The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 76 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LTE 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
LTE
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 135 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.02% 16.83% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 49
Average daily rate £425 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £615 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% -21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

LTE
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 - -
LTE
North West

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (100.00%) GSM
1 13 (100.00%) 3G
1 13 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (53.85%) GPRS
3 7 (53.85%) 4G
3 7 (53.85%) Huawei
3 7 (53.85%) Resource Management
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Management
3 7 (53.85%) HSPA
3 7 (53.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (53.85%) Network Design
3 7 (53.85%) 2G
3 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 7 (53.85%) WCDMA
3 7 (53.85%) Nortel
3 7 (53.85%) Ericsson
4 6 (46.15%) Network Planning
4 6 (46.15%) RNC
4 6 (46.15%) Statistics
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Network Management
5 4 (30.77%) eTOM
5 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) Mapinfo
5 4 (30.77%) Service Management

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) GSM
1 13 (100.00%) 3G
2 7 (53.85%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (53.85%) GPRS
2 7 (53.85%) 4G
2 7 (53.85%) HSPA
2 7 (53.85%) 2G
2 7 (53.85%) WCDMA
3 6 (46.15%) RNC
General
1 13 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Resource Management
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Management
2 7 (53.85%) Network Design
2 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 6 (46.15%) Network Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Network Management
4 4 (30.77%) eTOM
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Huawei
1 7 (53.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 7 (53.85%) Nortel
1 7 (53.85%) Ericsson
2 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
2 4 (30.77%) Mapinfo