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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 151 194 216
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +22
Contract jobs citing 4G 94 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 2.95% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 5
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£285 £325 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £174 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £405 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £513
% change year-on-year
- -36.58%
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 £97.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-59.33% +135.54%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1679 1526 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.57% 18.10% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 659 566
Average daily rate £336 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 136 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +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 23 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 23 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 +36 76 £244 -26.69% 10
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £425 -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 120 (78.43%) Telecoms
2 110 (71.90%) 3G
3 80 (52.29%) 2G
4 67 (43.79%) LTE
5 43 (28.10%) Network Architecture
6 31 (20.26%) GSM
7 29 (18.95%) Project Management
7 29 (18.95%) Radio Access Network
8 27 (17.65%) Change Management
9 26 (16.99%) Huawei
10 25 (16.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 23 (15.03%) Cisco
12 21 (13.73%) Problem Management
13 20 (13.07%) SLA
14 19 (12.42%) Ericsson
15 18 (11.76%) MPLS
16 17 (11.11%) Degree
17 16 (10.46%) Juniper
18 15 (9.80%) GPRS
19 14 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
19 14 (9.15%) Performance Monitoring
20 13 (8.50%) 3GPP
20 13 (8.50%) Ethernet
21 12 (7.84%) UMTS
21 12 (7.84%) VoLTE
21 12 (7.84%) Finance
22 11 (7.19%) Validation
22 11 (7.19%) XML
22 11 (7.19%) UNIX
23 10 (6.54%) SDH

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (1.31%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) MS Office
2 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 110 (71.90%) 3G
2 80 (52.29%) 2G
3 67 (43.79%) LTE
4 31 (20.26%) GSM
5 29 (18.95%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (11.76%) MPLS
7 15 (9.80%) GPRS
8 13 (8.50%) Ethernet
8 13 (8.50%) 3GPP
9 12 (7.84%) UMTS
9 12 (7.84%) VoLTE
10 10 (6.54%) SDH
11 9 (5.88%) RANAP
11 9 (5.88%) SGSN
12 8 (5.23%) SIGTRAN
12 8 (5.23%) GGSN
12 8 (5.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (4.58%) MVNO
13 7 (4.58%) Wireless
13 7 (4.58%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) MySQL
1 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.61%) TestDirector
General
1 120 (78.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.84%) Finance
3 7 (4.58%) Front Office
3 7 (4.58%) Billing
4 5 (3.27%) Electronics
5 4 (2.61%) Marketing
5 4 (2.61%) Retail
5 4 (2.61%) Back Office
6 2 (1.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.34%) Architect
2 13 (8.50%) Project Manager
2 13 (8.50%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (7.19%) Design Engineer
4 9 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 9 (5.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 9 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 7 (4.58%) NOC Engineer
5 7 (4.58%) RAN Engineer
5 7 (4.58%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (3.92%) Systems Architect
6 6 (3.92%) Support Engineer
6 6 (3.92%) Consultant
7 5 (3.27%) Project Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Deployment Manager
8 4 (2.61%) Test Consultant
8 4 (2.61%) PMO Manager
8 4 (2.61%) Designer
8 4 (2.61%) Planning Manager
8 4 (2.61%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.19%) XML
2 5 (3.27%) .NET
3 4 (2.61%) J2EE
3 4 (2.61%) WAP
3 4 (2.61%) WML
4 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.61%) Smart Meter
2 3 (1.96%) PMI
2 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.31%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.31%) Physics
4 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.65%) Handset
4 1 (0.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.19%) UNIX
2 7 (4.58%) Linux
3 2 (1.31%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.10%) Network Architecture
2 29 (18.95%) Project Management
3 27 (17.65%) Change Management
4 21 (13.73%) Problem Management
5 14 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (9.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (7.19%) Validation
7 10 (6.54%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.88%) Fault Management
9 8 (5.23%) Resource Management
9 8 (5.23%) Logistics
10 7 (4.58%) Network Design
11 6 (3.92%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.92%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.92%) Information Management
11 6 (3.92%) ITIL
12 5 (3.27%) ETL
13 4 (2.61%) Web Development
13 4 (2.61%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.58%) Perl
1 7 (4.58%) SQL
2 6 (3.92%) C#
3 5 (3.27%) C++
3 5 (3.27%) Java
4 3 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.31%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.92%) ISEB
3 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.27%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.96%) PMP
5 3 (1.96%) HND
6 2 (1.31%) HNC
7 1 (0.65%) CCIE
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.07%) SLA
2 5 (3.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) NDS
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.99%) Huawei
2 25 (16.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 23 (15.03%) Cisco
4 19 (12.42%) Ericsson
5 16 (10.46%) Juniper
6 10 (6.54%) HP
7 8 (5.23%) Oracle
8 6 (3.92%) Nortel
8 6 (3.92%) Greenplum
8 6 (3.92%) NEC
9 5 (3.27%) Talend
9 5 (3.27%) BT
10 4 (2.61%) Nokia
10 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.61%) SAP
10 4 (2.61%) Cramer
11 2 (1.31%) Amdocs
11 2 (1.31%) Progress
11 2 (1.31%) SGI
12 1 (0.65%) Remedy
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