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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 138 122 108
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing 4G 1 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 1.83% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £260 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
4G
England

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
378 437 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.20% 16.26% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 236 114
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing 4G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for 4G.

1 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) Nortel
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) Huawei
2 4 (50.00%) Tellabs
3 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (37.50%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Brocade
3 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
3 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
3 3 (37.50%) 2G
3 3 (37.50%) Cramer
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Fault Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia
4 2 (25.00%) Siemens
4 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (25.00%) HNC

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) 2G
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) DWDM
4 1 (12.50%) GPRS
4 1 (12.50%) LTE
4 1 (12.50%) RNC
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Fault Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
1 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) HNC
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Huawei
1 4 (50.00%) Nortel
1 4 (50.00%) Tellabs
2 3 (37.50%) Brocade
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cramer
2 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (25.00%) BT
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia
3 2 (25.00%) Siemens
4 1 (12.50%) Arqiva
4 1 (12.50%) NEC
4 1 (12.50%) NetCracker
4 1 (12.50%) Virgin Media
4 1 (12.50%) ZTE