The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 42 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing 4G 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.95% 0.27% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 1.59% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.00% 16.71% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 35
Average daily rate £394 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.69 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

4G
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

4G Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

4G
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) 2G
3 3 (60.00%) Actix
4 2 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) LTE
5 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (20.00%) Nokia
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) VHDL
5 1 (20.00%) Verilog
5 1 (20.00%) Network Design
5 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 5 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) 2G
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) FPGA Designer
2 1 (20.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) VHDL
1 1 (20.00%) Verilog
1 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Actix
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia