The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 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.

4G
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 124 116
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs citing 4G 1 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 1.62% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £425 - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £269
% change year-on-year - +30.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.89
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 296 308 363
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.23% 11.21% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 139 174
Median daily rate £399 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 40
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -30.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

4G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 4G in the West Midlands

4G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 4G in the West Midlands

4G
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +1 1 £425 -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for 4G.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Cramer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
2 1 (33.33%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cramer