Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 542 712 674
Rank change year-on-year +170 -38 +27
Contract jobs citing 4G 228 140 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 1.12% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 35 84
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £165
90th Percentile £538 £533 £534
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 4
England median hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.00% +20.04% -16.69%
10th Percentile £16.25 £20.75 £18.69
90th Percentile £46.28 £54.63 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £39.18 £37.50 £31.24
% change year-on-year +4.47% +20.04% -21.90%

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 10,253 12,545 12,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.17% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,231 7,591 7,991
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £190
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 579 681
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £25.40 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +33.68% -2.56% -13.33%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +101 136 £363 +11.54% 20
London +105 46 £450 -5.26% 3
East of England +47 23 £400 - 6
South West +1 11 £280 - 4
North of England +31 7 £200 -31.91%
North West +30 5 £200 -
Midlands +39 4 £650 +170.83% 6
West Midlands +39 3 £650 +170.83% 4
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 155 (67.98%) Telecoms
2 140 (61.40%) 3G
3 104 (45.61%) 5G
4 96 (42.11%) Radio Access Network
5 86 (37.72%) 2G
6 61 (26.75%) Huawei
7 42 (18.42%) LTE
8 39 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (14.91%) Project Management
10 31 (13.60%) ITIL
11 30 (13.16%) PRINCE2
12 26 (11.40%) PMI Certification
12 26 (11.40%) Wireless
13 25 (10.96%) Samsung
14 23 (10.09%) WAN
14 23 (10.09%) WCDMA
14 23 (10.09%) Cisco
14 23 (10.09%) PMI
14 23 (10.09%) Degree
15 22 (9.65%) GSM
16 21 (9.21%) QA
16 21 (9.21%) Project Delivery
16 21 (9.21%) Critical Success Factor
17 20 (8.77%) 2.5G
18 19 (8.33%) Service Management
19 18 (7.89%) Change Management
19 18 (7.89%) Linux
19 18 (7.89%) Ericsson
19 18 (7.89%) RNC
19 18 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 10 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.32%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.39%) Apigee
2 5 (2.19%) AWS
3 3 (1.32%) Azure
4 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.88%) IaaS
4 2 (0.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 140 (61.40%) 3G
2 104 (45.61%) 5G
3 96 (42.11%) Radio Access Network
4 86 (37.72%) 2G
5 42 (18.42%) LTE
6 26 (11.40%) Wireless
7 23 (10.09%) WAN
7 23 (10.09%) WCDMA
8 22 (9.65%) GSM
9 20 (8.77%) 2.5G
10 18 (7.89%) RNC
11 16 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (5.26%) Firewall
13 11 (4.82%) 3GPP
14 10 (4.39%) LAN
14 10 (4.39%) VPN
15 9 (3.95%) BGP
15 9 (3.95%) DNS
15 9 (3.95%) UTRAN
15 9 (3.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.44%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) JMeter
2 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 155 (67.98%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.51%) Finance
2 8 (3.51%) Law
3 5 (2.19%) Billing
4 4 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.32%) Marketing
5 3 (1.32%) Polish Language
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 34 (14.91%) Project Manager
2 27 (11.84%) RAN Engineer
3 21 (9.21%) Telecoms Manager
4 19 (8.33%) Architect
5 17 (7.46%) Network Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) Embedded Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) OSS Project Manager
6 10 (4.39%) RF Engineer
7 9 (3.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (3.95%) Operations Manager
7 9 (3.95%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.51%) Consultant
8 8 (3.51%) IP Engineer
8 8 (3.51%) Radio Engineer
8 8 (3.51%) Telecoms Architect
9 7 (3.07%) 4G Engineer
9 7 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.07%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 7 (3.07%) Security Engineer
10 6 (2.63%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.19%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.32%) Kafka
3 2 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.44%) REST
4 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.09%) PMI
2 14 (6.14%) User Experience
3 13 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.19%) Handset
5 5 (2.19%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.75%) EPoS
6 4 (1.75%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.88%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.88%) iPhone
7 2 (0.88%) PKI
7 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) e-Health
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.44%) LIMS
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.89%) Linux
2 8 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (2.63%) Windows
4 5 (2.19%) Android
4 5 (2.19%) Check Point GAiA
4 5 (2.19%) Unix
5 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Debian
5 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.88%) ThreadX
5 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (14.91%) Project Management
3 31 (13.60%) ITIL
4 30 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 21 (9.21%) Critical Success Factor
5 21 (9.21%) Project Delivery
6 19 (8.33%) Service Management
7 18 (7.89%) Change Management
8 17 (7.46%) Service Delivery
9 16 (7.02%) Performance Management
10 14 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (6.14%) Project Planning
11 13 (5.70%) Change Control
11 13 (5.70%) Network Design
12 12 (5.26%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.26%) Problem Management
12 12 (5.26%) Programme Management
13 11 (4.82%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.82%) Process Improvement
14 10 (4.39%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.70%) C
2 6 (2.63%) C++
3 4 (1.75%) Embedded C
4 3 (1.32%) VB
5 1 (0.44%) Java
5 1 (0.44%) OpenEdge ABL
5 1 (0.44%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.40%) PMI Certification
2 23 (10.09%) Degree
3 18 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (4.39%) CCNP
4 10 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.19%) PMP
7 4 (1.75%) CCNA
7 4 (1.75%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.88%) CCSP
8 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.44%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.21%) QA
2 17 (7.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 5 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.19%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.44%) Ansible
2 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 61 (26.75%) Huawei
2 25 (10.96%) Samsung
3 23 (10.09%) Cisco
4 18 (7.89%) Ericsson
5 15 (6.58%) Mapinfo
5 15 (6.58%) Nokia
6 12 (5.26%) Remedy
7 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
8 8 (3.51%) BT
8 8 (3.51%) Nokia Networks
9 7 (3.07%) Juniper
10 5 (2.19%) Actix
10 5 (2.19%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.19%) F5
10 5 (2.19%) Splunk
10 5 (2.19%) VMware
11 4 (1.75%) Ciena
11 4 (1.75%) EMC
11 4 (1.75%) Meraki
12 3 (1.32%) Arqiva