The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 131 130 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing 4G 11 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.14% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 1.01% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £315 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £303 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £403 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £180.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-80.00% +380.00%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 396 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.67% 14.11% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 203 194
Average daily rate £360 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 30
Average hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

4G
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the South West region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in the South West

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the South West region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

4G
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Wiltshire +4 6 £268 -13.00% 3
Bristol - - - - 3
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (88.89%) 3G
2 15 (83.33%) 2G
3 7 (38.89%) 2.5G
3 7 (38.89%) Subversion
3 7 (38.89%) SDH
3 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) C++
3 7 (38.89%) Perl
3 7 (38.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (38.89%) STL
3 7 (38.89%) OO
3 7 (38.89%) Python
3 7 (38.89%) ClearCase
3 7 (38.89%) Client/Server
3 7 (38.89%) OOD
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Ruby
3 7 (38.89%) Wireshark
3 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
3 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
3 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (27.78%) Ericsson
6 4 (22.22%) Nokia
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) LTE
7 3 (16.67%) Actix
8 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) 3G
2 15 (83.33%) 2G
3 7 (38.89%) 2.5G
3 7 (38.89%) SDH
3 7 (38.89%) Wireshark
3 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) LTE
5 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (5.56%) UMTS
5 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
5 1 (5.56%) ATM
5 1 (5.56%) GPRS
5 1 (5.56%) GSM
5 1 (5.56%) RNC
5 1 (5.56%) DWDM
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (38.89%) ClearCase
1 7 (38.89%) Subversion
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) C++ Developer
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) FPGA Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Client/Server
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) VHDL
2 1 (5.56%) Verilog
2 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) OO
1 7 (38.89%) OOD
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Release Management
2 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Line Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Data Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.56%) ETL
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C++
1 7 (38.89%) Perl
1 7 (38.89%) Python
1 7 (38.89%) Ruby
1 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) VCP4
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Ericsson
2 4 (22.22%) Nokia
3 3 (16.67%) Actix
4 2 (11.11%) Huawei
5 1 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (5.56%) NEC
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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