42%) Performance Management
10 7 (18.42%) Resource Management
11 5 (13.16%) Quality Management
11 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
11 5 (13.16%) MS Project
11 5 (13.16%) BT
11 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
11 5 (13.16%) Finance
11 5 (13.16%) Coaching
12 4 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
12 4 (10.53%) VoLTE
12 4 (10.53%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (13.16%) MS Project
2 4 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (73.68%) 3G
2 23 (60.53%) 2G
3 16 (42.11%) LTE
4 11 (28.95%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (21.05%) GSM
6 7 (18.42%) WCDMA
6 7 (18.42%) GPRS
6 7 (18.42%) HSPA
7 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.53%) VoLTE
8 4 (10.53%) RNC
9 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.63%) UMTS
10 1 (2.63%) ATM
10 1 (2.63%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
General
1 30 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Performance Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 5 (13.16%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Coordinator
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (7.89%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Quality Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) RF Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.63%) SLA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Project Management
2 8 (21.05%) Network Design
3 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Management
3 7 (18.42%) Resource Management
4 5 (13.16%) Quality Management
4 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
4 5 (13.16%) Coaching
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (10.53%) Network Management
5 4 (10.53%) eTOM
5 4 (10.53%) Data Entry
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Kanban
6 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Huawei
2 11 (28.95%) Ericsson
3 9 (23.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (18.42%) Nortel
5 5 (13.16%) BT
6 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
6 4 (10.53%) Mapinfo
7 2 (5.26%) Nokia