The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 402 485 523
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +38
Contract jobs citing 4G 198 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 1.26% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 15
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£400 £313 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -39.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £163 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £525
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Average hourly rate £39.75 £35.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -14.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.95 £35.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £161.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+11.97% -14.45%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 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 1 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 +74 163 £369 +18.00% 32
South East +52 109 £350 +7.69% 20
Berkshire +41 88 £275 -15.38% 12
Reading +22 28 £475 +5.55% 4
London +9 17 £550 +62.96% 3
Slough +7 11 £203 +1.50% 2
Bracknell - 11 £290 -
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £425 -
West Midlands -6 8 £324 - 1
North West - 8 £265 -
East of England - 7 - - 5
Hertfordshire - 7 - - 5
Maidenhead - 6 £475 - 5
Manchester - 4 £300 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
City of London +23 3 £625 +85.18%
Newbury -3 3 £216 -45.93%
Scotland - 3 £519 -
South West -31 2 £290 - 3
Amersham - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £519 -
Windsor -1 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £450 -
Hampshire -11 1 £475 +40.74% 3
Bristol -23 1 £255 - 3
Winchester - 1 £475 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 213 (69.16%) 3G
2 192 (62.34%) Telecoms
3 150 (48.70%) 2G
4 124 (40.26%) LTE
5 53 (17.21%) Radio Access Network
6 47 (15.26%) Network Architecture
6 47 (15.26%) Project Management
6 47 (15.26%) GSM
7 43 (13.96%) Huawei
8 41 (13.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 38 (12.34%) Cisco
10 34 (11.04%) SLA
10 34 (11.04%) Ericsson
11 33 (10.71%) Degree
12 30 (9.74%) Change Management
13 29 (9.42%) SQL
14 27 (8.77%) GPRS
15 26 (8.44%) 3GPP
15 26 (8.44%) UMTS
15 26 (8.44%) MPLS
16 25 (8.12%) HP
17 24 (7.79%) Ethernet
18 23 (7.47%) Oracle
18 23 (7.47%) C
18 23 (7.47%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (7.14%) Resource Management
19 22 (7.14%) Problem Management
20 20 (6.49%) PRINCE2
21 19 (6.17%) WAP
21 19 (6.17%) HP Quality Center

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.27%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.65%) MS Project
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 213 (69.16%) 3G
2 150 (48.70%) 2G
3 124 (40.26%) LTE
4 53 (17.21%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (15.26%) GSM
6 27 (8.77%) GPRS
7 26 (8.44%) 3GPP
7 26 (8.44%) UMTS
7 26 (8.44%) MPLS
8 24 (7.79%) Ethernet
9 23 (7.47%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (6.17%) VoLTE
11 18 (5.84%) Wireless
12 15 (4.87%) Internet
13 13 (4.22%) ATM
13 13 (4.22%) LAN
13 13 (4.22%) SDH
14 12 (3.90%) SGSN
14 12 (3.90%) WCDMA
14 12 (3.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.57%) MySQL
2 8 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.65%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 14 (4.55%) Apache Ivy
1 14 (4.55%) eggPlant
1 14 (4.55%) Selenium
1 14 (4.55%) Maven
1 14 (4.55%) JIRA
1 14 (4.55%) LoadRunner
1 14 (4.55%) Toad
1 14 (4.55%) Ant
2 6 (1.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.30%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.65%) Calabash
General
1 192 (62.34%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.52%) Finance
3 10 (3.25%) Front Office
3 10 (3.25%) Banking
4 9 (2.92%) Billing
4 9 (2.92%) Electronics
5 6 (1.95%) Marketing
5 6 (1.95%) Back Office
6 4 (1.30%) Retail
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 42 (13.64%) Architect
2 27 (8.77%) Project Manager
3 22 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 13 (4.22%) Senior Architect
6 12 (3.90%) Design Engineer
6 12 (3.90%) RF Engineer
7 11 (3.57%) Consultant
7 11 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.25%) Developer
9 9 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (2.92%) Test Leader
9 9 (2.92%) RAN Engineer
9 9 (2.92%) QA Leader
10 8 (2.60%) Systems Architect
11 7 (2.27%) Project Engineer
11 7 (2.27%) Field Engineer
11 7 (2.27%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.27%) Network Engineer
12 6 (1.95%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.17%) WAP
2 16 (5.19%) XML
3 14 (4.55%) REST
3 14 (4.55%) SOAP
3 14 (4.55%) Web Services
3 14 (4.55%) J2ME
4 6 (1.95%) .NET
5 5 (1.62%) J2EE
5 5 (1.62%) WML
6 2 (0.65%) HTML
7 1 (0.32%) LAMP
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
7 1 (0.32%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.84%) Mobile App
2 15 (4.87%) Handset
3 8 (2.60%) PMI
4 7 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.62%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.62%) Statistics
6 3 (0.97%) Physics
7 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.32%) VHDL
8 1 (0.32%) Verilog
8 1 (0.32%) W3C
8 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.32%) DTV
8 1 (0.32%) Telematics
8 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.19%) UNIX
2 13 (4.22%) Windows
3 12 (3.90%) Linux
4 4 (1.30%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000
5 3 (0.97%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.26%) Network Architecture
1 47 (15.26%) Project Management
2 30 (9.74%) Change Management
3 22 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 22 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 20 (6.49%) PRINCE2
5 18 (5.84%) ITIL
5 18 (5.84%) Regression Testing
6 17 (5.52%) Logistics
6 17 (5.52%) Network Design
7 15 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.87%) Test Automation
7 15 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (4.55%) Manual Testing
8 14 (4.55%) Scrum
8 14 (4.55%) Validation
9 10 (3.25%) Network Planning
10 9 (2.92%) Service Management
10 9 (2.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.42%) SQL
2 23 (7.47%) C
3 12 (3.90%) C++
3 12 (3.90%) Perl
4 11 (3.57%) Java
5 7 (2.27%) C#
6 4 (1.30%) VBA
6 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.65%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (10.71%) Degree
2 16 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.25%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.27%) ISEB
5 7 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.95%) CCNP
7 5 (1.62%) PMP
8 4 (1.30%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.30%) CCNA
8 4 (1.30%) CCIE
9 3 (0.97%) CCSP
9 3 (0.97%) HND
9 3 (0.97%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.65%) HNC
11 1 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.04%) SLA
2 18 (5.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.65%) vSphere
1 2 (0.65%) NDS
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (13.96%) Huawei
2 41 (13.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 38 (12.34%) Cisco
4 34 (11.04%) Ericsson
5 25 (8.12%) HP
6 23 (7.47%) Oracle
7 18 (5.84%) NEC
8 16 (5.19%) Juniper
9 15 (4.87%) Microsoft
9 15 (4.87%) Nokia
10 14 (4.55%) Apple
10 14 (4.55%) Sun
11 11 (3.57%) Nortel
12 9 (2.92%) BT
13 7 (2.27%) Greenplum
14 6 (1.95%) Talend
15 5 (1.62%) Cramer
15 5 (1.62%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.62%) SAP
16 4 (1.30%) Sybase
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