The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 367 424 378
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -46
Contract jobs citing LTE 249 149 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 2.28% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 35
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£350 £335 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +24.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.10 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -16.47%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7845 6537 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.62% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3652 3813
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 414 589
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in England

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

LTE Daily Rate Trend in England

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in England

LTE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in England

LTE
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in England

LTE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
South East +32 155 £364 +32.27% 17
London +4 23 £275 -21.42% 1
South West -19 19 £388 +47.90%
North West -10 6 £300 -
East of England -33 5 £260 +3.48% 4
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 271 (64.52%) Telecoms
2 247 (58.81%) 3G
3 166 (39.52%) 4G
4 145 (34.52%) 2G
5 107 (25.48%) Radio Access Network
6 105 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 103 (24.52%) UMTS
8 94 (22.38%) Huawei
9 87 (20.71%) GSM
10 72 (17.14%) Degree
11 63 (15.00%) Ericsson
12 56 (13.33%) Validation
12 56 (13.33%) Project Management
13 55 (13.10%) Network Architecture
14 54 (12.86%) Nokia
15 48 (11.43%) VoLTE
16 39 (9.29%) Wireless
17 38 (9.05%) SLA
17 38 (9.05%) Cisco
17 38 (9.05%) 3GPP
18 37 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (8.57%) MS Excel
20 35 (8.33%) GPRS
21 33 (7.86%) Ethernet
21 33 (7.86%) C
22 32 (7.62%) MPLS
23 31 (7.38%) WCDMA
24 30 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
25 29 (6.90%) SQL
26 28 (6.67%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.67%) MS Office
3 14 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.24%) Summit
2 1 (0.24%) Minerva
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 247 (58.81%) 3G
2 166 (39.52%) 4G
3 145 (34.52%) 2G
4 107 (25.48%) Radio Access Network
5 103 (24.52%) UMTS
6 87 (20.71%) GSM
7 48 (11.43%) VoLTE
8 39 (9.29%) Wireless
9 38 (9.05%) 3GPP
10 35 (8.33%) GPRS
11 33 (7.86%) Ethernet
12 32 (7.62%) MPLS
13 31 (7.38%) WCDMA
14 26 (6.19%) SGSN
15 25 (5.95%) GGSN
15 25 (5.95%) Firewall
16 23 (5.48%) INAP
17 22 (5.24%) SMS
18 21 (5.00%) Broadband
18 21 (5.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.14%) MS Access
1 9 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.90%) MySQL
3 6 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.43%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.95%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.95%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) GDB
4 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 271 (64.52%) Telecoms
2 28 (6.67%) Finance
3 21 (5.00%) Billing
4 18 (4.29%) Electronics
5 16 (3.81%) Marketing
6 13 (3.10%) Back Office
7 8 (1.90%) Legal
8 5 (1.19%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.19%) Retail
9 4 (0.95%) German Language
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Front Office
10 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 45 (10.71%) Test Engineer
2 42 (10.00%) Architect
3 29 (6.90%) Design Engineer
4 25 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (5.24%) RF Engineer
6 17 (4.05%) Consultant
6 17 (4.05%) Designer
7 16 (3.81%) Integration Engineer
8 12 (2.86%) Field Engineer
8 12 (2.86%) Developer
8 12 (2.86%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 11 (2.62%) RAN Engineer
10 10 (2.38%) Transmission Engineer
10 10 (2.38%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.14%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.14%) 3G Engineer
12 8 (1.90%) Voice Engineer
12 8 (1.90%) Development Engineer
12 8 (1.90%) Analyst
12 8 (1.90%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.14%) XML
2 4 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.48%) Middleware
3 2 (0.48%) HTML
3 2 (0.48%) .NET
3 2 (0.48%) STL
4 1 (0.24%) SOAP
4 1 (0.24%) WAP
4 1 (0.24%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.24%) SyncML
4 1 (0.24%) HTML5
4 1 (0.24%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.62%) GIS
4 9 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.14%) Handset
5 5 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.95%) User Experience
6 4 (0.95%) PMI
6 4 (0.95%) DTV
7 3 (0.71%) Replication
7 3 (0.71%) VHDL
7 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.48%) ASIC
9 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.24%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.24%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.19%) UNIX
2 18 (4.29%) Linux
3 10 (2.38%) VMS
4 4 (0.95%) VxWorks
4 4 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (0.95%) Android
5 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.24%) bada
6 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.33%) Project Management
1 56 (13.33%) Validation
2 55 (13.10%) Network Architecture
3 25 (5.95%) Network Planning
3 25 (5.95%) ITIL
4 24 (5.71%) Software Engineering
5 19 (4.52%) Network Design
6 18 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 18 (4.29%) Problem Management
7 15 (3.57%) Network Management
8 14 (3.33%) Migration
8 14 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.33%) Capacity Management
9 12 (2.86%) Test Automation
9 12 (2.86%) Fault Management
10 11 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (2.38%) Change Control
12 9 (2.14%) Test Strategy
12 9 (2.14%) Load Balancing
12 9 (2.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.86%) C
2 29 (6.90%) SQL
3 27 (6.43%) Perl
4 19 (4.52%) C++
5 11 (2.62%) Java
6 8 (1.90%) C#
6 8 (1.90%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.67%) Python
8 5 (1.19%) VBA
8 5 (1.19%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.48%) R
10 2 (0.48%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.48%) Erlang
10 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (17.14%) Degree
2 30 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.57%) CCIE
4 9 (2.14%) CCNP
5 8 (1.90%) ISEB
5 8 (1.90%) PMP
5 8 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.67%) CCNA
6 7 (1.67%) HND
6 7 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.71%) HNC
8 3 (0.71%) CCDP
9 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CCDE
10 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.05%) SLA
2 12 (2.86%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) NFS
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.05%) NSN NetAct
2 12 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.19%) Netcool
4 3 (0.71%) OpenView
4 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 105 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 94 (22.38%) Huawei
3 63 (15.00%) Ericsson
4 54 (12.86%) Nokia
5 38 (9.05%) Cisco
6 26 (6.19%) Juniper
7 22 (5.24%) Mapinfo
8 19 (4.52%) Microsoft
9 16 (3.81%) Oracle
10 12 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.62%) Radware
11 11 (2.62%) BT
11 11 (2.62%) Redback
11 11 (2.62%) HP
12 10 (2.38%) Nortel
12 10 (2.38%) Business Objects
12 10 (2.38%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.90%) Cramer
14 7 (1.67%) Agilent
14 7 (1.67%) Greenplum
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