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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 94 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +10
Contract jobs citing LTE 29 71 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 2.64% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.19% 9.82% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 9
Average daily rate £325 £288 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £149 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £393 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £283 £308
% change year-on-year
+10.17% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.70 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -5.76%
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
559 723 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 26.91% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 321 231
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.80 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 9 - - 1
Bracknell +2 5 - -
Newbury -7 3 £225 -22.41% 1
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 53 (74.65%) 3G
2 48 (67.61%) Telecoms
3 38 (53.52%) 4G
4 31 (43.66%) 2G
5 28 (39.44%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (26.76%) VoLTE
7 16 (22.54%) Ericsson
8 15 (21.13%) Huawei
9 14 (19.72%) Project Management
10 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2
11 10 (14.08%) SLA
11 10 (14.08%) Network Planning
11 10 (14.08%) RNC
12 9 (12.68%) ITIL
13 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.27%) GSM
13 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.27%) NSN NetAct
13 8 (11.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
14 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (8.45%) Mapinfo
15 6 (8.45%) WCDMA
15 6 (8.45%) Validation
15 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
16 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
16 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
16 5 (7.04%) Amdocs

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Project
3 4 (5.63%) MS Office
4 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 53 (74.65%) 3G
2 38 (53.52%) 4G
3 31 (43.66%) 2G
4 28 (39.44%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (26.76%) VoLTE
6 10 (14.08%) RNC
7 8 (11.27%) GSM
8 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (8.45%) WCDMA
10 5 (7.04%) 3GPP
10 5 (7.04%) Wireless
11 4 (5.63%) Diameter Protocol
11 4 (5.63%) Internet
11 4 (5.63%) Node B
11 4 (5.63%) SMS
11 4 (5.63%) UMTS
11 4 (5.63%) Value-Added Service
11 4 (5.63%) VoIP
12 3 (4.23%) HSPA
12 3 (4.23%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) GIS
1 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
General
1 48 (67.61%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Back Office
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Front Office
3 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) LTE Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Optimisation Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Design Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) 3G Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.27%) RAN Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Designer
6 6 (8.45%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Senior 3G Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) VAS Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.23%) Radio Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Voice Project Manager
10 2 (2.82%) Architect
10 2 (2.82%) Service Manager
10 2 (2.82%) Service Transition Manager
10 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
1 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.63%) Handset
3 2 (2.82%) PMI
4 1 (1.41%) BBC
4 1 (1.41%) iDTV
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Project Management
2 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2
3 10 (14.08%) Network Planning
4 9 (12.68%) ITIL
5 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
6 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.45%) Validation
7 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.04%) Network Architecture
7 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) Change Control
8 4 (5.63%) High Availability
8 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.82%) eTOM
9 2 (2.82%) Fault Management
9 2 (2.82%) Logistics
9 2 (2.82%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.82%) Test Planning
9 2 (2.82%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) APMP
3 1 (1.41%) CCIE
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) HNC
3 1 (1.41%) HND
3 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
2 1 (1.41%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Ericsson
2 15 (21.13%) Huawei
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (8.45%) Mapinfo
5 5 (7.04%) Actix
5 5 (7.04%) Amdocs
6 4 (5.63%) Nokia
7 3 (4.23%) Remedy
8 2 (2.82%) ComArch
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.41%) Ciena
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco
9 1 (1.41%) Cramer
9 1 (1.41%) NEC
9 1 (1.41%) Siemens
9 1 (1.41%) Velocent