Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 311 242
Rank change year-on-year +72 -69 +31
Contract jobs citing 4G 107 72 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.43% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 2.74% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 42
South East median daily rate £363 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -2.10%
10th Percentile £270 £169 £263
90th Percentile £500 £433 £408
England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +50.00% -53.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.53 £18.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +54.55% +57.14% -53.33%

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 2,564 2,626 2,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.70% 15.73% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,370 1,469
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £210 £202 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 166
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +31.98% -30.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.63 £46.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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 25 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G in the South East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor 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 25 August 2019. 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 +56 102 £363 +37.96% 5
Berkshire +27 97 £363 +37.96% 5
Oxfordshire - 4 £444 -
Surrey +40 3 - - 1
Hampshire -11 2 £348 -16.27%
Buckinghamshire +20 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 84 (78.50%) Telecoms
2 66 (61.68%) 3G
3 55 (51.40%) 2G
4 41 (38.32%) 5G
5 40 (37.38%) Radio Access Network
6 21 (19.63%) Project Management
7 20 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (17.76%) PRINCE2
9 17 (15.89%) ITIL
9 17 (15.89%) PMI Certification
9 17 (15.89%) Huawei
10 16 (14.95%) Critical Success Factor
10 16 (14.95%) PMI
10 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
11 15 (14.02%) SLA
11 15 (14.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (13.08%) 2.5G
13 13 (12.15%) Service Management
13 13 (12.15%) Samsung
13 13 (12.15%) Project Delivery
14 11 (10.28%) Remedy
14 11 (10.28%) LTE
15 10 (9.35%) Asset Management
15 10 (9.35%) Ericsson
15 10 (9.35%) Linux
15 10 (9.35%) Programme Management
16 9 (8.41%) XML
16 9 (8.41%) VoIP
16 9 (8.41%) Capacity Management
16 9 (8.41%) IT Strategy

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 2 (1.87%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (61.68%) 3G
2 55 (51.40%) 2G
3 41 (38.32%) 5G
4 40 (37.38%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (13.08%) 2.5G
6 11 (10.28%) LTE
7 9 (8.41%) VoIP
8 7 (6.54%) ATM
8 7 (6.54%) Wireless
9 6 (5.61%) Ethernet
9 6 (5.61%) VoLTE
9 6 (5.61%) Wireshark
10 5 (4.67%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (4.67%) GSM
10 5 (4.67%) RNC
11 4 (3.74%) Broadband
11 4 (3.74%) Firewall
11 4 (3.74%) LAN
11 4 (3.74%) Network Security
11 4 (3.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) Pentaho
2 4 (3.74%) Big Data
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.87%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (1.87%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JMeter
1 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 84 (78.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Project Manager
2 17 (15.89%) Architect
3 9 (8.41%) Telecoms Manager
4 7 (6.54%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.54%) OSS Project Manager
4 7 (6.54%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.61%) 4G Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Build Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Mobile Project Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (2.80%) LTE Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Network Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Network Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Operations Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Optimisation Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Site Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) XML
2 8 (7.48%) REST
2 8 (7.48%) SOAP
3 7 (6.54%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) Kafka
4 2 (1.87%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) PMI
2 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.54%) CMDB
3 7 (6.54%) TM Forum
4 2 (1.87%) Cyberattack
4 2 (1.87%) Cybercrime
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.93%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Project Management
2 20 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (17.76%) PRINCE2
4 17 (15.89%) ITIL
5 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
5 16 (14.95%) Critical Success Factor
6 13 (12.15%) Project Delivery
6 13 (12.15%) Service Management
7 10 (9.35%) Asset Management
7 10 (9.35%) Programme Management
8 9 (8.41%) Capacity Management
8 9 (8.41%) IT Strategy
9 8 (7.48%) Change Control
9 8 (7.48%) Migration
9 8 (7.48%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.48%) Risk Management
10 7 (6.54%) Analytics
10 7 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.54%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.48%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) C
3 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) PMI Certification
2 15 (14.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (6.54%) Degree
3 7 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) PMP
5 2 (1.87%) CEH
5 2 (1.87%) CISA
5 2 (1.87%) CISM
5 2 (1.87%) CISSP
5 2 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.93%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) HDFS
3 1 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (1.87%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.87%) Oozie
2 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Huawei
2 13 (12.15%) Samsung
3 11 (10.28%) Remedy
4 10 (9.35%) Ericsson
5 6 (5.61%) Nokia
6 4 (3.74%) BT
7 3 (2.80%) HP
7 3 (2.80%) VMware
8 2 (1.87%) Aruba
8 2 (1.87%) Cisco
8 2 (1.87%) EMC
8 2 (1.87%) NetHawk
8 2 (1.87%) Nortel
8 2 (1.87%) Oracle
8 2 (1.87%) Tableau
8 2 (1.87%) Veritas
9 1 (0.93%) Meraki
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.93%) Nokia Networks
9 1 (0.93%) Ruckus Wireless