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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 78 39 71
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing LTE 51 119 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.04% 4.22% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.28% 16.10% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 13
Average daily rate £285 £290 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £125 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £434 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £269 £285
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -18.33%
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
616 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.68% 26.19% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 320 241
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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 30 April 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 23 £266 -14.80%
Bracknell -1 7 - -
Newbury -1 5 £260 -10.34%
Slough -1 1 - -
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 58 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 57 (73.08%) 3G
3 44 (56.41%) 4G
4 32 (41.03%) 2G
5 22 (28.21%) Radio Access Network
6 20 (25.64%) Ericsson
7 19 (24.36%) Project Management
8 17 (21.79%) Nokia
9 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
9 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 14 (17.95%) VoLTE
11 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
11 12 (15.38%) Network Architecture
12 11 (14.10%) ITIL
12 11 (14.10%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (12.82%) HNC
13 10 (12.82%) MS Project
13 10 (12.82%) Amdocs
13 10 (12.82%) NSN NetAct
13 10 (12.82%) Huawei
13 10 (12.82%) Diameter Protocol
13 10 (12.82%) ITIL V3
14 9 (11.54%) High Availability
14 9 (11.54%) SIGTRAN
14 9 (11.54%) MGW
14 9 (11.54%) SPML
14 9 (11.54%) SOAP
14 9 (11.54%) LDAP
14 9 (11.54%) SLA
14 9 (11.54%) INAP

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Applications
1 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.82%) MS Project
3 6 (7.69%) MS Office
4 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 57 (73.08%) 3G
2 44 (56.41%) 4G
3 32 (41.03%) 2G
4 22 (28.21%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (17.95%) VoLTE
6 11 (14.10%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (12.82%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (11.54%) INAP
8 9 (11.54%) LDAP
8 9 (11.54%) MGW
8 9 (11.54%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (10.26%) RNC
10 5 (6.41%) GSM
11 4 (5.13%) UMTS
12 3 (3.85%) 3GPP
12 3 (3.85%) ATM
12 3 (3.85%) MVNO
12 3 (3.85%) Value-Added Service
12 3 (3.85%) WCDMA
12 3 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.28%) MS Access
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) LabVIEW
General
1 58 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.26%) Back Office
3 5 (6.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (14.10%) 3G Engineer
2 10 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.54%) Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) 4G Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) LTE Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Databuild Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Data Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Mobile Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior 3G Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Voice Project Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Mobile Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) SOAP
1 9 (11.54%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Project Management
2 12 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 11 (14.10%) ITIL
4 10 (12.82%) ITIL V3
5 9 (11.54%) Change Management
5 9 (11.54%) High Availability
6 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.41%) Migration
8 5 (6.41%) Network Design
8 5 (6.41%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Validation
9 4 (5.13%) Network Planning
9 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (3.85%) Performance Management
11 2 (2.56%) Logistics
11 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) HNC
2 8 (10.26%) HND
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) CCIE
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.28%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Ericsson
2 17 (21.79%) Nokia
3 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.82%) Amdocs
4 10 (12.82%) Huawei
5 7 (8.97%) Remedy
6 6 (7.69%) Mapinfo
7 5 (6.41%) Actix
7 5 (6.41%) Nokia Networks
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco
8 4 (5.13%) Cramer
8 4 (5.13%) Juniper
8 4 (5.13%) Siemens
9 3 (3.85%) HP
10 2 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (2.56%) BT
10 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.28%) Citrix
11 1 (1.28%) NetCracker
11 1 (1.28%) Nortel