The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 69 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing LTE 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.65% 1.00% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.31% 8.43% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £270 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.33% +1.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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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 Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 83 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.24% 11.87% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 54
Average daily rate £400 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 10 (58.82%) UMTS
3 9 (52.94%) GPRS
3 9 (52.94%) GSM
4 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) WCDMA
6 5 (29.41%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Electronics
6 5 (29.41%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (23.53%) 4G
7 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (23.53%) Billing
7 4 (23.53%) 2G
7 4 (23.53%) 3G
7 4 (23.53%) SMS
8 3 (17.65%) 3GPP
8 3 (17.65%) UNIX
8 3 (17.65%) IBM
8 3 (17.65%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Huawei
8 3 (17.65%) GGSN
8 3 (17.65%) SGSN
8 3 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
9 2 (11.76%) Change Control

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) UMTS
2 9 (52.94%) GPRS
2 9 (52.94%) GSM
3 6 (35.29%) WCDMA
4 5 (29.41%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (23.53%) 4G
5 4 (23.53%) 2G
5 4 (23.53%) 3G
5 4 (23.53%) SMS
6 3 (17.65%) 3GPP
6 3 (17.65%) GGSN
6 3 (17.65%) SGSN
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) LDAP
8 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.88%) IPsec
8 1 (5.88%) SS7
8 1 (5.88%) 802.11
General
1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Electronics
3 4 (23.53%) Billing
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) CWNA
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Huawei
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Anite