The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 147 183 166
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Contract jobs citing 4G 108 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.81% 3.31% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £410 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £263 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -13.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £37.50
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1859 1450 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.13% 17.21% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 611 622
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 115 163
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

4G
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in the South East

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the South East region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

4G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Berkshire +40 90 £275 -21.98% 8
Buckinghamshire - 9 £300 -
Surrey +3 6 £258 - 2
West Sussex - 4 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 185 (86.85%) 3G
2 148 (69.48%) Telecoms
3 117 (54.93%) LTE
4 103 (48.36%) 2G
5 87 (40.85%) Radio Access Network
6 48 (22.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 40 (18.78%) Ericsson
8 39 (18.31%) GSM
8 39 (18.31%) Huawei
9 31 (14.55%) SLA
10 29 (13.62%) Project Management
11 28 (13.15%) Degree
12 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (11.27%) VoLTE
14 23 (10.80%) Nokia
14 23 (10.80%) ITIL
15 22 (10.33%) Finance
16 21 (9.86%) PRINCE2
17 20 (9.39%) Broadband
17 20 (9.39%) 3GPP
17 20 (9.39%) UMTS
18 18 (8.45%) MS Excel
19 17 (7.98%) Validation
20 15 (7.04%) Change Management
20 15 (7.04%) NSN NetAct
21 14 (6.57%) Service Delivery
21 14 (6.57%) Internet
21 14 (6.57%) Linux
21 14 (6.57%) MS Office
21 14 (6.57%) GPRS

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.57%) MS Office
3 5 (2.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 185 (86.85%) 3G
2 117 (54.93%) LTE
3 103 (48.36%) 2G
4 87 (40.85%) Radio Access Network
5 39 (18.31%) GSM
6 24 (11.27%) VoLTE
7 20 (9.39%) Broadband
7 20 (9.39%) 3GPP
7 20 (9.39%) UMTS
8 14 (6.57%) Internet
8 14 (6.57%) GPRS
9 13 (6.10%) Wireless
10 11 (5.16%) Ethernet
10 11 (5.16%) DNS
11 10 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (4.69%) SMS
12 8 (3.76%) SS7
12 8 (3.76%) TCP/IP
12 8 (3.76%) SIGTRAN
12 8 (3.76%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.35%) MS Access
3 4 (1.88%) MySQL
3 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 148 (69.48%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.33%) Finance
3 10 (4.69%) Billing
4 8 (3.76%) Marketing
4 8 (3.76%) Legal
5 7 (3.29%) Back Office
6 6 (2.82%) Retail
7 4 (1.88%) Avionics
7 4 (1.88%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.41%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (7.98%) Test Engineer
2 16 (7.51%) Design Engineer
2 16 (7.51%) Delivery Manager
2 16 (7.51%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (7.04%) Architect
4 11 (5.16%) RF Engineer
4 11 (5.16%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 10 (4.69%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (4.23%) Designer
7 8 (3.76%) Service Manager
8 6 (2.82%) Analyst
8 6 (2.82%) Security Architect
8 6 (2.82%) Services Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.35%) 3G Engineer
9 5 (2.35%) Provisioning Engineer
9 5 (2.35%) Developer
9 5 (2.35%) Tester
9 5 (2.35%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (1.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.35%) SOAP
2 3 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.41%) Replication
3 3 (1.41%) GIS
3 3 (1.41%) User Experience
4 1 (0.47%) Handset
4 1 (0.47%) Economics
4 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.57%) Linux
2 11 (5.16%) UNIX
3 6 (2.82%) Windows
3 6 (2.82%) Android
4 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.62%) Project Management
2 23 (10.80%) ITIL
3 21 (9.86%) PRINCE2
4 17 (7.98%) Validation
5 15 (7.04%) Change Management
6 14 (6.57%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.16%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.16%) Capacity Management
8 10 (4.69%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.23%) Migration
9 9 (4.23%) Service Management
10 7 (3.29%) Matrix Management
10 7 (3.29%) Project Planning
10 7 (3.29%) Supplier Management
10 7 (3.29%) Dependency Management
11 6 (2.82%) Coaching
11 6 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.82%) Change Control
11 6 (2.82%) SWOT Analysis
12 5 (2.35%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.10%) SQL
2 7 (3.29%) Perl
3 5 (2.35%) C
4 3 (1.41%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.47%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (13.15%) Degree
2 9 (4.23%) CCNA
2 9 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.29%) CCNP
4 6 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.82%) HND
5 5 (2.35%) HNC
6 3 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) PMP
7 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) CISM
8 1 (0.47%) CISSP
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.88%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.88%) DO-254
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.41%) NFS
2 2 (0.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.04%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (4.69%) Netcool
3 7 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.88%) OpenView
5 3 (1.41%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.94%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 48 (22.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 40 (18.78%) Ericsson
3 39 (18.31%) Huawei
4 23 (10.80%) Nokia
5 10 (4.69%) Cisco
5 10 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.69%) HP
5 10 (4.69%) Business Objects
6 7 (3.29%) BT
6 7 (3.29%) Nortel
7 6 (2.82%) Oracle
7 6 (2.82%) Greenplum
8 5 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.35%) Mapinfo
9 4 (1.88%) Actix
9 4 (1.88%) F5
9 4 (1.88%) BMC
10 3 (1.41%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.41%) Cramer
10 3 (1.41%) IBM
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