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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 452 453 531
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +78
Contract jobs citing 4G 169 133 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 1.88% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 13
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£388 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £433 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+19.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.80 £43.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £45.00 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -14.44%

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +2 158 £388 +29.16% 21
South East +14 105 £388 +6.16% 11
Berkshire +24 81 £450 +16.88% 9
Reading +28 27 £380 +216.66% 4
London -13 14 £550 +59.42% 5
West Midlands -6 9 £324 +23.33% 4
South West -32 7 £261 -17.30%
Hampshire - 7 £313 -
Bristol -21 6 £261 -
Surrey +1 5 £310 -
Buckinghamshire -6 4 - -
Slough -7 4 £216 -43.83% 4
Birmingham -2 3 £324 +23.33% 3
East of England -27 3 - -
Hertfordshire -29 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Guildford -6 2 £310 -
Newbury -13 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Swindon -10 1 - -
Wiltshire -15 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £475 -
Kidlington - 1 £400 - 1
Chesham - 1 - -
Derby - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 253 (73.55%) 3G
2 212 (61.63%) Telecoms
3 178 (51.74%) LTE
4 160 (46.51%) 2G
5 82 (23.84%) Radio Access Network
6 73 (21.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 62 (18.02%) Huawei
8 61 (17.73%) Project Management
9 53 (15.41%) Ericsson
10 51 (14.83%) Degree
11 50 (14.53%) GSM
12 42 (12.21%) SLA
13 37 (10.76%) GPRS
14 33 (9.59%) 3GPP
15 31 (9.01%) UMTS
15 31 (9.01%) Cisco
15 31 (9.01%) Network Architecture
16 29 (8.43%) Nokia
16 29 (8.43%) PRINCE2
17 27 (7.85%) Internet
17 27 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (7.56%) VoLTE
19 25 (7.27%) C
20 24 (6.98%) ITIL
21 23 (6.69%) MS Excel
21 23 (6.69%) Finance
22 22 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
22 22 (6.40%) SQL
22 22 (6.40%) Resource Management
23 21 (6.10%) HP

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (1.45%) Apache
2 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.23%) MS Office
3 10 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.29%) Summit
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 253 (73.55%) 3G
2 178 (51.74%) LTE
3 160 (46.51%) 2G
4 82 (23.84%) Radio Access Network
5 50 (14.53%) GSM
6 37 (10.76%) GPRS
7 33 (9.59%) 3GPP
8 31 (9.01%) UMTS
9 27 (7.85%) Internet
10 26 (7.56%) VoLTE
11 22 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (4.65%) MPLS
12 16 (4.65%) Ethernet
12 16 (4.65%) Broadband
13 15 (4.36%) Wireless
14 14 (4.07%) ATM
14 14 (4.07%) Firewall
14 14 (4.07%) SGSN
15 12 (3.49%) GGSN
15 12 (3.49%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.74%) MS Access
1 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.16%) MySQL
3 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.45%) LoadRunner
1 5 (1.45%) Maven
1 5 (1.45%) JIRA
1 5 (1.45%) Selenium
1 5 (1.45%) Ant
1 5 (1.45%) Toad
1 5 (1.45%) SoapUI
1 5 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (1.45%) eggPlant
2 4 (1.16%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.29%) Calabash
3 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 212 (61.63%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.69%) Finance
3 17 (4.94%) Billing
4 16 (4.65%) Back Office
5 11 (3.20%) Marketing
6 9 (2.62%) Electronics
7 6 (1.74%) Retail
8 5 (1.45%) Front Office
8 5 (1.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Law
9 2 (0.58%) German Language
9 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (13.95%) Architect
2 28 (8.14%) Project Manager
3 20 (5.81%) Test Engineer
4 19 (5.52%) Design Engineer
4 19 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (4.94%) Field Engineer
5 17 (4.94%) RF Engineer
6 14 (4.07%) RAN Engineer
7 11 (3.20%) Senior Architect
8 10 (2.91%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 10 (2.91%) 3G Engineer
8 10 (2.91%) Systems Architect
9 9 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (2.62%) Network Engineer
9 9 (2.62%) Developer
9 9 (2.62%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.33%) Designer
11 7 (2.03%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.03%) Consultant
12 6 (1.74%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.91%) WAP
2 9 (2.62%) XML
3 6 (1.74%) SOAP
3 6 (1.74%) Web Services
4 5 (1.45%) WML
4 5 (1.45%) J2ME
4 5 (1.45%) REST
5 3 (0.87%) .NET
6 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.29%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.91%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.74%) Handset
5 5 (1.45%) PMI
5 5 (1.45%) Statistics
5 5 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.87%) User Experience
7 2 (0.58%) Physics
7 2 (0.58%) GIS
7 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.29%) DTV
8 1 (0.29%) Clustering
8 1 (0.29%) VHDL
8 1 (0.29%) Verilog
8 1 (0.29%) Economics
8 1 (0.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.78%) Linux
2 12 (3.49%) UNIX
3 11 (3.20%) Windows
4 7 (2.03%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.73%) Project Management
2 31 (9.01%) Network Architecture
3 29 (8.43%) PRINCE2
4 24 (6.98%) ITIL
5 22 (6.40%) Resource Management
6 19 (5.52%) Validation
7 17 (4.94%) Change Management
8 15 (4.36%) Network Planning
8 15 (4.36%) Logistics
9 14 (4.07%) Configuration Management
9 14 (4.07%) Problem Management
10 13 (3.78%) Project Planning
10 13 (3.78%) Network Design
11 11 (3.20%) Supplier Management
11 11 (3.20%) Performance Management
11 11 (3.20%) Migration
11 11 (3.20%) Test Planning
12 10 (2.91%) Dependency Management
12 10 (2.91%) Matrix Management
13 9 (2.62%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.27%) C
2 22 (6.40%) SQL
3 9 (2.62%) C++
4 7 (2.03%) Perl
5 5 (1.45%) C#
6 2 (0.58%) Java
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
7 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.29%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 51 (14.83%) Degree
2 17 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.03%) ISEB
4 7 (2.03%) CCNP
4 7 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.45%) CCNA
5 5 (1.45%) HND
5 5 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.16%) HNC
6 4 (1.16%) CCIE
6 4 (1.16%) PMP
7 2 (0.58%) CCDP
7 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.58%) CCDE
7 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
8 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.21%) SLA
2 12 (3.49%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) Basel III
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) NFS
1 2 (0.58%) NDS
1 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.20%) NSN NetAct
1 11 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.03%) Netcool
3 4 (1.16%) OpenView
4 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 73 (21.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 62 (18.02%) Huawei
3 53 (15.41%) Ericsson
4 31 (9.01%) Cisco
5 29 (8.43%) Nokia
6 21 (6.10%) HP
7 20 (5.81%) Microsoft
8 18 (5.23%) NEC
9 14 (4.07%) Oracle
10 13 (3.78%) Juniper
11 11 (3.20%) Nortel
11 11 (3.20%) BT
12 10 (2.91%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.91%) Mapinfo
13 8 (2.33%) Cramer
14 7 (2.03%) Business Objects
15 6 (1.74%) Sun
15 6 (1.74%) Greenplum
16 5 (1.45%) Apple
16 5 (1.45%) SAP
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