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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 137 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing 4G 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.084% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 0.75% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £290 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £265 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+0.09% +6.81%
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
463 267 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 11.18% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 146 162
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 32
Median hourly rate £36.25 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

4G Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -12 2 £169 -35.09%
Coventry - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 3 (37.50%) Automotive
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) MIMO
3 3 (37.50%) LTE
3 3 (37.50%) Telematics
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) PMP
4 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (12.50%) Ciena
5 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Fault Analysis

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
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 3 (37.50%) LTE
3 3 (37.50%) MIMO
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) GPRS
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Automotive
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Commissioning Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Installations Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
1 1 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Telematics
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (25.00%) PMP
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Brocade
1 1 (12.50%) Ciena
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Cramer
1 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (12.50%) Nortel
1 1 (12.50%) Tellabs