The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank - 130 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £519 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.14% +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%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
308 363 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.72% 13.24% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 196 109
Average daily rate £310 £340 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -17.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

4G
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Engineer
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei