The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 39 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing LTE 104 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.24% 3.11% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.22% 12.18% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 7
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£313 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
LTE
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
604 624 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 25.57% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 204 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the Berkshire region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

LTE
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Berkshire region.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

LTE
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 35 £270 -14.28% 2
Slough +6 13 £255 -32.00% 2
Newbury +1 7 £310 -12.36% 3
Bracknell -2 7 £438 +25.00%
Maidenhead -1 2 - -
LTE
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LTE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LTE.

1 148 (71.50%) 3G
2 132 (63.77%) Telecoms
3 123 (59.42%) 4G
4 89 (43.00%) Radio Access Network
5 77 (37.20%) 2G
6 56 (27.05%) Wireless
7 54 (26.09%) VoLTE
8 53 (25.60%) GSM
9 46 (22.22%) UMTS
10 34 (16.43%) Ericsson
11 32 (15.46%) C
12 31 (14.98%) UNIX
12 31 (14.98%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (14.49%) 3GPP
14 29 (14.01%) Linux
15 28 (13.53%) Nokia
16 27 (13.04%) WiMAX
17 26 (12.56%) GPRS
18 25 (12.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 23 (11.11%) Network Planning
20 22 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
21 21 (10.14%) SDH
22 19 (9.18%) Validation
22 19 (9.18%) Degree
23 18 (8.70%) Huawei
23 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
24 17 (8.21%) MPLS
24 17 (8.21%) Network Architecture
25 16 (7.73%) Diameter Protocol
26 15 (7.25%) GPON

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LTE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LTE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.86%) MS Office
2 8 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 148 (71.50%) 3G
2 123 (59.42%) 4G
3 89 (43.00%) Radio Access Network
4 77 (37.20%) 2G
5 56 (27.05%) Wireless
6 54 (26.09%) VoLTE
7 53 (25.60%) GSM
8 46 (22.22%) UMTS
9 31 (14.98%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (14.49%) 3GPP
11 27 (13.04%) WiMAX
12 26 (12.56%) GPRS
13 21 (10.14%) SDH
14 17 (8.21%) MPLS
15 16 (7.73%) Diameter Protocol
16 15 (7.25%) GPON
16 15 (7.25%) HSPA
16 15 (7.25%) CDMA2000
16 15 (7.25%) DSL
17 11 (5.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.80%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) LabVIEW
General
1 132 (63.77%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.76%) Electronics
3 7 (3.38%) Marketing
4 5 (2.42%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 17 (8.21%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (6.76%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (6.28%) Design Engineer
5 10 (4.83%) Architect
5 10 (4.83%) Project Manager
5 10 (4.83%) Radio Engineer
6 9 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
7 8 (3.86%) Deployment Manager
7 8 (3.86%) Build Manager
8 7 (3.38%) Tester
8 7 (3.38%) Analyst
8 7 (3.38%) Voice Engineer
8 7 (3.38%) Network Architect
8 7 (3.38%) Designer
9 6 (2.90%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Performance Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Technical Tester
10 5 (2.42%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) XML
2 1 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.28%) PKI
3 9 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.42%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.93%) Economics
6 3 (1.45%) GIS
6 3 (1.45%) Handset
6 3 (1.45%) Replication
7 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.97%) Statistics
8 1 (0.48%) PMI
8 1 (0.48%) VHDL
8 1 (0.48%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.98%) UNIX
2 29 (14.01%) Linux
3 8 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.93%) VMS
4 4 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.97%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.97%) Windows
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 19 (9.18%) Validation
3 17 (8.21%) Network Architecture
4 15 (7.25%) Network Design
4 15 (7.25%) Project Management
5 12 (5.80%) Software Engineering
6 11 (5.31%) OOD
6 11 (5.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (4.83%) UML
7 10 (4.83%) OO
8 9 (4.35%) Test Planning
9 8 (3.86%) Test Management
9 8 (3.86%) Test Automation
9 8 (3.86%) Software Testing
10 7 (3.38%) Line Management
11 6 (2.90%) Performance Engineering
11 6 (2.90%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.42%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (2.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.46%) C
2 14 (6.76%) Perl
3 13 (6.28%) SQL
3 13 (6.28%) C++
4 9 (4.35%) Embedded C
5 8 (3.86%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.97%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.97%) Java
6 2 (0.97%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (9.18%) Degree
2 10 (4.83%) HND
2 10 (4.83%) ISEB
3 9 (4.35%) CCNP
3 9 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.35%) HNC
4 8 (3.86%) CCNA
5 3 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.97%) CCA
7 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (7.25%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (4.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (16.43%) Ericsson
2 28 (13.53%) Nokia
3 25 (12.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (8.70%) Huawei
5 14 (6.76%) Actix
6 11 (5.31%) Cramer
7 10 (4.83%) HP
8 9 (4.35%) Amdocs
9 8 (3.86%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.90%) Mapinfo
11 5 (2.42%) Siemens
12 4 (1.93%) Greenplum
12 4 (1.93%) Business Objects
13 3 (1.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 2 (0.97%) ComArch
14 2 (0.97%) Cisco
14 2 (0.97%) Microsoft
14 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
15 1 (0.48%) Remedy
15 1 (0.48%) BT
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