The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 April 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.

4G
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 492 401
Rank change year-on-year +12 -91  
Contract jobs citing 4G 102 146 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.89% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 82
Median daily rate £350 £400 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £509 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -12.50% +45.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -30.55%  
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5889 7721 7640
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.77% 15.02% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 4767 4223
Median daily rate £407 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 295 416
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in England

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in England

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in England

4G
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 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
South East -13 58 £350 -12.50% 4
London +41 28 £300 -40.00% 5
South West +5 6 £431 +54.01% 3
East of England -14 4 - -
North West +37 2 £275 -19.11%
West Midlands +25 1 £425 -
Yorkshire +17 1 £260 -1.88%
East Midlands -3 1 - - 1
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 England region with a requirement for 4G.

1 141 (81.50%) 3G
2 102 (58.96%) Telecoms
3 85 (49.13%) LTE
4 81 (46.82%) 2G
5 51 (29.48%) Radio Access Network
6 40 (23.12%) Nokia
7 25 (14.45%) Diameter Protocol
8 23 (13.29%) VoLTE
8 23 (13.29%) Ericsson
9 21 (12.14%) Degree
10 20 (11.56%) Wireless
10 20 (11.56%) UMTS
10 20 (11.56%) Windows
11 19 (10.98%) GSM
11 19 (10.98%) Nokia Networks
12 18 (10.40%) Project Management
12 18 (10.40%) Huawei
13 17 (9.83%) Cisco
13 17 (9.83%) Microsoft
14 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
15 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (8.67%) HP
15 15 (8.67%) Firewall
15 15 (8.67%) Validation
16 14 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (8.09%) CCNP
16 14 (8.09%) Linux
17 13 (7.51%) ITIL
18 12 (6.94%) MVNO

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) CMS
2 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.31%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (81.50%) 3G
2 85 (49.13%) LTE
3 81 (46.82%) 2G
4 51 (29.48%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (14.45%) Diameter Protocol
6 23 (13.29%) VoLTE
7 20 (11.56%) UMTS
7 20 (11.56%) Wireless
8 19 (10.98%) GSM
9 15 (8.67%) Firewall
10 12 (6.94%) MVNO
11 11 (6.36%) SIGTRAN
12 10 (5.78%) LDAP
12 10 (5.78%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (5.20%) TCP/IP
13 9 (5.20%) UTRAN
14 8 (4.62%) 5G
14 8 (4.62%) INAP
15 7 (4.05%) Wireshark
16 6 (3.47%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) GIS
1 4 (2.31%) MS Access
2 3 (1.73%) Big Data
2 3 (1.73%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.16%) Power BI
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 102 (58.96%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.62%) Back Office
2 8 (4.62%) Finance
3 3 (1.73%) French Language
4 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 2 (1.16%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.58%) Front Office
5 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (9.83%) Network Engineer
2 15 (8.67%) 4G Engineer
2 15 (8.67%) Analyst
3 14 (8.09%) 3G Engineer
4 13 (7.51%) Design Engineer
4 13 (7.51%) Test Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) Architect
5 12 (6.94%) Radio Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) RAN Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Mobile Architect
7 9 (5.20%) Optimisation Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.05%) LTE Engineer
8 7 (4.05%) Mobile Engineer
8 7 (4.05%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.05%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.89%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (2.89%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (2.89%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) SOAP
1 7 (4.05%) SPML
2 3 (1.73%) XML
3 1 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.58%) Google Maps API
3 1 (0.58%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.73%) BYOD
4 3 (1.73%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.16%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) CMDB
6 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) Social Media
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.56%) Windows
2 14 (8.09%) Linux
3 6 (3.47%) Unix
3 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.31%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.73%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.40%) Project Management
2 15 (8.67%) Validation
3 13 (7.51%) ITIL
4 12 (6.94%) Network Architecture
5 11 (6.36%) Performance Management
5 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 10 (5.78%) Regression Testing
6 10 (5.78%) Test Management
7 9 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.62%) Security Testing
9 7 (4.05%) Process Improvement
9 7 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (4.05%) Workflow
10 6 (3.47%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.47%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.89%) Data Management
11 5 (2.89%) Migration
11 5 (2.89%) Network Design
11 5 (2.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.78%) SQL
2 6 (3.47%) Perl
3 4 (2.31%) Java
4 2 (1.16%) C
4 2 (1.16%) MapBasic
4 2 (1.16%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.16%) Ruby
4 2 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.58%) C#
5 1 (0.58%) C++
5 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (12.14%) Degree
2 14 (8.09%) CCNP
2 14 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.78%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (4.62%) CCNA
5 5 (2.89%) CCIE
5 5 (2.89%) HNC
5 5 (2.89%) HND
6 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.73%) PMP
7 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) SLA
2 8 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.73%) PMO
3 3 (1.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.47%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (2.31%) Nagios
4 3 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.58%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.58%) Netcool
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView
5 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (23.12%) Nokia
2 23 (13.29%) Ericsson
3 19 (10.98%) Nokia Networks
4 18 (10.40%) Huawei
5 17 (9.83%) Cisco
5 17 (9.83%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.67%) HP
7 9 (5.20%) Juniper
8 6 (3.47%) Samsung
9 5 (2.89%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.89%) Mapinfo
10 4 (2.31%) Oracle
10 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.31%) Remedy
11 3 (1.73%) Actix
11 3 (1.73%) Avaya
11 3 (1.73%) Draytek
11 3 (1.73%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.73%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.73%) VMware
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