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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 194 148 166
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +18
Contract jobs citing 4G 83 108 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 1.16% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 5.85% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +21.12%
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
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -7 74 £300 -14.28% 7
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £190 -55.29%
Surrey -10 2 £210 - 1
Oxfordshire -22 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 174 (88.78%) 3G
2 140 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 96 (48.98%) 2G
4 93 (47.45%) LTE
5 81 (41.33%) Radio Access Network
6 29 (14.80%) Wireless
6 29 (14.80%) GSM
7 28 (14.29%) VoLTE
8 27 (13.78%) Linux
8 27 (13.78%) UNIX
9 22 (11.22%) TCP/IP
10 21 (10.71%) HP
10 21 (10.71%) Project Management
11 20 (10.20%) MS Excel
12 19 (9.69%) Cisco
13 17 (8.67%) UMTS
13 17 (8.67%) Ericsson
13 17 (8.67%) Validation
14 16 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (8.16%) Degree
14 16 (8.16%) Ethernet
14 16 (8.16%) SLA
15 15 (7.65%) CCNP
15 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (7.65%) OpenView
15 15 (7.65%) Huawei
15 15 (7.65%) Network Design
16 14 (7.14%) IPsec
16 14 (7.14%) 3GPP
17 13 (6.63%) SDH

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.61%) MS Office
3 10 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 174 (88.78%) 3G
2 96 (48.98%) 2G
3 93 (47.45%) LTE
4 81 (41.33%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (14.80%) Wireless
5 29 (14.80%) GSM
6 28 (14.29%) VoLTE
7 22 (11.22%) TCP/IP
8 17 (8.67%) UMTS
9 16 (8.16%) Ethernet
9 16 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (7.14%) IPsec
10 14 (7.14%) 3GPP
11 13 (6.63%) SDH
11 13 (6.63%) MPLS
11 13 (6.63%) BGP
11 13 (6.63%) SS7
11 13 (6.63%) Wireshark
12 12 (6.12%) RNC
12 12 (6.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.12%) MS Access
2 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.51%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
General
1 140 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.61%) Electronics
3 8 (4.08%) Back Office
4 6 (3.06%) Finance
5 4 (2.04%) Billing
6 3 (1.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (8.67%) Project Manager
1 17 (8.67%) Test Engineer
2 16 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
3 14 (7.14%) Tester
4 13 (6.63%) Architect
4 13 (6.63%) Design Engineer
5 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.61%) Technical Tester
7 10 (5.10%) OSS Architect
7 10 (5.10%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Analyst
8 9 (4.59%) Delivery Project Manager
8 9 (4.59%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) RAN Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Build Manager
9 8 (4.08%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (4.08%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.57%) IP Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.61%) XML
2 5 (2.55%) CSS
3 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.63%) PKI
2 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.08%) Handset
4 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.02%) GIS
5 2 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.51%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.78%) UNIX
1 27 (13.78%) Linux
2 8 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.55%) Solaris
4 2 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.71%) Project Management
2 17 (8.67%) Validation
3 15 (7.65%) Network Design
4 11 (5.61%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (4.59%) Network Planning
6 9 (4.59%) Network Architecture
7 8 (4.08%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.08%) Migration
8 7 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.57%) ITIL
8 7 (3.57%) Test Planning
9 6 (3.06%) Line Management
9 6 (3.06%) Change Control
9 6 (3.06%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.06%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.55%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.55%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.63%) SQL
2 11 (5.61%) Perl
3 8 (4.08%) C
4 5 (2.55%) C++
5 2 (1.02%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.02%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.51%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby
6 1 (0.51%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (8.16%) Degree
2 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (7.65%) CCNP
3 11 (5.61%) CCNA
4 7 (3.57%) HND
5 6 (3.06%) HNC
6 3 (1.53%) CISSP
6 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.02%) CCSA
7 2 (1.02%) CCSE
7 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.02%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) CCDA
8 1 (0.51%) CCDP
8 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) PMP
8 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.51%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) OpenView
2 12 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (5.10%) HP NNM
4 5 (2.55%) Cacti
5 4 (2.04%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (1.53%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.02%) Netcool
8 1 (0.51%) OPNET
8 1 (0.51%) Nessus
8 1 (0.51%) Iperf
Vendors
1 21 (10.71%) HP
2 19 (9.69%) Cisco
3 17 (8.67%) Ericsson
4 15 (7.65%) Huawei
5 12 (6.12%) Nokia
6 10 (5.10%) SevOne
7 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.57%) Mapinfo
9 6 (3.06%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (2.04%) Greenplum
10 4 (2.04%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.53%) ComArch
11 3 (1.53%) Cramer
11 3 (1.53%) Amdocs
12 2 (1.02%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.02%) Remedy
12 2 (1.02%) Juniper
12 2 (1.02%) Actix
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