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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 62 43 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +26
Contract jobs citing LTE 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.71% 0.64% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 6.56% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£319 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £358
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
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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
97 61 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.43% 9.82% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 40
Average daily rate £388 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £149 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.67% -4.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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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 27 August 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 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) GPRS
2 7 (63.64%) GSM
2 7 (63.64%) UMTS
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) WCDMA
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) 3GPP
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 3 (27.27%) SMS
5 3 (27.27%) Validation
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Electronics
5 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
6 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (18.18%) Agilent
6 2 (18.18%) SGSN
6 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (18.18%) Change Control
6 2 (18.18%) ISUP
6 2 (18.18%) SCCP
6 2 (18.18%) INAP
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) SS7
6 2 (18.18%) 3G
7 1 (9.09%) 802.11
7 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) Tcl
7 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 1 (9.09%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (63.64%) GPRS
1 7 (63.64%) GSM
1 7 (63.64%) UMTS
2 5 (45.45%) WCDMA
3 4 (36.36%) 3GPP
4 3 (27.27%) SMS
4 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (18.18%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) SS7
5 2 (18.18%) ISUP
5 2 (18.18%) SCCP
5 2 (18.18%) INAP
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) SGSN
6 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
6 1 (9.09%) NAS
6 1 (9.09%) 4G
6 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (9.09%) STUN
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
1 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) CWNA
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Agilent
2 1 (9.09%) Tektronix
2 1 (9.09%) HP