Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 April 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 572 606 545
Rank change year-on-year +34 -61 +19
Contract jobs citing 4G 36 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.086% 0.067% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.56% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
London median daily rate £350 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -28.36%
10th Percentile £242 £244 £219
90th Percentile £550 £650 £654
England median daily rate £370 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +7.25% +15.00% -22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
London median hourly rate £24.23 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.08% - -
England median hourly rate £24.62 £28.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.93% +63.43% -59.30%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,390 5,515 4,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.43% 11.96% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,983 3,790 3,215
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £261
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 172 132
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.88 £13.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £50.63 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -6.98% -14.00%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in London

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in London

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in London over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in London

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in London

4G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the London region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
West London +22 5 £388 - 1
Central London +15 3 - - 1
4G
England

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

1 30 (83.33%) 3G
2 15 (41.67%) Wireless
3 14 (38.89%) LTE
4 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (33.33%) 2G
5 10 (27.78%) UMTS
6 9 (25.00%) Intel
6 9 (25.00%) Handset
7 8 (22.22%) Firewall
7 8 (22.22%) 5G
8 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 6 (16.67%) WAN
9 6 (16.67%) VPN
9 6 (16.67%) Cisco
10 5 (13.89%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (13.89%) Network Design
10 5 (13.89%) Degree
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (13.89%) BGP
10 5 (13.89%) LAN
11 4 (11.11%) Python
11 4 (11.11%) Internet
11 4 (11.11%) Nokia
11 4 (11.11%) CCNP
11 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
11 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
12 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 3 (8.33%) Network Management

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (83.33%) 3G
2 15 (41.67%) Wireless
3 14 (38.89%) LTE
4 12 (33.33%) 2G
5 10 (27.78%) UMTS
6 8 (22.22%) 5G
6 8 (22.22%) Firewall
7 6 (16.67%) VPN
7 6 (16.67%) WAN
8 5 (13.89%) BGP
8 5 (13.89%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (13.89%) LAN
9 4 (11.11%) Internet
9 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (8.33%) 2.5G
10 3 (8.33%) 3GPP
10 3 (8.33%) ADSL
10 3 (8.33%) L2TP
10 3 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (8.33%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Field Test Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Testing Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Junior
5 2 (5.56%) Post-Sales Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Presales Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Field Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Integration Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Handset
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.56%) Social Media
3 1 (2.78%) Animation
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Network Design
2 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (8.33%) Network Management
3 3 (8.33%) Presales
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) Scrum
3 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (8.33%) Validation
3 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) OO
4 2 (5.56%) OOP
4 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
4 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) CCIE
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.78%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Intel
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Nokia
4 2 (5.56%) Aruba
4 2 (5.56%) Comptel
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Huawei
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Mitel
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Sophos