The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Bristol 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 63 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing LTE 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.63% 0.75% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 6.67% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £258 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -35.62%
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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 60 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.63% 11.32% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 27 45
Average daily rate £400 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (86.67%) GPRS
1 13 (86.67%) GSM
1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 12 (80.00%) UMTS
3 11 (73.33%) WCDMA
4 9 (60.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 8 (53.33%) SMS
6 7 (46.67%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (33.33%) Electronics
8 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
8 4 (26.67%) ISEB
9 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 3 (20.00%) ISUP
9 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
9 3 (20.00%) Validation
10 2 (13.33%) 3G
10 2 (13.33%) SS7
10 2 (13.33%) Project Management
10 2 (13.33%) SCCP
10 2 (13.33%) INAP
10 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (13.33%) Demand Management
10 2 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 2 (13.33%) Agilent
10 2 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (6.67%) Multimedia

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (86.67%) GPRS
1 13 (86.67%) GSM
2 12 (80.00%) UMTS
3 11 (73.33%) WCDMA
4 8 (53.33%) SMS
5 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (20.00%) ISUP
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (13.33%) SCCP
6 2 (13.33%) INAP
6 2 (13.33%) 3G
6 2 (13.33%) SS7
7 1 (6.67%) VoIP
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) STUN
7 1 (6.67%) SGSN
7 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
7 1 (6.67%) NAS
7 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
General
1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Test Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Demand Management
5 2 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
1 1 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Agilent
2 1 (6.67%) Tektronix
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Huawei