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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
England / South East
Rank 188 186 152
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -34
Contract jobs citing 4G 50 66 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.80% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 4.05% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 41
Median daily rate £268 £301 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £261 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £406 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.81%

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
1543 1630 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.26% 19.65% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 881 914
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -5 35 £245 -24.61% 3
Hampshire +14 7 £300 -31.81% 1
Surrey +14 5 £425 +57.40%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for 4G.

1 85 (84.16%) 3G
2 61 (60.40%) Telecoms
3 48 (47.52%) 2G
4 47 (46.53%) LTE
5 26 (25.74%) Ericsson
6 24 (23.76%) Huawei
7 23 (22.77%) Radio Access Network
8 22 (21.78%) Nokia
9 20 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (19.80%) Cisco
10 19 (18.81%) Wireless
10 19 (18.81%) Nokia Networks
11 18 (17.82%) CCNP
11 18 (17.82%) TCP/IP
12 17 (16.83%) UMTS
12 17 (16.83%) ITIL
13 16 (15.84%) HP
14 15 (14.85%) CCNA
14 15 (14.85%) Juniper
14 15 (14.85%) Back Office
15 14 (13.86%) CCIE
15 14 (13.86%) Test Management
16 13 (12.87%) Wireshark
16 13 (12.87%) GSM
16 13 (12.87%) Regression Testing
17 12 (11.88%) ISTQB
17 12 (11.88%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 11 (10.89%) MS Office
19 10 (9.90%) Microsoft

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 11 (10.89%) MS Office
2 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 85 (84.16%) 3G
2 48 (47.52%) 2G
3 47 (46.53%) LTE
4 23 (22.77%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (18.81%) Wireless
6 18 (17.82%) TCP/IP
7 17 (16.83%) UMTS
8 13 (12.87%) GSM
8 13 (12.87%) Wireshark
9 8 (7.92%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (7.92%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (7.92%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (5.94%) Firewall
11 5 (4.95%) DWDM
11 5 (4.95%) UTRAN
12 4 (3.96%) Ethernet
12 4 (3.96%) IPsec
12 4 (3.96%) SSL
12 4 (3.96%) VoIP
12 4 (3.96%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.98%) MS Access
3 1 (0.99%) GIS
General
1 61 (60.40%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.85%) Back Office
3 4 (3.96%) Electronics
3 4 (3.96%) Finance
4 3 (2.97%) Marketing
5 2 (1.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Billing
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (14.85%) Analyst
2 12 (11.88%) 3G Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) 4G Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) RAN Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) Test Analyst
3 8 (7.92%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (5.94%) Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (5.94%) Test Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) LTE Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) Technical Support
6 4 (3.96%) Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) OSS Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Support Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (3.96%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) SPML
1 1 (0.99%) WebRTC
1 1 (0.99%) XML
1 1 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) PKI
5 3 (2.97%) Statistics
6 2 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.99%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Unix
3 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) ITIL
2 14 (13.86%) Test Management
3 13 (12.87%) Regression Testing
4 10 (9.90%) Network Architecture
4 10 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.93%) Project Management
6 6 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.96%) High Availability
8 4 (3.96%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.96%) Network Design
8 4 (3.96%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.97%) Budget Control
9 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.97%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.97%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
9 3 (2.97%) Network Planning
9 3 (2.97%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.97%) Process Improvement
9 3 (2.97%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.97%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C
2 2 (1.98%) Ruby
3 1 (0.99%) C++
3 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.99%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.82%) CCNP
3 15 (14.85%) CCNA
4 14 (13.86%) CCIE
5 12 (11.88%) ISTQB
5 12 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.94%) HND
7 5 (4.95%) Degree
8 2 (1.98%) CISM
8 2 (1.98%) CISSP
8 2 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.98%) CRISC
8 2 (1.98%) HNC
8 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.98%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.99%) PMP
9 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.97%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (2.97%) OpenView
3 2 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.98%) Nessus
3 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) Ericsson
2 24 (23.76%) Huawei
3 22 (21.78%) Nokia
4 20 (19.80%) Cisco
5 19 (18.81%) Nokia Networks
6 16 (15.84%) HP
7 15 (14.85%) Juniper
8 10 (9.90%) Cramer
8 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.95%) Citrix
9 5 (4.95%) Mapinfo
10 4 (3.96%) Nortel
11 3 (2.97%) F5
11 3 (2.97%) Tellabs
12 2 (1.98%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (1.98%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.98%) Qualys
12 2 (1.98%) Remedy
12 2 (1.98%) Samsung
12 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds