The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for 4G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 58 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing 4G 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.15% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £270
% change year-on-year - +29.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -61.11% +25.00%  

4G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 86 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.35% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 32 51
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing 4G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in Birmingham

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 4G in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in Birmingham

4G
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for 4G.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Facilities Management
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management

4G
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management
1 1 (100.00%) Facilities Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory