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 3 months to 24 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 199 178
Rank change year-on-year +37 -21  
Contract jobs citing 4G 78 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 0.80% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% 4.09% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 25
Median daily rate £363 £365 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +46.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £335 £260
% change year-on-year +8.20% +28.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1735 1834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.45% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 960 899
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 120
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +19 50 £375 +66.66%
Hampshire +28 21 £375 -21.46% 3
Surrey +2 3 £335 -12.41%
West Sussex +15 1 £200 -42.85%
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for 4G.

1 79 (70.54%) Telecoms
2 78 (69.64%) 3G
3 63 (56.25%) LTE
4 28 (25.00%) Validation
5 25 (22.32%) 2G
6 24 (21.43%) Nokia
7 21 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (17.86%) Diameter Protocol
9 19 (16.96%) Degree
10 18 (16.07%) MVNO
11 17 (15.18%) Linux
12 15 (13.39%) Project Management
13 14 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
14 13 (11.61%) Wireless
14 13 (11.61%) HP
15 12 (10.71%) ITIL
15 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
16 11 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (9.82%) Test Management
16 11 (9.82%) SIGTRAN
16 11 (9.82%) VoLTE
16 11 (9.82%) Nokia Networks
16 11 (9.82%) LDAP
16 11 (9.82%) Windows
16 11 (9.82%) GSM
17 10 (8.93%) Unix
17 10 (8.93%) Regression Testing
17 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (8.93%) ISTQB
18 9 (8.04%) HNC

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 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (69.64%) 3G
2 63 (56.25%) LTE
3 25 (22.32%) 2G
4 21 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (17.86%) Diameter Protocol
6 18 (16.07%) MVNO
7 14 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
8 13 (11.61%) Wireless
9 11 (9.82%) GSM
9 11 (9.82%) LDAP
9 11 (9.82%) SIGTRAN
9 11 (9.82%) VoLTE
10 9 (8.04%) UMTS
11 8 (7.14%) SMS
12 7 (6.25%) INAP
13 5 (4.46%) 5G
13 5 (4.46%) ISUP
13 5 (4.46%) Megaco
13 5 (4.46%) MGW
14 3 (2.68%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) Big Data
1 3 (2.68%) MS Access
2 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.89%) GIS
2 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.89%) Power BI
2 1 (0.89%) Sisense
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) GDB
1 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 79 (70.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (1.79%) Finance
3 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) French Language
4 1 (0.89%) Front Office
4 1 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 15 (13.39%) Network Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Design Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) 4G Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) LTE Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Mobile Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Operations Support Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) RAN Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Telecoms Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) 3G Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) SOAP
1 7 (6.25%) SPML
2 2 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (0.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.68%) User Experience
3 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.89%) PKI
4 1 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.18%) Linux
2 11 (9.82%) Windows
3 10 (8.93%) Unix
4 2 (1.79%) Android
4 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.00%) Validation
2 15 (13.39%) Project Management
3 12 (10.71%) ITIL
3 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 11 (9.82%) Test Management
5 10 (8.93%) Regression Testing
6 8 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (6.25%) Analytics
7 7 (6.25%) Network Management
8 6 (5.36%) Change Management
8 6 (5.36%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
8 6 (5.36%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.46%) Data Management
9 5 (4.46%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.46%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.46%) Service Management
9 5 (4.46%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) Perl
1 5 (4.46%) SQL
2 3 (2.68%) Java
3 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.89%) C
3 1 (0.89%) C#
3 1 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Degree
2 10 (8.93%) ISTQB
2 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (8.04%) HNC
4 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.36%) HND
6 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.68%) CCNP
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.57%) Nagios
3 2 (1.79%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.89%) Netcool
4 1 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Nokia
2 13 (11.61%) HP
3 11 (9.82%) Nokia Networks
4 9 (8.04%) Ericsson
5 6 (5.36%) Motorola
5 6 (5.36%) Samsung
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco
6 2 (1.79%) Huawei
6 2 (1.79%) Juniper
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle
6 2 (1.79%) Remedy
7 1 (0.89%) BT
7 1 (0.89%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.89%) Mitel
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) Siemens
7 1 (0.89%) VMware
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