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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
UK
Rank 524 503 405
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -98
Contract jobs citing 4G 72 121 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.63% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 78
Median daily rate £300 £366 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.08% +26.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £262 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.30% +19.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-59.30% +19.44%

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
6820 7446 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4240 4407 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 310 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 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 27 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 21 February 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 -14 69 £300 -14.28% 9
South East -17 38 £245 -23.43% 3
Berkshire -4 28 £185 -51.31% 2
Reading +14 13 £185 - 1
London +7 12 £471 +17.81% 4
North West +28 7 £600 +50.00% 2
Manchester +18 7 £600 +60.00% 2
Hampshire +13 5 £300 -31.42% 1
East Midlands +4 3 - -
South West +1 3 £285 -
Bristol 0 3 £285 -
West Yorkshire +15 2 £268 +1.90%
Yorkshire +7 2 £268 +1.90%
Surrey +3 2 - -
Leeds +3 2 £268 +1.90%
Guildford -5 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Scotland +19 1 £290 -
West Midlands -2 1 - -
Slough -3 1 - -
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £290 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £200 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £190 -
Derby - 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 146 (81.11%) 3G
2 97 (53.89%) 2G
3 96 (53.33%) Telecoms
4 73 (40.56%) LTE
5 41 (22.78%) Ericsson
6 40 (22.22%) Nokia
6 40 (22.22%) Huawei
7 39 (21.67%) Radio Access Network
8 25 (13.89%) Cisco
9 24 (13.33%) UMTS
9 24 (13.33%) Nokia Networks
10 23 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (12.78%) ITIL
11 22 (12.22%) HP
11 22 (12.22%) Wireless
12 21 (11.67%) CCNP
12 21 (11.67%) VoLTE
13 20 (11.11%) GSM
14 19 (10.56%) MS Office
14 19 (10.56%) Network Architecture
15 18 (10.00%) TCP/IP
16 17 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (9.44%) Diameter Protocol
17 16 (8.89%) Test Management
17 16 (8.89%) Microsoft
17 16 (8.89%) CCNA
17 16 (8.89%) Juniper
18 15 (8.33%) Back Office
18 15 (8.33%) Firewall
18 15 (8.33%) CCIE

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 (0.56%) CMS
1 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (10.56%) MS Office
2 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (81.11%) 3G
2 97 (53.89%) 2G
3 73 (40.56%) LTE
4 39 (21.67%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (13.33%) UMTS
6 22 (12.22%) Wireless
7 21 (11.67%) VoLTE
8 20 (11.11%) GSM
9 18 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 17 (9.44%) Diameter Protocol
11 15 (8.33%) Firewall
12 14 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (7.22%) MVNO
13 13 (7.22%) Wireshark
14 8 (4.44%) LAN
15 6 (3.33%) Ethernet
15 6 (3.33%) GPRS
15 6 (3.33%) SIGTRAN
16 5 (2.78%) DWDM
16 5 (2.78%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.67%) GIS
1 3 (1.67%) MS Access
2 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 96 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.33%) Back Office
3 8 (4.44%) Marketing
4 7 (3.89%) Finance
5 3 (1.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.11%) Electronics
6 2 (1.11%) French Language
6 2 (1.11%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
2 17 (9.44%) 3G Engineer
2 17 (9.44%) Analyst
3 14 (7.78%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (7.78%) Test Analyst
4 13 (7.22%) Field Engineer
4 13 (7.22%) Optimisation Engineer
4 13 (7.22%) Radio Engineer
5 12 (6.67%) Architect
5 12 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.00%) Mobile Architect
6 9 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 8 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.44%) Radio Planner
8 6 (3.33%) Consultant
8 6 (3.33%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.33%) LTE Engineer
8 6 (3.33%) Technical Support
9 5 (2.78%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (2.78%) Mobile Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.11%) XML
2 1 (0.56%) iOS SDK
2 1 (0.56%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.78%) NHS
5 3 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.11%) PKI
6 2 (1.11%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.56%) BYOD
7 1 (0.56%) CMDB
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.89%) Windows
2 5 (2.78%) Linux
3 3 (1.67%) Unix
3 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.78%) ITIL
2 19 (10.56%) Network Architecture
3 17 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (8.89%) Test Management
5 14 (7.78%) Project Management
6 13 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.22%) Regression Testing
7 10 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
7 10 (5.56%) Statistics
8 9 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (4.44%) Security Testing
9 8 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (3.89%) Performance Management
11 6 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.33%) Network Design
11 6 (3.33%) Network Planning
12 5 (2.78%) Integration Testing
12 5 (2.78%) Migration
12 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.11%) MapBasic
2 2 (1.11%) MATLAB
2 2 (1.11%) Perl
2 2 (1.11%) Ruby
2 2 (1.11%) VB
3 1 (0.56%) C
3 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (11.67%) CCNP
3 16 (8.89%) CCNA
4 15 (8.33%) CCIE
4 15 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 13 (7.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.11%) Degree
7 5 (2.78%) HND
7 5 (2.78%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.67%) CCDA
9 3 (1.67%) HNC
9 3 (1.67%) ISEB
9 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.11%) MCSE
10 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.11%) PMP
11 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.78%) SLA
2 8 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.67%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.11%) OpenView
3 2 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (22.78%) Ericsson
2 40 (22.22%) Huawei
2 40 (22.22%) Nokia
3 25 (13.89%) Cisco
4 24 (13.33%) Nokia Networks
5 22 (12.22%) HP
6 16 (8.89%) Juniper
6 16 (8.89%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.44%) Cramer
8 6 (3.33%) Mapinfo
8 6 (3.33%) Nortel
9 5 (2.78%) Remedy
9 5 (2.78%) Tellabs
10 4 (2.22%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.22%) Samsung
11 3 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.67%) Ciena
11 3 (1.67%) Citrix
12 2 (1.11%) Dell
12 2 (1.11%) NEC
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