The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 39 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +19
Contract jobs citing LTE 95 70 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.78% 2.91% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.80% 10.82% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £291 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% +20.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £163 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +269.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -18.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
642 647 987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 26.91% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 221 206
Average daily rate £338 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LTE
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +23 33 £320 +37.63% 6
Slough +7 12 £375 +39.53% 1
Bracknell +11 9 £350 -
Maidenhead - 5 - - 2
Newbury -5 4 £450 -
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 107 (69.03%) Telecoms
2 102 (65.81%) 3G
3 68 (43.87%) 4G
4 57 (36.77%) 2G
5 43 (27.74%) Radio Access Network
6 33 (21.29%) Project Management
7 32 (20.65%) Degree
8 29 (18.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 27 (17.42%) VoLTE
10 26 (16.77%) Huawei
11 25 (16.13%) Network Architecture
11 25 (16.13%) Validation
12 24 (15.48%) MPLS
13 23 (14.84%) Ethernet
14 21 (13.55%) Cisco
15 20 (12.90%) ATM
16 19 (12.26%) SLA
17 18 (11.61%) VoIP
18 17 (10.97%) GSM
19 16 (10.32%) Ericsson
19 16 (10.32%) VPN
19 16 (10.32%) UMTS
19 16 (10.32%) BGP
20 15 (9.68%) SDH
20 15 (9.68%) GPRS
20 15 (9.68%) 3GPP
20 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
20 15 (9.68%) SQL
20 15 (9.68%) Network Design
20 15 (9.68%) SGSN

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (1.94%) Lync
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 102 (65.81%) 3G
2 68 (43.87%) 4G
3 57 (36.77%) 2G
4 43 (27.74%) Radio Access Network
5 27 (17.42%) VoLTE
6 24 (15.48%) MPLS
7 23 (14.84%) Ethernet
8 20 (12.90%) ATM
9 18 (11.61%) VoIP
10 17 (10.97%) GSM
11 16 (10.32%) UMTS
11 16 (10.32%) BGP
11 16 (10.32%) VPN
12 15 (9.68%) 3GPP
12 15 (9.68%) SDH
12 15 (9.68%) GPRS
12 15 (9.68%) SGSN
13 14 (9.03%) Wireless
14 13 (8.39%) GGSN
14 13 (8.39%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) TestDirector
General
1 107 (69.03%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.39%) Billing
3 9 (5.81%) Finance
4 7 (4.52%) Marketing
5 6 (3.87%) Electronics
6 5 (3.23%) Retail
6 5 (3.23%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.94%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 35 (22.58%) Architect
2 23 (14.84%) Design Engineer
3 21 (13.55%) Test Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.39%) RAN Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Designer
7 8 (5.16%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.52%) Systems Architect
8 7 (4.52%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Architect
9 6 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Databuild Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) IP Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) BSS Architect
11 4 (2.58%) Transmission Planner
11 4 (2.58%) OSS Architect
11 4 (2.58%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.58%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.94%) Handset
2 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.29%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.29%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.65%) DTV
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.65%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.94%) UNIX
1 3 (1.94%) Windows
1 3 (1.94%) Linux
2 2 (1.29%) Android
2 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) Project Management
2 25 (16.13%) Validation
2 25 (16.13%) Network Architecture
3 15 (9.68%) Network Design
4 12 (7.74%) Capacity Management
5 9 (5.81%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.52%) Network Planning
6 7 (4.52%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.52%) Information Management
7 6 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (3.87%) Network Management
7 6 (3.87%) Test Strategy
8 5 (3.23%) ITIL
8 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.23%) SOA
8 5 (3.23%) Resource Management
9 4 (2.58%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.58%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.58%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (2.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.68%) SQL
2 5 (3.23%) VB
3 4 (2.58%) C
3 4 (2.58%) Perl
4 3 (1.94%) Python
5 2 (1.29%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.65%) Tcl
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) Degree
2 10 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.58%) CCIE
3 4 (2.58%) CCNP
3 4 (2.58%) CCNA
3 4 (2.58%) ISEB
3 4 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.94%) PMP
4 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) CCA
6 1 (0.65%) CCIP
6 1 (0.65%) HND
6 1 (0.65%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.26%) SLA
2 9 (5.81%) QA
3 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) NFS
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.23%) OPNET
3 3 (1.94%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 29 (18.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 26 (16.77%) Huawei
3 21 (13.55%) Cisco
4 16 (10.32%) Ericsson
5 13 (8.39%) Nokia
5 13 (8.39%) Juniper
6 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.45%) BT
7 8 (5.16%) HP
8 5 (3.23%) Nortel
8 5 (3.23%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.23%) Siemens
8 5 (3.23%) Cramer
9 4 (2.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.94%) Oracle
11 2 (1.29%) Actix
11 2 (1.29%) NEC
11 2 (1.29%) Amdocs
11 2 (1.29%) Redback
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago