The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 111 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing 4G 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.051% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £525
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -40.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £97.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-59.33% +135.54%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 299 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.99% 15.23% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 133 135
Average daily rate £313 £323 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
4G
England

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 July 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
Warwickshire - - - - 2
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (80.00%) 2G
2 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 11 (73.33%) LTE
3 10 (66.67%) 3G
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Perl
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) VBA
5 3 (20.00%) Nokia
6 2 (13.33%) Fault Management
6 2 (13.33%) Operations Management
6 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) PMI
6 2 (13.33%) PMP
6 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MySQL
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) GSM
6 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (13.33%) SLA
6 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) HTML5
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) IPv4
7 1 (6.67%) IPv6

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) 2G
2 11 (73.33%) LTE
3 10 (66.67%) 3G
4 2 (13.33%) GSM
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (6.67%) IPv4
5 1 (6.67%) IPv6
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) RNC
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) MIMO
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
General
1 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (20.00%) OSS Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Database Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Development DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) RF Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) PMI
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
1 2 (13.33%) Operations Management
1 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
1 2 (13.33%) Fault Management
1 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Use Case
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) DMAIC
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) ETL
2 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBA
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (6.67%) Mapinfo
3 1 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) NEC
3 1 (6.67%) NetCracker
3 1 (6.67%) Huawei
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Ericsson