The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 141 179 223
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +44
Contract jobs citing 4G 104 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 0.60% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 3.28% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 7
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£350 £325 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £174 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £525
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% +364.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+11.97% -14.45%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1555 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.78% 18.34% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 691 570
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
4G
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 +35 83 £305 -8.27% 14
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £425 -
Hampshire -9 1 £475 +40.74% 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 125 (79.11%) Telecoms
2 117 (74.05%) 3G
3 80 (50.63%) 2G
4 72 (45.57%) LTE
5 44 (27.85%) Network Architecture
6 32 (20.25%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (20.25%) Project Management
7 31 (19.62%) GSM
8 26 (16.46%) Change Management
8 26 (16.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 23 (14.56%) Huawei
10 21 (13.29%) SLA
10 21 (13.29%) Cisco
11 20 (12.66%) Ericsson
12 19 (12.03%) Problem Management
13 18 (11.39%) Degree
14 16 (10.13%) MPLS
15 15 (9.49%) 3GPP
15 15 (9.49%) GPRS
15 15 (9.49%) VoLTE
16 14 (8.86%) Performance Monitoring
16 14 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (8.23%) Juniper
18 12 (7.59%) UMTS
18 12 (7.59%) PRINCE2
18 12 (7.59%) UNIX
18 12 (7.59%) Finance
19 11 (6.96%) Validation
19 11 (6.96%) XML
20 10 (6.33%) SDH

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (1.27%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 117 (74.05%) 3G
2 80 (50.63%) 2G
3 72 (45.57%) LTE
4 32 (20.25%) Radio Access Network
5 31 (19.62%) GSM
6 16 (10.13%) MPLS
7 15 (9.49%) 3GPP
7 15 (9.49%) GPRS
7 15 (9.49%) VoLTE
8 12 (7.59%) UMTS
9 10 (6.33%) SDH
9 10 (6.33%) Ethernet
9 10 (6.33%) SGSN
10 9 (5.70%) RANAP
10 9 (5.70%) SIGTRAN
10 9 (5.70%) GGSN
11 7 (4.43%) MVNO
11 7 (4.43%) WCDMA
11 7 (4.43%) Wireless
11 7 (4.43%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (4.43%) MySQL
2 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.27%) MS Access
3 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.53%) TestDirector
General
1 125 (79.11%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.59%) Finance
3 8 (5.06%) Billing
4 7 (4.43%) Front Office
5 5 (3.16%) Electronics
6 4 (2.53%) Back Office
6 4 (2.53%) Retail
6 4 (2.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.82%) Architect
2 15 (9.49%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.23%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (7.59%) Design Engineer
5 11 (6.96%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Senior Architect
6 9 (5.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.43%) RAN Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) Consultant
8 6 (3.80%) Systems Architect
9 5 (3.16%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (3.16%) Project Engineer
10 4 (2.53%) Developer
10 4 (2.53%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.53%) Deployment Manager
10 4 (2.53%) Logistics Manager
10 4 (2.53%) Designer
10 4 (2.53%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) XML
2 5 (3.16%) .NET
3 4 (2.53%) J2EE
3 4 (2.53%) WML
3 4 (2.53%) WAP
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.53%) Smart Meter
2 3 (1.90%) PMI
2 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.27%) Physics
4 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.63%) Handset
4 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.59%) UNIX
2 8 (5.06%) Linux
3 3 (1.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.85%) Network Architecture
2 32 (20.25%) Project Management
3 26 (16.46%) Change Management
4 19 (12.03%) Problem Management
5 14 (8.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (7.59%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.96%) Validation
8 8 (5.06%) Logistics
8 8 (5.06%) Resource Management
9 7 (4.43%) Network Design
9 7 (4.43%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.80%) ITIL
10 6 (3.80%) Information Management
10 6 (3.80%) Software Engineering
10 6 (3.80%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.80%) Fault Management
11 5 (3.16%) ETL
12 4 (2.53%) Project Planning
12 4 (2.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.43%) Perl
1 7 (4.43%) SQL
2 6 (3.80%) C#
3 5 (3.16%) C++
3 5 (3.16%) Java
4 4 (2.53%) C
5 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.63%) VBA
6 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (11.39%) Degree
2 8 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.80%) ISEB
3 6 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.16%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.90%) PMP
6 3 (1.90%) HND
7 2 (1.27%) HNC
7 2 (1.27%) CCNA
7 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) CCIE
8 1 (0.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.29%) SLA
2 5 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) NDS
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 23 (14.56%) Huawei
3 21 (13.29%) Cisco
4 20 (12.66%) Ericsson
5 13 (8.23%) Juniper
6 10 (6.33%) HP
7 9 (5.70%) Oracle
8 6 (3.80%) NEC
8 6 (3.80%) Nortel
8 6 (3.80%) Greenplum
9 5 (3.16%) Talend
9 5 (3.16%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.16%) BT
10 4 (2.53%) Nokia
10 4 (2.53%) SAP
10 4 (2.53%) Cramer
11 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.27%) SGI
11 2 (1.27%) Progress
11 2 (1.27%) Business Objects
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidlington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Chertsey
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago