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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 375 484 409
Rank change year-on-year
+109 -75
Contract jobs citing 4G 236 115 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 1.61% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 30 25
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£290 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.14% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £269 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
-12.30% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £34.50 £31.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £152.50 £51.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £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 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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 April 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 +111 218 £290 -14.07% 25
South East +52 131 £260 -2.80% 14
Berkshire +45 116 £275 +2.80% 13
Newbury +17 32 £290 -
Reading +8 25 £313 +48.80% 2
North West - 23 £350 - 2
London -3 21 £325 -35.00% 6
South West +7 12 £413 +12.24% 3
Cheshire - 12 £293 -
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £145 -
Manchester - 9 £375 - 2
West Midlands -14 8 £260 -10.34%
Warrington - 8 £260 -
City of London +11 6 £425 -15.00% 3
Coventry +4 6 £260 -
Slough 0 6 £208 +53.70% 7
Gloucestershire -9 6 £413 +33.06% 1
Cheltenham - 6 £413 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £145 -
Wiltshire +13 5 - - 1
Guildford +1 4 £255 -
Surrey -3 4 £255 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £331 -
Wilmslow - 4 £350 -
Leeds - 4 £331 -
Yorkshire - 4 £331 -
East of England +10 3 £326 -3.33% 1
Swindon +7 3 - -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £325 -3.70%
Bracknell +1 2 £263 - 1

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 354 (83.10%) 3G
2 303 (71.13%) Telecoms
3 259 (60.80%) 2G
4 197 (46.24%) LTE
5 135 (31.69%) Radio Access Network
6 93 (21.83%) GSM
7 86 (20.19%) Ericsson
8 76 (17.84%) Wireless
9 73 (17.14%) Huawei
10 48 (11.27%) TCP/IP
11 47 (11.03%) Nokia
12 46 (10.80%) UMTS
12 46 (10.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 45 (10.56%) Degree
14 42 (9.86%) SLA
15 40 (9.39%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (9.15%) Project Management
17 37 (8.69%) SS7
17 37 (8.69%) Linux
17 37 (8.69%) MS Excel
18 35 (8.22%) VoLTE
19 34 (7.98%) Network Planning
19 34 (7.98%) UNIX
20 32 (7.51%) SQL
20 32 (7.51%) GPRS
21 31 (7.28%) Perl
21 31 (7.28%) Network Design
22 30 (7.04%) HSPA
22 30 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
22 30 (7.04%) Ethernet

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (0.70%) WebLogic
1 3 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.23%) CMS
3 1 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (8.69%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.81%) MS Office
3 10 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.41%) MS Project
6 5 (1.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 354 (83.10%) 3G
2 259 (60.80%) 2G
3 197 (46.24%) LTE
4 135 (31.69%) Radio Access Network
5 93 (21.83%) GSM
6 76 (17.84%) Wireless
7 48 (11.27%) TCP/IP
8 46 (10.80%) UMTS
9 40 (9.39%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (8.69%) SS7
11 35 (8.22%) VoLTE
12 32 (7.51%) GPRS
13 30 (7.04%) Ethernet
13 30 (7.04%) HSPA
14 29 (6.81%) Wireshark
15 27 (6.34%) SIGTRAN
16 26 (6.10%) SDH
17 25 (5.87%) 3GPP
18 22 (5.16%) WiMAX
19 21 (4.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.82%) MS Access
2 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.70%) MySQL
3 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (2.11%) ClearCase
1 9 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.11%) Subversion
2 4 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.70%) CANoe
4 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.23%) Trac
5 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 303 (71.13%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.93%) Finance
3 17 (3.99%) Billing
4 13 (3.05%) Electronics
5 9 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.88%) Retail
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Avionics
7 4 (0.94%) Back Office
7 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.70%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (9.86%) Project Manager
2 33 (7.75%) Test Engineer
3 29 (6.81%) Delivery Manager
4 25 (5.87%) Integration Engineer
5 23 (5.40%) Design Engineer
6 22 (5.16%) RAN Engineer
7 21 (4.93%) Developer
8 20 (4.69%) Radio Engineer
9 19 (4.46%) Field Engineer
10 16 (3.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 16 (3.76%) Wireless Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) Designer
11 14 (3.29%) Analyst
11 14 (3.29%) Performance Engineer
12 13 (3.05%) Tester
12 13 (3.05%) Delivery Project Manager
13 12 (2.82%) Network Engineer
13 12 (2.82%) RAN Performance Engineer
14 10 (2.35%) Coordinator
14 10 (2.35%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.76%) XML
2 10 (2.35%) SOAP
3 9 (2.11%) STL
4 5 (1.17%) .NET
5 4 (0.94%) HTML
6 3 (0.70%) WSRP
6 3 (0.70%) HTML5
7 1 (0.23%) CGI
7 1 (0.23%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.11%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.11%) Handset
4 8 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.41%) PKI
6 5 (1.17%) Replication
7 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.70%) IVR
8 3 (0.70%) Telematics
8 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.47%) GIS
10 1 (0.23%) PMI
10 1 (0.23%) Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.23%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.23%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.23%) User Experience
10 1 (0.23%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.69%) Linux
2 34 (7.98%) UNIX
3 13 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.88%) Windows
5 7 (1.64%) Solaris
6 5 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Android
8 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (9.15%) Project Management
2 34 (7.98%) Network Planning
3 31 (7.28%) Network Design
4 27 (6.34%) Performance Management
5 26 (6.10%) Configuration Management
6 23 (5.40%) ITIL
6 23 (5.40%) PRINCE2
7 22 (5.16%) Validation
8 18 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.99%) CRM
10 16 (3.76%) OOD
11 15 (3.52%) OO
12 14 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.05%) Migration
13 13 (3.05%) Network Architecture
14 12 (2.82%) Resource Management
14 12 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (2.58%) Service Management
16 10 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (2.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.51%) SQL
2 31 (7.28%) Perl
3 29 (6.81%) C++
4 28 (6.57%) C
5 11 (2.58%) Python
6 10 (2.35%) C#
6 10 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.35%) Ruby
7 6 (1.41%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.17%) Embedded C++
8 5 (1.17%) Java
9 2 (0.47%) VBA
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 45 (10.56%) Degree
2 21 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (4.23%) CCNP
4 11 (2.58%) CCNA
4 11 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.35%) HND
6 6 (1.41%) HNC
7 4 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.70%) PMP
8 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.70%) CCDP
8 3 (0.70%) ISEB
8 3 (0.70%) CISSP
8 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.47%) CCSA
9 2 (0.47%) CCSE
9 2 (0.47%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.86%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) QA
2 4 (0.94%) DO-178B
2 4 (0.94%) DO-254
3 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.94%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (4.23%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (1.17%) Netcool
4 4 (0.94%) SCCM
5 3 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.47%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 86 (20.19%) Ericsson
2 73 (17.14%) Huawei
3 47 (11.03%) Nokia
4 46 (10.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 27 (6.34%) Cisco
6 25 (5.87%) Nortel
7 23 (5.40%) HP
8 20 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 20 (4.69%) Actix
9 13 (3.05%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.82%) Juniper
10 12 (2.82%) Oracle
11 11 (2.58%) Business Objects
12 10 (2.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 10 (2.35%) Mapinfo
13 6 (1.41%) Remedy
13 6 (1.41%) BT
14 5 (1.17%) CheckPoint
15 4 (0.94%) Siemens
15 4 (0.94%) NEC
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Posted: 7 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £37 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
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