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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 493 398 491
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +93
Contract jobs citing 4G 126 206 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 2.74% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 70 30
Average daily rate £350 £284 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -22.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £130 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £261
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £46.45 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.41% -74.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £46.45 £180.00
% change year-on-year
-7.41% -74.19%

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -64 117 £350 +22.80% 8
South East -45 70 £319 +22.59% 3
Berkshire -31 54 £350 +23.89% 1
Reading -24 13 £260 +2.97%
London -11 11 £388 -3.12% 2
Slough +15 10 £325 -27.77%
Surrey 0 10 £270 +4.85% 1
East of England +5 9 £450 +28.57%
Hertfordshire +11 7 £475 -
West Midlands -16 7 £240 -14.28% 2
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Newbury -11 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £475 -
Guildford +5 4 £235 -8.73%
West Yorkshire -1 4 £263 -
East Midlands -4 4 £265 -17.18%
Yorkshire -6 4 £263 - 1
South West -6 4 - -
Leeds -13 4 £263 -
North West -27 4 £400 +45.45%
Northamptonshire +14 3 £265 -17.18%
Northampton +14 3 £265 -17.18%
Glasgow +10 3 £113 -47.67%
Coventry 0 3 £240 -
Bristol -1 3 - -
Scotland -8 3 £113 -34.78%
Solihull -13 3 - -
Manchester -14 3 £375 -
Hampshire - 3 £438 -
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £325 -7.14%

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 229 (78.42%) 3G
2 140 (47.95%) Telecoms
3 138 (47.26%) 2G
4 88 (30.14%) LTE
5 85 (29.11%) Radio Access Network
6 48 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
7 42 (14.38%) Huawei
8 40 (13.70%) Nokia
8 40 (13.70%) Linux
9 37 (12.67%) Cisco
10 35 (11.99%) Unix
11 33 (11.30%) Ericsson
12 31 (10.62%) Change Control
13 30 (10.27%) ITIL
14 29 (9.93%) SLA
15 28 (9.59%) Finance
16 26 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (8.90%) .NET
16 26 (8.90%) MS Excel
16 26 (8.90%) VoLTE
16 26 (8.90%) SDLC
17 25 (8.56%) GSM
17 25 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (8.22%) Microsoft
18 24 (8.22%) Project Management
18 24 (8.22%) Degree
19 23 (7.88%) Ethernet
20 22 (7.53%) UMTS
20 22 (7.53%) HTML
21 21 (7.19%) JavaScript

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (6.51%) CMS
2 6 (2.05%) Drupal
3 2 (0.68%) Lync
4 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 26 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.79%) MS Office
3 12 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.68%) MS Project
7 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.05%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 229 (78.42%) 3G
2 138 (47.26%) 2G
3 88 (30.14%) LTE
4 85 (29.11%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
6 26 (8.90%) VoLTE
7 25 (8.56%) GSM
8 23 (7.88%) Ethernet
9 22 (7.53%) UMTS
10 19 (6.51%) Wireless
11 18 (6.16%) FTP
12 17 (5.82%) DNS
12 17 (5.82%) OSPF
13 16 (5.48%) SSH
14 15 (5.14%) ATM
15 14 (4.79%) VoIP
16 13 (4.45%) MPLS
17 12 (4.11%) BGP
17 12 (4.11%) Internet
18 11 (3.77%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.74%) MySQL
2 8 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.03%) GIS
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.45%) GitLab
2 2 (0.68%) JUnit
2 2 (0.68%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.34%) Hudson
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.34%) Maven
3 1 (0.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 140 (47.95%) Telecoms
2 28 (9.59%) Finance
3 21 (7.19%) Back Office
4 11 (3.77%) Billing
5 9 (3.08%) Military
6 5 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.37%) Legal
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (9.93%) Developer
2 27 (9.25%) Network Engineer
3 26 (8.90%) RAN Engineer
4 17 (5.82%) Design Engineer
5 16 (5.48%) Telecoms Manager
6 15 (5.14%) Optimisation Engineer
6 15 (5.14%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.14%) Transmission Engineer
7 13 (4.45%) Architect
7 13 (4.45%) Back Office Engineer
7 13 (4.45%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (4.11%) 4G Engineer
8 12 (4.11%) Designer
9 11 (3.77%) Consultant
9 11 (3.77%) Radio Engineer
10 10 (3.42%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.74%) Field Engineer
12 8 (2.74%) Network Manager
12 8 (2.74%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.90%) .NET
2 22 (7.53%) HTML
3 21 (7.19%) CSS
4 19 (6.51%) HTML5
4 19 (6.51%) jQuery
5 18 (6.16%) RSS
6 10 (3.42%) XML
7 7 (2.40%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.40%) Web Services
8 6 (2.05%) Classic ASP
8 6 (2.05%) Drush
9 2 (0.68%) REST
10 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.34%) Ajax
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (0.34%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.34%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.16%) Social Media
2 15 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.42%) Statistics
3 10 (3.42%) User Experience
4 8 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.71%) Handset
6 5 (1.71%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.37%) NHS
8 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.03%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.34%) EMV
10 1 (0.34%) EPoS
10 1 (0.34%) iDTV
10 1 (0.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.70%) Linux
2 35 (11.99%) Unix
3 18 (6.16%) Mac OS
4 12 (4.11%) Windows
5 8 (2.74%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.68%) Android
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.62%) Change Control
2 30 (10.27%) ITIL
3 26 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (8.90%) SDLC
4 24 (8.22%) Project Management
5 21 (7.19%) Performance Management
6 19 (6.51%) Content Management
7 18 (6.16%) SEO
8 17 (5.82%) Network Design
9 16 (5.48%) Open Source
9 16 (5.48%) PRINCE2
10 15 (5.14%) Network Architecture
11 13 (4.45%) Configuration Management
11 13 (4.45%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (3.77%) Fault Management
12 11 (3.77%) Validation
13 10 (3.42%) High Availability
13 10 (3.42%) Network Management
13 10 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.19%) JavaScript
2 19 (6.51%) ActionScript
2 19 (6.51%) PHP
3 17 (5.82%) VB
4 12 (4.11%) SQL
5 8 (2.74%) C#
5 8 (2.74%) C++
6 7 (2.40%) VBA
7 5 (1.71%) C
7 5 (1.71%) Java
8 4 (1.37%) Perl
9 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.34%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.34%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (8.22%) Degree
3 20 (6.85%) CCNP
4 16 (5.48%) CCNA
4 16 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.42%) HNC
5 10 (3.42%) HND
6 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.34%) APMP
11 1 (0.34%) CCIE
11 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.34%) PMP
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.93%) SLA
2 10 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.34%) MISRA
3 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.11%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.71%) Iperf
3 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.34%) Cacti
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.34%) OpenView
5 1 (0.34%) OPNET
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (14.38%) Huawei
2 40 (13.70%) Nokia
3 37 (12.67%) Cisco
4 33 (11.30%) Ericsson
5 24 (8.22%) Microsoft
6 18 (6.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 14 (4.79%) Juniper
7 14 (4.79%) Nortel
8 11 (3.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 11 (3.77%) HP
9 10 (3.42%) Oracle
10 9 (3.08%) Amdocs
10 9 (3.08%) BT
11 8 (2.74%) Aruba
11 8 (2.74%) Meraki
12 7 (2.40%) Cramer
12 7 (2.40%) Remedy
13 6 (2.05%) Citrix
13 6 (2.05%) NEC
14 5 (1.71%) VMware
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