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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 69 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing LTE 2 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 1.97% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 26.15% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £260 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.77% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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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
117 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.57% 7.51% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 33 44
Average daily rate £400 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £156 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.22% -46.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.04 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £20.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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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 4 March 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 8 (57.14%) UMTS
3 6 (42.86%) GPRS
3 6 (42.86%) GSM
4 5 (35.71%) WCDMA
4 5 (35.71%) 3G
5 4 (28.57%) Electronics
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (28.57%) 2G
5 4 (28.57%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (21.43%) 4G
6 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) SMS
6 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) LDAP
6 3 (21.43%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) Billing
6 3 (21.43%) Huawei
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Data Management
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (14.29%) GGSN

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) UMTS
2 6 (42.86%) GPRS
2 6 (42.86%) GSM
3 5 (35.71%) WCDMA
3 5 (35.71%) 3G
4 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (28.57%) 2G
5 3 (21.43%) 4G
5 3 (21.43%) SMS
5 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
6 2 (14.29%) GGSN
6 2 (14.29%) SGSN
6 2 (14.29%) SS7
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) IPsec
7 1 (7.14%) UTRAN
7 1 (7.14%) MVNO
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
3 3 (21.43%) Billing
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Test Engineer
1 8 (57.14%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Network Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Huawei
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Anite
4 1 (7.14%) Agilent