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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 454 416 477
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +61
Contract jobs citing 4G 172 207 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.37% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 2.54% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 55 37
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£330 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £251 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £590 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.88% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Average hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +21.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +21.12%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

4G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
England -24 157 £328 -15.48% 16
South East -40 85 £288 -25.80% 8
Berkshire -7 75 £300 -14.28% 7
Reading -12 23 £275 -42.10% 2
London +22 22 £370 -35.65% 6
Newbury +3 15 £401 +128.85% 3
North East - 15 £510 - 1
South West -1 12 £350 +34.35% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £510 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £510 -
Dorset - 9 - - 1
Slough 0 8 £208 +2.46%
North West -36 6 £285 -5.00%
Manchester -21 5 £285 -5.00%
East of England +1 4 £330 -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £330 -
West Midlands -7 4 £260 -19.69%
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £190 -55.29%
City of London +4 3 £375 -40.00%
Bracknell -12 3 - -
West Yorkshire -20 3 - -
Leeds -25 3 - -
Yorkshire -27 3 - -
Birmingham +5 2 £260 -19.69%
Maidenhead +3 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 £210 - 1
East Midlands -6 2 £255 -43.33%
Northamptonshire - 2 £255 -
Hayes - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £255 -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 329 (83.50%) 3G
2 246 (62.44%) Telecoms
3 203 (51.52%) 2G
4 148 (37.56%) LTE
5 114 (28.93%) Radio Access Network
6 66 (16.75%) Linux
7 52 (13.20%) UNIX
8 50 (12.69%) Huawei
9 48 (12.18%) Wireless
10 43 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (10.91%) GSM
11 41 (10.41%) MS Excel
11 41 (10.41%) VoLTE
12 40 (10.15%) Cisco
13 38 (9.64%) Ericsson
14 37 (9.39%) TCP/IP
15 36 (9.14%) Performance Management
16 35 (8.88%) Ethernet
17 34 (8.63%) SQL
18 33 (8.38%) Degree
19 32 (8.12%) SS7
20 31 (7.87%) C++
21 30 (7.61%) MS Office
21 30 (7.61%) UMTS
21 30 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
21 30 (7.61%) Project Management
21 30 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (7.36%) Network Design
22 29 (7.36%) CCNP
23 28 (7.11%) Microsoft

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (1.27%) Drupal
2 1 (0.25%) Node.js
2 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 41 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.61%) MS Office
3 15 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metrica
1 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 329 (83.50%) 3G
2 203 (51.52%) 2G
3 148 (37.56%) LTE
4 114 (28.93%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (12.18%) Wireless
6 43 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
6 43 (10.91%) GSM
7 41 (10.41%) VoLTE
8 37 (9.39%) TCP/IP
9 35 (8.88%) Ethernet
10 32 (8.12%) SS7
11 30 (7.61%) UMTS
12 25 (6.35%) VoIP
13 22 (5.58%) FTP
13 22 (5.58%) MPLS
14 21 (5.33%) 3GPP
14 21 (5.33%) SDH
15 20 (5.08%) IPsec
15 20 (5.08%) Wireshark
15 20 (5.08%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.81%) MS Access
1 15 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (2.79%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.03%) MySQL
4 7 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) GitLab
2 7 (1.78%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.78%) Subversion
3 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.02%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.51%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.25%) JMeter
7 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.25%) Xcode
7 1 (0.25%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) JIRA
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
7 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.25%) Trac
7 1 (0.25%) CANoe
7 1 (0.25%) gulp
General
1 246 (62.44%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.85%) Finance
3 13 (3.30%) Electronics
4 9 (2.28%) Back Office
4 9 (2.28%) Military
5 7 (1.78%) Billing
6 6 (1.52%) Legal
7 4 (1.02%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.76%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
9 2 (0.51%) Retail
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (9.39%) Developer
2 29 (7.36%) Project Manager
3 28 (7.11%) Network Engineer
4 22 (5.58%) Delivery Manager
5 19 (4.82%) Test Engineer
6 17 (4.31%) Radio Engineer
7 16 (4.06%) Tester
7 16 (4.06%) Architect
8 15 (3.81%) Analyst
8 15 (3.81%) Design Engineer
8 15 (3.81%) RAN Engineer
9 13 (3.30%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.05%) Field Engineer
10 12 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.79%) Technical Tester
12 10 (2.54%) Deployment Manager
12 10 (2.54%) Consultant
12 10 (2.54%) OSS Architect
13 9 (2.28%) Security Engineer
13 9 (2.28%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.58%) XML
2 19 (4.82%) .NET
3 18 (4.57%) CSS
4 16 (4.06%) HTML
5 13 (3.30%) HTML5
6 12 (3.05%) jQuery
7 10 (2.54%) RSS
8 8 (2.03%) Web Services
8 8 (2.03%) 802.1X
9 7 (1.78%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.52%) STL
11 5 (1.27%) Drush
12 3 (0.76%) SOAP
12 3 (0.76%) Classic ASP
13 2 (0.51%) Ajax
14 1 (0.25%) WSRP
14 1 (0.25%) CGI
14 1 (0.25%) XHTML
14 1 (0.25%) REST
14 1 (0.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.30%) PKI
1 13 (3.30%) Statistics
2 11 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.54%) Social Media
3 10 (2.54%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.03%) Handset
6 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) User Experience
9 1 (0.25%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.25%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.25%) Telematics
9 1 (0.25%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.25%) EMV
9 1 (0.25%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (16.75%) Linux
2 52 (13.20%) UNIX
3 13 (3.30%) Windows
4 10 (2.54%) Mac OS
5 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.52%) Android
6 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.27%) Solaris
8 3 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (9.14%) Performance Management
2 30 (7.61%) Project Management
2 30 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (7.36%) Network Design
4 28 (7.11%) Validation
5 25 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 24 (6.09%) Change Control
7 21 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 19 (4.82%) Network Architecture
9 17 (4.31%) SDLC
10 16 (4.06%) ITIL
11 14 (3.55%) Migration
11 14 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (3.30%) Network Planning
13 12 (3.05%) OOD
14 11 (2.79%) OO
14 11 (2.79%) Content Management
14 11 (2.79%) Test Planning
15 10 (2.54%) SEO
15 10 (2.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.63%) SQL
2 31 (7.87%) C++
3 28 (7.11%) Perl
4 17 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.30%) C
5 13 (3.30%) C#
6 12 (3.05%) PHP
7 11 (2.79%) ActionScript
8 9 (2.28%) Python
8 9 (2.28%) VB
9 7 (1.78%) Java
9 7 (1.78%) Ruby
10 6 (1.52%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.27%) VBA
12 3 (0.76%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.51%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.25%) MapBasic
14 1 (0.25%) PHP5
14 1 (0.25%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 33 (8.38%) Degree
2 30 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (7.36%) CCNP
4 21 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.82%) CCNA
6 12 (3.05%) HNC
7 9 (2.28%) HND
7 9 (2.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.02%) CISSP
12 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.76%) CCDA
12 3 (0.76%) CCDP
12 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.51%) ISEB
13 2 (0.51%) CCSA
13 2 (0.51%) CCSE
14 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.09%) SLA
2 5 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.25%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (3.81%) OpenView
2 13 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.54%) HP NNM
4 7 (1.78%) NSN NetAct
5 6 (1.52%) NetCrunch
6 5 (1.27%) Cacti
7 3 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.51%) Iperf
8 2 (0.51%) Netcool
9 1 (0.25%) OPNET
9 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 50 (12.69%) Huawei
2 40 (10.15%) Cisco
3 38 (9.64%) Ericsson
4 28 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 24 (6.09%) Nokia
6 22 (5.58%) HP
7 20 (5.08%) Oracle
7 20 (5.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 17 (4.31%) Juniper
9 16 (4.06%) Nortel
10 13 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.79%) Mapinfo
12 10 (2.54%) SevOne
13 9 (2.28%) Remedy
13 9 (2.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 8 (2.03%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.03%) Amdocs
14 8 (2.03%) Blue Coat
15 6 (1.52%) SonicWALL
15 6 (1.52%) Greenplum
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