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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 53 66 19
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -47
Contract jobs citing LTE 81 61 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.08% 2.36% 6.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 10.45% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 25
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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
653 584 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.83% 22.59% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 232 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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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 +28 31 £350 +29.62% 1
Slough -7 7 £208 -39.85% 2
Bracknell -6 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 144 (76.60%) 3G
2 134 (71.28%) Telecoms
3 99 (52.66%) 4G
4 68 (36.17%) Radio Access Network
5 66 (35.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 53 (28.19%) 2G
7 49 (26.06%) VoLTE
8 43 (22.87%) Degree
9 42 (22.34%) Ericsson
10 38 (20.21%) Huawei
11 36 (19.15%) Validation
12 33 (17.55%) Project Management
13 30 (15.96%) SLA
13 30 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (13.83%) Nokia
15 20 (10.64%) INAP
16 19 (10.11%) GSM
17 18 (9.57%) UNIX
17 18 (9.57%) Wireless
17 18 (9.57%) Finance
18 17 (9.04%) 3GPP
19 16 (8.51%) DNS
19 16 (8.51%) SMS
19 16 (8.51%) RANAP
20 14 (7.45%) Capacity Management
20 14 (7.45%) LDAP
20 14 (7.45%) UMTS
20 14 (7.45%) Internet
21 13 (6.91%) ISUP
21 13 (6.91%) ITIL

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (0.53%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.53%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (3.72%) MS Office
2 4 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 144 (76.60%) 3G
2 99 (52.66%) 4G
3 68 (36.17%) Radio Access Network
4 53 (28.19%) 2G
5 49 (26.06%) VoLTE
6 20 (10.64%) INAP
7 19 (10.11%) GSM
8 18 (9.57%) Wireless
9 17 (9.04%) 3GPP
10 16 (8.51%) SMS
10 16 (8.51%) DNS
10 16 (8.51%) RANAP
11 14 (7.45%) Internet
11 14 (7.45%) LDAP
11 14 (7.45%) UMTS
12 13 (6.91%) ISUP
13 12 (6.38%) GGSN
13 12 (6.38%) SGSN
14 11 (5.85%) Broadband
15 9 (4.79%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) MS Access
1 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
General
1 134 (71.28%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.57%) Finance
3 10 (5.32%) Marketing
4 7 (3.72%) Billing
5 5 (2.66%) Legal
6 4 (2.13%) Back Office
7 3 (1.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 29 (15.43%) Test Engineer
2 22 (11.70%) Design Engineer
3 20 (10.64%) Architect
4 16 (8.51%) Designer
5 14 (7.45%) RAN Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Consultant
7 10 (5.32%) Voice Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.66%) Coordinator
9 5 (2.66%) Provisioning Engineer
10 4 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.13%) 3G Engineer
10 4 (2.13%) Customer Engineer
11 3 (1.60%) Solutions Designer
11 3 (1.60%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 3 (1.60%) RF Engineer
11 3 (1.60%) Network Architect
11 3 (1.60%) Project Coordinator
11 3 (1.60%) Systems Architect
11 3 (1.60%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.13%) SOAP
2 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.38%) GIS
3 5 (2.66%) Replication
4 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.60%) User Experience
5 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Economics
6 1 (0.53%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.53%) DTV
6 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.57%) UNIX
2 10 (5.32%) VMS
3 9 (4.79%) Linux
4 5 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.66%) Solaris
5 4 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.15%) Validation
2 33 (17.55%) Project Management
3 14 (7.45%) Capacity Management
4 13 (6.91%) ITIL
5 10 (5.32%) Configuration Management
5 10 (5.32%) Network Architecture
6 9 (4.79%) Software Engineering
6 9 (4.79%) PRINCE2
6 9 (4.79%) Performance Improvement
7 8 (4.26%) Migration
8 7 (3.72%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.72%) Coaching
9 6 (3.19%) eTOM
10 4 (2.13%) Network Planning
10 4 (2.13%) Time Management
10 4 (2.13%) Test Planning
10 4 (2.13%) Change Control
11 3 (1.60%) Test Strategy
11 3 (1.60%) Performance Management
11 3 (1.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.72%) C
2 5 (2.66%) Embedded C
3 4 (2.13%) Embedded C++
3 4 (2.13%) C++
3 4 (2.13%) SQL
4 3 (1.60%) Python
4 3 (1.60%) Perl
5 2 (1.06%) Java
5 2 (1.06%) C#
6 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (22.87%) Degree
2 4 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.60%) CCNA
4 2 (1.06%) HNC
4 2 (1.06%) HND
4 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.06%) CCNP
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) PgMP
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) CCIE
5 1 (0.53%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.96%) SLA
2 6 (3.19%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 13 (6.91%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.13%) Netcool
3 3 (1.60%) OpenView
3 3 (1.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (35.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 42 (22.34%) Ericsson
3 38 (20.21%) Huawei
4 26 (13.83%) Nokia
5 12 (6.38%) Mapinfo
6 10 (5.32%) TIBCO
7 9 (4.79%) Cisco
8 6 (3.19%) Juniper
8 6 (3.19%) BT
9 5 (2.66%) Cramer
9 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.13%) Oracle
10 4 (2.13%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.13%) Nortel
11 3 (1.60%) HP
11 3 (1.60%) IBM
11 3 (1.60%) BMC
11 3 (1.60%) Siemens
11 3 (1.60%) Amdocs
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