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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 447 474 505
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +31
Contract jobs citing 4G 155 107 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.53% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 28
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£315 £275 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -9.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £396 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £264 £304
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £20.50 £42.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%

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
8200 7004 7963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.53% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 3859 3836
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 £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 458 642
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 November 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 28 November 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 -11 146 £313 +13.63% 30
South East +23 96 £315 -13.10% 16
Berkshire +38 86 £316 -15.66% 11
Reading +21 27 £350 +191.66% 4
London +1 15 £550 +59.42% 3
West Midlands -7 8 £425 +61.90% 3
South West -27 7 £265 -15.87% 2
North West +1 6 £200 -1.23% 2
Slough -8 6 £243 -37.01%
East of England -16 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire -17 5 - - 1
Surrey -1 4 £314 -
Bristol -18 4 £261 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 - 2
Guildford -12 3 £314 -
Solihull +3 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £320 -
Amersham - 2 £300 -
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -22 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 2
Chesham - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £265 -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Derby - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 273 (75.41%) 3G
2 228 (62.98%) Telecoms
3 193 (53.31%) LTE
4 157 (43.37%) 2G
5 105 (29.01%) Radio Access Network
6 83 (22.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 69 (19.06%) Huawei
8 67 (18.51%) Ericsson
9 64 (17.68%) Project Management
10 57 (15.75%) GSM
11 52 (14.36%) Degree
12 42 (11.60%) Nokia
13 41 (11.33%) SLA
14 35 (9.67%) GPRS
15 34 (9.39%) 3GPP
15 34 (9.39%) Finance
16 32 (8.84%) Cisco
16 32 (8.84%) VoLTE
16 32 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (8.56%) Validation
18 30 (8.29%) UMTS
18 30 (8.29%) PRINCE2
18 30 (8.29%) ITIL
19 29 (8.01%) MS Office
20 27 (7.46%) MS Excel
21 26 (7.18%) Internet
22 25 (6.91%) Microsoft
22 25 (6.91%) Wi-Fi
23 24 (6.63%) Configuration Management
24 22 (6.08%) C

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (8.01%) MS Office
2 27 (7.46%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 273 (75.41%) 3G
2 193 (53.31%) LTE
3 157 (43.37%) 2G
4 105 (29.01%) Radio Access Network
5 57 (15.75%) GSM
6 35 (9.67%) GPRS
7 34 (9.39%) 3GPP
8 32 (8.84%) VoLTE
9 30 (8.29%) UMTS
10 26 (7.18%) Internet
11 25 (6.91%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (5.52%) Ethernet
13 18 (4.97%) Broadband
13 18 (4.97%) DNS
14 17 (4.70%) MPLS
14 17 (4.70%) Wireless
15 15 (4.14%) ATM
16 14 (3.87%) SGSN
16 14 (3.87%) HTTP
17 13 (3.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.49%) Oracle Database
2 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.38%) MySQL
4 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (1.10%) MS Access
5 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 228 (62.98%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.39%) Finance
3 16 (4.42%) Back Office
4 14 (3.87%) Billing
5 12 (3.31%) Marketing
6 10 (2.76%) Electronics
7 8 (2.21%) Legal
8 6 (1.66%) Retail
9 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.38%) Front Office
10 3 (0.83%) Law
11 2 (0.55%) German Language
11 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.55%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 42 (11.60%) Architect
2 25 (6.91%) Test Engineer
3 23 (6.35%) Project Manager
4 19 (5.25%) Design Engineer
5 18 (4.97%) Field Engineer
5 18 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (4.14%) Developer
6 15 (4.14%) RF Engineer
6 15 (4.14%) RAN Engineer
7 14 (3.87%) Designer
7 14 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (3.04%) Network Engineer
8 11 (3.04%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 10 (2.76%) 3G Engineer
9 10 (2.76%) Senior Architect
10 9 (2.49%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 7 (1.93%) Service Manager
11 7 (1.93%) Systems Architect
12 6 (1.66%) Project Engineer
12 6 (1.66%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.21%) XML
2 7 (1.93%) .NET
3 6 (1.66%) SOAP
4 5 (1.38%) WML
4 5 (1.38%) WAP
5 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.28%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) STL
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.76%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.76%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.38%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.10%) User Experience
5 4 (1.10%) Statistics
5 4 (1.10%) PMI
6 3 (0.83%) GIS
7 2 (0.55%) Physics
7 2 (0.55%) Replication
7 2 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.28%) VHDL
8 1 (0.28%) Verilog
8 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.28%) DTV
8 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.28%) PDA
8 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.52%) Linux
2 19 (5.25%) UNIX
3 11 (3.04%) Windows
4 7 (1.93%) Android
5 6 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.66%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.68%) Project Management
2 31 (8.56%) Validation
3 30 (8.29%) PRINCE2
3 30 (8.29%) ITIL
4 24 (6.63%) Configuration Management
5 21 (5.80%) Change Management
5 21 (5.80%) Resource Management
6 20 (5.52%) Network Architecture
7 19 (5.25%) Network Planning
8 18 (4.97%) Performance Management
9 15 (4.14%) Problem Management
9 15 (4.14%) Logistics
10 13 (3.59%) Migration
10 13 (3.59%) Project Planning
11 12 (3.31%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.04%) Capacity Management
13 10 (2.76%) Matrix Management
13 10 (2.76%) Supplier Management
13 10 (2.76%) Dependency Management
13 10 (2.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.08%) C
2 21 (5.80%) SQL
3 13 (3.59%) C++
4 11 (3.04%) Perl
5 9 (2.49%) C#
6 2 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.28%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (14.36%) Degree
2 19 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.21%) CCNP
6 7 (1.93%) CCNA
7 5 (1.38%) CCIE
7 5 (1.38%) ISEB
7 5 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.10%) HNC
8 4 (1.10%) HND
9 3 (0.83%) PMP
9 3 (0.83%) CCDP
9 3 (0.83%) CCDE
9 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.55%) CCIP
11 1 (0.28%) CISM
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.33%) SLA
2 5 (1.38%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) Basel III
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) NFS
2 2 (0.55%) NDS
2 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) NSN NetAct
2 9 (2.49%) Netcool
3 5 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.10%) OpenView
5 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 83 (22.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 69 (19.06%) Huawei
3 67 (18.51%) Ericsson
4 42 (11.60%) Nokia
5 32 (8.84%) Cisco
6 25 (6.91%) Microsoft
7 16 (4.42%) NEC
8 15 (4.14%) HP
9 14 (3.87%) Oracle
10 13 (3.59%) Nortel
11 12 (3.31%) BT
12 11 (3.04%) Juniper
13 10 (2.76%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.76%) Mapinfo
13 10 (2.76%) Cramer
14 8 (2.21%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.93%) Greenplum
16 6 (1.66%) Red Hat
17 5 (1.38%) Citrix
18 4 (1.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
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