The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for 4G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 23 April 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 44 62
Rank change year-on-year -10 +18  
Contract jobs citing 4G 3 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.51% 1.88% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 11.57% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Median daily rate - £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £281
% change year-on-year -12.50% +42.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -61.11% +25.00%  

4G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 121 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 20.03% 16.24% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 74 71
Median daily rate £325 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.87% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £38.64 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing 4G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in Hertfordshire

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 4G in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in Hertfordshire

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in Hertfordshire

4G
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield - 2 - -
4G
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for 4G.

1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) Nokia
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) MapBasic
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) Crossbeam
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 2 (33.33%) HSPA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) Actix
4 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) HSPA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Check Point Support
3 1 (16.67%) Crossbeam Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Crossbeam Support
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Support
3 1 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IP Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) MapBasic
1 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
1 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (33.33%) Actix
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Crossbeam
2 2 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Greenplum
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo