Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 November 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 283 251
Rank change year-on-year -13 -32 -68
Contract jobs citing 4G 82 96 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.58% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 3.04% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 44
South East median daily rate £338 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £178 £209 £204
90th Percentile £400 £408 £393
England median daily rate £355 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +18.33% -7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
South East median hourly rate - £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -16.28%
England median hourly rate £31.24 £37.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year -16.69% -11.68% -0.09%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2927 3156 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.98% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1803 1880
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 217 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in the South East

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in the South East

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in the South East

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in the South East

4G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -39 41 £325 +12.07%
Berkshire -27 40 £325 +12.07%
Hampshire +28 33 £350 +27.27%
Surrey -18 4 £335 +28.85%
West Sussex -4 3 £173 -53.85%
Buckinghamshire -25 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region with a requirement for 4G.

1 53 (64.63%) Telecoms
2 45 (54.88%) LTE
3 43 (52.44%) 3G
4 19 (23.17%) 2G
5 18 (21.95%) Validation
5 18 (21.95%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (19.51%) HP
7 15 (18.29%) Degree
8 14 (17.07%) Wireless
9 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
10 12 (14.63%) Analytics
10 12 (14.63%) Ericsson
11 11 (13.41%) Motorola
11 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
11 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.41%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (12.20%) Test Management
12 10 (12.20%) Test Planning
13 9 (10.98%) VoLTE
13 9 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
13 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (10.98%) Huawei
14 8 (9.76%) ITIL
14 8 (9.76%) Diameter Protocol
15 7 (8.54%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (8.54%) MVNO
15 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
16 6 (7.32%) Statistics
16 6 (7.32%) Linux

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (54.88%) LTE
2 43 (52.44%) 3G
3 19 (23.17%) 2G
4 18 (21.95%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (17.07%) Wireless
6 9 (10.98%) VoLTE
7 8 (9.76%) Diameter Protocol
8 7 (8.54%) MVNO
9 6 (7.32%) GSM
10 5 (6.10%) 5G
10 5 (6.10%) DNS
10 5 (6.10%) UMTS
10 5 (6.10%) VoWiFi
11 4 (4.88%) VPN
11 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.66%) 3GPP
12 3 (3.66%) CDMA
12 3 (3.66%) Ethernet
12 3 (3.66%) TETRA
12 3 (3.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) GIS
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) GDB
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (64.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Back Office
3 2 (2.44%) French Language
3 2 (2.44%) Legal
3 2 (2.44%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 11 (13.41%) Architect
2 11 (13.41%) Test Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (9.76%) Test Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) 4G Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Mobile Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) LTE Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Provisioning Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) User Experience
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.66%) CMDB
3 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) PKI
4 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.66%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Validation
2 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
3 12 (14.63%) Analytics
4 11 (13.41%) Collaborative Working
4 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
5 10 (12.20%) Test Management
5 10 (12.20%) Test Planning
6 8 (9.76%) ITIL
7 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
8 6 (7.32%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (7.32%) Network Design
8 6 (7.32%) Project Management
8 6 (7.32%) Statistics
9 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.10%) Network Optimisation
10 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.88%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.88%) Programme Governance
10 4 (4.88%) Service Design
11 3 (3.66%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Degree
2 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (8.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (6.10%) HNC
6 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.44%) HND
8 1 (1.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) PMO
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) HP
2 12 (14.63%) Ericsson
3 11 (13.41%) Motorola
4 9 (10.98%) Huawei
5 6 (7.32%) Nokia
6 4 (4.88%) Dell
7 3 (3.66%) Symantec
8 2 (2.44%) Nokia Networks
9 1 (1.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.22%) BMC
9 1 (1.22%) BT
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco
9 1 (1.22%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.22%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.22%) Remedy
9 1 (1.22%) Samsung
9 1 (1.22%) Sandvine
9 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow