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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 125 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing 4G 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.039% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.35% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+19.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -14.44%
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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
327 289 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.88% 11.40% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 119 142
Average daily rate £324 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.32% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 27
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £10.73 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) 2G
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (16.67%) LTE
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Line Management
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
2 1 (16.67%) Huawei