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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 355 462 399
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -63
Contract jobs citing 4G 251 132 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.10% 1.89% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 39 24
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£270 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £331 £330
% change year-on-year
-19.24% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £106.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.11% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £47.25 £36.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.25 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £106.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-66.11% +183.33%

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
8097 6983 7096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.90% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 3617 3461
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 419 593
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +92 228 £275 -32.09% 16
South East +53 153 £255 -21.53% 11
Berkshire +36 134 £260 -20.00% 9
Newbury +18 47 £290 - 3
Reading +4 29 £240 +14.28% 2
London +7 19 £350 -41.66% 2
North West +2 19 £350 -
South West +13 13 £413 -2.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £133 -
West Midlands -3 11 £260 -10.34%
Coventry +4 7 £260 -
Manchester -5 7 £375 -
Wiltshire - 6 £268 - 1
Slough +1 5 £208 +53.70% 2
Surrey -1 5 £255 -
City of London +21 4 £375 -25.00%
Scotland - 4 £173 -
Glasgow - 3 £215 -
Leeds - 2 £331 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £331 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £331 - 1
Bracknell 0 1 £263 -
Birmingham -11 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Hertford - - - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 351 (83.77%) 3G
2 299 (71.36%) Telecoms
3 249 (59.43%) 2G
4 195 (46.54%) LTE
5 143 (34.13%) Radio Access Network
6 92 (21.96%) GSM
7 91 (21.72%) Ericsson
8 70 (16.71%) Huawei
9 68 (16.23%) Wireless
10 57 (13.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 48 (11.46%) SLA
12 46 (10.98%) UMTS
12 46 (10.98%) Degree
13 45 (10.74%) Nokia
14 42 (10.02%) TCP/IP
14 42 (10.02%) MS Excel
15 39 (9.31%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (9.07%) Project Management
17 35 (8.35%) VoLTE
18 34 (8.11%) SQL
19 33 (7.88%) Linux
19 33 (7.88%) SS7
20 32 (7.64%) MS Office
20 32 (7.64%) GPRS
20 32 (7.64%) Network Planning
20 32 (7.64%) HSPA
21 31 (7.40%) UNIX
22 30 (7.16%) Perl
23 29 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
24 28 (6.68%) Network Design

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.64%) MS Office
3 10 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.43%) MS Project
5 5 (1.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 351 (83.77%) 3G
2 249 (59.43%) 2G
3 195 (46.54%) LTE
4 143 (34.13%) Radio Access Network
5 92 (21.96%) GSM
6 68 (16.23%) Wireless
7 46 (10.98%) UMTS
8 42 (10.02%) TCP/IP
9 39 (9.31%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (8.35%) VoLTE
11 33 (7.88%) SS7
12 32 (7.64%) GPRS
12 32 (7.64%) HSPA
13 27 (6.44%) Wireshark
13 27 (6.44%) SIGTRAN
14 26 (6.21%) SDH
15 25 (5.97%) Ethernet
16 24 (5.73%) WiMAX
16 24 (5.73%) 3GPP
17 22 (5.25%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.10%) MS Access
2 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.72%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.15%) Subversion
1 9 (2.15%) ClearCase
1 9 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 299 (71.36%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.44%) Finance
3 16 (3.82%) Billing
4 11 (2.63%) Electronics
5 9 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.67%) Retail
7 6 (1.43%) Back Office
8 5 (1.19%) Legal
9 4 (0.95%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.95%) Avionics
10 3 (0.72%) Marketing
10 3 (0.72%) Automotive
11 2 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (8.59%) Project Manager
2 32 (7.64%) Test Engineer
3 29 (6.92%) Delivery Manager
4 25 (5.97%) Integration Engineer
5 23 (5.49%) Design Engineer
6 22 (5.25%) RAN Engineer
7 20 (4.77%) Field Engineer
7 20 (4.77%) Radio Engineer
8 19 (4.53%) Developer
9 16 (3.82%) Wireless Engineer
10 15 (3.58%) Designer
10 15 (3.58%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 14 (3.34%) Performance Engineer
12 13 (3.10%) Tester
13 12 (2.86%) Analyst
13 12 (2.86%) RAN Performance Engineer
14 10 (2.39%) Coordinator
14 10 (2.39%) Delivery Project Manager
14 10 (2.39%) Support Engineer
15 9 (2.15%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.34%) XML
2 10 (2.39%) SOAP
3 9 (2.15%) STL
4 7 (1.67%) .NET
5 3 (0.72%) WSRP
5 3 (0.72%) HTML5
5 3 (0.72%) HTML
6 1 (0.24%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.15%) Handset
3 9 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.19%) Replication
6 4 (0.95%) GIS
6 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 4 (0.95%) PKI
7 3 (0.72%) Telematics
7 3 (0.72%) User Experience
7 3 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.24%) PDA
8 1 (0.24%) Economics
8 1 (0.24%) CCTV
8 1 (0.24%) Statistics
8 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.24%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.88%) Linux
2 31 (7.40%) UNIX
3 11 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.91%) Windows
5 7 (1.67%) Solaris
6 5 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (9.07%) Project Management
2 32 (7.64%) Network Planning
3 28 (6.68%) Network Design
4 26 (6.21%) Configuration Management
5 25 (5.97%) Validation
5 25 (5.97%) Performance Management
6 24 (5.73%) PRINCE2
7 21 (5.01%) ITIL
7 21 (5.01%) Service Delivery
8 16 (3.82%) CRM
8 16 (3.82%) OOD
9 15 (3.58%) OO
10 14 (3.34%) Network Architecture
11 12 (2.86%) Resource Management
12 11 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (2.63%) Service Management
12 11 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.39%) Migration
13 10 (2.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (2.39%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.11%) SQL
2 30 (7.16%) Perl
3 28 (6.68%) C
4 27 (6.44%) C++
5 11 (2.63%) Python
6 10 (2.39%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.39%) Ruby
7 8 (1.91%) C#
8 7 (1.67%) Embedded C
9 6 (1.43%) Embedded C++
10 3 (0.72%) Java
11 2 (0.48%) VBA
12 1 (0.24%) Erlang
12 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (10.98%) Degree
2 21 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (4.30%) CCNP
4 17 (4.06%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.86%) HND
5 12 (2.86%) CCNA
6 10 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.91%) HNC
8 7 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.72%) PMP
10 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.72%) ISEB
10 3 (0.72%) CCIE
11 2 (0.48%) CCIP
11 2 (0.48%) CCDP
11 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.48%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.46%) SLA
2 4 (0.95%) DO-178B
2 4 (0.95%) DO-254
2 4 (0.95%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) NFS
3 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 29 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (4.30%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (1.19%) Netcool
4 4 (0.95%) SCCM
5 3 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.48%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 91 (21.72%) Ericsson
2 70 (16.71%) Huawei
3 57 (13.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 45 (10.74%) Nokia
5 28 (6.68%) Nortel
6 25 (5.97%) Cisco
7 23 (5.49%) HP
8 22 (5.25%) Microsoft
9 19 (4.53%) Actix
10 12 (2.86%) Mapinfo
11 11 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.63%) Oracle
11 11 (2.63%) Business Objects
12 10 (2.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (2.15%) Juniper
14 7 (1.67%) Cramer
15 6 (1.43%) Remedy
15 6 (1.43%) BT
16 4 (0.95%) Siemens
16 4 (0.95%) NEC
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £44 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago