Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 618 466
Rank change year-on-year +21 -152 +121
Contract jobs citing 4G 218 251 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 1.59% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 106 169
England median daily rate £375 £373 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +29.57% -23.84%
10th Percentile £262 £196 £189
90th Percentile £575 £631 £443
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £286
% change year-on-year - +31.00% -28.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.66% -19.44% -15.29%
10th Percentile £16.25 £23.25 £35.17
90th Percentile £18.75 £52.30 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -61.11% +21.62% -12.94%

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 12305 15744 15041
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.95% 15.52% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7398 9708 8521
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £205
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 691 855
England median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.08% +21.95% +10.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.75% +21.95% +7.89%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +16 123 £350 +2.19%
London +22 58 £475 -17.39% 2
Midlands +18 12 £335 +9.73% 2
South West +9 12 £388 +17.42%
West Midlands +33 11 £335 +15.41%
East of England -15 4 - - 1
North of England +48 3 £268 +0.94%
North West +32 2 £275 -16.67%
Yorkshire +19 1 £260 -0.95%
East Midlands -18 1 - - 2
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 145 (66.51%) 3G
2 135 (61.93%) Telecoms
3 96 (44.04%) LTE
4 61 (27.98%) 2G
5 35 (16.06%) Validation
6 34 (15.60%) Degree
7 33 (15.14%) Wireless
8 31 (14.22%) Nokia
9 30 (13.76%) Radio Access Network
10 24 (11.01%) Diameter Protocol
11 23 (10.55%) Analytics
11 23 (10.55%) Project Management
11 23 (10.55%) HP
12 22 (10.09%) Windows
13 21 (9.63%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (9.63%) Test Automation
14 20 (9.17%) Linux
14 20 (9.17%) GSM
15 19 (8.72%) Test Management
15 19 (8.72%) MVNO
15 19 (8.72%) VoLTE
16 18 (8.26%) Ericsson
16 18 (8.26%) Regression Testing
17 17 (7.80%) ISTQB
17 17 (7.80%) Security Cleared
17 17 (7.80%) HP Quality Center
18 16 (7.34%) Nokia Networks
18 16 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 16 (7.34%) Value-Added Service
19 15 (6.88%) Cisco

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 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.67%) Office 365
2 4 (1.83%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 145 (66.51%) 3G
2 96 (44.04%) LTE
3 61 (27.98%) 2G
4 33 (15.14%) Wireless
5 30 (13.76%) Radio Access Network
6 24 (11.01%) Diameter Protocol
7 21 (9.63%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (9.17%) GSM
9 19 (8.72%) MVNO
9 19 (8.72%) VoLTE
10 16 (7.34%) Value-Added Service
11 14 (6.42%) UMTS
12 13 (5.96%) 5G
13 11 (5.05%) LAN
13 11 (5.05%) LDAP
13 11 (5.05%) SIGTRAN
13 11 (5.05%) WAN
14 10 (4.59%) Firewall
15 9 (4.13%) Internet
16 8 (3.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.59%) Big Data
2 3 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (1.38%) GIS
2 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.38%) MS Access
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.92%) Power BI
4 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.92%) GDB
2 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
General
1 135 (61.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.21%) Back Office
2 7 (3.21%) French Language
3 6 (2.75%) Finance
3 6 (2.75%) Retail
4 5 (2.29%) Billing
5 4 (1.83%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
7 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (11.93%) Project Manager
1 26 (11.93%) Test Engineer
2 24 (11.01%) Analyst
3 22 (10.09%) Network Engineer
4 20 (9.17%) Test Analyst
5 15 (6.88%) 4G Engineer
6 14 (6.42%) Design Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) 4G Project Manager
8 11 (5.05%) Architect
8 11 (5.05%) Mobile Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) Telecoms Manager
8 11 (5.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 10 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) LTE Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Network Manager
10 8 (3.67%) Performance Analyst
10 8 (3.67%) Performance Test Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.21%) SOAP
1 7 (3.21%) SPML
2 4 (1.83%) Google Maps API
3 2 (0.92%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.83%) User Experience
4 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.92%) BYOD
5 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.92%) iPhone
5 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
5 2 (0.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.46%) PKI
6 1 (0.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.09%) Windows
2 20 (9.17%) Linux
3 11 (5.05%) Unix
4 7 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.38%) CentOS
8 3 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.92%) Android
9 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.06%) Validation
2 23 (10.55%) Analytics
2 23 (10.55%) Project Management
3 21 (9.63%) Test Automation
4 19 (8.72%) Test Management
5 18 (8.26%) Regression Testing
6 14 (6.42%) Performance Management
7 13 (5.96%) ITIL
8 12 (5.50%) Service Management
8 12 (5.50%) Test Planning
9 11 (5.05%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (4.13%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.13%) Test Scripting
11 8 (3.67%) Network Architecture
11 8 (3.67%) Presales
11 8 (3.67%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.67%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.21%) High Availability
12 7 (3.21%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.50%) SQL
2 5 (2.29%) Perl
3 4 (1.83%) Java
4 2 (0.92%) Apple Swift
4 2 (0.92%) C
4 2 (0.92%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.92%) Python
5 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.46%) C#
5 1 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (15.60%) Degree
2 17 (7.80%) ISTQB
2 17 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.13%) HNC
5 8 (3.67%) CCNP
5 8 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.21%) HND
7 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.92%) CCNA
9 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.59%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.80%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.75%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.83%) Nagios
4 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.46%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (14.22%) Nokia
2 23 (10.55%) HP
3 18 (8.26%) Ericsson
4 16 (7.34%) Nokia Networks
5 15 (6.88%) Cisco
6 12 (5.50%) Motorola
7 9 (4.13%) Huawei
7 9 (4.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.13%) Oracle
8 7 (3.21%) VMware
9 6 (2.75%) Juniper
9 6 (2.75%) Samsung
10 4 (1.83%) Actix
10 4 (1.83%) BMC
10 4 (1.83%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.83%) Google
10 4 (1.83%) Mitel
10 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.83%) Remedy
11 3 (1.38%) Fortinet
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