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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 540 441 440
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -1
Contract jobs citing 4G 111 208 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 2.62% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 75 42
Median daily rate £335 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £216 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £265 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -21.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £36.00 £35.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.77 £49.19 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £39.75
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.81%

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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -102 103 £335 +14.52% 14
South East -50 46 £300 +13.20% 6
Berkshire -47 35 £225 -15.09% 2
London +3 29 £588 +56.66% 2
Reading -23 9 £425 +55.96% 1
North West +3 7 £220 -15.38% 4
Slough 0 7 £225 -1.63%
Yorkshire -1 6 £158 -
Newbury -13 6 £201 -35.16% 1
West Midlands -30 6 £290 +11.53%
South West -6 5 £370 +13.84% 1
City of London +48 4 £315 -16.00% 1
Cheshire +3 4 £260 - 1
Surrey 0 4 £383 +82.14% 3
West Yorkshire -2 4 £158 -
Leeds -7 4 £158 -
Warrington +2 3 £260 -
Bristol +2 3 £370 +34.54%
Manchester -2 3 £180 - 2
Gatwick - 3 £365 -
Hampshire - 3 £390 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £365 -
Redhill - 3 £383 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £355 +39.21%
Birmingham -10 2 £169 -35.09%
Basingstoke - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 £355 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £169 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £355 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 204 (76.98%) 3G
2 141 (53.21%) Telecoms
3 116 (43.77%) LTE
4 115 (43.40%) 2G
5 60 (22.64%) Radio Access Network
6 43 (16.23%) Huawei
7 42 (15.85%) Cisco
8 41 (15.47%) Project Management
9 40 (15.09%) Nokia
10 37 (13.96%) Wireless
11 31 (11.70%) Back Office
12 29 (10.94%) ITIL
13 28 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (10.57%) Degree
14 26 (9.81%) SLA
15 25 (9.43%) Finance
16 24 (9.06%) Network Design
16 24 (9.06%) Ericsson
16 24 (9.06%) GSM
16 24 (9.06%) UMTS
16 24 (9.06%) Nokia Networks
17 23 (8.68%) Internet
17 23 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (7.92%) Management Information System
18 21 (7.92%) Diameter Protocol
19 20 (7.55%) SIGTRAN
19 20 (7.55%) HNC
20 19 (7.17%) Microsoft
20 19 (7.17%) Service Delivery
21 18 (6.79%) PRINCE2

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 3 (1.13%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.38%) CMS
3 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.40%) MS Office
4 7 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.75%) Traffica
2 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 204 (76.98%) 3G
2 116 (43.77%) LTE
3 115 (43.40%) 2G
4 60 (22.64%) Radio Access Network
5 37 (13.96%) Wireless
6 28 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (9.06%) GSM
7 24 (9.06%) UMTS
8 23 (8.68%) Internet
9 21 (7.92%) Diameter Protocol
10 20 (7.55%) SIGTRAN
11 17 (6.42%) LAN
11 17 (6.42%) VoIP
12 16 (6.04%) LDAP
13 14 (5.28%) INAP
13 14 (5.28%) MGW
14 13 (4.91%) Firewall
14 13 (4.91%) OSPF
14 13 (4.91%) VoLTE
15 12 (4.53%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.89%) GIS
2 5 (1.89%) MS Access
3 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) BODI
5 1 (0.38%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 141 (53.21%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.70%) Back Office
3 25 (9.43%) Finance
4 8 (3.02%) Billing
4 8 (3.02%) Front Office
4 8 (3.02%) Retail
5 7 (2.64%) Military
6 5 (1.89%) Marketing
7 3 (1.13%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.13%) Automotive
7 3 (1.13%) Electronics
7 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (10.57%) Architect
2 22 (8.30%) Network Engineer
3 20 (7.55%) Designer
3 20 (7.55%) RAN Engineer
4 17 (6.42%) Radio Engineer
5 16 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.66%) Optimisation Engineer
6 15 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.28%) 4G Engineer
8 13 (4.91%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.15%) Telecoms Manager
10 10 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.77%) Service Desk Engineer
10 10 (3.77%) Telecoms Engineer
10 10 (3.77%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.40%) 3G Engineer
11 9 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (3.40%) Enterprise Architect
11 9 (3.40%) Solutions Designer
11 9 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.04%) SPML
2 13 (4.91%) SOAP
3 1 (0.38%) HTML
3 1 (0.38%) HTML5
3 1 (0.38%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.38%) JMS
3 1 (0.38%) REST
3 1 (0.38%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.38%) XML
3 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.92%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.64%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.26%) PKI
6 5 (1.89%) PMI
7 4 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.51%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.51%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.51%) User Experience
8 3 (1.13%) Handset
8 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.13%) Statistics
8 3 (1.13%) Telematics
9 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.75%) BYOD
9 2 (0.75%) iPad
9 2 (0.75%) iPhone
9 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.04%) Linux
2 15 (5.66%) Windows
3 9 (3.40%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.89%) Unix
4 5 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.13%) Android
5 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.47%) Project Management
2 29 (10.94%) ITIL
3 24 (9.06%) Network Design
4 19 (7.17%) Service Delivery
5 18 (6.79%) PRINCE2
6 16 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (5.66%) High Availability
7 15 (5.66%) Service Management
8 13 (4.91%) Change Management
8 13 (4.91%) Network Architecture
9 10 (3.77%) Change Control
9 10 (3.77%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.40%) Mobile Transformation
10 9 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.40%) Validation
11 8 (3.02%) Network Management
11 8 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (3.02%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.64%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.66%) C
2 8 (3.02%) SQL
3 4 (1.51%) Java
3 4 (1.51%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.38%) C++
5 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.38%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) Ruby
5 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (10.57%) Degree
2 23 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (7.55%) HNC
4 18 (6.79%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.04%) HND
5 16 (6.04%) SC Cleared
6 15 (5.66%) CCNP
7 10 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.40%) CCNA
9 8 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (2.64%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.89%) CISSP
12 3 (1.13%) CCIE
13 2 (0.75%) CCDP
13 2 (0.75%) CCSA
13 2 (0.75%) CCSE
13 2 (0.75%) CISM
13 2 (0.75%) PMP
13 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.75%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.81%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) Def Stans
2 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (6.42%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.15%) Amdocs OSS
1 11 (4.15%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.75%) Nessus
3 2 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) Netcool
4 1 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (16.23%) Huawei
2 42 (15.85%) Cisco
3 40 (15.09%) Nokia
4 24 (9.06%) Ericsson
4 24 (9.06%) Nokia Networks
5 19 (7.17%) Microsoft
6 17 (6.42%) HP
7 15 (5.66%) Citrix
8 14 (5.28%) Cramer
9 12 (4.53%) Aruba
9 12 (4.53%) Remedy
10 11 (4.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 11 (4.15%) Juniper
10 11 (4.15%) Siemens
10 11 (4.15%) Tellabs
11 10 (3.77%) BT
11 10 (3.77%) F5
11 10 (3.77%) Meraki
11 10 (3.77%) Nortel
12 7 (2.64%) ZTE
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