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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 484 403 413
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +10
Contract jobs citing LTE 118 202 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 2.85% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 19
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £29.70 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.93 £36.75 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -8.45%
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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
7337 7083 6513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.99% 14.11% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 3846 3490
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 394 429
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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
South East -50 81 £281 -13.46% 12
London +14 16 £500 +104.08% 1
East of England -2 5 £225 -14.28% 1
South West -14 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -22 3 £270 -
West Midlands -8 2 - - 1
North West -19 2 £150 -44.95%
North East - 2 £255 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 231 (64.35%) 3G
2 224 (62.40%) Telecoms
3 166 (46.24%) 4G
4 141 (39.28%) 2G
5 116 (32.31%) GSM
6 112 (31.20%) Radio Access Network
7 101 (28.13%) UMTS
8 73 (20.33%) VoLTE
9 67 (18.66%) Wireless
10 57 (15.88%) GPRS
11 51 (14.21%) Ericsson
11 51 (14.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 46 (12.81%) Nokia
12 46 (12.81%) 3GPP
13 43 (11.98%) Huawei
14 40 (11.14%) Linux
15 34 (9.47%) UNIX
15 34 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (9.19%) C
17 31 (8.64%) MS Excel
17 31 (8.64%) Network Planning
17 31 (8.64%) Degree
18 29 (8.08%) Network Architecture
19 28 (7.80%) HSPA
19 28 (7.80%) Validation
20 27 (7.52%) Project Management
20 27 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (7.24%) Network Design
22 25 (6.96%) RNC
22 25 (6.96%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 31 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.13%) MS Office
3 13 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Summit
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 231 (64.35%) 3G
2 166 (46.24%) 4G
3 141 (39.28%) 2G
4 116 (32.31%) GSM
5 112 (31.20%) Radio Access Network
6 101 (28.13%) UMTS
7 73 (20.33%) VoLTE
8 67 (18.66%) Wireless
9 57 (15.88%) GPRS
10 46 (12.81%) 3GPP
11 34 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (7.80%) HSPA
13 25 (6.96%) RNC
14 24 (6.69%) Diameter Protocol
15 23 (6.41%) Internet
16 21 (5.85%) SDH
16 21 (5.85%) WiMAX
17 17 (4.74%) WCDMA
17 17 (4.74%) Ethernet
18 15 (4.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.90%) MS Access
2 9 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.11%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.11%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.84%) Subversion
3 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.28%) CANoe
General
1 224 (62.40%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.85%) Electronics
3 9 (2.51%) Marketing
4 8 (2.23%) Finance
5 7 (1.95%) German Language
6 3 (0.84%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (7.80%) RAN Engineer
2 27 (7.52%) Test Engineer
3 20 (5.57%) Delivery Manager
3 20 (5.57%) Performance Engineer
4 18 (5.01%) Radio Engineer
5 16 (4.46%) Integration Engineer
6 15 (4.18%) Architect
7 14 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 14 (3.90%) Analyst
7 14 (3.90%) Support Engineer
7 14 (3.90%) Design Engineer
7 14 (3.90%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 12 (3.34%) Tester
9 11 (3.06%) Designer
10 10 (2.79%) Delivery Project Manager
11 9 (2.51%) Deployment Manager
11 9 (2.51%) Developer
11 9 (2.51%) RF Engineer
11 9 (2.51%) Technical Tester
11 9 (2.51%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.90%) XML
2 4 (1.11%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.84%) WAP
3 3 (0.84%) HTML
4 2 (0.56%) .NET
4 2 (0.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) SOAP
5 1 (0.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.90%) PKI
3 13 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.51%) Handset
5 8 (2.23%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.67%) Statistics
7 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.11%) Economics
8 4 (1.11%) GIS
8 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.84%) Replication
10 2 (0.56%) VHDL
10 2 (0.56%) Verilog
10 2 (0.56%) User Experience
10 2 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.28%) RMADS
11 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.28%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.14%) Linux
2 34 (9.47%) UNIX
3 9 (2.51%) Windows
3 9 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.23%) Android
5 5 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.56%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (8.64%) Network Planning
2 29 (8.08%) Network Architecture
3 28 (7.80%) Validation
4 27 (7.52%) Project Management
5 26 (7.24%) Network Design
6 22 (6.13%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.57%) Performance Management
8 18 (5.01%) Change Management
9 17 (4.74%) Fault Management
9 17 (4.74%) Test Planning
10 15 (4.18%) Performance Engineering
10 15 (4.18%) Software Engineering
11 13 (3.62%) Test Automation
12 12 (3.34%) Resource Management
12 12 (3.34%) Software Testing
12 12 (3.34%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (3.06%) Test Management
13 11 (3.06%) ITIL
14 10 (2.79%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (2.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.19%) C
2 25 (6.96%) SQL
3 20 (5.57%) C++
4 17 (4.74%) Perl
5 10 (2.79%) Embedded C
6 8 (2.23%) Java
7 7 (1.95%) Embedded C++
8 5 (1.39%) C#
9 4 (1.11%) VBA
9 4 (1.11%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.84%) Python
11 2 (0.56%) ANSI C
11 2 (0.56%) MapBasic
11 2 (0.56%) VC++
11 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.28%) Erlang
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (8.64%) Degree
2 17 (4.74%) HNC
3 11 (3.06%) HND
3 11 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.79%) ISEB
5 9 (2.51%) CCNP
5 9 (2.51%) CCNA
6 4 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.56%) CCA
9 1 (0.28%) CCIE
9 1 (0.28%) CBAP
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.96%) SLA
2 16 (4.46%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.28%) JTAG
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.46%) NSN NetAct
2 14 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.11%) Netcool
4 1 (0.28%) Iperf
Vendors
1 51 (14.21%) Ericsson
1 51 (14.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 46 (12.81%) Nokia
3 43 (11.98%) Huawei
4 24 (6.69%) Amdocs
5 22 (6.13%) Mapinfo
6 15 (4.18%) Nortel
6 15 (4.18%) Siemens
7 14 (3.90%) HP
8 13 (3.62%) Actix
9 12 (3.34%) Microsoft
10 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.23%) Cisco
11 8 (2.23%) Cramer
12 7 (1.95%) Oracle
13 6 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 6 (1.67%) ZTE
14 5 (1.39%) Greenplum
15 4 (1.11%) Remedy
16 3 (0.84%) BT
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