The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 508 487 480
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing 4G 119 152 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.94% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 38
Median daily rate £300 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £215 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £42.46 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.13% +13.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £42.46 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-61.13% +13.22%

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
7611 7835 8312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.17% 14.32% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4599 4756
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 475 451
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -25 110 £300 -7.69% 10
South East +32 77 £300 +3.44% 3
Berkshire +17 49 £308 +6.03% 2
Reading +15 22 £245 -24.32%
London -12 15 £370 +9.62% 2
Hampshire +31 14 £288 -34.65%
North West +9 9 £600 +228.76%
Surrey +20 8 £343 +29.24% 1
Slough - 6 £363 -
Cheshire +17 5 - -
Newbury +12 5 - - 1
South West +5 4 £270 +25.58% 1
Manchester +4 4 £600 +313.79%
Warrington -1 4 - -
Channel Islands - 4 £413 -
Jersey - 4 £413 -
Buckinghamshire +11 3 - -
Bristol +2 3 £270 -25.00% 1
Guildford -3 3 £260 -
Guernsey - 3 £413 -
Scotland +7 2 - -
West Midlands -26 2 £260 +8.33% 1
Gatwick - 2 £374 -
West Sussex - 2 £374 -
Amersham - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 - -
Yorkshire +11 1 £375 +158.62%
West Yorkshire +9 1 £375 +158.62%
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Basingstoke +1 1 £275 -37.50%

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for 4G.

1 164 (74.55%) 3G
2 126 (57.27%) Telecoms
3 107 (48.64%) 2G
4 93 (42.27%) LTE
5 46 (20.91%) Huawei
6 41 (18.64%) Ericsson
7 37 (16.82%) Nokia
7 37 (16.82%) Radio Access Network
8 36 (16.36%) Cisco
9 32 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (13.64%) ITIL
11 29 (13.18%) Wireless
12 28 (12.73%) CCNP
12 28 (12.73%) Nokia Networks
13 25 (11.36%) HP
13 25 (11.36%) UMTS
14 23 (10.45%) GSM
14 23 (10.45%) TCP/IP
15 21 (9.55%) Network Architecture
16 20 (9.09%) CCIE
17 19 (8.64%) Back Office
17 19 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (8.18%) Cramer
18 18 (8.18%) SLA
18 18 (8.18%) CCNA
18 18 (8.18%) Microsoft
19 17 (7.73%) MS Office
19 17 (7.73%) Juniper
19 17 (7.73%) Test Management

4G
Top Related IT Skills 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 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.45%) CMS
1 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
1 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (7.73%) MS Office
2 15 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (74.55%) 3G
2 107 (48.64%) 2G
3 93 (42.27%) LTE
4 37 (16.82%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (13.18%) Wireless
6 25 (11.36%) UMTS
7 23 (10.45%) GSM
7 23 (10.45%) TCP/IP
8 19 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (7.27%) Firewall
10 15 (6.82%) Diameter Protocol
10 15 (6.82%) LAN
11 13 (5.91%) Wireshark
12 12 (5.45%) VPN
12 12 (5.45%) WAN
13 11 (5.00%) VoIP
14 10 (4.55%) VoLTE
15 9 (4.09%) MVNO
15 9 (4.09%) SIGTRAN
15 9 (4.09%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.73%) GIS
2 6 (2.73%) MS Access
3 1 (0.45%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 126 (57.27%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.64%) Back Office
3 12 (5.45%) Marketing
4 9 (4.09%) Finance
5 7 (3.18%) Electronics
6 4 (1.82%) Military
7 3 (1.36%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.91%) Billing
8 2 (0.91%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (8.64%) 4G Engineer
1 19 (8.64%) Analyst
2 18 (8.18%) Architect
3 17 (7.73%) 3G Engineer
4 15 (6.82%) Test Analyst
5 14 (6.36%) Field Engineer
5 14 (6.36%) RAN Engineer
6 12 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 11 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
8 10 (4.55%) Optimisation Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (4.09%) Radio Planner
9 9 (4.09%) Service Desk Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Telecoms Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) LTE Engineer
11 7 (3.18%) Consultant
11 7 (3.18%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.18%) Telecoms Architect
11 7 (3.18%) Telecoms Manager
11 7 (3.18%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.91%) REST
1 2 (0.91%) XML
2 1 (0.45%) iOS SDK
2 1 (0.45%) SPML
2 1 (0.45%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.45%) XMPP
2 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.91%) Statistics
3 11 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.27%) NHS
5 4 (1.82%) PKI
6 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.36%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.91%) BYOD
7 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.91%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.45%) CESG
8 1 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.45%) Handset
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.55%) Windows
2 8 (3.64%) Linux
3 4 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.36%) Unix
4 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.91%) Android
5 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.64%) ITIL
2 21 (9.55%) Network Architecture
3 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (7.73%) Test Management
5 16 (7.27%) Project Management
6 13 (5.91%) Network Design
6 13 (5.91%) Network Optimisation
6 13 (5.91%) Regression Testing
7 12 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 10 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.64%) Network Planning
10 7 (3.18%) SFIA
11 6 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.73%) Dashboard Development
11 6 (2.73%) Fault Management
12 5 (2.27%) Integration Testing
12 5 (2.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.18%) SQL
2 3 (1.36%) C
3 2 (0.91%) Perl
3 2 (0.91%) Ruby
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.45%) Java
4 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (12.73%) CCNP
3 20 (9.09%) CCIE
4 18 (8.18%) CCNA
5 16 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.82%) ISTQB
6 15 (6.82%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (3.64%) Degree
8 8 (3.64%) HND
9 7 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.73%) HNC
11 4 (1.82%) ISEB
12 3 (1.36%) CCDA
12 3 (1.36%) CCDP
12 3 (1.36%) CISSP
13 2 (0.91%) CCSP
13 2 (0.91%) MCSE
13 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.18%) SLA
2 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) Def Stans
System Software
1 5 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.55%) Amdocs OSS
3 5 (2.27%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.36%) OpenView
5 2 (0.91%) Nessus
5 2 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (20.91%) Huawei
2 41 (18.64%) Ericsson
3 37 (16.82%) Nokia
4 36 (16.36%) Cisco
5 28 (12.73%) Nokia Networks
6 25 (11.36%) HP
7 18 (8.18%) Cramer
7 18 (8.18%) Microsoft
8 17 (7.73%) Juniper
9 13 (5.91%) Citrix
9 13 (5.91%) Nortel
10 11 (5.00%) Tellabs
11 9 (4.09%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.09%) Remedy
12 8 (3.64%) Ciena
12 8 (3.64%) Mapinfo
13 7 (3.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (1.82%) BT
14 4 (1.82%) NetCracker
14 4 (1.82%) Siemens
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