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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 392 489 440
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -49
Contract jobs citing 4G 235 100 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 1.44% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 34 26
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£270 £381 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.18% +18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £260 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.59% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -34.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -34.78%

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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 +101 222 £270 -16.92% 38
South East +55 122 £250 -12.66% 27
Berkshire +41 112 £240 -17.59% 27
Reading +22 38 £275 -42.10% 1
London +28 26 £400 -20.00% 4
North West -5 21 £363 +27.19%
South West +20 13 £375 +18.11% 3
Manchester +5 11 £375 -
Leeds - 10 £331 -
Yorkshire - 10 £331 -
West Yorkshire - 10 £331 -
Slough +8 9 £208 +53.70% 8
Newbury +5 9 £283 +9.70% 12
East of England +1 7 £325 -3.70% 2
Gloucestershire -8 7 £375 +18.11%
Cheltenham - 7 £375 -
City of London +5 6 £400 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £145 -
Bracknell 0 5 £263 +14.13% 3
Hertfordshire -3 5 £295 -12.59% 1
West Midlands -11 5 £260 -10.34% 1
Cheshire - 4 £305 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £145 -
Coventry +3 3 £260 -
Glasgow -1 3 - - 1
Scotland -1 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £255 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £255 - 1
Warrington - 3 £260 -
Wiltshire +6 2 - - 2

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 387 (83.05%) 3G
2 329 (70.60%) Telecoms
3 273 (58.58%) 2G
4 194 (41.63%) LTE
5 130 (27.90%) Radio Access Network
6 89 (19.10%) GSM
7 75 (16.09%) Wireless
8 72 (15.45%) Huawei
9 71 (15.24%) Ericsson
10 55 (11.80%) TCP/IP
11 50 (10.73%) UMTS
12 49 (10.52%) SS7
13 47 (10.09%) VoLTE
14 46 (9.87%) Degree
14 46 (9.87%) Wi-Fi
15 43 (9.23%) Project Management
16 41 (8.80%) SLA
17 39 (8.37%) MS Excel
17 39 (8.37%) Network Design
18 35 (7.51%) Nokia
18 35 (7.51%) Network Planning
18 35 (7.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 34 (7.30%) Wireshark
19 34 (7.30%) Linux
20 33 (7.08%) GPRS
21 32 (6.87%) Perl
21 32 (6.87%) SQL
21 32 (6.87%) HP
21 32 (6.87%) SIGTRAN
22 31 (6.65%) UNIX

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
1 3 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (0.21%) CMS
2 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.01%) MS Office
3 12 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.29%) MS Project
6 5 (1.07%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Summit
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 387 (83.05%) 3G
2 273 (58.58%) 2G
3 194 (41.63%) LTE
4 130 (27.90%) Radio Access Network
5 89 (19.10%) GSM
6 75 (16.09%) Wireless
7 55 (11.80%) TCP/IP
8 50 (10.73%) UMTS
9 49 (10.52%) SS7
10 47 (10.09%) VoLTE
11 46 (9.87%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (7.30%) Wireshark
13 33 (7.08%) GPRS
14 32 (6.87%) SIGTRAN
15 30 (6.44%) SDH
15 30 (6.44%) Ethernet
16 27 (5.79%) HSPA
17 23 (4.94%) 3GPP
17 23 (4.94%) WiMAX
18 22 (4.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.79%) MS Access
2 4 (0.86%) MySQL
3 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (2.36%) ClearCase
1 11 (2.36%) Git (software)
1 11 (2.36%) Subversion
2 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.64%) CANoe
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.21%) Trac
4 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
General
1 329 (70.60%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.08%) Finance
3 16 (3.43%) Billing
4 15 (3.22%) Electronics
5 6 (1.29%) Retail
6 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.86%) Back Office
7 4 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.86%) Avionics
8 3 (0.64%) Automotive
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 45 (9.66%) Project Manager
2 36 (7.73%) Test Engineer
3 29 (6.22%) Radio Engineer
4 28 (6.01%) Delivery Manager
5 27 (5.79%) RAN Engineer
6 24 (5.15%) Integration Engineer
7 22 (4.72%) Developer
7 22 (4.72%) Field Engineer
8 19 (4.08%) Design Engineer
9 18 (3.86%) Performance Engineer
10 17 (3.65%) Analyst
11 16 (3.43%) Tester
11 16 (3.43%) RAN Performance Engineer
12 15 (3.22%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 15 (3.22%) Wireless Engineer
12 15 (3.22%) Architect
13 14 (3.00%) Delivery Project Manager
14 13 (2.79%) Network Engineer
15 11 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (2.36%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.65%) XML
2 11 (2.36%) STL
3 5 (1.07%) SOAP
3 5 (1.07%) HTML
4 4 (0.86%) HTML5
5 3 (0.64%) WSRP
6 2 (0.43%) .NET
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) CGI
7 1 (0.21%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.21%) Ajax
7 1 (0.21%) jQuery
7 1 (0.21%) Laravel
7 1 (0.21%) LESS
7 1 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.43%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.36%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.15%) Handset
4 10 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.72%) Statistics
5 8 (1.72%) PKI
6 5 (1.07%) Replication
6 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.64%) Telematics
7 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.64%) IVR
8 2 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.43%) User Experience
9 1 (0.21%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.21%) BYOD
9 1 (0.21%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.21%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.30%) Linux
2 31 (6.65%) UNIX
3 11 (2.36%) Windows
4 10 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.07%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.07%) Android
6 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (9.23%) Project Management
2 39 (8.37%) Network Design
3 35 (7.51%) Network Planning
4 28 (6.01%) Performance Management
5 26 (5.58%) ITIL
6 24 (5.15%) Network Architecture
7 21 (4.51%) PRINCE2
7 21 (4.51%) Validation
8 20 (4.29%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.29%) OOD
9 19 (4.08%) OO
10 18 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.86%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.43%) CRM
12 14 (3.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (2.79%) Migration
14 12 (2.58%) Resource Management
15 11 (2.36%) System Testing
15 11 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (2.15%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.87%) Perl
1 32 (6.87%) SQL
2 30 (6.44%) C
2 30 (6.44%) C++
3 13 (2.79%) Python
4 12 (2.58%) Ruby
4 12 (2.58%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.72%) C#
6 7 (1.50%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.29%) Embedded C++
7 6 (1.29%) Java
8 3 (0.64%) VBA
9 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) PHP5
10 1 (0.21%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 46 (9.87%) Degree
2 23 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.08%) CCNP
5 13 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.58%) HNC
7 10 (2.15%) HND
7 10 (2.15%) CCNA
7 10 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.86%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.86%) ISEB
9 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.64%) CCDP
10 3 (0.64%) PMP
10 3 (0.64%) CISSP
11 2 (0.43%) CCDA
11 2 (0.43%) CCIP
11 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.80%) SLA
2 5 (1.07%) QA
3 4 (0.86%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.86%) DO-254
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.86%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.86%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.86%) NSN NetAct
3 10 (2.15%) OpenView
3 10 (2.15%) HP NNM
4 5 (1.07%) Netcool
5 4 (0.86%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.43%) Iperf
Vendors
1 72 (15.45%) Huawei
2 71 (15.24%) Ericsson
3 35 (7.51%) Nokia
3 35 (7.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 32 (6.87%) HP
5 26 (5.58%) Cisco
6 24 (5.15%) Microsoft
7 22 (4.72%) Nortel
8 20 (4.29%) Actix
9 17 (3.65%) Business Objects
10 15 (3.22%) Mapinfo
11 13 (2.79%) Remedy
11 13 (2.79%) Juniper
12 12 (2.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 12 (2.58%) Oracle
13 10 (2.15%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.15%) SevOne
14 5 (1.07%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.07%) Greenplum
15 4 (0.86%) F5
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