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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 155 169 187
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +18
Contract jobs citing 4G 103 76 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 0.85% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 4.44% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 18
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£263 £286 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% -8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £217 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £98.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 - £47.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 - £149.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £160.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -78.12%
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
1762 1711 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.83% 19.10% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 741 648
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 162
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +23 96 £263 +14.23% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £500 +17.64% 1
Surrey -6 1 £210 - 3
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 226 (88.63%) 3G
2 190 (74.51%) Telecoms
3 132 (51.76%) 2G
4 127 (49.80%) LTE
5 103 (40.39%) Radio Access Network
6 62 (24.31%) GSM
7 51 (20.00%) Wireless
8 41 (16.08%) UMTS
9 39 (15.29%) VoLTE
10 38 (14.90%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (10.98%) Linux
11 28 (10.98%) Network Planning
12 27 (10.59%) Ericsson
13 25 (9.80%) SS7
13 25 (9.80%) C
13 25 (9.80%) UNIX
13 25 (9.80%) WiMAX
14 24 (9.41%) MS Excel
14 24 (9.41%) HP
14 24 (9.41%) Project Management
15 23 (9.02%) Network Design
16 22 (8.63%) TCP/IP
17 21 (8.24%) SDH
18 20 (7.84%) GPRS
18 20 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (7.45%) SLA
19 19 (7.45%) SQL
19 19 (7.45%) Huawei
19 19 (7.45%) Degree
20 18 (7.06%) Wireshark

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 24 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.71%) MS Office
3 7 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.96%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 226 (88.63%) 3G
2 132 (51.76%) 2G
3 127 (49.80%) LTE
4 103 (40.39%) Radio Access Network
5 62 (24.31%) GSM
6 51 (20.00%) Wireless
7 41 (16.08%) UMTS
8 39 (15.29%) VoLTE
9 38 (14.90%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (9.80%) WiMAX
10 25 (9.80%) SS7
11 22 (8.63%) TCP/IP
12 21 (8.24%) SDH
13 20 (7.84%) GPRS
14 18 (7.06%) MPLS
14 18 (7.06%) Wireshark
15 17 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
16 15 (5.88%) DSL
17 14 (5.49%) CDMA2000
17 14 (5.49%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.71%) MS Access
2 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) LabVIEW
General
1 190 (74.51%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.49%) Electronics
3 9 (3.53%) Finance
3 9 (3.53%) Billing
4 5 (1.96%) Back Office
5 3 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (9.02%) Test Engineer
2 21 (8.24%) Delivery Manager
3 20 (7.84%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.45%) Tester
5 17 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
6 16 (6.27%) Design Engineer
7 13 (5.10%) Architect
8 12 (4.71%) Integration Engineer
8 12 (4.71%) RAN Engineer
9 11 (4.31%) Analyst
9 11 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.92%) Delivery Project Manager
10 10 (3.92%) OSS Architect
11 9 (3.53%) Deployment Manager
12 8 (3.14%) Build Manager
12 8 (3.14%) OSS Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.75%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.35%) Network Engineer
14 6 (2.35%) Performance Engineer
14 6 (2.35%) RAN Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.71%) XML
2 1 (0.39%) CSS
2 1 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.31%) PKI
3 9 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.57%) Handset
5 3 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Economics
7 1 (0.39%) PMI
7 1 (0.39%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.98%) Linux
2 25 (9.80%) UNIX
3 8 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.96%) Windows
5 4 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.98%) Network Planning
2 24 (9.41%) Project Management
3 23 (9.02%) Network Design
4 14 (5.49%) Validation
5 12 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (4.31%) OOD
7 10 (3.92%) UML
7 10 (3.92%) OO
7 10 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 10 (3.92%) Network Architecture
8 9 (3.53%) Performance Management
8 9 (3.53%) CRM
8 9 (3.53%) ITIL
9 7 (2.75%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.35%) Migration
10 6 (2.35%) Test Management
10 6 (2.35%) System Testing
10 6 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.35%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.80%) C
2 19 (7.45%) SQL
3 14 (5.49%) Perl
4 13 (5.10%) C++
5 8 (3.14%) Embedded C
6 7 (2.75%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.78%) Python
8 1 (0.39%) Ruby
8 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) Java
8 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (7.45%) Degree
2 14 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (5.49%) CCNP
3 11 (4.31%) HND
4 10 (3.92%) CCNA
5 9 (3.53%) HNC
6 5 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.18%) ISEB
9 2 (0.78%) CISSP
9 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.78%) CCSA
9 2 (0.78%) CCSE
10 1 (0.39%) PMP
10 1 (0.39%) CCDA
10 1 (0.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.57%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (5.10%) NSN NetAct
3 11 (4.31%) OpenView
4 10 (3.92%) HP NNM
5 4 (1.57%) SCCM
5 4 (1.57%) Netcool
6 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.39%) Iperf
7 1 (0.39%) Cacti
Vendors
1 27 (10.59%) Ericsson
2 24 (9.41%) HP
3 19 (7.45%) Huawei
4 15 (5.88%) Actix
5 11 (4.31%) Nokia
5 11 (4.31%) Cisco
6 10 (3.92%) SevOne
7 8 (3.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.75%) Mapinfo
9 6 (2.35%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.35%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.57%) Siemens
10 4 (1.57%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (0.78%) Cramer
12 2 (0.78%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.78%) F5
12 2 (0.78%) ComArch
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