The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 407 463 529
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +66
Contract jobs citing 4G 206 112 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.21% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 1.55% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 15
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£388 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £162 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £438 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £525
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -38.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.12% -14.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £35.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £110.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -14.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8084 7210 9059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 13.51% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4373 3882 4077
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 418 712
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

4G
Daily Rate Trend

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

4G Daily Rate Trend in the UK

4G
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

4G Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

4G
Hourly Rate Trend

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

4G Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

4G
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
England +52 174 £388 +19.23% 33
South East +27 108 £388 +13.13% 19
Berkshire +26 77 £350 +1.08% 14
Reading +26 27 £475 +5.55% 6
London -1 18 £575 +70.37% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £425 -
West Midlands +7 11 £324 - 1
North West - 11 £300 -
Slough +10 9 £203 -21.73% 2
Hampshire -3 7 £313 -7.40% 2
Manchester - 7 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 6 - - 1
East of England - 6 - - 2
Surrey 0 4 - - 2
Scotland - 4 £550 -
Maidenhead - 4 £475 - 4
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
City of London +17 3 £625 +85.18%
Bristol -20 3 £261 - 2
South West -30 3 £261 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £324 -
Newbury -7 2 £175 -55.69%
Amersham - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £550 -
East Midlands +2 1 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Chesham - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £400 - 1

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 225 (71.66%) 3G
2 190 (60.51%) Telecoms
3 159 (50.64%) 2G
4 151 (48.09%) LTE
5 54 (17.20%) Radio Access Network
6 51 (16.24%) Project Management
6 51 (16.24%) GSM
7 50 (15.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 44 (14.01%) Huawei
9 38 (12.10%) GPRS
10 37 (11.78%) SLA
10 37 (11.78%) Network Architecture
11 36 (11.46%) Ericsson
12 35 (11.15%) UMTS
13 34 (10.83%) Degree
14 32 (10.19%) Cisco
15 30 (9.55%) 3GPP
16 25 (7.96%) SQL
17 24 (7.64%) PRINCE2
17 24 (7.64%) Nokia
17 24 (7.64%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (7.01%) HP
18 22 (7.01%) C
18 22 (7.01%) Resource Management
19 21 (6.69%) VoLTE
20 20 (6.37%) Ethernet
21 19 (6.05%) MPLS
21 19 (6.05%) Wireless
21 19 (6.05%) Change Management
22 18 (5.73%) NEC

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (3.50%) Apache
2 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.18%) MS Office
3 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 225 (71.66%) 3G
2 159 (50.64%) 2G
3 151 (48.09%) LTE
4 54 (17.20%) Radio Access Network
5 51 (16.24%) GSM
6 38 (12.10%) GPRS
7 35 (11.15%) UMTS
8 30 (9.55%) 3GPP
9 24 (7.64%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (6.69%) VoLTE
11 20 (6.37%) Ethernet
12 19 (6.05%) Wireless
12 19 (6.05%) MPLS
13 17 (5.41%) Internet
13 17 (5.41%) ATM
14 15 (4.78%) SGSN
15 12 (3.82%) GGSN
15 12 (3.82%) SDH
16 11 (3.50%) WCDMA
16 11 (3.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.59%) MS Access
2 4 (1.27%) MySQL
3 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (3.50%) LoadRunner
1 11 (3.50%) Maven
1 11 (3.50%) JIRA
1 11 (3.50%) Selenium
1 11 (3.50%) Ant
1 11 (3.50%) Toad
1 11 (3.50%) SoapUI
1 11 (3.50%) Apache Ivy
1 11 (3.50%) eggPlant
2 4 (1.27%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.64%) Calabash
3 2 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 190 (60.51%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.14%) Finance
3 11 (3.50%) Back Office
4 9 (2.87%) Billing
5 8 (2.55%) Front Office
5 8 (2.55%) Electronics
6 7 (2.23%) Banking
7 5 (1.59%) Marketing
8 4 (1.27%) Retail
9 3 (0.96%) Legal
10 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (11.46%) Architect
2 30 (9.55%) Project Manager
3 18 (5.73%) Test Engineer
4 15 (4.78%) RF Engineer
4 15 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (4.46%) Design Engineer
6 13 (4.14%) RAN Engineer
7 10 (3.18%) Senior Architect
7 10 (3.18%) Field Engineer
8 9 (2.87%) Consultant
8 9 (2.87%) Test Leader
9 8 (2.55%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 8 (2.55%) 3G Engineer
9 8 (2.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 8 (2.55%) Network Engineer
9 8 (2.55%) Systems Architect
10 7 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (2.23%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.23%) Developer
11 6 (1.91%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.10%) WAP
2 11 (3.50%) REST
2 11 (3.50%) SOAP
2 11 (3.50%) Web Services
2 11 (3.50%) J2ME
3 10 (3.18%) XML
4 5 (1.59%) WML
5 2 (0.64%) .NET
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.32%) HTML
6 1 (0.32%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.78%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.82%) Handset
3 6 (1.91%) PMI
3 6 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.59%) Statistics
4 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 3 (0.96%) Physics
6 2 (0.64%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.32%) Telematics
7 1 (0.32%) W3C
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.32%) DTV
7 1 (0.32%) VHDL
7 1 (0.32%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.18%) Windows
1 10 (3.18%) Linux
2 9 (2.87%) UNIX
3 7 (2.23%) Android
4 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000
4 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
4 2 (0.64%) Solaris
5 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.24%) Project Management
2 37 (11.78%) Network Architecture
3 24 (7.64%) PRINCE2
4 22 (7.01%) Resource Management
5 19 (6.05%) Change Management
6 18 (5.73%) ITIL
7 17 (5.41%) Network Design
8 16 (5.10%) Logistics
8 16 (5.10%) Problem Management
9 13 (4.14%) Regression Testing
10 12 (3.82%) Network Planning
10 12 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.82%) Test Automation
11 11 (3.50%) Manual Testing
11 11 (3.50%) Scrum
12 10 (3.18%) Migration
12 10 (3.18%) Project Planning
13 9 (2.87%) Validation
13 9 (2.87%) Software Engineering
14 8 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.96%) SQL
2 22 (7.01%) C
3 5 (1.59%) C++
3 5 (1.59%) Java
3 5 (1.59%) Perl
4 3 (0.96%) C#
4 3 (0.96%) VBA
5 2 (0.64%) Assembly Language
5 2 (0.64%) MATLAB
5 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (10.83%) Degree
2 15 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.55%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.23%) ISEB
6 6 (1.91%) CCNP
7 5 (1.59%) PMP
8 4 (1.27%) CCNA
8 4 (1.27%) CCIE
9 3 (0.96%) HND
9 3 (0.96%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.64%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.64%) HNC
10 2 (0.64%) CCSP
11 1 (0.32%) CCDP
11 1 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.32%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.78%) SLA
2 17 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) NDS
1 2 (0.64%) vSphere
1 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.91%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (1.59%) Netcool
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 50 (15.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 44 (14.01%) Huawei
3 36 (11.46%) Ericsson
4 32 (10.19%) Cisco
5 24 (7.64%) Nokia
6 22 (7.01%) HP
7 18 (5.73%) NEC
8 16 (5.10%) Oracle
9 15 (4.78%) Microsoft
10 13 (4.14%) Juniper
11 11 (3.50%) Sun
11 11 (3.50%) Apple
12 8 (2.55%) Mapinfo
12 8 (2.55%) BT
13 7 (2.23%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.91%) Cramer
15 5 (1.59%) Business Objects
15 5 (1.59%) SAP
15 5 (1.59%) Nortel
15 5 (1.59%) Greenplum
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