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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 183 138 191
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +53
Contract jobs citing 4G 70 118 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 1.27% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 6.10% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 44 7
Average daily rate £319 £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.59% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £111 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £390 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £261
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -69.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £46.45 £180.00
% change year-on-year
-7.41% -74.19%
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 54 £350 +23.89% 1
Surrey 0 10 £270 +4.85% 1
Hampshire - 3 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £313 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (84.25%) 3G
2 76 (59.84%) Telecoms
3 64 (50.39%) 2G
4 51 (40.16%) LTE
5 49 (38.58%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (23.62%) ITIL
7 23 (18.11%) VoLTE
8 20 (15.75%) SLA
9 17 (13.39%) Nokia
9 17 (13.39%) Huawei
10 15 (11.81%) Back Office
11 13 (10.24%) Ericsson
12 12 (9.45%) DNS
12 12 (9.45%) Project Management
13 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
14 10 (7.87%) ATM
14 10 (7.87%) Ethernet
14 10 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (7.87%) OSPF
14 10 (7.87%) Wireless
15 9 (7.09%) Network Architecture
15 9 (7.09%) Change Control
15 9 (7.09%) MPLS
15 9 (7.09%) DHCP
15 9 (7.09%) PRINCE2
15 9 (7.09%) Value-Added Service
16 8 (6.30%) User Experience
16 8 (6.30%) MS Office
16 8 (6.30%) GSM
16 8 (6.30%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (0.79%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Office
3 5 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 107 (84.25%) 3G
2 64 (50.39%) 2G
3 51 (40.16%) LTE
4 49 (38.58%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (18.11%) VoLTE
6 12 (9.45%) DNS
7 10 (7.87%) ATM
7 10 (7.87%) Ethernet
7 10 (7.87%) OSPF
7 10 (7.87%) Wireless
8 9 (7.09%) DHCP
8 9 (7.09%) MPLS
8 9 (7.09%) Value-Added Service
9 8 (6.30%) GSM
9 8 (6.30%) IPsec
9 8 (6.30%) VLAN
10 7 (5.51%) Internet
11 6 (4.72%) BGP
11 6 (4.72%) SDH
11 6 (4.72%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.36%) GIS
2 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
General
1 76 (59.84%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.81%) Back Office
3 7 (5.51%) Finance
4 4 (3.15%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (13.39%) Design Engineer
2 14 (11.02%) RAN Engineer
2 14 (11.02%) Transmission Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) Network Engineer
4 10 (7.87%) Back Office Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Telecoms Manager
6 8 (6.30%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (5.51%) 4G Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Designer
7 7 (5.51%) LTE Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Service Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Core Network Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.94%) VoLTE Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) 3G Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) User Experience
2 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.15%) Handset
6 3 (2.36%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (2.36%) PKI
7 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) BBC
8 1 (0.79%) iDTV
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) Unix
3 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.62%) ITIL
2 12 (9.45%) Project Management
3 9 (7.09%) Change Control
3 9 (7.09%) Network Architecture
3 9 (7.09%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.30%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.51%) Capacity Management
6 6 (4.72%) High Availability
6 6 (4.72%) Service Management
6 6 (4.72%) Validation
7 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.15%) Network Design
9 3 (2.36%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.36%) ITSM
9 3 (2.36%) Logistics
9 3 (2.36%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.36%) C
2 1 (0.79%) ANSI C
2 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
2 1 (0.79%) Java
2 1 (0.79%) MapBasic
2 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.51%) CCNP
2 7 (5.51%) Degree
3 6 (4.72%) HNC
3 6 (4.72%) HND
4 3 (2.36%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) APMP
6 1 (0.79%) CCIE
6 1 (0.79%) CCNA
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.79%) MISRA
2 1 (0.79%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.79%) Cacti
3 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.79%) OpenView
3 1 (0.79%) OPNET
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Huawei
1 17 (13.39%) Nokia
2 13 (10.24%) Ericsson
3 8 (6.30%) Cisco
4 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.72%) Juniper
5 6 (4.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (3.94%) Remedy
7 3 (2.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (2.36%) BT
7 3 (2.36%) Mapinfo
7 3 (2.36%) Siemens
8 2 (1.57%) BMC
8 2 (1.57%) F5
8 2 (1.57%) HP
8 2 (1.57%) NEC
8 2 (1.57%) Nortel
8 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.57%) Websense
8 2 (1.57%) ZTE