Period
to 14 July 2020

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 July 2020 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 636 759
Rank change year-on-year +222 +123 -150
Contract jobs citing 4G 144 186 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 1.73% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 97 41
Median daily rate £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £304 £256 £203
90th Percentile £638 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.47% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 18
Median hourly rate £31.25 £44.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.98% +60.00% +57.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £41.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.38 £35.18
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £44.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.98% +60.00% +57.14%

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 4,676 10,767 12,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.08% 12.68% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,714 6,687 7,842
Median daily rate £438 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 496 698
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.73% +10.00% +1.18%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 4G in England

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 4G in England.

Daily rate trend for 4G in England

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 4G in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for 4G in England

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 4G in England.

Hourly rate trend for 4G in England

4G
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 4G in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 July 2020. 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 +148 82 £375 +3.45% 12
London +212 45 £538 +13.16% 3
East of England +46 8 £425 +6.25% 3
South West +50 4 £523 +85.94% 3
North of England +103 3 - - 4
North West +77 3 - - 1
Midlands +85 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for 4G.

1 112 (77.78%) 3G
2 87 (60.42%) 5G
3 66 (45.83%) Telecoms
4 65 (45.14%) 2G
5 48 (33.33%) Wireless
6 43 (29.86%) Radio Access Network
7 42 (29.17%) LTE
8 39 (27.08%) Huawei
9 22 (15.28%) Network Optimisation
10 21 (14.58%) Network Architecture
11 20 (13.89%) Ericsson
11 20 (13.89%) GSM
12 18 (12.50%) Statistics
13 17 (11.81%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
15 15 (10.42%) WCDMA
16 14 (9.72%) Performance Metrics
16 14 (9.72%) VoLTE
16 14 (9.72%) 3GPP
16 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
17 13 (9.03%) Degree
18 12 (8.33%) UMTS
18 12 (8.33%) Validation
18 12 (8.33%) Network Design
18 12 (8.33%) Network Planning
18 12 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
19 11 (7.64%) Diameter Protocol
19 11 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
19 11 (7.64%) User Experience
19 11 (7.64%) Internet

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 4 (2.78%) Apache
2 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.39%) Confluence
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.47%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Azure
2 2 (1.39%) AWS
2 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 112 (77.78%) 3G
2 87 (60.42%) 5G
3 65 (45.14%) 2G
4 48 (33.33%) Wireless
5 43 (29.86%) Radio Access Network
6 42 (29.17%) LTE
7 20 (13.89%) GSM
8 17 (11.81%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (10.42%) WCDMA
10 14 (9.72%) 3GPP
10 14 (9.72%) VoLTE
11 12 (8.33%) UMTS
12 11 (7.64%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (7.64%) Internet
13 9 (6.25%) RNC
14 8 (5.56%) SGSN
14 8 (5.56%) Wireshark
15 7 (4.86%) DNS
15 7 (4.86%) GPRS
15 7 (4.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) Big Data
2 8 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) MS Access
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 66 (45.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.94%) Billing
3 9 (6.25%) Marketing
4 8 (5.56%) Finance
5 4 (2.78%) Law
6 2 (1.39%) Legal
6 2 (1.39%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) German Language
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (14.58%) Radio Engineer
2 20 (13.89%) Architect
3 15 (10.42%) Optimisation Engineer
4 14 (9.72%) Telecoms Architect
5 13 (9.03%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.94%) Network Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.47%) RF Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Wireless Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Embedded Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Network Project Manager
10 4 (2.78%) Network Specialist
10 4 (2.78%) Radio Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) LDAP
2 3 (2.08%) LAMP
2 3 (2.08%) Memcached
3 2 (1.39%) CSS
3 2 (1.39%) HTML
3 2 (1.39%) JSON
3 2 (1.39%) Middleware
3 2 (1.39%) React
4 1 (0.69%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.69%) OAuth
4 1 (0.69%) ODBC
4 1 (0.69%) OpenID
4 1 (0.69%) Pandas
4 1 (0.69%) PyQt
4 1 (0.69%) RESTful
4 1 (0.69%) SAML
4 1 (0.69%) SOAP
4 1 (0.69%) XACML
4 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) User Experience
2 6 (4.17%) Social Media
3 5 (3.47%) VSAM
4 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.39%) Replication
6 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) BYOD
7 1 (0.69%) Handset
7 1 (0.69%) iPad
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.69%) PKI
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.86%) Linux
2 5 (3.47%) Windows
3 4 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.08%) Android
4 3 (2.08%) Unix
5 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.69%) MVS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.28%) Network Optimisation
2 21 (14.58%) Network Architecture
3 18 (12.50%) Statistics
4 14 (9.72%) Performance Metrics
5 12 (8.33%) Network Design
5 12 (8.33%) Network Planning
5 12 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
5 12 (8.33%) Validation
6 11 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (7.64%) Project Management
7 10 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.25%) CRM
8 9 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.86%) Performance Improvement
9 7 (4.86%) Strategic Roadmap
10 6 (4.17%) Capacity Management
10 6 (4.17%) Migration
10 6 (4.17%) Performance Management
10 6 (4.17%) Performance Testing
10 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) Python
2 5 (3.47%) C
2 5 (3.47%) Embedded C
3 3 (2.08%) C++
3 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.08%) SQL
4 2 (1.39%) Perl
4 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.69%) F#
5 1 (0.69%) Java
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.69%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.03%) Degree
4 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.78%) CCNA
6 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.08%) CCNP
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.39%) CCIE
7 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.69%) HNC
8 1 (0.69%) HND
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.69%) MOS
8 1 (0.69%) PMP
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) PMO
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (0.69%) NEBOSH
3 1 (0.69%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Squid
1 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.39%) vCloud
2 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Firmware
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) vCenter Server
1 2 (1.39%) vRealize
1 2 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (0.69%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (27.08%) Huawei
2 20 (13.89%) Ericsson
3 10 (6.94%) Nokia Networks
4 9 (6.25%) Mapinfo
5 7 (4.86%) Nokia
6 5 (3.47%) Cisco
7 4 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.78%) VMware
8 3 (2.08%) Samsung
9 2 (1.39%) Actix
9 2 (1.39%) Dell
9 2 (1.39%) Remedy
10 1 (0.69%) CA
10 1 (0.69%) Google
10 1 (0.69%) HP
10 1 (0.69%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.69%) Juniper
10 1 (0.69%) NetHawk
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle
10 1 (0.69%) SGI