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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 128 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.10% 0.039% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £488 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
-22.96% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -34.78%
4G
UK

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
301 345 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.48% 13.56% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 176 117
Average daily rate £325 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £16.00 £9.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Glasgow -6 3 - - 1
4G
UK

4G
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (16.67%) Ericsson

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy
1 1 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (16.67%) Ericsson