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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 39 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs citing LTE 115 61 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.53% 2.41% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 10.68% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £405 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
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
662 571 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.09% 22.56% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 193 179
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £30.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 38 £275 -12.69% 3
Slough +7 12 £250 +85.18% 8
Newbury +1 9 £290 +65.71% 1
Bracknell +7 8 £425 -
Maidenhead +6 3 £363 -
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 140 (72.16%) 3G
2 123 (63.40%) Telecoms
3 115 (59.28%) 4G
4 86 (44.33%) Radio Access Network
5 77 (39.69%) 2G
6 50 (25.77%) Wireless
7 47 (24.23%) GSM
7 47 (24.23%) VoLTE
8 42 (21.65%) Ericsson
9 36 (18.56%) UMTS
10 35 (18.04%) Nokia
11 33 (17.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 31 (15.98%) C
13 30 (15.46%) 3GPP
14 25 (12.89%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (11.86%) WiMAX
15 23 (11.86%) Network Planning
16 22 (11.34%) Degree
16 22 (11.34%) UNIX
17 21 (10.82%) GPRS
18 20 (10.31%) SDH
18 20 (10.31%) Huawei
18 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (9.28%) NSN NetAct
19 18 (9.28%) Linux
20 16 (8.25%) MPLS
20 16 (8.25%) Network Architecture
21 15 (7.73%) GPON
21 15 (7.73%) Actix
21 15 (7.73%) HSPA

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.67%) MS Office
3 8 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 140 (72.16%) 3G
2 115 (59.28%) 4G
3 86 (44.33%) Radio Access Network
4 77 (39.69%) 2G
5 50 (25.77%) Wireless
6 47 (24.23%) GSM
6 47 (24.23%) VoLTE
7 36 (18.56%) UMTS
8 30 (15.46%) 3GPP
9 25 (12.89%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (11.86%) WiMAX
11 21 (10.82%) GPRS
12 20 (10.31%) SDH
13 16 (8.25%) MPLS
14 15 (7.73%) GPON
14 15 (7.73%) HSPA
14 15 (7.73%) CDMA2000
14 15 (7.73%) DSL
15 13 (6.70%) VoIP
16 10 (5.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
General
1 123 (63.40%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.67%) Electronics
3 7 (3.61%) Marketing
4 6 (3.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (13.40%) Test Engineer
2 20 (10.31%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (7.22%) Delivery Manager
4 11 (5.67%) Design Engineer
5 10 (5.15%) Architect
5 10 (5.15%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.64%) Delivery Project Manager
6 9 (4.64%) Radio Engineer
6 9 (4.64%) Voice Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Build Manager
8 7 (3.61%) Deployment Manager
8 7 (3.61%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.09%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (2.58%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.58%) Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Deployment Project Manager
10 5 (2.58%) Transmission Engineer
11 4 (2.06%) Architecture Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.64%) PKI
2 9 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.09%) Replication
4 5 (2.58%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.06%) Economics
6 3 (1.55%) Handset
6 3 (1.55%) GIS
7 2 (1.03%) Statistics
8 1 (0.52%) PMI
8 1 (0.52%) VHDL
8 1 (0.52%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.34%) UNIX
2 18 (9.28%) Linux
3 9 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.06%) VMS
5 2 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.86%) Network Planning
2 16 (8.25%) Network Architecture
3 15 (7.73%) Network Design
3 15 (7.73%) Validation
4 13 (6.70%) Project Management
5 11 (5.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (4.12%) Software Testing
6 8 (4.12%) Software Engineering
7 7 (3.61%) OOD
7 7 (3.61%) UML
7 7 (3.61%) Test Scripting
7 7 (3.61%) Line Management
8 6 (3.09%) Test Planning
8 6 (3.09%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.09%) OO
9 5 (2.58%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (2.58%) Test Strategy
10 4 (2.06%) SWOT Analysis
10 4 (2.06%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.98%) C
2 10 (5.15%) Perl
3 9 (4.64%) C++
4 8 (4.12%) SQL
5 7 (3.61%) Embedded C
6 6 (3.09%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.55%) Python
8 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Degree
2 10 (5.15%) ISEB
3 6 (3.09%) HNC
3 6 (3.09%) HND
4 5 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.58%) CCNP
4 5 (2.58%) CCNA
5 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.03%) CCA
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PMP
7 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) PgMP
7 1 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (9.28%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 42 (21.65%) Ericsson
2 35 (18.04%) Nokia
3 33 (17.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 20 (10.31%) Huawei
5 15 (7.73%) Actix
5 15 (7.73%) Cramer
6 13 (6.70%) Amdocs
7 9 (4.64%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.09%) Mapinfo
9 5 (2.58%) Siemens
9 5 (2.58%) HP
10 4 (2.06%) Greenplum
10 4 (2.06%) Remedy
10 4 (2.06%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.06%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (1.03%) ComArch
12 2 (1.03%) NetHawk
12 2 (1.03%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.03%) Cisco
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