Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 640 687
Rank change year-on-year -96 +47 -145
Contract jobs citing 4G 120 193 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 1.53% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 90 82
England median daily rate £363 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +19.05% +1.61%
10th Percentile £205 £250 £165
90th Percentile £541 £575 £611
UK median daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -3.00% +15.38% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
England median hourly rate £30.00 £24.98 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.10% -33.39% -12.75%
10th Percentile £19.63 £24.98 £30.05
90th Percentile £54.71 £24.98 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £24.98 £40.00
% change year-on-year +20.10% -37.55% -8.05%

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 12,465 12,580 15,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.76% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,541 7,743 9,293
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £221
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 652 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.60 £11.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £23.50
% change year-on-year -0.65% -18.62% +17.50%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -32 70 £350 - 9
London -29 26 £475 - 13
Midlands -16 8 £226 -30.35% 6
West Midlands -30 8 £226 -30.35% 3
East of England +5 6 £400 +33.33% 3
North of England -22 5 £294 +46.88% 3
South West -36 4 - - 9
Yorkshire - 4 £294 - 1
North West -22 1 - - 2
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 93 (77.50%) 3G
2 60 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 52 (43.33%) 2G
4 32 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (20.00%) Nokia
6 22 (18.33%) Wireshark
6 22 (18.33%) LTE
7 21 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (15.83%) Diameter Protocol
8 19 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (15.83%) HP
9 17 (14.17%) LDAP
10 16 (13.33%) HP ALM
11 15 (12.50%) SoapUI
11 15 (12.50%) SOAP
12 14 (11.67%) Huawei
13 13 (10.83%) 5G
14 11 (9.17%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (9.17%) Linux
14 11 (9.17%) GSM
14 11 (9.17%) Ericsson
15 10 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (8.33%) Wireless
15 10 (8.33%) 3GPP
15 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.33%) GGSN
15 10 (8.33%) SGSN
16 9 (7.50%) Network Architecture
16 9 (7.50%) Degree
16 9 (7.50%) SQL

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 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (77.50%) 3G
2 52 (43.33%) 2G
3 32 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (18.33%) LTE
4 22 (18.33%) Wireshark
5 19 (15.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 13 (10.83%) 5G
7 11 (9.17%) GSM
8 10 (8.33%) 3GPP
8 10 (8.33%) GGSN
8 10 (8.33%) SGSN
8 10 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (8.33%) Wireless
9 8 (6.67%) DNS
10 7 (5.83%) BGP
10 7 (5.83%) VoLTE
11 6 (5.00%) SS7
11 6 (5.00%) UMTS
11 6 (5.00%) WAN
12 5 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.50%) Power BI
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.67%) SQLite
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.83%) GIS
3 1 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) GDB
3 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 60 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.50%) Finance
3 5 (4.17%) Law
4 3 (2.50%) Billing
4 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (17.50%) Test Engineer
2 10 (8.33%) 4G Engineer
3 9 (7.50%) Mobile Engineer
4 8 (6.67%) Analyst
5 7 (5.83%) 3G Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Consultant
6 6 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Designer
8 4 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) RF Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Tester
9 3 (2.50%) Field Engineer
9 3 (2.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) LDAP
2 15 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (1.67%) Qt
3 2 (1.67%) Yocto
4 1 (0.83%) Core Data
4 1 (0.83%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) RESTful
4 1 (0.83%) WAP
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) WML
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.50%) BeagleBone
3 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.50%) Handset
4 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.67%) NHS
4 2 (1.67%) PKI
4 2 (1.67%) Replication
4 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.83%) BYOD
5 1 (0.83%) CCTV
5 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.83%) Derivative
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) Windows
3 4 (3.33%) Unix
3 4 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) Android
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (9.17%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (7.50%) Network Architecture
3 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.67%) Project Management
5 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.83%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.00%) ITIL
6 6 (5.00%) Network Design
6 6 (5.00%) Network Management
6 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.00%) Validation
7 5 (4.17%) Availability Management
7 5 (4.17%) High Availability
7 5 (4.17%) Migration
7 5 (4.17%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.17%) Security Management
8 4 (3.33%) Data Entry
8 4 (3.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.50%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) C
3 6 (5.00%) Python
4 5 (4.17%) C++
4 5 (4.17%) Embedded C
5 4 (3.33%) C#
6 3 (2.50%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.67%) AWK
7 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.67%) Perl
7 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.67%) VB
7 2 (1.67%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Degree
2 8 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.50%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) CCIE
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) HND
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.50%) Firmware
3 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (13.33%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Iperf
3 1 (0.83%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (20.00%) Nokia
2 19 (15.83%) HP
3 14 (11.67%) Huawei
4 11 (9.17%) Ericsson
5 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.83%) Cisco
7 5 (4.17%) Empirix
7 5 (4.17%) VMware
8 3 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (2.50%) Remedy
8 3 (2.50%) Tableau
9 2 (1.67%) Citrix
9 2 (1.67%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.67%) Cramer
9 2 (1.67%) IBM
9 2 (1.67%) Meraki
9 2 (1.67%) Sage
9 2 (1.67%) Sophos
10 1 (0.83%) NetCracker
10 1 (0.83%) Perforce