The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 63 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing LTE 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£324 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £340
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -16.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 81 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.49% 12.64% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 44
Average daily rate £300 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the Birmingham region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Birmingham region.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) GSM
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (20.00%) CRM

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) RF Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia