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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 59 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing LTE 67 96 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.59% 3.92% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.73% 14.63% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 14
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£305 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £455 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.77% +2.11%
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
571 656 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.10% 26.78% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 245 230
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 28
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £59.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 September 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 September 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 +2 30 £288 -39.47% 5
Newbury -1 12 £355 -21.05%
Bracknell -13 2 - -
Maidenhead +2 1 - -
Slough -8 1 £260 -30.66%
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 119 (67.23%) 3G
2 111 (62.71%) Telecoms
3 89 (50.28%) 4G
4 62 (35.03%) Radio Access Network
4 62 (35.03%) 2G
5 51 (28.81%) VoLTE
6 33 (18.64%) Wireless
7 29 (16.38%) GSM
8 28 (15.82%) UMTS
8 28 (15.82%) UNIX
9 25 (14.12%) Linux
9 25 (14.12%) 3GPP
10 23 (12.99%) Validation
11 21 (11.86%) Ericsson
11 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
12 20 (11.30%) Project Management
13 19 (10.73%) Diameter Protocol
14 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (9.60%) Nokia
15 17 (9.60%) Network Architecture
16 16 (9.04%) GPRS
17 15 (8.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 15 (8.47%) Degree
18 13 (7.34%) RNC
18 13 (7.34%) Huawei
18 13 (7.34%) PKI
18 13 (7.34%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (7.34%) SMS
18 13 (7.34%) HP

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.52%) MS Office
3 6 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.82%) MS Project
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 119 (67.23%) 3G
2 89 (50.28%) 4G
3 62 (35.03%) Radio Access Network
3 62 (35.03%) 2G
4 51 (28.81%) VoLTE
5 33 (18.64%) Wireless
6 29 (16.38%) GSM
7 28 (15.82%) UMTS
8 25 (14.12%) 3GPP
9 19 (10.73%) Diameter Protocol
10 18 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (9.04%) GPRS
12 13 (7.34%) SMS
12 13 (7.34%) Internet
12 13 (7.34%) RNC
13 10 (5.65%) Wireshark
13 10 (5.65%) VoIP
14 9 (5.08%) HSDPA
14 9 (5.08%) MVNO
15 8 (4.52%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.21%) MS Access
2 4 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Eclipse
1 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 111 (62.71%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.78%) Electronics
3 7 (3.95%) Marketing
4 4 (2.26%) Finance
5 2 (1.13%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (8.47%) Test Engineer
2 14 (7.91%) Delivery Manager
3 10 (5.65%) Architect
3 10 (5.65%) Project Manager
3 10 (5.65%) Tester
4 9 (5.08%) Design Engineer
4 9 (5.08%) Technical Tester
4 9 (5.08%) RAN Engineer
4 9 (5.08%) Designer
5 8 (4.52%) Build Manager
6 7 (3.95%) Network Architect
6 7 (3.95%) Delivery Project Manager
6 7 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.39%) Deployment Manager
8 5 (2.82%) Analyst
8 5 (2.82%) Voice Engineer
8 5 (2.82%) IP Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) Databuild Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) Strategy Manager
9 4 (2.26%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.21%) XML
2 2 (1.13%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.34%) PKI
3 8 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.39%) Handset
5 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.26%) Economics
6 4 (2.26%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.26%) GIS
7 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.56%) PMI
8 1 (0.56%) VHDL
8 1 (0.56%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.82%) UNIX
2 25 (14.12%) Linux
3 8 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.26%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.26%) Android
4 4 (2.26%) Windows
5 2 (1.13%) VMS
5 2 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.99%) Validation
2 20 (11.30%) Project Management
3 17 (9.60%) Network Architecture
4 11 (6.21%) Test Automation
5 10 (5.65%) Test Planning
5 10 (5.65%) Test Management
5 10 (5.65%) Network Design
6 9 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (5.08%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (4.52%) ITIL
8 7 (3.95%) Network Planning
9 6 (3.39%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.39%) Line Management
9 6 (3.39%) Test Strategy
9 6 (3.39%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.82%) Software Testing
10 5 (2.82%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.78%) SQL
2 11 (6.21%) C
2 11 (6.21%) Perl
3 5 (2.82%) C++
4 4 (2.26%) Java
5 3 (1.69%) Embedded C
5 3 (1.69%) Embedded C++
6 2 (1.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.47%) Degree
2 7 (3.95%) HND
2 7 (3.95%) ISEB
2 7 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.39%) CCNP
3 6 (3.39%) HNC
4 5 (2.82%) CCNA
5 3 (1.69%) CCA
6 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) CBAP
7 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (7.34%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.26%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.56%) Netcool
3 1 (0.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (11.86%) Ericsson
2 17 (9.60%) Nokia
3 15 (8.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 13 (7.34%) Huawei
4 13 (7.34%) HP
5 10 (5.65%) Amdocs
6 8 (4.52%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.52%) Cramer
7 6 (3.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.26%) Mapinfo
8 4 (2.26%) Remedy
8 4 (2.26%) ComArch
8 4 (2.26%) Greenplum
8 4 (2.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.13%) NEC
9 2 (1.13%) Actix
9 2 (1.13%) Cisco
10 1 (0.56%) Nortel
10 1 (0.56%) BT
10 1 (0.56%) Siemens
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