Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 703 665 588
Rank change year-on-year -38 -77 -50
Contract jobs citing 4G 161 184 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.26% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 115
England median daily rate £340 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.24% -10.00% -7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £165 £208
90th Percentile £488 £425 £525
UK median daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +13.33% -7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 16
England median hourly rate £24.99 £37.50 £43.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.36% -14.07% +2.08%
10th Percentile £16.00 £30.05 £41.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £53.75 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -44.47% +3.45% +1.75%

4G is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13087 14554 14693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.77% 15.19% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8124 8895 8620
England median daily rate £405 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 742 921
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.03 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 14 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 December 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 -44 68 £325 +8.33%
London -3 42 £425 +34.92%
South West +15 19 £381 +36.16% 2
West Midlands +35 18 £216 -1.70%
Midlands +22 18 £216 -16.83%
North of England +33 9 £180 -
North West 0 8 £190 -68.33%
East of England -15 4 £215 -38.57% 2
Yorkshire +21 1 £150 -4.76%
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 98 (60.87%) 3G
2 83 (51.55%) Telecoms
3 48 (29.81%) LTE
4 37 (22.98%) 2G
5 36 (22.36%) Wi-Fi
6 31 (19.25%) LAN
7 28 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
8 26 (16.15%) WAN
9 24 (14.91%) Wireless
9 24 (14.91%) Analytics
10 23 (14.29%) 5G
11 21 (13.04%) GSM
12 19 (11.80%) Broadband
12 19 (11.80%) HP
13 18 (11.18%) Nokia
13 18 (11.18%) Windows
13 18 (11.18%) VPN
13 18 (11.18%) Degree
13 18 (11.18%) Office 365
14 17 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (10.56%) Huawei
14 17 (10.56%) VMware
14 17 (10.56%) MPLS
15 16 (9.94%) DNS
15 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
15 16 (9.94%) ITIL
15 16 (9.94%) Security Cleared
15 16 (9.94%) Customer Requirements
16 15 (9.32%) Big Data
16 15 (9.32%) Project Management

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 13 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.21%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.18%) Office 365
2 5 (3.11%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (60.87%) 3G
2 48 (29.81%) LTE
3 37 (22.98%) 2G
4 36 (22.36%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (19.25%) LAN
6 28 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
7 26 (16.15%) WAN
8 24 (14.91%) Wireless
9 23 (14.29%) 5G
10 21 (13.04%) GSM
11 19 (11.80%) Broadband
12 18 (11.18%) VPN
13 17 (10.56%) MPLS
14 16 (9.94%) DNS
15 13 (8.07%) Bluetooth
15 13 (8.07%) RFID
15 13 (8.07%) ZigBee
15 13 (8.07%) Z-Wave
16 11 (6.83%) Firewall
16 11 (6.83%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.32%) Big Data
2 3 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.86%) GIS
3 2 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) Ingres
4 1 (0.62%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Selenium
2 1 (0.62%) GDB
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 83 (51.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.73%) Retail
3 5 (3.11%) Electronics
3 5 (3.11%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Finance
5 3 (1.86%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Billing
6 2 (1.24%) French Language
6 2 (1.24%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (16.15%) Analyst
2 25 (15.53%) Architect
3 15 (9.32%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.07%) Support Analyst
5 10 (6.21%) Network Architect
6 9 (5.59%) Developer
6 9 (5.59%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Designer
8 7 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) 4G Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) 4G Project Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.73%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) IoT Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.11%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.59%) CMDB
2 7 (4.35%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.11%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.48%) User Experience
5 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.24%) BYOD
6 2 (1.24%) Handset
6 2 (1.24%) Robotics
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) Smart City
7 1 (0.62%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.18%) Windows
2 14 (8.70%) Linux
3 13 (8.07%) Windows 7
4 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.21%) Mac OS X
6 9 (5.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.73%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.24%) Unix
8 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) Android
9 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.91%) Analytics
2 16 (9.94%) Customer Requirements
2 16 (9.94%) ITIL
3 15 (9.32%) Project Management
3 15 (9.32%) Validation
4 14 (8.70%) Presales
5 13 (8.07%) ERP
5 13 (8.07%) Test Automation
6 12 (7.45%) Data Security
7 11 (6.83%) Regression Testing
7 11 (6.83%) Statistics
7 11 (6.83%) Test Management
8 10 (6.21%) High Availability
8 10 (6.21%) Multithreading
8 10 (6.21%) Service Management
9 9 (5.59%) Break/Fix
9 9 (5.59%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (5.59%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (4.97%) Network Optimisation
10 8 (4.97%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.07%) C++
2 12 (7.45%) C
3 11 (6.83%) SQL
4 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.11%) Python
5 4 (2.48%) Java
6 3 (1.86%) C#
6 3 (1.86%) Perl
6 3 (1.86%) VB
7 2 (1.24%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Degree
2 16 (9.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.97%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.86%) CCNA
7 3 (1.86%) CCNP
7 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.86%) CISSP
7 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.24%) HND
9 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) PMO
2 3 (1.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.24%) QA
System Software
1 17 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.21%) KVM
3 9 (5.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) Ansible
1 10 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (6.21%) Puppet
2 8 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (3.11%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.24%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.62%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.80%) HP
2 18 (11.18%) Nokia
3 17 (10.56%) Huawei
3 17 (10.56%) VMware
4 14 (8.70%) Ericsson
5 13 (8.07%) Sigfox
6 12 (7.45%) Cisco
7 9 (5.59%) Oracle
8 8 (4.97%) Dell
9 7 (4.35%) Motorola
9 7 (4.35%) Symantec
10 6 (3.73%) BMC
10 6 (3.73%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.11%) Avaya
12 4 (2.48%) Actix
12 4 (2.48%) Meraki
12 4 (2.48%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.48%) Mitel
13 3 (1.86%) Samsung
13 3 (1.86%) Tekelec