Period
to 22 July 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 613 628
Rank change year-on-year -146 +15 -149
Contract jobs citing 4G 112 218 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.79% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 97 105
England median daily rate £356 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +1.35% +28.70%
10th Percentile £203 £262 £196
90th Percentile £549 £575 £635
UK median daily rate £369 £375 £373
% change year-on-year -1.67% +0.67% +30.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 5
England median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -39.66% -19.44%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £23.25
90th Percentile £41.35 £18.75 £52.30
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -61.11% +21.62%

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 12,573 12,146 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,759 7,323 9,591
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 698 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 2018.

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018. 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 -78 64 £325 -7.14% 5
London -60 36 £500 +5.26% 4
Midlands -12 8 £213 -36.51% 2
West Midlands -28 8 £213 -36.51% 1
North of England -23 2 - - 1
East of England +2 1 - - 2
North West -18 1 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 91 (81.25%) 3G
2 68 (60.71%) 2G
3 45 (40.18%) Telecoms
4 25 (22.32%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (16.07%) LTE
6 17 (15.18%) Degree
7 13 (11.61%) Huawei
8 12 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 11 (9.82%) ITIL
9 11 (9.82%) Linux
9 11 (9.82%) GSM
9 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.82%) TETRA
10 10 (8.93%) Nokia
10 10 (8.93%) Security Management
10 10 (8.93%) Wireless
10 10 (8.93%) Network Architecture
10 10 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (8.04%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (8.04%) Service Management
11 9 (8.04%) UMTS
11 9 (8.04%) SQL
11 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
12 8 (7.14%) Smart Meter
12 8 (7.14%) Wireshark
12 8 (7.14%) Finance
12 8 (7.14%) 3GPP
12 8 (7.14%) Microsoft

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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.89%) PaaS
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (81.25%) 3G
2 68 (60.71%) 2G
3 25 (22.32%) Radio Access Network
4 18 (16.07%) LTE
5 11 (9.82%) GSM
5 11 (9.82%) TETRA
6 10 (8.93%) Wireless
7 9 (8.04%) Diameter Protocol
7 9 (8.04%) UMTS
8 8 (7.14%) 3GPP
8 8 (7.14%) 5G
8 8 (7.14%) Wireshark
9 7 (6.25%) HTTP
10 6 (5.36%) DNS
10 6 (5.36%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (5.36%) Skype
10 6 (5.36%) VoLTE
10 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (4.46%) Internet
11 5 (4.46%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Power BI
3 2 (1.79%) MS Access
3 2 (1.79%) SQLite
4 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.89%) GIS
4 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.79%) GDB
2 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) Selenium
3 1 (0.89%) Subversion
3 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.89%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (40.18%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.14%) Finance
3 5 (4.46%) Electronics
4 3 (2.68%) Automotive
4 3 (2.68%) Billing
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (8.93%) RF Engineer
2 9 (8.04%) Test Engineer
3 8 (7.14%) Architect
3 8 (7.14%) Consultant
4 7 (6.25%) Analyst
4 7 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Core Network Architect
5 6 (5.36%) Mobile Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) Network Architect
5 6 (5.36%) Network Performance Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Performance Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Radio Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) Security Consultant
5 6 (5.36%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) 4G Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Network Services Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Service Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) LDAP
2 4 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.57%) RESTful
2 4 (3.57%) SOAP
2 4 (3.57%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) CSS
3 3 (2.68%) DOM
3 3 (2.68%) HTML
3 3 (2.68%) Node.js
4 2 (1.79%) Qt
4 2 (1.79%) Yocto
5 1 (0.89%) Core Data
5 1 (0.89%) Express
5 1 (0.89%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.89%) WAP
5 1 (0.89%) WML
5 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 6 (5.36%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.57%) NHS
6 3 (2.68%) Handset
6 3 (2.68%) Infotainment
6 3 (2.68%) User Experience
7 2 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.79%) PKI
7 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.89%) BYOD
8 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.89%) iPhone
8 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) Replication
8 1 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Linux
2 6 (5.36%) Unix
2 6 (5.36%) Windows
3 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.68%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.71%) PRINCE2
2 11 (9.82%) ITIL
3 10 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (8.93%) Network Architecture
3 10 (8.93%) Security Management
4 9 (8.04%) Service Management
5 8 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
6 7 (6.25%) Project Management
6 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.36%) Migration
8 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.46%) Data Entry
8 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.57%) Validation
10 3 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.68%) Multithreading
10 3 (2.68%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.04%) SQL
2 7 (6.25%) C
3 6 (5.36%) C++
4 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.57%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) Embedded C++
6 2 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.89%) AWK
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) Java
7 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Degree
2 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.36%) Master's Degree
5 4 (3.57%) PhD
6 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.68%) ISEB
6 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.79%) CCNA
7 2 (1.79%) HND
8 1 (0.89%) CCIE
8 1 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) Firmware
3 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.68%) Ansible
2 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.89%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.89%) Iperf
3 1 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Huawei
2 10 (8.93%) Nokia
3 8 (7.14%) HP
3 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.25%) Cisco
5 6 (5.36%) Ericsson
6 5 (4.46%) Empirix
7 3 (2.68%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (2.68%) Siemens
7 3 (2.68%) Tableau
8 2 (1.79%) Remedy
8 2 (1.79%) Sage
9 1 (0.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.89%) Citrix
9 1 (0.89%) Draytek
9 1 (0.89%) Juniper
9 1 (0.89%) Nortel
9 1 (0.89%) Progress
9 1 (0.89%) SAP