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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
England / South West
Rank 131 138 135
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing 4G 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.077% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 1.48% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £270 £395 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% +32.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.23 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.81%

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
339 405 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.13% 13.54% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 260 216
Median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £43.00 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 2 £270 -53.04% 1
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for 4G.

1 6 (85.71%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
4 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 2 (28.57%) Nokia
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
5 1 (14.29%) Ciena
5 1 (14.29%) Lotus
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (14.29%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) GGSN
5 1 (14.29%) Nortel
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) MVNO
5 1 (14.29%) Email Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
3 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
5 1 (14.29%) GGSN
5 1 (14.29%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) MVNO
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Email Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 2 (28.57%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) Ciena
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel