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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 37 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Contract jobs citing LTE 98 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.98% 3.08% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.98% 11.45% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 6
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£338 £235 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.61% -0.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £166 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £388 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -15.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -13.93%
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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +14 27 £475 +104.30% 4
Slough +7 11 £375 +57.89% 1
Bracknell +12 10 £350 -
Newbury -2 3 £450 +100.00% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £350 - 2
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 113 (68.90%) Telecoms
2 107 (65.24%) 3G
3 76 (46.34%) 4G
4 51 (31.10%) 2G
5 41 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 38 (23.17%) Degree
7 35 (21.34%) Radio Access Network
7 35 (21.34%) Project Management
8 32 (19.51%) VoLTE
9 28 (17.07%) Validation
9 28 (17.07%) Huawei
10 26 (15.85%) Network Architecture
11 24 (14.63%) SLA
12 23 (14.02%) Ericsson
12 23 (14.02%) UMTS
13 20 (12.20%) Cisco
14 19 (11.59%) GSM
15 18 (10.98%) SGSN
16 17 (10.37%) VoIP
16 17 (10.37%) MPLS
17 16 (9.76%) 3GPP
17 16 (9.76%) GGSN
18 15 (9.15%) RANAP
18 15 (9.15%) Wireless
19 14 (8.54%) Ethernet
19 14 (8.54%) Juniper
19 14 (8.54%) Nokia
19 14 (8.54%) GPRS
20 13 (7.93%) SMS
20 13 (7.93%) Internet

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (0.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 107 (65.24%) 3G
2 76 (46.34%) 4G
3 51 (31.10%) 2G
4 35 (21.34%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (19.51%) VoLTE
6 23 (14.02%) UMTS
7 19 (11.59%) GSM
8 18 (10.98%) SGSN
9 17 (10.37%) VoIP
9 17 (10.37%) MPLS
10 16 (9.76%) 3GPP
10 16 (9.76%) GGSN
11 15 (9.15%) RANAP
11 15 (9.15%) Wireless
12 14 (8.54%) Ethernet
12 14 (8.54%) GPRS
13 13 (7.93%) SMS
13 13 (7.93%) Internet
14 12 (7.32%) ATM
14 12 (7.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) TestDirector
General
1 113 (68.90%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.10%) Billing
3 8 (4.88%) Finance
4 6 (3.66%) Electronics
5 5 (3.05%) Marketing
5 5 (3.05%) Retail
6 4 (2.44%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 33 (20.12%) Architect
2 23 (14.02%) Test Engineer
3 21 (12.80%) Design Engineer
4 15 (9.15%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (6.71%) Designer
6 8 (4.88%) Senior Architect
6 8 (4.88%) RAN Engineer
7 7 (4.27%) Systems Architect
8 6 (3.66%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.05%) Consultant
9 5 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.05%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.44%) Radio Engineer
10 4 (2.44%) Transmission Planner
10 4 (2.44%) IP Engineer
10 4 (2.44%) BSS Architect
10 4 (2.44%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.44%) RF Engineer
10 4 (2.44%) Project Engineer
10 4 (2.44%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.83%) Handset
2 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.22%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.61%) DTV
4 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.49%) UNIX
2 6 (3.66%) VMS
3 3 (1.83%) Windows
3 3 (1.83%) Linux
4 2 (1.22%) Android
4 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.34%) Project Management
2 28 (17.07%) Validation
3 26 (15.85%) Network Architecture
4 9 (5.49%) PRINCE2
4 9 (5.49%) Software Engineering
4 9 (5.49%) Network Planning
5 8 (4.88%) Capacity Management
6 7 (4.27%) ITIL
6 7 (4.27%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.27%) Information Management
7 6 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (3.66%) Test Strategy
8 5 (3.05%) Network Management
8 5 (3.05%) SOA
8 5 (3.05%) Resource Management
9 4 (2.44%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.44%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.44%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (2.44%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.44%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.88%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) C
2 4 (2.44%) Perl
3 3 (1.83%) Python
4 2 (1.22%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.61%) Tcl
5 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (23.17%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.44%) CCIE
3 4 (2.44%) CCNP
3 4 (2.44%) CCNA
3 4 (2.44%) ISEB
3 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.83%) PMP
4 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.22%) CCA
6 1 (0.61%) CCIP
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.63%) SLA
2 10 (6.10%) QA
3 3 (1.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) NFS
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (17.07%) Huawei
3 23 (14.02%) Ericsson
4 20 (12.20%) Cisco
5 14 (8.54%) Nokia
5 14 (8.54%) Juniper
6 8 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.88%) HP
7 7 (4.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (3.66%) TIBCO
9 5 (3.05%) BT
10 4 (2.44%) Cramer
11 3 (1.83%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.83%) Siemens
12 2 (1.22%) Apple
12 2 (1.22%) Mapinfo
12 2 (1.22%) SGI
12 2 (1.22%) Remedy
12 2 (1.22%) Radware
12 2 (1.22%) NEC
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