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 3 months to 30 March 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 414 401
Rank change year-on-year +39 -13  
Contract jobs citing 4G 25 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.089% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 0.70% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 8
Median daily rate £300 £456 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.24% +30.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £378 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £825 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £269
% change year-on-year - +30.23%  
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2438 2875 2910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.37% 12.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1617 1951 1872
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 56 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.44% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.88 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Hounslow -1 2 - -
Wembley - 2 £200 -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 London region with a requirement for 4G.

1 20 (64.52%) 3G
2 17 (54.84%) 2G
3 13 (41.94%) LTE
4 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
7 4 (12.90%) Ericsson
8 3 (9.68%) MS Office
8 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 3 (9.68%) Smartphone
8 3 (9.68%) BYOD
8 3 (9.68%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (9.68%) Use Case
8 3 (9.68%) Network Optimisation
9 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
9 2 (6.45%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
9 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.45%) Office 365
9 2 (6.45%) MVNO
9 2 (6.45%) Statistics
9 2 (6.45%) Marketing
9 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001

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:

Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) 3G
2 17 (54.84%) 2G
3 13 (41.94%) LTE
4 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
6 3 (9.68%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (9.68%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (6.45%) ATM
7 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 2 (6.45%) DNS
7 2 (6.45%) Firewall
7 2 (6.45%) Intranet
7 2 (6.45%) MVNO
7 2 (6.45%) SDH
7 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.45%) UMTS
7 2 (6.45%) VPN
7 2 (6.45%) Wireless
8 1 (3.23%) GPRS
8 1 (3.23%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (6.45%) GIS
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Power BI
General
1 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile Engineer
1 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (6.45%) 4G Project Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Architect
2 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
2 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
2 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (6.45%) Programme Director
2 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (6.45%) Radio Planner
2 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
2 2 (6.45%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
2 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
2 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
2 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Team Leader
2 2 (6.45%) Technical Team Leader
2 2 (6.45%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) BYOD
1 3 (9.68%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
1 3 (9.68%) Network Optimisation
1 3 (9.68%) Use Case
1 3 (9.68%) Workflow
2 2 (6.45%) CAD
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
2 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
2 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Analytics
3 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.23%) Network Design
3 1 (3.23%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (3.23%) People Management
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy