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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 106 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing 4G 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 0.97% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£419 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -0.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -12.63%
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
396 308 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.90% 14.98% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 154 136
Average daily rate £334 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.83% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £210 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +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 31 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
Birmingham 0 5 £419 +59.52% 1
Solihull +3 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 2
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (87.50%) LTE
2 13 (81.25%) 2G
3 11 (68.75%) 3G
4 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (43.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (31.25%) SLA
7 4 (25.00%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) GSM
7 4 (25.00%) Nokia
7 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
7 4 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 2 (12.50%) Wireless
9 2 (12.50%) Front Office
9 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) PMI
9 2 (12.50%) PMP
9 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
9 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
10 1 (6.25%) MIMO
10 1 (6.25%) HTML5
10 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
10 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LTE
2 13 (81.25%) 2G
3 11 (68.75%) 3G
4 4 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (25.00%) GSM
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (6.25%) IPv4
6 1 (6.25%) IPv6
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) RNC
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) MIMO
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Incident Manager
2 2 (12.50%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) RF Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Circuiting Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) PMI
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) Telematics
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) DMAIC
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (25.00%) Nokia
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
4 1 (6.25%) BT
4 1 (6.25%) NEC
4 1 (6.25%) NetCracker
4 1 (6.25%) Huawei
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