The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 520 396 510
Rank change year-on-year
-124 +114
Contract jobs citing 4G 124 233 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 2.88% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 79 36
Median daily rate £391 £275 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.27% -27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £150 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £263 £338
% change year-on-year
+42.38% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £37.20 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -3.33%

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
8497 8097 7264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.70% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 4542 3957
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 473 413
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -88 117 £391 +42.27% 10
South East -45 86 £416 +73.43% 2
Berkshire -30 65 £320 +33.33%
Reading -25 22 - -
Hampshire +10 11 £475 -
London -12 11 £400 - 4
Newbury +3 6 £231 -18.40%
Bracknell -6 6 - -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £400 +35.59%
East of England +7 5 £400 +23.07%
Slough +1 5 £505 +143.37%
North West -29 5 £330 -12.00%
Hook - 5 £480 -
Surrey -4 4 £383 +50.00% 1
Cheshire -5 4 £295 -15.71%
West Midlands -12 4 £413 -
Warrington -12 4 £295 -
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire -2 3 £265 -20.00% 1
Leeds -9 3 £265 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -9 3 £265 -20.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £400 -
Redhill - 3 £383 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £260 -35.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 1 - -
Guildford +1 1 - -
Bristol -3 1 £280 +1.81% 1
South West -18 1 £280 -25.33% 2

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for 4G.

1 216 (79.41%) 3G
2 133 (48.90%) Telecoms
3 123 (45.22%) 2G
4 104 (38.24%) LTE
5 75 (27.57%) Radio Access Network
6 47 (17.28%) Nokia
7 45 (16.54%) Huawei
8 43 (15.81%) Cisco
9 38 (13.97%) Project Management
10 37 (13.60%) ITIL
11 33 (12.13%) Wireless
12 31 (11.40%) Back Office
13 30 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (11.03%) Degree
14 29 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (10.29%) SLA
16 25 (9.19%) Finance
16 25 (9.19%) Network Design
16 25 (9.19%) GSM
17 24 (8.82%) Ericsson
18 22 (8.09%) UMTS
18 22 (8.09%) HNC
19 21 (7.72%) High Availability
19 21 (7.72%) Nokia Networks
19 21 (7.72%) Diameter Protocol
19 21 (7.72%) Microsoft
20 20 (7.35%) LAN
20 20 (7.35%) Linux
21 19 (6.99%) HND
21 19 (6.99%) OSPF

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.31%) MS Office
2 9 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.10%) MS Project
5 2 (0.74%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.74%) Traffica
2 1 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 216 (79.41%) 3G
2 123 (45.22%) 2G
3 104 (38.24%) LTE
4 75 (27.57%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (12.13%) Wireless
6 30 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (9.19%) GSM
8 22 (8.09%) UMTS
9 21 (7.72%) Diameter Protocol
10 20 (7.35%) LAN
11 19 (6.99%) OSPF
11 19 (6.99%) VoLTE
12 18 (6.62%) Internet
13 17 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
14 16 (5.88%) ATM
14 16 (5.88%) DNS
14 16 (5.88%) Ethernet
15 15 (5.51%) IPsec
15 15 (5.51%) LDAP
15 15 (5.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (1.10%) GIS
2 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.37%) BODI
3 1 (0.37%) MS Access
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
1 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
General
1 133 (48.90%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.40%) Back Office
3 25 (9.19%) Finance
4 11 (4.04%) Billing
5 8 (2.94%) Front Office
5 8 (2.94%) Retail
6 6 (2.21%) Military
7 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.10%) Automotive
9 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (9.93%) Network Engineer
2 23 (8.46%) Architect
3 22 (8.09%) RAN Engineer
4 19 (6.99%) Designer
5 17 (6.25%) Optimisation Engineer
5 17 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 15 (5.51%) Radio Engineer
8 14 (5.15%) 4G Engineer
8 14 (5.15%) Test Engineer
9 11 (4.04%) Mobile Engineer
9 11 (4.04%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.04%) Telecoms Manager
9 11 (4.04%) Transmission Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) 3G Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (2.94%) Service Manager
11 8 (2.94%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.51%) SPML
2 13 (4.78%) SOAP
3 6 (2.21%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.37%) JMS
4 1 (0.37%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.37%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.68%) User Experience
6 7 (2.57%) PKI
7 6 (2.21%) PMI
8 5 (1.84%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.84%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.47%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.10%) NHS
10 3 (1.10%) Telematics
10 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.74%) Handset
11 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.74%) Statistics
12 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.37%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.35%) Linux
2 15 (5.51%) Windows
3 10 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.31%) Unix
4 9 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.74%) Android
6 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.97%) Project Management
2 37 (13.60%) ITIL
3 25 (9.19%) Network Design
4 21 (7.72%) High Availability
5 19 (6.99%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (5.51%) Network Architecture
7 15 (5.51%) Service Management
8 13 (4.78%) Change Management
9 12 (4.41%) Change Control
9 12 (4.41%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.68%) Integration Testing
10 10 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (3.31%) Mobile Transformation
11 9 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (3.31%) Validation
12 8 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.94%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.15%) C
2 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
2 4 (1.47%) SQL
3 3 (1.10%) Java
4 1 (0.37%) C#
4 1 (0.37%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.37%) Perl
4 1 (0.37%) Python
4 1 (0.37%) Ruby
4 1 (0.37%) Tcl
4 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 30 (11.03%) Degree
2 29 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (8.09%) HNC
4 19 (6.99%) CCNP
4 19 (6.99%) HND
5 10 (3.68%) CCNA
5 10 (3.68%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) CCIE
9 2 (0.74%) CCSA
9 2 (0.74%) CCSE
9 2 (0.74%) CISSP
9 2 (0.74%) PMP
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.37%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.74%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) MISRA
3 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.68%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.21%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (1.84%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (17.28%) Nokia
2 45 (16.54%) Huawei
3 43 (15.81%) Cisco
4 24 (8.82%) Ericsson
5 21 (7.72%) Microsoft
5 21 (7.72%) Nokia Networks
6 16 (5.88%) Juniper
7 14 (5.15%) HP
8 12 (4.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 12 (4.41%) Siemens
9 11 (4.04%) Aruba
9 11 (4.04%) BT
9 11 (4.04%) F5
9 11 (4.04%) Meraki
10 9 (3.31%) Tellabs
11 8 (2.94%) Remedy
12 7 (2.57%) Nortel
12 7 (2.57%) VMware
13 6 (2.21%) Citrix
13 6 (2.21%) Cramer
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