The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
4G
UK
Rank 532 477 385
Rank change year-on-year -55 -92  
Contract jobs citing 4G 77 165 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 2.10% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 70 99
Median daily rate £350 £388 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +42.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £261 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £269
% change year-on-year - +30.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +25.00%  
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 4G.

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 4G.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England -42 76 £350 -6.66% 7
South East -31 34 £350 +7.69% 4
London +36 23 £300 -34.24% 2
Berkshire -18 21 £438 +29.62% 2
Reading +16 10 £438 +108.33% 1
Hampshire +11 8 £350 -26.31%
North West +28 4 £600 +60.00%
Manchester +16 4 £600 +71.42%
Bristol +3 4 £285 +1.78%
South West +2 4 £285 +1.78%
Hertfordshire -7 4 £350 -15.15% 1
East of England -13 4 £350 -12.50% 1
Hatfield -8 3 £350 -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Yorkshire +13 2 £268 +0.94%
West Yorkshire +12 2 £268 +0.94%
Leeds +7 2 £268 +0.94%
Surrey 0 2 £175 -35.18% 2
Hounslow -1 2 - -
East Midlands -3 2 - -
Wembley - 2 £200 -
West Midlands +9 1 £425 -
Birmingham +1 1 £425 -
Newbury 0 1 - - 1
Guildford -1 1 - -
Slough -5 1 - -
Maidenhead -6 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for 4G.

1 147 (80.33%) 3G
2 109 (59.56%) Telecoms
3 98 (53.55%) 2G
4 80 (43.72%) LTE
5 39 (21.31%) Nokia
5 39 (21.31%) Radio Access Network
6 33 (18.03%) Ericsson
7 30 (16.39%) Huawei
8 26 (14.21%) VoLTE
9 25 (13.66%) Cisco
10 23 (12.57%) UMTS
11 22 (12.02%) Wireless
12 21 (11.48%) GSM
13 20 (10.93%) MS Office
13 20 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (10.38%) HP
14 19 (10.38%) Diameter Protocol
15 18 (9.84%) Nokia Networks
15 18 (9.84%) CCNP
15 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
15 18 (9.84%) Test Management
16 17 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (9.29%) Firewall
17 16 (8.74%) Regression Testing
17 16 (8.74%) ITIL
17 16 (8.74%) ISTQB
17 16 (8.74%) Network Architecture
17 16 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 15 (8.20%) TCP/IP
19 14 (7.65%) Project Management

4G
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.55%) CMS
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (10.93%) MS Office
2 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (80.33%) 3G
2 98 (53.55%) 2G
3 80 (43.72%) LTE
4 39 (21.31%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (14.21%) VoLTE
6 23 (12.57%) UMTS
7 22 (12.02%) Wireless
8 21 (11.48%) GSM
9 19 (10.38%) Diameter Protocol
10 17 (9.29%) Firewall
11 15 (8.20%) TCP/IP
12 13 (7.10%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (6.56%) MVNO
14 11 (6.01%) Wireshark
15 7 (3.83%) SIGTRAN
16 6 (3.28%) Ethernet
16 6 (3.28%) GPRS
17 5 (2.73%) LAN
17 5 (2.73%) LDAP
17 5 (2.73%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.73%) GIS
2 4 (2.19%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (1.64%) MS Access
4 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.55%) Big Data
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 109 (59.56%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.01%) Back Office
3 9 (4.92%) Finance
4 4 (2.19%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) French Language
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (12.02%) Analyst
2 18 (9.84%) Test Analyst
3 17 (9.29%) 3G Engineer
4 16 (8.74%) 4G Engineer
5 13 (7.10%) Architect
5 13 (7.10%) Optimisation Engineer
5 13 (7.10%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Design Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Test Engineer
7 9 (4.92%) Mobile Architect
7 9 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 9 (4.92%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.37%) RAN Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Field Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Radio Planner
10 6 (3.28%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.28%) Designer
10 6 (3.28%) Mobile Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.19%) SOAP
1 4 (2.19%) SPML
2 2 (1.09%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.55%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.64%) BYOD
3 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.64%) NHS
3 3 (1.64%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.09%) PKI
5 1 (0.55%) CMDB
5 1 (0.55%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.55%) User Experience
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.01%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) Linux
3 5 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.19%) Unix
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.84%) Test Management
2 16 (8.74%) ITIL
2 16 (8.74%) Network Architecture
2 16 (8.74%) Regression Testing
3 14 (7.65%) Project Management
4 11 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.46%) Performance Management
5 10 (5.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (4.92%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (4.37%) Network Design
7 8 (4.37%) Network Optimisation
7 8 (4.37%) Security Testing
7 8 (4.37%) Validation
8 7 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.83%) Statistics
9 6 (3.28%) High Availability
9 6 (3.28%) Network Planning
10 5 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.73%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.83%) SQL
2 3 (1.64%) Perl
3 2 (1.09%) Java
3 2 (1.09%) MapBasic
3 2 (1.09%) MATLAB
3 2 (1.09%) Ruby
3 2 (1.09%) VB
4 1 (0.55%) C
4 1 (0.55%) C#
4 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (9.84%) CCNP
3 16 (8.74%) ISTQB
3 16 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (7.10%) Degree
5 12 (6.56%) CCNA
6 11 (6.01%) CCIE
7 3 (1.64%) CCDA
7 3 (1.64%) HNC
7 3 (1.64%) HND
7 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.64%) PMP
8 2 (1.09%) MCSE
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) SLA
2 8 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.55%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.55%) OpenView
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (21.31%) Nokia
2 33 (18.03%) Ericsson
3 30 (16.39%) Huawei
4 25 (13.66%) Cisco
5 19 (10.38%) HP
6 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.84%) Nokia Networks
7 12 (6.56%) Juniper
8 5 (2.73%) Samsung
9 4 (2.19%) Cramer
9 4 (2.19%) Mapinfo
9 4 (2.19%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.19%) Remedy
10 3 (1.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.64%) Tellabs
10 3 (1.64%) VMware
11 2 (1.09%) Actix
11 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.09%) F5
11 2 (1.09%) NEC
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