The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 107 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing 4G 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 0.95% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£438 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -0.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £264 £304
% change year-on-year
+18.48% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -10.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
359 317 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.96% 15.49% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 160 125
Average daily rate £350 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

4G
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region.

4G Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

4G
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region.

4G Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

4G
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Solihull +5 2 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 16 (88.89%) LTE
2 14 (77.78%) 2G
3 12 (66.67%) 3G
4 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 7 (38.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (33.33%) Nokia
7 5 (27.78%) SLA
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) GSM
8 4 (22.22%) Fault Management
8 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (16.67%) Project Management
10 2 (11.11%) Wireless
10 2 (11.11%) Front Office
10 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.11%) PMI
10 2 (11.11%) PMP
10 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
11 1 (5.56%) MIMO
11 1 (5.56%) HTML5
11 1 (5.56%) Telematics
11 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
11 1 (5.56%) VoLTE

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LTE
2 14 (77.78%) 2G
3 12 (66.67%) 3G
4 4 (22.22%) GSM
4 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) MIMO
6 1 (5.56%) VoLTE
6 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (5.56%) RNC
6 1 (5.56%) IPv4
6 1 (5.56%) IPv6
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Front Office
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Incident Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 2 (11.11%) RF Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Circuiting Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) NOC Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PMI
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Telematics
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Fault Management
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) DMAIC
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PMP
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (33.33%) Nokia
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) NetCracker
4 1 (5.56%) Huawei
4 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.56%) BT
4 1 (5.56%) NEC
4 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo