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 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 159 144 192
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +48
Contract jobs citing 4G 108 110 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 1.18% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 6.32% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £216 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £44.50 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% -72.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £39.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +11.97%
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
1744 1740 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 18.68% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 773 707
Average daily rate £355 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 96 125
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 August 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 5 August 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 +6 101 £268 -2.72% 10
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £190 -55.29%
Surrey -8 1 £210 - 1
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 203 (88.26%) 3G
2 167 (72.61%) Telecoms
3 110 (47.83%) LTE
4 109 (47.39%) 2G
5 93 (40.43%) Radio Access Network
6 46 (20.00%) GSM
7 41 (17.83%) Wireless
8 34 (14.78%) VoLTE
9 33 (14.35%) Linux
10 28 (12.17%) UNIX
10 28 (12.17%) UMTS
11 26 (11.30%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (10.87%) TCP/IP
13 24 (10.43%) HP
13 24 (10.43%) Project Management
14 23 (10.00%) SS7
14 23 (10.00%) Degree
15 21 (9.13%) Ericsson
15 21 (9.13%) MS Excel
16 19 (8.26%) Network Design
17 18 (7.83%) Validation
17 18 (7.83%) SDH
18 17 (7.39%) C
18 17 (7.39%) Network Planning
18 17 (7.39%) WiMAX
18 17 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
19 16 (6.96%) Wireshark
19 16 (6.96%) GPRS
19 16 (6.96%) MPLS
20 15 (6.52%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 21 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.35%) MS Office
2 10 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 203 (88.26%) 3G
2 110 (47.83%) LTE
3 109 (47.39%) 2G
4 93 (40.43%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (20.00%) GSM
6 41 (17.83%) Wireless
7 34 (14.78%) VoLTE
8 28 (12.17%) UMTS
9 26 (11.30%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (10.87%) TCP/IP
11 23 (10.00%) SS7
12 18 (7.83%) SDH
13 17 (7.39%) WiMAX
14 16 (6.96%) Wireshark
14 16 (6.96%) GPRS
14 16 (6.96%) MPLS
15 15 (6.52%) 3GPP
15 15 (6.52%) SIGTRAN
15 15 (6.52%) IPsec
15 15 (6.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.78%) MS Access
2 4 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) LabVIEW
General
1 167 (72.61%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.52%) Electronics
3 8 (3.48%) Billing
4 7 (3.04%) Back Office
4 7 (3.04%) Finance
5 3 (1.30%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (9.13%) Project Manager
1 21 (9.13%) Test Engineer
2 20 (8.70%) Tester
3 17 (7.39%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (5.65%) Architect
4 13 (5.65%) Design Engineer
5 11 (4.78%) Analyst
5 11 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (4.78%) Technical Tester
6 10 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
6 10 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.35%) OSS Architect
6 10 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
7 9 (3.91%) Deployment Manager
8 8 (3.48%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.48%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.48%) Build Manager
8 8 (3.48%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.61%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.78%) XML
2 4 (1.74%) CSS
3 3 (1.30%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.09%) PKI
1 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.61%) Handset
4 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (0.87%) GIS
5 2 (0.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.43%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.35%) Linux
2 28 (12.17%) UNIX
3 9 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.17%) Solaris
5 4 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.43%) Project Management
2 19 (8.26%) Network Design
3 18 (7.83%) Validation
4 17 (7.39%) Network Planning
5 11 (4.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (4.35%) Network Architecture
7 9 (3.91%) Performance Management
7 9 (3.91%) Test Planning
7 9 (3.91%) OOD
8 8 (3.48%) ITIL
8 8 (3.48%) UML
8 8 (3.48%) OO
8 8 (3.48%) CRM
8 8 (3.48%) Migration
8 8 (3.48%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.04%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.61%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (2.61%) Test Automation
10 6 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.39%) C
2 12 (5.22%) Perl
2 12 (5.22%) SQL
3 11 (4.78%) C++
4 6 (2.61%) Embedded C
5 5 (2.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.43%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) Java
6 1 (0.43%) C#
6 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (10.00%) Degree
2 14 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (6.09%) CCNP
3 10 (4.35%) CCNA
4 7 (3.04%) HND
5 6 (2.61%) HNC
6 3 (1.30%) ISEB
6 3 (1.30%) CISSP
6 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.87%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.87%) CCSA
7 2 (0.87%) CCSE
7 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) PMP
8 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CISA
8 1 (0.43%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.43%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (6.09%) OpenView
3 10 (4.35%) HP NNM
4 6 (2.61%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (1.74%) Cacti
6 2 (0.87%) Netcool
6 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.43%) Iperf
7 1 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (10.43%) HP
2 21 (9.13%) Ericsson
3 15 (6.52%) Cisco
4 13 (5.65%) Nokia
4 13 (5.65%) Huawei
5 10 (4.35%) SevOne
6 9 (3.91%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.48%) Mapinfo
7 8 (3.48%) Actix
8 6 (2.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (2.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (1.74%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.30%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.30%) Siemens
11 3 (1.30%) Remedy
11 3 (1.30%) ComArch
11 3 (1.30%) Cramer
11 3 (1.30%) Amdocs
12 2 (0.87%) Blue Coat
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