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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 153 170 221
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +51
Contract jobs citing 4G 101 65 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.74% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.49% 4.05% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 9
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£388 £355 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -32.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £228 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £426 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -34.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -12.88%
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
1841 1606 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.77% 18.29% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 742 621
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 90 164
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +15 74 £400 +9.58% 16
Hampshire -10 7 £313 -7.40%
Buckinghamshire -2 6 - -
Surrey - 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Kent - - - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 128 (76.65%) 3G
2 119 (71.26%) Telecoms
3 98 (58.68%) LTE
4 83 (49.70%) 2G
5 39 (23.35%) Project Management
6 35 (20.96%) Radio Access Network
7 34 (20.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 30 (17.96%) GSM
9 28 (16.77%) Network Architecture
10 24 (14.37%) Huawei
11 23 (13.77%) Degree
12 22 (13.17%) Ericsson
12 22 (13.17%) GPRS
13 21 (12.57%) 3GPP
13 21 (12.57%) SLA
14 18 (10.78%) UMTS
14 18 (10.78%) VoLTE
15 17 (10.18%) Cisco
15 17 (10.18%) PRINCE2
16 15 (8.98%) Nokia
17 14 (8.38%) Internet
18 13 (7.78%) ITIL
19 12 (7.19%) Finance
19 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (6.59%) Billing
20 11 (6.59%) HP
21 10 (5.99%) Validation
21 10 (5.99%) Change Management
21 10 (5.99%) RANAP
21 10 (5.99%) SGSN

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 128 (76.65%) 3G
2 98 (58.68%) LTE
3 83 (49.70%) 2G
4 35 (20.96%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (17.96%) GSM
6 22 (13.17%) GPRS
7 21 (12.57%) 3GPP
8 18 (10.78%) UMTS
8 18 (10.78%) VoLTE
9 14 (8.38%) Internet
10 10 (5.99%) RANAP
10 10 (5.99%) SGSN
11 9 (5.39%) GGSN
11 9 (5.39%) MPLS
11 9 (5.39%) Ethernet
12 7 (4.19%) SDH
12 7 (4.19%) SMS
12 7 (4.19%) MVNO
13 6 (3.59%) WCDMA
13 6 (3.59%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) MS Access
2 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 119 (71.26%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.19%) Finance
3 11 (6.59%) Billing
4 7 (4.19%) Back Office
5 5 (2.99%) Electronics
6 4 (2.40%) Retail
7 3 (1.80%) Marketing
8 2 (1.20%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (13.77%) Architect
2 16 (9.58%) Project Manager
3 15 (8.98%) Test Engineer
4 14 (8.38%) Design Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) RAN Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) RF Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Senior Architect
9 6 (3.59%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Systems Architect
9 6 (3.59%) Project Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Consultant
10 5 (2.99%) Provisioning Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) PMO Manager
11 4 (2.40%) Planning Manager
11 4 (2.40%) Designer
11 4 (2.40%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) XML
2 4 (2.40%) WAP
2 4 (2.40%) WML
3 1 (0.60%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.40%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.20%) PMI
4 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.20%) Physics
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.60%) DTV
5 1 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.79%) Linux
2 6 (3.59%) Android
2 6 (3.59%) UNIX
3 4 (2.40%) Windows
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.35%) Project Management
2 28 (16.77%) Network Architecture
3 17 (10.18%) PRINCE2
4 13 (7.78%) ITIL
5 10 (5.99%) Change Management
5 10 (5.99%) Validation
6 8 (4.79%) Logistics
6 8 (4.79%) Resource Management
6 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.19%) Migration
8 6 (3.59%) Information Management
8 6 (3.59%) Network Design
8 6 (3.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.59%) Supplier Management
8 6 (3.59%) Software Testing
8 6 (3.59%) Project Planning
9 5 (2.99%) Matrix Management
9 5 (2.99%) Dependency Management
10 4 (2.40%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.40%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.19%) SQL
2 4 (2.40%) C
3 2 (1.20%) C#
3 2 (1.20%) Assembly Language
3 2 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.60%) VBA
4 1 (0.60%) C++
4 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (13.77%) Degree
2 8 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.59%) ISEB
3 6 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) PMP
5 3 (1.80%) HND
6 2 (1.20%) HNC
6 2 (1.20%) CCNA
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) CCIE
7 1 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) NDS
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.40%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.80%) Netcool
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.60%) OpenView
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (20.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 24 (14.37%) Huawei
3 22 (13.17%) Ericsson
4 17 (10.18%) Cisco
5 15 (8.98%) Nokia
6 11 (6.59%) HP
7 9 (5.39%) Juniper
8 8 (4.79%) BT
9 6 (3.59%) NEC
10 5 (2.99%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.99%) Business Objects
11 4 (2.40%) SAP
11 4 (2.40%) Oracle
11 4 (2.40%) Cramer
11 4 (2.40%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.80%) Mapinfo
13 2 (1.20%) SGI
13 2 (1.20%) Actix
13 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.20%) Progress
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