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 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 173 215 163
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -52
Contract jobs citing 4G 76 54 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.58% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 3.06% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 27
Median daily rate £300 £283 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £264 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £414 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £318
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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
1570 1764 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.27% 18.79% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 948 885
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 113
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 11 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 48 £325 +10.16% 1
Hampshire +33 14 £288 -34.65%
Surrey +19 8 £343 +29.24% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 £374 - 1
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 90 (84.11%) 3G
2 66 (61.68%) Telecoms
3 54 (50.47%) 2G
4 50 (46.73%) LTE
5 29 (27.10%) Ericsson
6 27 (25.23%) Huawei
7 25 (23.36%) Wireless
8 24 (22.43%) Nokia Networks
9 23 (21.50%) Radio Access Network
9 23 (21.50%) Nokia
10 20 (18.69%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (18.69%) Cisco
11 19 (17.76%) Back Office
12 18 (16.82%) CCNP
12 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
13 17 (15.89%) HP
13 17 (15.89%) Cramer
14 16 (14.95%) ITIL
15 15 (14.02%) CCNA
15 15 (14.02%) Juniper
15 15 (14.02%) Test Management
16 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
16 14 (13.08%) CCIE
16 14 (13.08%) UMTS
17 13 (12.15%) SLA
17 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
17 13 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (12.15%) Wireshark
17 13 (12.15%) Network Architecture
18 12 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
1 12 (11.21%) MS Office
2 10 (9.35%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 90 (84.11%) 3G
2 54 (50.47%) 2G
3 50 (46.73%) LTE
4 25 (23.36%) Wireless
5 23 (21.50%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
7 14 (13.08%) UMTS
8 13 (12.15%) Wireshark
9 11 (10.28%) GSM
10 8 (7.48%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (7.48%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (5.61%) Firewall
12 5 (4.67%) DWDM
13 4 (3.74%) Ethernet
13 4 (3.74%) IPsec
13 4 (3.74%) Network Security
13 4 (3.74%) SSL
13 4 (3.74%) VoIP
14 3 (2.80%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.61%) MS Access
3 1 (0.93%) GIS
General
1 66 (61.68%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.76%) Back Office
3 6 (5.61%) Marketing
4 5 (4.67%) Electronics
5 3 (2.80%) Finance
6 2 (1.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (14.02%) Analyst
2 12 (11.21%) Test Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) 3G Engineer
3 10 (9.35%) RAN Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) 4G Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) OSS Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Technical Support
6 5 (4.67%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) LTE Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Optimisation Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Radio Planner
7 4 (3.74%) Support Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Technical Trainer
7 4 (3.74%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) SPML
1 1 (0.93%) WebRTC
1 1 (0.93%) XML
1 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Statistics
5 4 (3.74%) PKI
6 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.95%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) Test Management
3 13 (12.15%) Network Architecture
3 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
4 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.61%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.67%) Network Optimisation
8 4 (3.74%) Fault Analysis
8 4 (3.74%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.74%) High Availability
8 4 (3.74%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.74%) Network Design
8 4 (3.74%) Project Management
8 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.74%) WFM
9 3 (2.80%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) C
2 2 (1.87%) Ruby
3 1 (0.93%) C++
3 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.82%) CCNP
3 15 (14.02%) CCNA
4 14 (13.08%) CCIE
5 12 (11.21%) ISTQB
5 12 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.54%) Degree
6 7 (6.54%) HND
7 6 (5.61%) HNC
8 2 (1.87%) CISM
8 2 (1.87%) CISSP
8 2 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.87%) CRISC
8 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.41%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (2.80%) OpenView
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.87%) Nessus
4 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 29 (27.10%) Ericsson
2 27 (25.23%) Huawei
3 24 (22.43%) Nokia Networks
4 23 (21.50%) Nokia
5 20 (18.69%) Cisco
6 17 (15.89%) Cramer
6 17 (15.89%) HP
7 15 (14.02%) Juniper
8 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
9 11 (10.28%) Citrix
10 9 (8.41%) Nortel
11 8 (7.48%) Tellabs
12 6 (5.61%) Mapinfo
12 6 (5.61%) Remedy
13 4 (3.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (3.74%) BT
13 4 (3.74%) NetCracker
13 4 (3.74%) Siemens
13 4 (3.74%) Virgin Media
13 4 (3.74%) ZTE