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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 51 63 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing LTE 101 68 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.44% 2.42% 3.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.27% 10.46% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £425 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +19 27 £264 -0.47% 4
Newbury +11 22 £290 +65.71% 2
Slough +2 14 £438 +224.07% 1
Bracknell +6 2 £263 -
LTE
South East

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 130 (73.03%) 3G
2 125 (70.22%) Telecoms
3 121 (67.98%) 4G
4 90 (50.56%) Radio Access Network
5 72 (40.45%) 2G
6 51 (28.65%) GSM
7 50 (28.09%) Ericsson
7 50 (28.09%) Wireless
8 49 (27.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 45 (25.28%) VoLTE
10 37 (20.79%) UMTS
11 31 (17.42%) Nokia
12 30 (16.85%) Degree
13 29 (16.29%) C
14 28 (15.73%) Huawei
15 25 (14.04%) WiMAX
16 24 (13.48%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (12.36%) NSN NetAct
17 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (11.80%) Network Planning
18 21 (11.80%) GPRS
19 20 (11.24%) UNIX
19 20 (11.24%) 3GPP
19 20 (11.24%) SLA
20 19 (10.67%) Project Management
21 18 (10.11%) Validation
21 18 (10.11%) Linux
22 17 (9.55%) SDH
23 15 (8.43%) Finance
23 15 (8.43%) CDMA2000

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.18%) MS Office
3 5 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 130 (73.03%) 3G
2 121 (67.98%) 4G
3 90 (50.56%) Radio Access Network
4 72 (40.45%) 2G
5 51 (28.65%) GSM
6 50 (28.09%) Wireless
7 45 (25.28%) VoLTE
8 37 (20.79%) UMTS
9 25 (14.04%) WiMAX
10 24 (13.48%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (11.80%) GPRS
12 20 (11.24%) 3GPP
13 17 (9.55%) SDH
14 15 (8.43%) DNS
14 15 (8.43%) MPLS
14 15 (8.43%) DSL
14 15 (8.43%) CDMA2000
14 15 (8.43%) HSPA
14 15 (8.43%) GPON
15 12 (6.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.49%) MS Access
2 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 125 (70.22%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.43%) Finance
3 7 (3.93%) Electronics
4 5 (2.81%) Marketing
4 5 (2.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (11.24%) Test Engineer
2 17 (9.55%) RAN Engineer
3 16 (8.99%) Design Engineer
4 11 (6.18%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (4.49%) Radio Engineer
6 7 (3.93%) Voice Engineer
7 6 (3.37%) Designer
7 6 (3.37%) Senior Design Engineer
7 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.37%) Coordinator
7 6 (3.37%) Consultant
8 5 (2.81%) Delivery Project Manager
8 5 (2.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.25%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (2.25%) Project Engineer
9 4 (2.25%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.25%) Transmission Engineer
9 4 (2.25%) Senior RAN Engineer
10 3 (1.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 3 (1.69%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.49%) XML
2 4 (2.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.49%) GIS
2 8 (4.49%) Replication
3 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.25%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.25%) PKI
5 3 (1.69%) User Experience
6 2 (1.12%) Statistics
6 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) Handset
7 1 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) DTV
7 1 (0.56%) Economics
7 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.24%) UNIX
2 18 (10.11%) Linux
3 9 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.81%) Solaris
5 3 (1.69%) VMS
5 3 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.80%) Network Planning
2 19 (10.67%) Project Management
3 18 (10.11%) Validation
4 10 (5.62%) Network Design
5 8 (4.49%) Software Testing
5 8 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (3.93%) Software Engineering
6 7 (3.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (3.93%) OOD
7 6 (3.37%) UML
7 6 (3.37%) OO
7 6 (3.37%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.37%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (2.81%) Test Planning
8 5 (2.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.25%) ITIL
9 4 (2.25%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.25%) Line Management
9 4 (2.25%) Capacity Management
10 3 (1.69%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.29%) C
2 11 (6.18%) Perl
2 11 (6.18%) SQL
3 9 (5.06%) C++
4 7 (3.93%) Embedded C
5 6 (3.37%) Embedded C++
6 3 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (16.85%) Degree
2 8 (4.49%) HNC
2 8 (4.49%) HND
2 8 (4.49%) ISEB
3 7 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.93%) CCNP
3 7 (3.93%) CCNA
4 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) PgMP
5 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (12.36%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.25%) Netcool
4 1 (0.56%) OpenView
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (28.09%) Ericsson
2 49 (27.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 31 (17.42%) Nokia
4 28 (15.73%) Huawei
5 14 (7.87%) Actix
6 12 (6.74%) Cramer
7 9 (5.06%) Amdocs
7 9 (5.06%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.06%) Mapinfo
8 6 (3.37%) HP
9 5 (2.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.25%) Remedy
10 4 (2.25%) Nortel
10 4 (2.25%) Siemens
11 3 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.69%) Cisco
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle
12 2 (1.12%) SAP
12 2 (1.12%) Citrix
12 2 (1.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
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