Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 211 155
Rank change year-on-year +39 -56 +9
Contract jobs citing 4G 16 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.065% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 0.47% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
West Midlands median daily rate £216 £220 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% -15.38% -32.90%
10th Percentile £171 £154 £218
90th Percentile £252 £260 £298
England median daily rate £355 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +18.33% -7.69% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 - £43.78
England median hourly rate £31.24 £37.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year -16.69% -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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 788 851 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.29% 13.73% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 443 294
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £190 £213
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 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
Solihull - 10 - -
Birmingham +11 4 £173 +2.22%
Coventry +16 1 £260 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
4G
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for 4G.

1 15 (93.75%) 3G
2 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 14 (87.50%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (87.50%) 5G
3 13 (81.25%) Sigfox
3 13 (81.25%) Z-Wave
3 13 (81.25%) Presales
3 13 (81.25%) Big Data
3 13 (81.25%) ZigBee
3 13 (81.25%) WAN
3 13 (81.25%) ERP
3 13 (81.25%) RFID
3 13 (81.25%) Bluetooth
4 12 (75.00%) Data Security
4 12 (75.00%) Analytics
4 12 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (62.50%) Hyperconnected
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Dell
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange

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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) 3G
2 14 (87.50%) 5G
2 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 14 (87.50%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (81.25%) Bluetooth
3 13 (81.25%) RFID
3 13 (81.25%) WAN
3 13 (81.25%) ZigBee
3 13 (81.25%) Z-Wave
4 10 (62.50%) Hyperconnected
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) 2G
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) Big Data
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) IoT Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Robotics
1 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ERP
1 13 (81.25%) Presales
2 12 (75.00%) Analytics
2 12 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
2 12 (75.00%) Data Security
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Mechatronics
4 1 (6.25%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (6.25%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Sigfox
2 1 (6.25%) Cramer
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec