Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 305 297
Rank change year-on-year +123 -8 -31
Contract jobs citing 4G 136 71 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 2.71% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 18
South East median daily rate £325 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +5.07% +16.95%
10th Percentile £250 £251 £174
90th Percentile £488 £419 £483
England median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 1
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.18% +41.67% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £37.00 £28.50
90th Percentile £32.90 £50.00 £31.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £24.62 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.97% -1.54% -

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 2,068 2,624 2,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.06% 16.60% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,075 1,399 1,521
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £212 £161
90th Percentile £550 £575 £569
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 131 142
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.50% +14.29% -20.90%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.00 £10.78
90th Percentile £78.75 £48.75 £45.93
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £18.88
% change year-on-year +14.61% -0.61% -14.69%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +80 130 £325 -10.34% 15
Berkshire +60 128 £325 -10.34% 13
Surrey +53 4 £215 -
Hampshire +39 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 88 (64.71%) 3G
2 85 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 71 (52.21%) Radio Access Network
4 63 (46.32%) 5G
5 56 (41.18%) 2G
6 46 (33.82%) Huawei
7 31 (22.79%) Samsung
8 30 (22.06%) LTE
9 27 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (17.65%) Change Management
10 24 (17.65%) ITIL
11 20 (14.71%) SLA
11 20 (14.71%) Project Management
12 19 (13.97%) GSM
13 18 (13.24%) Service Delivery
14 17 (12.50%) Wireless
14 17 (12.50%) WCDMA
14 17 (12.50%) Mapinfo
14 17 (12.50%) Performance Management
14 17 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (11.76%) Service Management
16 15 (11.03%) RNC
16 15 (11.03%) Project Delivery
17 14 (10.29%) Degree
18 12 (8.82%) Ericsson
18 12 (8.82%) PMI Certification
18 12 (8.82%) PRINCE2
18 12 (8.82%) Process Improvement
19 11 (8.09%) QA
19 11 (8.09%) Problem Management

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 5 (3.68%) OpenStack
1 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Azure
2 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (64.71%) 3G
2 71 (52.21%) Radio Access Network
3 63 (46.32%) 5G
4 56 (41.18%) 2G
5 30 (22.06%) LTE
6 19 (13.97%) GSM
7 17 (12.50%) WCDMA
7 17 (12.50%) Wireless
8 15 (11.03%) RNC
9 10 (7.35%) BGP
10 9 (6.62%) OSPF
11 6 (4.41%) Firewall
11 6 (4.41%) HTTP
11 6 (4.41%) UTRAN
11 6 (4.41%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.68%) BIG-IP
12 5 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.68%) FWSM
12 5 (3.68%) RIP
12 5 (3.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) JMeter
1 1 (0.74%) Selenium
1 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 85 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.68%) Marketing
3 3 (2.21%) Finance
3 3 (2.21%) Law
4 2 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 17 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
2 16 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 15 (11.03%) Telecoms Manager
4 14 (10.29%) Architect
5 10 (7.35%) Operations Manager
5 10 (7.35%) RF Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) OSS Project Manager
6 8 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
7 6 (4.41%) IP Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.68%) IP Security Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Security Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) 4G Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) BSS Project Manager
9 4 (2.94%) Build Manager
9 4 (2.94%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) Radio Planner
9 4 (2.94%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.94%) Transmission Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) Kafka
2 1 (0.74%) HTML
2 1 (0.74%) JSON
2 1 (0.74%) Pandas
2 1 (0.74%) PyQt
2 1 (0.74%) REST
2 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) PMI
2 7 (5.15%) User Experience
3 6 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.21%) Handset
6 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.47%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.74%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.68%) Check Point GAiA
1 5 (3.68%) Unix
2 3 (2.21%) Linux
3 2 (1.47%) Windows
4 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.74%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (17.65%) Change Management
2 24 (17.65%) ITIL
3 20 (14.71%) Project Management
4 18 (13.24%) Service Delivery
5 17 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 17 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (11.76%) Service Management
7 15 (11.03%) Project Delivery
8 12 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 12 (8.82%) Process Improvement
9 11 (8.09%) Incident Management
9 11 (8.09%) Problem Management
10 10 (7.35%) Critical Success Factor
10 10 (7.35%) Matrix Organization
10 10 (7.35%) Network Management
10 10 (7.35%) Programme Management
11 9 (6.62%) Project Planning
12 8 (5.88%) Network Design
13 7 (5.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.41%) C
2 3 (2.21%) VB
3 2 (1.47%) SQL
4 1 (0.74%) OpenEdge ABL
4 1 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) Degree
2 12 (8.82%) PMI Certification
3 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.21%) CCNA
4 3 (2.21%) CCNP
4 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.21%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.47%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.47%) PMP
5 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.71%) SLA
2 11 (8.09%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.68%) vCloud
2 5 (3.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) FortiGate
1 5 (3.68%) vCenter Server
1 5 (3.68%) vRealize
1 5 (3.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (0.74%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 46 (33.82%) Huawei
2 31 (22.79%) Samsung
3 17 (12.50%) Mapinfo
4 12 (8.82%) Ericsson
5 10 (7.35%) Nokia Networks
6 9 (6.62%) Remedy
7 8 (5.88%) Cisco
8 7 (5.15%) VMware
9 5 (3.68%) Actix
9 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.68%) Dell
9 5 (3.68%) F5
9 5 (3.68%) Nokia
9 5 (3.68%) Splunk
10 4 (2.94%) Ciena
10 4 (2.94%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.47%) HP
11 2 (1.47%) Juniper
12 1 (0.74%) BT
12 1 (0.74%) ION Trading