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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 168 191 203
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +12
Contract jobs citing 4G 96 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 3.27% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 15
Average daily rate
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£315 £363 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £264 £304
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%
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
1870 1405 1833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.74% 16.57% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 667 655
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 94 177
Average hourly rate £20.92 £26.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.07% +39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +38 86 £316 -15.66% 11
Surrey -1 4 £314 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 - 2
Oxfordshire -22 1 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 168 (81.95%) 3G
2 148 (72.20%) Telecoms
3 116 (56.59%) LTE
4 78 (38.05%) 2G
5 75 (36.59%) Radio Access Network
6 55 (26.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 43 (20.98%) Project Management
8 37 (18.05%) Huawei
9 36 (17.56%) Ericsson
10 34 (16.59%) Degree
11 33 (16.10%) GSM
12 29 (14.15%) Finance
12 29 (14.15%) VoLTE
13 25 (12.20%) 3GPP
14 24 (11.71%) ITIL
15 23 (11.22%) SLA
16 21 (10.24%) Validation
17 20 (9.76%) PRINCE2
17 20 (9.76%) Nokia
18 19 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (8.78%) Internet
19 18 (8.78%) GPRS
20 16 (7.80%) Cisco
21 15 (7.32%) UMTS
22 14 (6.83%) Broadband
22 14 (6.83%) Linux
22 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
22 14 (6.83%) Change Management
22 14 (6.83%) Network Architecture
23 13 (6.34%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.49%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.34%) MS Office
3 6 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 168 (81.95%) 3G
2 116 (56.59%) LTE
3 78 (38.05%) 2G
4 75 (36.59%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (16.10%) GSM
6 29 (14.15%) VoLTE
7 25 (12.20%) 3GPP
8 18 (8.78%) Internet
8 18 (8.78%) GPRS
9 15 (7.32%) UMTS
10 14 (6.83%) Broadband
11 12 (5.85%) DNS
12 10 (4.88%) SGSN
12 10 (4.88%) RANAP
12 10 (4.88%) SMS
12 10 (4.88%) Ethernet
12 10 (4.88%) HTTP
13 9 (4.39%) MPLS
14 8 (3.90%) MVNO
15 7 (3.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.44%) MySQL
2 5 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (1.95%) MS Access
4 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 148 (72.20%) Telecoms
2 29 (14.15%) Finance
3 12 (5.85%) Billing
4 11 (5.37%) Back Office
5 10 (4.88%) Marketing
6 8 (3.90%) Legal
7 6 (2.93%) Retail
8 5 (2.44%) Electronics
9 3 (1.46%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 27 (13.17%) Architect
2 21 (10.24%) Test Engineer
3 18 (8.78%) Design Engineer
4 14 (6.83%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.34%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (5.85%) RAN Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) RF Engineer
8 9 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.39%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Designer
9 7 (3.41%) Senior Architect
9 7 (3.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.93%) Service Manager
10 6 (2.93%) Security Architect
10 6 (2.93%) Project Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) Developer
11 5 (2.44%) Consultant
11 5 (2.44%) Provisioning Engineer
11 5 (2.44%) 3G Engineer
12 4 (1.95%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.41%) XML
2 4 (1.95%) WAP
2 4 (1.95%) WML
2 4 (1.95%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.95%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.46%) User Experience
4 3 (1.46%) GIS
5 2 (0.98%) Replication
5 2 (0.98%) PMI
6 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.49%) Physics
6 1 (0.49%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.83%) Linux
2 11 (5.37%) UNIX
3 6 (2.93%) Android
4 5 (2.44%) Windows
5 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.95%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.98%) Project Management
2 24 (11.71%) ITIL
3 21 (10.24%) Validation
4 20 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 14 (6.83%) Change Management
5 14 (6.83%) Network Architecture
6 12 (5.85%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.37%) Performance Management
7 11 (5.37%) Capacity Management
8 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.90%) Project Planning
9 8 (3.90%) Migration
10 7 (3.41%) Dependency Management
10 7 (3.41%) Coaching
10 7 (3.41%) Service Management
10 7 (3.41%) Matrix Management
10 7 (3.41%) Resource Management
10 7 (3.41%) Logistics
10 7 (3.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.88%) SQL
2 6 (2.93%) Perl
3 4 (1.95%) C
3 4 (1.95%) C++
4 2 (0.98%) Java
4 2 (0.98%) C#
5 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 34 (16.59%) Degree
2 9 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.44%) CCNA
3 5 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.95%) ISEB
4 4 (1.95%) HNC
4 4 (1.95%) HND
4 4 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.98%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) CISM
6 1 (0.49%) PMP
6 1 (0.49%) CISSP
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.22%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) NFS
2 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.98%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (3.41%) Netcool
3 4 (1.95%) OpenView
4 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.46%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 55 (26.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 37 (18.05%) Huawei
3 36 (17.56%) Ericsson
4 20 (9.76%) Nokia
5 16 (7.80%) Cisco
6 11 (5.37%) HP
7 10 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 8 (3.90%) Business Objects
9 7 (3.41%) Oracle
9 7 (3.41%) Nortel
9 7 (3.41%) BT
9 7 (3.41%) Greenplum
10 6 (2.93%) Juniper
11 5 (2.44%) Mapinfo
11 5 (2.44%) Cramer
12 4 (1.95%) NEC
12 4 (1.95%) Amdocs
12 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.95%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.95%) BMC
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