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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 561 521 455
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -66
Contract jobs citing 4G 92 142 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.79% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 48
Median daily rate £290 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £208 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £510 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.12 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £41.79 £43.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £49.19 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.12 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.44%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -47 77 £291 -10.38% 13
South East -10 36 £295 -4.83% 7
Berkshire -25 31 £300 -1.63% 5
London -1 21 £338 +7.14% 2
Reading +18 11 £425 +33.85% 2
Newbury +3 9 - - 1
North West +7 5 - - 1
South West +4 4 £270 -22.85% 3
Bristol +2 4 £270 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £216 - 1
Cheshire +12 3 - -
West Yorkshire +12 3 £244 -
Yorkshire +12 3 £244 -
Slough +1 3 £313 +50.60% 2
East Midlands - 3 £335 -
Scotland +16 2 £250 - 1
Warrington +13 2 - -
Leeds +8 2 £114 -
Manchester -4 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £260 -
Nottingham - 2 £355 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £355 -
City of London +10 1 £315 -30.00%
Glasgow +7 1 - - 1
Jersey - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £135 -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 162 (75.00%) 3G
2 117 (54.17%) Telecoms
3 98 (45.37%) 2G
4 89 (41.20%) LTE
5 48 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 45 (20.83%) Huawei
7 40 (18.52%) Nokia
8 34 (15.74%) Cisco
9 32 (14.81%) Ericsson
10 30 (13.89%) ITIL
10 30 (13.89%) Wireless
11 28 (12.96%) Project Management
11 28 (12.96%) Nokia Networks
12 27 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (12.04%) Back Office
14 22 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (9.72%) SLA
15 21 (9.72%) Diameter Protocol
16 20 (9.26%) UMTS
16 20 (9.26%) Network Design
17 19 (8.80%) GSM
18 18 (8.33%) LAN
18 18 (8.33%) CCNP
18 18 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
19 17 (7.87%) Security Cleared
19 17 (7.87%) WAN
19 17 (7.87%) Management Information System
19 17 (7.87%) Cramer
20 16 (7.41%) Finance
20 16 (7.41%) HNC

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 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.09%) MS Office
3 10 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (75.00%) 3G
2 98 (45.37%) 2G
3 89 (41.20%) LTE
4 48 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (13.89%) Wireless
6 22 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (9.72%) Diameter Protocol
8 20 (9.26%) UMTS
9 19 (8.80%) GSM
10 18 (8.33%) LAN
10 18 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
11 17 (7.87%) WAN
12 15 (6.94%) LDAP
13 14 (6.48%) Internet
14 13 (6.02%) INAP
14 13 (6.02%) TCP/IP
14 13 (6.02%) VoIP
15 12 (5.56%) Firewall
15 12 (5.56%) IPsec
15 12 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.78%) MS Access
3 4 (1.85%) GIS
4 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) BODI
5 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.46%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
General
1 117 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.04%) Back Office
3 16 (7.41%) Finance
4 8 (3.70%) Marketing
5 7 (3.24%) Electronics
5 7 (3.24%) Retail
6 6 (2.78%) Billing
6 6 (2.78%) Front Office
6 6 (2.78%) Military
7 3 (1.39%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.39%) Automotive
7 3 (1.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (9.72%) RAN Engineer
2 15 (6.94%) 4G Engineer
2 15 (6.94%) Architect
3 14 (6.48%) Network Engineer
4 13 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.56%) Field Engineer
6 11 (5.09%) Radio Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Mobile Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Service Desk Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Telecoms Engineer
8 9 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.17%) Designer
8 9 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (4.17%) LTE Engineer
8 9 (4.17%) Telecoms Manager
8 9 (4.17%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (3.24%) 3G Engineer
10 7 (3.24%) Radio Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.02%) SPML
2 11 (5.09%) SOAP
3 2 (0.93%) REST
3 2 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) JMS
4 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.87%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.70%) Statistics
5 7 (3.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.24%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.78%) PKI
7 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.85%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.39%) Handset
8 3 (1.39%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.39%) PMI
8 3 (1.39%) Telematics
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) BYOD
9 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.93%) iPad
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.93%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.09%) Windows
2 8 (3.70%) Linux
3 6 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.93%) Android
5 2 (0.93%) Unix
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.89%) ITIL
2 28 (12.96%) Project Management
3 20 (9.26%) Network Design
4 15 (6.94%) PRINCE2
4 15 (6.94%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (6.48%) Network Architecture
6 13 (6.02%) High Availability
7 12 (5.56%) Change Management
8 11 (5.09%) Integration Testing
9 10 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.17%) Change Control
10 9 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
11 8 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.24%) SFIA
13 6 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (2.78%) Dashboard Development
13 6 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.70%) SQL
2 7 (3.24%) C
3 2 (0.93%) Java
3 2 (0.93%) Perl
4 1 (0.46%) C++
4 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.46%) Python
4 1 (0.46%) Ruby
4 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.46%) Tcl
4 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (8.33%) CCNP
3 17 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.41%) HNC
4 16 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.94%) Degree
5 15 (6.94%) HND
6 14 (6.48%) CCNA
7 10 (4.63%) CCIE
8 9 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.31%) CISSP
10 5 (2.31%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.85%) ISEB
11 4 (1.85%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.39%) CCDP
13 2 (0.93%) CCSP
13 2 (0.93%) CISM
13 2 (0.93%) PMP
13 2 (0.93%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.72%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.09%) Amdocs OSS
2 9 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.93%) Nessus
6 2 (0.93%) OpenView
7 1 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (20.83%) Huawei
2 40 (18.52%) Nokia
3 34 (15.74%) Cisco
4 32 (14.81%) Ericsson
5 28 (12.96%) Nokia Networks
6 17 (7.87%) Cramer
7 15 (6.94%) Microsoft
8 14 (6.48%) Citrix
8 14 (6.48%) Nortel
9 13 (6.02%) HP
9 13 (6.02%) Tellabs
10 12 (5.56%) Juniper
11 10 (4.63%) Remedy
12 9 (4.17%) Mapinfo
12 9 (4.17%) Palo Alto
13 8 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (3.70%) BT
13 8 (3.70%) Ciena
13 8 (3.70%) F5
13 8 (3.70%) Siemens
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