Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 301 302
Rank change year-on-year +159 +1 -52
Contract jobs citing 4G 142 74 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 2.87% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 18
Median daily rate £325 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +6.62% +13.33%
10th Percentile £229 £251 £174
90th Percentile £481 £419 £483
England median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 3 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.18% +41.67% +71.43%
10th Percentile £16.25 £41.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £33.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.00% -16.67% +71.43%

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 1,746 2,577 2,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.73% 16.31% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1,418 1,378
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £164 £220 £163
90th Percentile £550 £580 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 144 148
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.41% -13.75% -3.61%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £11.86
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.40
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.75% -8.75% -6.98%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing 4G as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 4G in the South East.

Daily rate trend for 4G in the South East

4G
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 4G in the South East over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for 4G in the South East

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 4G in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for 4G in the South East

4G
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 4G in the South East over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 29 March 2020. 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 +98 133 £350 -3.45% 16
Berkshire +76 130 £350 -3.45% 16
Surrey +62 6 £215 - 2
Hampshire +55 3 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +20 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for 4G.

1 105 (73.94%) 3G
2 79 (55.63%) 5G
3 71 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 62 (43.66%) Radio Access Network
5 60 (42.25%) 2G
6 48 (33.80%) Huawei
7 40 (28.17%) LTE
8 35 (24.65%) Wireless
9 24 (16.90%) GSM
10 23 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (14.79%) Mapinfo
12 20 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (13.38%) WCDMA
13 19 (13.38%) Project Management
13 19 (13.38%) Performance Management
14 17 (11.97%) RNC
15 16 (11.27%) Samsung
16 15 (10.56%) Degree
16 15 (10.56%) Nokia Networks
16 15 (10.56%) Change Management
16 15 (10.56%) SLA
16 15 (10.56%) Ericsson
17 14 (9.86%) Network Optimisation
18 13 (9.15%) Project Delivery
18 13 (9.15%) ITIL
19 12 (8.45%) Statistics
20 11 (7.75%) Service Delivery
20 11 (7.75%) Strategic Roadmap
21 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2
21 10 (7.04%) Marketing

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 6 (4.23%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) Azure
2 2 (1.41%) AWS
2 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 105 (73.94%) 3G
2 79 (55.63%) 5G
3 62 (43.66%) Radio Access Network
4 60 (42.25%) 2G
5 40 (28.17%) LTE
6 35 (24.65%) Wireless
7 24 (16.90%) GSM
8 19 (13.38%) WCDMA
9 17 (11.97%) RNC
10 9 (6.34%) BGP
10 9 (6.34%) OSPF
11 8 (5.63%) 3GPP
12 7 (4.93%) DNS
12 7 (4.93%) UMTS
13 6 (4.23%) Diameter Protocol
13 6 (4.23%) HTTP
13 6 (4.23%) Internet
13 6 (4.23%) UTRAN
13 6 (4.23%) VoIP
13 6 (4.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 71 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.04%) Marketing
3 5 (3.52%) Law
4 3 (2.11%) Finance
5 2 (1.41%) Billing
5 2 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Environmental Health
6 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 17 (11.97%) Project Manager
2 16 (11.27%) Architect
2 16 (11.27%) Radio Engineer
3 13 (9.15%) RF Engineer
4 10 (7.04%) RAN Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (4.93%) Design Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) OSS Project Manager
6 6 (4.23%) Optimisation Engineer
6 6 (4.23%) Telecoms Manager
7 5 (3.52%) IP Engineer
7 5 (3.52%) IP Security Engineer
7 5 (3.52%) Security Engineer
7 5 (3.52%) Technical Manager
7 5 (3.52%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (2.82%) Build Manager
8 4 (2.82%) OSS Architect
8 4 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.82%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (2.82%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) HTML
1 3 (2.11%) Kafka
1 3 (2.11%) LDAP
2 2 (1.41%) CSS
2 2 (1.41%) Middleware
2 2 (1.41%) React
3 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.70%) JSON
3 1 (0.70%) Pandas
3 1 (0.70%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.23%) Data Centre
1 6 (4.23%) PMI
2 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.82%) User Experience
4 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.70%) Handset
6 1 (0.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.52%) Check Point GAiA
2 4 (2.82%) Unix
2 4 (2.82%) Windows
3 3 (2.11%) Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Android
4 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.70%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (13.38%) Performance Management
3 19 (13.38%) Project Management
4 15 (10.56%) Change Management
5 14 (9.86%) Network Optimisation
6 13 (9.15%) ITIL
6 13 (9.15%) Project Delivery
7 12 (8.45%) Statistics
8 11 (7.75%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.75%) Strategic Roadmap
9 10 (7.04%) Capacity Management
9 10 (7.04%) Network Management
9 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.04%) Project Planning
10 8 (5.63%) Network Design
11 7 (4.93%) Critical Success Factor
11 7 (4.93%) Network Planning
11 7 (4.93%) Programme Management
12 6 (4.23%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) C
2 3 (2.11%) VB
3 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.70%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge ABL
4 1 (0.70%) Python
4 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.56%) Degree
2 9 (6.34%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.11%) CCNA
4 3 (2.11%) CCNP
4 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.11%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.11%) PMP
5 2 (1.41%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) PMO
3 2 (1.41%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.70%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.52%) vCloud
2 5 (3.52%) vSphere
3 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) FortiGate
1 5 (3.52%) vCenter Server
1 5 (3.52%) vRealize
1 5 (3.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 48 (33.80%) Huawei
2 21 (14.79%) Mapinfo
3 16 (11.27%) Samsung
4 15 (10.56%) Ericsson
4 15 (10.56%) Nokia Networks
5 8 (5.63%) Cisco
5 8 (5.63%) VMware
6 6 (4.23%) Actix
7 5 (3.52%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.52%) Dell
7 5 (3.52%) F5
7 5 (3.52%) Remedy
7 5 (3.52%) Splunk
8 4 (2.82%) Ciena
9 2 (1.41%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.70%) HP
10 1 (0.70%) Nokia
10 1 (0.70%) Nortel
10 1 (0.70%) Progress
10 1 (0.70%) SGI