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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 66 71 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -46
Contract jobs citing LTE 63 62 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.38% 2.38% 6.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 10.44% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 20
Average daily rate
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£290 £389 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.40% +25.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £349 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £422 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.45 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +6.66%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +17 24 £290 -
Newbury - 13 £293 - 1
Slough -6 11 £438 +12.17% 8
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 132 (76.74%) 3G
2 120 (69.77%) Telecoms
3 96 (55.81%) 4G
4 75 (43.60%) Radio Access Network
5 62 (36.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 58 (33.72%) 2G
7 49 (28.49%) Ericsson
8 42 (24.42%) VoLTE
9 38 (22.09%) Huawei
10 33 (19.19%) Degree
11 29 (16.86%) Nokia
12 28 (16.28%) Validation
13 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (14.53%) SLA
15 24 (13.95%) GSM
16 22 (12.79%) Project Management
17 20 (11.63%) NSN NetAct
18 18 (10.47%) Finance
18 18 (10.47%) Wireless
18 18 (10.47%) INAP
18 18 (10.47%) UMTS
19 17 (9.88%) UNIX
20 16 (9.30%) C
21 14 (8.14%) LDAP
21 14 (8.14%) SMS
21 14 (8.14%) Internet
22 13 (7.56%) ISUP
22 13 (7.56%) DNS
23 12 (6.98%) GIS
23 12 (6.98%) Mapinfo

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) MS Office
2 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 132 (76.74%) 3G
2 96 (55.81%) 4G
3 75 (43.60%) Radio Access Network
4 58 (33.72%) 2G
5 42 (24.42%) VoLTE
6 24 (13.95%) GSM
7 18 (10.47%) Wireless
7 18 (10.47%) INAP
7 18 (10.47%) UMTS
8 14 (8.14%) LDAP
8 14 (8.14%) SMS
8 14 (8.14%) Internet
9 13 (7.56%) ISUP
9 13 (7.56%) DNS
10 11 (6.40%) WiMAX
10 11 (6.40%) 3GPP
11 10 (5.81%) Broadband
12 9 (5.23%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (5.23%) RANAP
13 8 (4.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) MS Access
2 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
General
1 120 (69.77%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.47%) Finance
3 9 (5.23%) Marketing
4 5 (2.91%) Legal
4 5 (2.91%) Billing
5 3 (1.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (15.12%) Test Engineer
2 19 (11.05%) Design Engineer
3 15 (8.72%) RAN Engineer
4 12 (6.98%) Consultant
4 12 (6.98%) Designer
5 9 (5.23%) Architect
6 7 (4.07%) Voice Engineer
7 5 (2.91%) Coordinator
7 5 (2.91%) Provisioning Engineer
7 5 (2.91%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.33%) 3G Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Customer Engineer
9 3 (1.74%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (1.74%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (1.74%) OSS Architect
10 2 (1.16%) Transmission Planner
10 2 (1.16%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.33%) SOAP
2 2 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.98%) GIS
3 5 (2.91%) Replication
4 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.74%) User Experience
5 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) DTV
6 1 (0.58%) Economics
6 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.58%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.88%) UNIX
2 10 (5.81%) Linux
2 10 (5.81%) VMS
3 5 (2.91%) Solaris
3 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.28%) Validation
2 22 (12.79%) Project Management
3 12 (6.98%) Capacity Management
4 11 (6.40%) ITIL
5 9 (5.23%) Performance Improvement
6 8 (4.65%) Network Planning
6 8 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.65%) Migration
6 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.49%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.49%) eTOM
9 4 (2.33%) Change Control
9 4 (2.33%) Test Planning
9 4 (2.33%) Coaching
10 3 (1.74%) OO
10 3 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.74%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (1.74%) Network Architecture
10 3 (1.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.30%) C
2 5 (2.91%) Embedded C
2 5 (2.91%) Embedded C++
2 5 (2.91%) C++
2 5 (2.91%) Perl
2 5 (2.91%) SQL
3 3 (1.74%) Python
4 2 (1.16%) Java
4 2 (1.16%) C#
5 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (19.19%) Degree
2 5 (2.91%) CCNP
2 5 (2.91%) CCNA
2 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.91%) HNC
2 5 (2.91%) HND
3 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.58%) CCA
4 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PMP
4 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PgMP
4 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.53%) SLA
2 4 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (11.63%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.33%) Netcool
3 3 (1.74%) OpenView
3 3 (1.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (36.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 49 (28.49%) Ericsson
3 38 (22.09%) Huawei
4 29 (16.86%) Nokia
5 12 (6.98%) Mapinfo
6 10 (5.81%) TIBCO
6 10 (5.81%) Cramer
7 8 (4.65%) Amdocs
8 6 (3.49%) BT
9 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.33%) Nortel
10 4 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.74%) BMC
11 3 (1.74%) HP
11 3 (1.74%) IBM
11 3 (1.74%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.74%) Oracle
11 3 (1.74%) Remedy
11 3 (1.74%) ZTE
11 3 (1.74%) Actix
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