The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 - 136
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing 4G 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.046% - 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £261
% change year-on-year +4.47% +28.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 244 562 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.17% 19.41% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 283 125
Median daily rate £350 £330 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in Scotland

4G
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Highlands - 1 - -
4G
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for 4G.

1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) RNC
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) RNC
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3G Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 4G Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics