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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 494 414 514
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +100
Contract jobs citing 4G 153 236 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.42% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.83% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 86 29
Median daily rate £400 £285 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.25 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £36.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%

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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 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
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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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 -88 145 £400 +39.13% 7
South East -39 93 £400 +56.86% 3
Berkshire -16 70 £310 +12.72% 1
Reading -8 23 £210 -23.63%
Hertfordshire +23 14 £413 +39.83%
East of England +14 14 £413 +26.92%
London -31 13 £505 +39.31%
Hampshire +11 12 £475 -
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £413 -
Bracknell +6 8 - -
Slough +12 7 £530 +155.42%
Surrey -3 7 £293 +14.70% 1
West Yorkshire +13 5 £265 -20.00%
Bristol +11 5 £280 - 2
Yorkshire +5 5 £265 -20.00%
Leeds -4 5 £265 -20.00%
South West -6 5 £280 -32.12% 4
Newbury -9 5 £231 -20.25% 1
Hook - 5 £480 -
Guildford +4 4 £315 +23.52%
North West -26 4 £340 -2.85%
East Midlands +8 2 £305 -6.15%
Manchester -12 2 £350 -6.66%
Cheshire -23 2 £330 +12.82%
Warrington -23 2 £330 +26.92%
Gatwick - 2 £335 -
West Sussex - 2 £335 -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 - -
West Midlands -13 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £305 -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 220 (78.29%) 3G
2 145 (51.60%) Telecoms
3 125 (44.48%) 2G
4 97 (34.52%) LTE
5 81 (28.83%) Radio Access Network
6 50 (17.79%) Nokia
7 42 (14.95%) Huawei
8 41 (14.59%) Cisco
9 37 (13.17%) Project Management
10 36 (12.81%) ITIL
11 33 (11.74%) Degree
12 32 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (10.68%) Back Office
14 28 (9.96%) Wireless
15 26 (9.25%) Ericsson
16 24 (8.54%) GSM
16 24 (8.54%) SLA
16 24 (8.54%) Network Design
17 23 (8.19%) Finance
17 23 (8.19%) UMTS
17 23 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (7.83%) HNC
19 21 (7.47%) Linux
19 21 (7.47%) Microsoft
19 21 (7.47%) VoLTE
20 20 (7.12%) Diameter Protocol
20 20 (7.12%) Nokia Networks
20 20 (7.12%) Management Information System
21 19 (6.76%) Service Delivery
21 19 (6.76%) Service Management

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 (1.42%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.56%) MS Office
2 10 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.71%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 220 (78.29%) 3G
2 125 (44.48%) 2G
3 97 (34.52%) LTE
4 81 (28.83%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
6 28 (9.96%) Wireless
7 24 (8.54%) GSM
8 23 (8.19%) UMTS
9 21 (7.47%) VoLTE
10 20 (7.12%) Diameter Protocol
11 18 (6.41%) DNS
11 18 (6.41%) Internet
12 17 (6.05%) LAN
13 16 (5.69%) OSPF
13 16 (5.69%) SIGTRAN
14 14 (4.98%) ATM
14 14 (4.98%) Ethernet
14 14 (4.98%) LDAP
14 14 (4.98%) RNC
14 14 (4.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.07%) GIS
2 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.36%) MS Access
3 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.36%) JIRA
1 1 (0.36%) LabVIEW
General
1 145 (51.60%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.68%) Back Office
3 23 (8.19%) Finance
4 10 (3.56%) Billing
5 7 (2.49%) Front Office
6 6 (2.14%) Military
6 6 (2.14%) Retail
7 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (9.25%) Network Engineer
2 25 (8.90%) Architect
2 25 (8.90%) RAN Engineer
3 19 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (6.41%) Designer
5 17 (6.05%) Optimisation Engineer
5 17 (6.05%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.63%) 4G Engineer
6 13 (4.63%) Radio Engineer
6 13 (4.63%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.27%) Test Engineer
8 11 (3.91%) Mobile Engineer
8 11 (3.91%) Service Manager
8 11 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (3.91%) Telecoms Manager
8 11 (3.91%) Transmission Engineer
9 10 (3.56%) 3G Engineer
10 8 (2.85%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (2.85%) Design Engineer
10 8 (2.85%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.98%) SPML
2 11 (3.91%) SOAP
3 5 (1.78%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) .NET
4 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.36%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.36%) REST
4 1 (0.36%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.12%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.56%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.56%) User Experience
4 8 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.49%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.78%) PKI
6 5 (1.78%) PMI
7 4 (1.42%) Statistics
8 3 (1.07%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.07%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.07%) NHS
8 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.47%) Linux
2 15 (5.34%) Windows
3 12 (4.27%) Unix
4 10 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.17%) Project Management
2 36 (12.81%) ITIL
3 24 (8.54%) Network Design
4 19 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (6.76%) High Availability
4 19 (6.76%) Service Delivery
4 19 (6.76%) Service Management
5 17 (6.05%) Network Architecture
6 13 (4.63%) Change Management
7 12 (4.27%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.91%) Change Control
9 10 (3.56%) Network Management
10 9 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.20%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.20%) Mobile Transformation
11 8 (2.85%) eTOM
11 8 (2.85%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (2.85%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (2.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.98%) C
2 4 (1.42%) SQL
3 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.07%) VBA
4 2 (0.71%) Embedded C
4 2 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (11.74%) Degree
2 23 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (7.83%) HNC
4 18 (6.41%) HND
5 17 (6.05%) CCNP
6 11 (3.91%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.14%) CCNA
7 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.78%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.71%) CCIE
10 2 (0.71%) CCSA
10 2 (0.71%) CCSE
10 2 (0.71%) CISSP
11 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.36%) CCDP
11 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.36%) MISRA
2 1 (0.36%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.07%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.71%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (3.91%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.14%) Amdocs OSS
3 4 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.71%) SCCM
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 50 (17.79%) Nokia
2 42 (14.95%) Huawei
3 41 (14.59%) Cisco
4 26 (9.25%) Ericsson
5 21 (7.47%) Microsoft
6 20 (7.12%) Nokia Networks
7 19 (6.76%) HP
8 16 (5.69%) Aruba
8 16 (5.69%) Meraki
9 15 (5.34%) Juniper
10 12 (4.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 12 (4.27%) Siemens
11 11 (3.91%) BT
12 10 (3.56%) F5
12 10 (3.56%) VMware
13 9 (3.20%) Tellabs
14 8 (2.85%) Arqiva
14 8 (2.85%) Nortel
14 8 (2.85%) Remedy
15 7 (2.49%) Citrix
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