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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
UK
Rank 511 469 435
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -34
Contract jobs citing 4G 84 149 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 2.05% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 64 61
Median daily rate £300 £358 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £218 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £290
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Median hourly rate - £43.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.36%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -45 77 £300 -15.19% 10
South East +1 55 £275 -13.72% 6
Berkshire -17 35 £260 -20.00% 4
Reading +10 20 £245 -24.32% 1
North West +23 9 £600 +93.54%
Hampshire +20 8 £288 -34.65% 2
Surrey +17 7 £343 +26.85%
Manchester +19 6 £600 +313.79%
London -3 6 £475 +34.27% 3
Guildford -2 4 £260 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Scotland +26 2 £290 +157.77%
Basingstoke +10 2 £233 -47.15%
South West +6 2 - - 1
East Midlands +6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 2 - -
Maidenhead -4 2 - -
West Midlands -12 2 £260 -1.70%
West Sussex - 2 £374 -
Gatwick - 2 £374 -
Amersham - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Slough +5 1 - -
Bristol +3 1 - - 1
Guernsey -1 1 £413 -17.50%
Jersey -1 1 £413 -17.50%
Channel Islands -2 1 £413 -17.50%
Coventry -15 1 £260 +8.33%
North Wales - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 145 (78.80%) 3G
2 98 (53.26%) Telecoms
3 96 (52.17%) 2G
4 73 (39.67%) LTE
5 42 (22.83%) Huawei
6 39 (21.20%) Radio Access Network
7 38 (20.65%) Ericsson
8 37 (20.11%) Nokia
9 30 (16.30%) Cisco
10 29 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (13.59%) CCNP
12 24 (13.04%) UMTS
13 23 (12.50%) HP
14 22 (11.96%) ITIL
14 22 (11.96%) Nokia Networks
15 21 (11.41%) GSM
16 20 (10.87%) TCP/IP
16 20 (10.87%) Wireless
17 19 (10.33%) CCIE
18 18 (9.78%) Network Architecture
18 18 (9.78%) MS Office
18 18 (9.78%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (9.24%) Firewall
20 16 (8.70%) Juniper
20 16 (8.70%) CCNA
20 16 (8.70%) Test Management
20 16 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
21 15 (8.15%) VoLTE
21 15 (8.15%) ISTQB

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 1 (0.54%) CMS
1 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
1 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (9.78%) MS Office
2 12 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 145 (78.80%) 3G
2 96 (52.17%) 2G
3 73 (39.67%) LTE
4 39 (21.20%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (13.04%) UMTS
6 21 (11.41%) GSM
7 20 (10.87%) TCP/IP
7 20 (10.87%) Wireless
8 18 (9.78%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (9.24%) Firewall
10 16 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
11 15 (8.15%) VoLTE
12 13 (7.07%) LAN
12 13 (7.07%) Wireshark
13 11 (5.98%) MVNO
14 9 (4.89%) VPN
14 9 (4.89%) WAN
15 8 (4.35%) Network Security
15 8 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
16 6 (3.26%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) GIS
2 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 98 (53.26%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.15%) Back Office
3 9 (4.89%) Marketing
4 8 (4.35%) Finance
5 5 (2.72%) Electronics
6 2 (1.09%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Military
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (10.33%) 4G Engineer
2 18 (9.78%) Analyst
3 17 (9.24%) 3G Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) RAN Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Test Analyst
5 13 (7.07%) Field Engineer
6 12 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 12 (6.52%) Optimisation Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Architect
7 11 (5.98%) Radio Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Radio Planner
9 7 (3.80%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.26%) Consultant
10 6 (3.26%) LTE Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Mobile Architect
11 5 (2.72%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) Designer
11 5 (2.72%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.72%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) REST
1 2 (1.09%) XML
2 1 (0.54%) iOS SDK
2 1 (0.54%) SPML
2 1 (0.54%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.54%) XMPP
2 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.98%) Statistics
3 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.72%) NHS
5 4 (2.17%) PKI
6 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.09%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.09%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.54%) BYOD
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.54%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.80%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Linux
3 2 (1.09%) Unix
3 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) Android
4 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.96%) ITIL
2 18 (9.78%) Network Architecture
2 18 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (8.70%) Test Management
4 13 (7.07%) Regression Testing
5 12 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.52%) Project Management
6 10 (5.43%) Network Design
6 10 (5.43%) Network Optimisation
7 7 (3.80%) Network Planning
7 7 (3.80%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (3.26%) Migration
8 6 (3.26%) Performance Management
8 6 (3.26%) Security Testing
8 6 (3.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (2.72%) Integration Testing
9 5 (2.72%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.63%) SQL
2 2 (1.09%) C
2 2 (1.09%) MapBasic
2 2 (1.09%) MATLAB
2 2 (1.09%) Ruby
2 2 (1.09%) VB
3 1 (0.54%) C++
3 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.54%) Perl
3 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.59%) CCNP
3 19 (10.33%) CCIE
4 16 (8.70%) CCNA
5 15 (8.15%) ISTQB
6 13 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (3.26%) Degree
7 6 (3.26%) HND
7 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.63%) CCDA
9 3 (1.63%) ISEB
10 2 (1.09%) CISM
10 2 (1.09%) CISSP
10 2 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.09%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.09%) PMP
10 2 (1.09%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) SLA
2 6 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.07%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.63%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.63%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.63%) OpenView
3 2 (1.09%) Nessus
3 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (22.83%) Huawei
2 38 (20.65%) Ericsson
3 37 (20.11%) Nokia
4 30 (16.30%) Cisco
5 23 (12.50%) HP
6 22 (11.96%) Nokia Networks
7 16 (8.70%) Juniper
8 14 (7.61%) Microsoft
9 10 (5.43%) Cramer
10 9 (4.89%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.80%) Mapinfo
11 7 (3.80%) Nortel
12 6 (3.26%) Citrix
13 5 (2.72%) Remedy
13 5 (2.72%) Tellabs
14 4 (2.17%) Ciena
15 3 (1.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 3 (1.63%) Blue Coat
15 3 (1.63%) F5
15 3 (1.63%) Infoblox
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