The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Birmingham 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 58 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing LTE 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 1.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
- -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 78 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.64% 13.02% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 39
Average daily rate £308 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
LTE
West Midlands

LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VBA
3 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (50.00%) 4G
4 3 (37.50%) GSM
4 3 (37.50%) 3G
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) UMTS
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Logistics
6 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) 2G
1 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 3 (37.50%) GSM
2 3 (37.50%) 3G
3 2 (25.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) RF Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Database Developer
3 2 (25.00%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) OSS Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Database Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Development DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks