Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

4G
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 695 671 566
Rank change year-on-year -24 -105 -27
Contract jobs citing 4G 182 214 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.32% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 94 138
UK median daily rate £360 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.69% -13.62%
10th Percentile £164 £165 £208
90th Percentile £548 £600 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £290 £316
% change year-on-year +9.91% -8.30% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 22
UK median hourly rate £31.24 £40.00 £42.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.90% -6.93% +1.13%
10th Percentile £18.69 £29.28 £35.53
90th Percentile £43.00 £49.19 £50.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.98 £37.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year -33.39% -11.68% -0.09%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 4G over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 13 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
England +5 177 £355 +18.33% 4
UK excluding London +7 131 £319 +9.91% 1
South East -13 82 £338 +16.66%
London -22 47 £425 +13.33% 3
South West 0 17 £375 +29.31% 1
West Midlands +34 16 £216 -1.70%
Midlands +29 16 £216 -16.83%
North of England +42 8 £180 +6.67%
North West +19 7 £190 +5.56%
East of England -2 4 £215 -38.57%
Channel Islands +2 3 - -
Yorkshire +16 1 £150 -4.76%
Scotland -9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 115 (63.19%) 3G
2 98 (53.85%) Telecoms
3 57 (31.32%) LTE
4 40 (21.98%) 2G
5 36 (19.78%) Wi-Fi
6 31 (17.03%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (16.48%) LAN
8 26 (14.29%) Analytics
9 25 (13.74%) Wireless
10 24 (13.19%) WAN
11 23 (12.64%) GSM
12 21 (11.54%) HP
12 21 (11.54%) Degree
12 21 (11.54%) 5G
13 20 (10.99%) Huawei
13 20 (10.99%) DNS
14 19 (10.44%) Broadband
14 19 (10.44%) Validation
14 19 (10.44%) Customer Requirements
15 18 (9.89%) Security Cleared
15 18 (9.89%) Ericsson
15 18 (9.89%) Linux
15 18 (9.89%) ITIL
16 17 (9.34%) Nokia
17 16 (8.79%) Windows
17 16 (8.79%) VMware
17 16 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (8.79%) Office 365
18 15 (8.24%) Big Data
18 15 (8.24%) Test Automation

4G
Co-occurring 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 12 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.95%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.79%) Office 365
2 5 (2.75%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (63.19%) 3G
2 57 (31.32%) LTE
3 40 (21.98%) 2G
4 36 (19.78%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (17.03%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (16.48%) LAN
7 25 (13.74%) Wireless
8 24 (13.19%) WAN
9 23 (12.64%) GSM
10 21 (11.54%) 5G
11 20 (10.99%) DNS
12 19 (10.44%) Broadband
13 15 (8.24%) MPLS
13 15 (8.24%) VoLTE
13 15 (8.24%) VPN
14 13 (7.14%) Bluetooth
14 13 (7.14%) RFID
14 13 (7.14%) ZigBee
14 13 (7.14%) Z-Wave
15 11 (6.04%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.24%) Big Data
2 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.65%) GIS
3 2 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.55%) Ingres
4 1 (0.55%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) GDB
1 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.10%) Selenium
1 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 98 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.85%) Retail
3 4 (2.20%) Electronics
3 4 (2.20%) French Language
3 4 (2.20%) Marketing
4 3 (1.65%) Billing
4 3 (1.65%) Finance
5 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (14.84%) Analyst
1 27 (14.84%) Architect
2 19 (10.44%) Project Manager
3 13 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 11 (6.04%) 4G Project Manager
4 11 (6.04%) Test Analyst
5 10 (5.49%) Developer
5 10 (5.49%) Test Engineer
6 9 (4.95%) 4G Engineer
6 9 (4.95%) Network Architect
6 9 (4.95%) Telecoms Manager
7 8 (4.40%) Design Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 7 (3.85%) Network Manager
8 7 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Consultant
9 6 (3.30%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.55%) Google Maps API
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.95%) CMDB
2 8 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.75%) User Experience
4 5 (2.75%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) iPhone
7 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) Robotics
7 1 (0.55%) Smart City
7 1 (0.55%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.89%) Linux
2 16 (8.79%) Windows
3 12 (6.59%) Windows 7
4 10 (5.49%) Mac OS X
4 10 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.75%) Unix
7 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.10%) Android
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.29%) Analytics
2 19 (10.44%) Customer Requirements
2 19 (10.44%) Validation
3 18 (9.89%) ITIL
4 15 (8.24%) Test Automation
5 14 (7.69%) Presales
5 14 (7.69%) Service Management
6 13 (7.14%) ERP
6 13 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 13 (7.14%) Test Management
7 12 (6.59%) Data Security
7 12 (6.59%) Project Management
8 11 (6.04%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (5.49%) High Availability
9 10 (5.49%) Multithreading
9 10 (5.49%) Test Planning
10 9 (4.95%) Break/Fix
10 9 (4.95%) Statistics
10 9 (4.95%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.59%) C
1 12 (6.59%) C++
2 8 (4.40%) SQL
3 5 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.20%) Python
5 3 (1.65%) Java
5 3 (1.65%) VB
6 2 (1.10%) C#
6 2 (1.10%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (11.54%) Degree
2 18 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.49%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.40%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.75%) HNC
8 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.65%) CCNA
9 3 (1.65%) CCNP
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.65%) HND
10 1 (0.55%) CISSP
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) SLA
2 5 (2.75%) PMO
3 3 (1.65%) QA
4 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.49%) KVM
3 9 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.49%) Ansible
1 10 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (5.49%) Puppet
2 7 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.75%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.10%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.55%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (11.54%) HP
2 20 (10.99%) Huawei
3 18 (9.89%) Ericsson
4 17 (9.34%) Nokia
5 16 (8.79%) VMware
6 13 (7.14%) Sigfox
7 11 (6.04%) Motorola
8 10 (5.49%) Cisco
9 9 (4.95%) Oracle
10 8 (4.40%) Dell
11 7 (3.85%) Symantec
12 6 (3.30%) BMC
12 6 (3.30%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.75%) Avaya
14 4 (2.20%) Meraki
14 4 (2.20%) Mitel
15 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.65%) Microsoft
15 3 (1.65%) Nortel
15 3 (1.65%) Tekelec