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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 524 426 493
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +67
Contract jobs citing 4G 123 216 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 2.67% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 70 34
Median daily rate £368 £286 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.38% -15.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £221 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.80% -19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £49.19 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%

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
8720 8085 7343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.41% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5286 4548 3945
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 484 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -66 116 £368 +28.38% 3
South East -24 67 £335 +28.84% 1
Berkshire -24 52 £243 -6.73%
London +1 24 £600 +60.00% 1
Reading -20 18 £300 +15.16%
Slough +1 8 £225 -10.00%
Newbury -3 7 £231 -25.64%
North West -15 7 £260 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £480 - 1
West Midlands -15 6 £290 +11.53%
Yorkshire +5 5 £158 -
Cheshire - 5 £295 -
Warrington - 5 £295 -
South West +1 4 £403 +37.60%
Surrey -2 4 £383 +82.14%
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
City of London +50 3 £315 -16.00%
Leeds -6 3 £158 -
West Yorkshire -12 3 £158 -
Redhill - 3 £383 -
Basingstoke - 3 £300 -
Hook - 3 £480 -
Bristol +8 2 £403 +46.36%
Manchester -4 2 £180 - 1
Birmingham -5 2 £169 -35.09%
North Yorkshire - 2 £169 -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £375 +47.05%
Bracknell -13 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 219 (76.04%) 3G
2 148 (51.39%) Telecoms
3 123 (42.71%) 2G
4 120 (41.67%) LTE
5 71 (24.65%) Radio Access Network
6 48 (16.67%) Huawei
7 47 (16.32%) Nokia
8 44 (15.28%) Project Management
8 44 (15.28%) Cisco
9 39 (13.54%) Wireless
10 37 (12.85%) ITIL
11 33 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (11.46%) Degree
12 31 (10.76%) SLA
12 31 (10.76%) Back Office
13 28 (9.72%) Network Design
13 28 (9.72%) Ericsson
14 27 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
15 26 (9.03%) Finance
16 24 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
17 23 (7.99%) LAN
17 23 (7.99%) UMTS
17 23 (7.99%) Management Information System
18 22 (7.64%) Microsoft
18 22 (7.64%) HNC
18 22 (7.64%) GSM
19 21 (7.29%) Internet
20 20 (6.94%) PRINCE2
20 20 (6.94%) Service Delivery
20 20 (6.94%) Security Cleared

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 (1.04%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.13%) MS Office
4 7 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.04%) MS Project
6 2 (0.69%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.69%) Traffica
2 1 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (76.04%) 3G
2 123 (42.71%) 2G
3 120 (41.67%) LTE
4 71 (24.65%) Radio Access Network
5 39 (13.54%) Wireless
6 33 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (7.99%) LAN
7 23 (7.99%) UMTS
8 22 (7.64%) GSM
9 21 (7.29%) Internet
10 20 (6.94%) Diameter Protocol
11 18 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
12 17 (5.90%) OSPF
12 17 (5.90%) VoIP
12 17 (5.90%) WAN
13 16 (5.56%) VoLTE
14 15 (5.21%) ATM
14 15 (5.21%) LDAP
14 15 (5.21%) MPLS
14 15 (5.21%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.74%) MS Access
3 4 (1.39%) GIS
4 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) BODI
6 1 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 148 (51.39%) Telecoms
2 31 (10.76%) Back Office
3 26 (9.03%) Finance
4 10 (3.47%) Billing
4 10 (3.47%) Retail
5 8 (2.78%) Front Office
6 7 (2.43%) Military
7 4 (1.39%) Marketing
8 3 (1.04%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.04%) Automotive
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (11.11%) Architect
2 23 (7.99%) Network Engineer
3 22 (7.64%) RAN Engineer
4 20 (6.94%) Designer
5 18 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
6 17 (5.90%) Optimisation Engineer
6 17 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 15 (5.21%) 4G Engineer
9 14 (4.86%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.51%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.47%) 3G Engineer
11 10 (3.47%) Mobile Engineer
11 10 (3.47%) Service Desk Engineer
11 10 (3.47%) Telecoms Engineer
11 10 (3.47%) Telecoms Manager
12 9 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
12 9 (3.13%) Field Engineer
12 9 (3.13%) Senior Architect
13 8 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.21%) SPML
2 13 (4.51%) SOAP
3 4 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.35%) HTML
4 1 (0.35%) HTML5
4 1 (0.35%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.35%) JMS
4 1 (0.35%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.35%) REST
4 1 (0.35%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.99%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.51%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.43%) PKI
4 7 (2.43%) User Experience
5 6 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.08%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.74%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.74%) PMI
7 4 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.04%) Handset
8 3 (1.04%) Statistics
8 3 (1.04%) Telematics
8 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.69%) BYOD
9 2 (0.69%) iPhone
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
9 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.60%) Linux
2 16 (5.56%) Windows
3 9 (3.13%) Unix
3 9 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.04%) Android
5 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.69%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.28%) Project Management
2 37 (12.85%) ITIL
3 28 (9.72%) Network Design
4 20 (6.94%) PRINCE2
4 20 (6.94%) Service Delivery
5 18 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (6.25%) High Availability
6 15 (5.21%) Network Architecture
6 15 (5.21%) Service Management
7 12 (4.17%) Change Management
8 11 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (3.82%) Change Control
9 10 (3.47%) Integration Testing
9 10 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.13%) Mobile Transformation
10 9 (3.13%) Validation
11 8 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.78%) eTOM
11 8 (2.78%) Network Management
11 8 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.86%) C
2 9 (3.13%) SQL
3 4 (1.39%) Java
3 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.69%) Perl
5 1 (0.35%) C#
5 1 (0.35%) Python
5 1 (0.35%) Ruby
5 1 (0.35%) Tcl
5 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (11.46%) Degree
2 24 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (7.64%) HNC
4 20 (6.94%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.56%) HND
5 16 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.86%) CCNP
7 10 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.78%) CCNA
8 8 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (2.43%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.04%) CCIE
10 3 (1.04%) CISSP
11 2 (0.69%) CCDP
11 2 (0.69%) CCSA
11 2 (0.69%) CCSE
11 2 (0.69%) PMP
11 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.35%) CLAS
12 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) Def Stans
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.82%) Amdocs OSS
2 10 (3.47%) NSN NetAct
3 6 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.69%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.69%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 48 (16.67%) Huawei
2 47 (16.32%) Nokia
3 44 (15.28%) Cisco
4 28 (9.72%) Ericsson
5 27 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
6 22 (7.64%) Microsoft
7 16 (5.56%) HP
7 16 (5.56%) Juniper
8 15 (5.21%) Siemens
9 14 (4.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 14 (4.86%) BT
9 14 (4.86%) Tellabs
10 12 (4.17%) Aruba
10 12 (4.17%) Citrix
10 12 (4.17%) Cramer
10 12 (4.17%) Nortel
11 11 (3.82%) F5
11 11 (3.82%) Remedy
12 10 (3.47%) NetCracker
12 10 (3.47%) ZTE
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