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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 191 174 221
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +47
Contract jobs citing 4G 59 63 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.75% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.44% 3.88% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate £268 £340 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.32% +58.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £106.25 £47.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% +39.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.78%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

4G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 52 £268 -16.40% 7
Surrey -8 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -31 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (72.12%) 3G
2 71 (68.27%) Telecoms
3 55 (52.88%) 2G
4 35 (33.65%) LTE
4 35 (33.65%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (25.96%) Network Architecture
6 25 (24.04%) Change Management
7 20 (19.23%) Huawei
8 18 (17.31%) MPLS
8 18 (17.31%) GSM
9 16 (15.38%) Problem Management
10 15 (14.42%) Configuration Management
10 15 (14.42%) Project Management
11 14 (13.46%) Ethernet
11 14 (13.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 14 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (13.46%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (12.50%) Fault Management
12 13 (12.50%) Cisco
13 12 (11.54%) Juniper
13 12 (11.54%) SLA
14 11 (10.58%) Front Office
15 10 (9.62%) L2TP
15 10 (9.62%) Ericsson
15 10 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (9.62%) MVNO
16 9 (8.65%) SDH
16 9 (8.65%) ATM
16 9 (8.65%) Validation
17 8 (7.69%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.92%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 75 (72.12%) 3G
2 55 (52.88%) 2G
3 35 (33.65%) LTE
3 35 (33.65%) Radio Access Network
4 18 (17.31%) MPLS
4 18 (17.31%) GSM
5 14 (13.46%) Ethernet
6 10 (9.62%) L2TP
6 10 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (9.62%) MVNO
7 9 (8.65%) SDH
7 9 (8.65%) ATM
8 8 (7.69%) Wireless
8 8 (7.69%) RANAP
8 8 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
9 7 (6.73%) SS7
9 7 (6.73%) DWDM
10 6 (5.77%) UMTS
10 6 (5.77%) SONET
10 6 (5.77%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (4.81%) MySQL
2 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 71 (68.27%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.58%) Front Office
3 3 (2.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.88%) Finance
4 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (8.65%) RAN Engineer
1 9 (8.65%) Designer
2 8 (7.69%) Architect
2 8 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
3 7 (6.73%) Design Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.77%) Analyst
4 6 (5.77%) Databuild Engineer
5 4 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (3.85%) Senior Architect
5 4 (3.85%) IP Engineer
6 3 (2.88%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (2.88%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (2.88%) Planning Manager
6 3 (2.88%) PMO Manager
6 3 (2.88%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (2.88%) Network Manager
6 3 (2.88%) RF Engineer
6 3 (2.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) XML
2 5 (4.81%) .NET
3 4 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (0.96%) WAP
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) UNIX
2 3 (2.88%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.96%) VMS
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Network Architecture
2 25 (24.04%) Change Management
3 16 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 15 (14.42%) Configuration Management
4 15 (14.42%) Project Management
5 14 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (13.46%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (12.50%) Fault Management
7 9 (8.65%) Validation
8 7 (6.73%) Migration
9 6 (5.77%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.77%) Resource Management
10 5 (4.81%) Network Planning
10 5 (4.81%) Capacity Management
10 5 (4.81%) Network Management
11 4 (3.85%) ETL
11 4 (3.85%) Web Development
11 4 (3.85%) Performance Management
12 3 (2.88%) Network Design
12 3 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.77%) Perl
2 5 (4.81%) SQL
2 5 (4.81%) C#
3 4 (3.85%) C++
3 4 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) R
4 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
1 5 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.88%) CCNA
2 3 (2.88%) HND
3 2 (1.92%) PMP
3 2 (1.92%) CCIE
4 1 (0.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) NDS
Vendors
1 20 (19.23%) Huawei
2 14 (13.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (12.50%) Cisco
4 12 (11.54%) Juniper
5 10 (9.62%) Ericsson
6 7 (6.73%) Oracle
7 6 (5.77%) BT
8 5 (4.81%) Greenplum
8 5 (4.81%) Nortel
9 4 (3.85%) Talend
10 3 (2.88%) Amdocs
10 3 (2.88%) Nokia
11 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.92%) Mapinfo
11 2 (1.92%) Cramer
11 2 (1.92%) Velocent
11 2 (1.92%) Google
12 1 (0.96%) Infoblox
12 1 (0.96%) Acme Packet
12 1 (0.96%) Remedy
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Proteus Europe
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Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 5 days ago