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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
England / South East
Rank 211 174 132
Rank change year-on-year -37 -42  
Contract jobs citing 4G 34 90 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.98% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 4.41% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 56
Median daily rate £350 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £220 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £502 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £270
% change year-on-year - +29.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.35% -2.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -61.11% +25.00%  

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 1492 2039 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.11% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1128 977
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £18.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -20 21 £438 +29.62% 2
Hampshire +11 8 £350 -26.31%
Surrey 0 2 £175 -35.18% 2
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 84 (79.25%) 3G
2 71 (66.98%) Telecoms
3 54 (50.94%) LTE
4 42 (39.62%) 2G
5 25 (23.58%) Nokia
6 23 (21.70%) Radio Access Network
7 21 (19.81%) Ericsson
8 19 (17.92%) Wireless
8 19 (17.92%) UMTS
9 18 (16.98%) HP
9 18 (16.98%) Test Management
9 18 (16.98%) Huawei
10 16 (15.09%) Regression Testing
10 16 (15.09%) ITIL
10 16 (15.09%) ISTQB
10 16 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (15.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (14.15%) Cisco
11 15 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (13.21%) GSM
13 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
13 13 (12.26%) CCNP
13 13 (12.26%) Nokia Networks
14 12 (11.32%) CCNA
15 11 (10.38%) Juniper
15 11 (10.38%) Back Office
16 10 (9.43%) Project Management
16 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
16 10 (9.43%) CCIE
16 10 (9.43%) MS Office

4G
Top Related 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 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Office
2 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 84 (79.25%) 3G
2 54 (50.94%) LTE
3 42 (39.62%) 2G
4 23 (21.70%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (17.92%) UMTS
5 19 (17.92%) Wireless
6 14 (13.21%) GSM
7 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
8 9 (8.49%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (8.49%) VoLTE
8 9 (8.49%) Wireshark
9 7 (6.60%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (4.72%) DWDM
10 5 (4.72%) Firewall
10 5 (4.72%) INAP
10 5 (4.72%) LDAP
10 5 (4.72%) UTRAN
10 5 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.77%) 3GPP
11 4 (3.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) MS Access
2 2 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (1.89%) GIS
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
General
1 71 (66.98%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.38%) Back Office
3 4 (3.77%) Finance
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) French Language
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Military
5 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (19.81%) Analyst
2 17 (16.04%) Test Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) 3G Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) 4G Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Design Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Radio Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) RAN Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) LTE Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Support Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Support Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Trainer
9 4 (3.77%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) SOAP
1 4 (3.77%) SPML
2 2 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (0.94%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Test Management
2 16 (15.09%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) Regression Testing
3 10 (9.43%) Project Management
4 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.60%) Network Architecture
5 7 (6.60%) Validation
6 6 (5.66%) Network Design
6 6 (5.66%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.72%) Process Improvement
7 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.77%) Data Management
8 4 (3.77%) High Availability
8 4 (3.77%) Service Management
9 3 (2.83%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
9 3 (2.83%) Migration
9 3 (2.83%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) Perl
3 2 (1.89%) Ruby
4 1 (0.94%) C#
4 1 (0.94%) C++
4 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) ISTQB
1 16 (15.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (12.26%) CCNP
4 12 (11.32%) CCNA
5 10 (9.43%) CCIE
5 10 (9.43%) Degree
6 4 (3.77%) HND
7 3 (2.83%) HNC
7 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PMP
8 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.94%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.94%) OpenView
3 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (23.58%) Nokia
2 21 (19.81%) Ericsson
3 18 (16.98%) HP
3 18 (16.98%) Huawei
4 15 (14.15%) Cisco
5 13 (12.26%) Nokia Networks
6 11 (10.38%) Juniper
7 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.72%) Cramer
8 5 (4.72%) Samsung
9 2 (1.89%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.89%) F5
9 2 (1.89%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.94%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.94%) Mitel
10 1 (0.94%) Nortel
10 1 (0.94%) Remedy
10 1 (0.94%) VMware
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