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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 408 399
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs citing 4G 29 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 0.86% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 24
Median daily rate £475 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £171 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £710 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £261
% change year-on-year +4.47% +28.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.20% +20.00%  

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 2299 3018 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.07% 13.90% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 2047 1982
Median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 49 91
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
City of London 0 3 £575 +33.72% 2
Hounslow - 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 32 (60.38%) 3G
2 24 (45.28%) Telecoms
3 18 (33.96%) 2G
4 17 (32.08%) LTE
5 11 (20.75%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco
7 7 (13.21%) Wireless
7 7 (13.21%) Windows
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 7 (13.21%) Internet
8 6 (11.32%) Firewall
9 5 (9.43%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (9.43%) MPLS
9 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.55%) VPN
10 4 (7.55%) SQL
10 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
10 4 (7.55%) Service Management
10 4 (7.55%) Ericsson
10 4 (7.55%) VMware
10 4 (7.55%) Google Maps API
10 4 (7.55%) Google
10 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (7.55%) Degree
10 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (7.55%) iOS Development
10 4 (7.55%) VoLTE
11 3 (5.66%) Aerohive Networks
11 3 (5.66%) Meraki

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 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) 3G
2 18 (33.96%) 2G
3 17 (32.08%) LTE
4 11 (20.75%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (13.21%) Internet
5 7 (13.21%) Wireless
6 6 (11.32%) Firewall
7 5 (9.43%) MPLS
7 5 (9.43%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (7.55%) VoLTE
8 4 (7.55%) VPN
9 3 (5.66%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (5.66%) DSL
9 3 (5.66%) IPsec
9 3 (5.66%) IPv4
9 3 (5.66%) IPv6
9 3 (5.66%) OSPF
9 3 (5.66%) PABX
9 3 (5.66%) SNMP
9 3 (5.66%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (3.77%) GIS
1 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (45.28%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Billing
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Project Manager
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms Manager
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 6 (11.32%) 4G Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Mobile Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Network Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) iOS Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Mobile Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Network Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 3G Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Network Support
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Support
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Google Maps API
2 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) BYOD
2 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.77%) iPhone
2 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.77%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.66%) CentOS
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) Project Management
2 4 (7.55%) iOS Development
2 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
2 4 (7.55%) Service Management
2 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.77%) Analytics
4 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.77%) CAD
4 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.77%) Network Segmentation
4 2 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (3.77%) Programme Management
4 2 (3.77%) Prototyping
4 2 (3.77%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (3.77%) Security Testing
4 2 (3.77%) Signal Processing
4 2 (3.77%) Use Case
4 2 (3.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Apple Swift
2 2 (3.77%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.77%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) C
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) CCNP
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.77%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Cisco
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Ericsson
3 4 (7.55%) Google
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (5.66%) Avaya
4 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.66%) Cyberoam
4 3 (5.66%) Draytek
4 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
4 3 (5.66%) HP
4 3 (5.66%) Meraki
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.66%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.77%) BMC
5 2 (3.77%) Facebook
5 2 (3.77%) Juniper
5 2 (3.77%) Twitter
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