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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 344 403 428
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +25
Contract jobs citing LTE 258 142 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 2.17% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 29
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£350 £338 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £210 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £265 £400
% change year-on-year
+27.35% -33.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £19.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.40 £41.25 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -8.38%
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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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 2014.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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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 22 September 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 +55 152 £364 +45.50% 26
South West -14 25 £388 - 2
London +10 16 £255 -27.14% 4
North West +3 9 £300 +100.00%
Yorkshire +3 3 - -
East of England -53 3 £260 -15.44% 6
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 269 (64.20%) Telecoms
2 244 (58.23%) 3G
3 150 (35.80%) 4G
4 147 (35.08%) 2G
5 102 (24.34%) Radio Access Network
6 101 (24.11%) UMTS
7 92 (21.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 89 (21.24%) Huawei
9 88 (21.00%) GSM
10 70 (16.71%) Degree
11 66 (15.75%) Project Management
12 63 (15.04%) Ericsson
13 60 (14.32%) Nokia
14 55 (13.13%) Validation
15 51 (12.17%) Network Architecture
16 47 (11.22%) Ethernet
17 41 (9.79%) VoLTE
18 39 (9.31%) Wireless
19 38 (9.07%) GPRS
19 38 (9.07%) Cisco
20 37 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (8.35%) SLA
21 35 (8.35%) MPLS
21 35 (8.35%) 3GPP
21 35 (8.35%) WCDMA
22 33 (7.88%) ATM
22 33 (7.88%) C
22 33 (7.88%) MS Excel
22 33 (7.88%) Network Planning
23 28 (6.68%) SDH

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.25%) MS Office
3 9 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
3 1 (0.24%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 244 (58.23%) 3G
2 150 (35.80%) 4G
3 147 (35.08%) 2G
4 102 (24.34%) Radio Access Network
5 101 (24.11%) UMTS
6 88 (21.00%) GSM
7 47 (11.22%) Ethernet
8 41 (9.79%) VoLTE
9 39 (9.31%) Wireless
10 38 (9.07%) GPRS
11 35 (8.35%) 3GPP
11 35 (8.35%) WCDMA
11 35 (8.35%) MPLS
12 33 (7.88%) ATM
13 28 (6.68%) SDH
14 27 (6.44%) Firewall
14 27 (6.44%) SGSN
15 25 (5.97%) VoIP
16 24 (5.73%) SMS
16 24 (5.73%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.91%) MS Access
1 8 (1.91%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.67%) MySQL
3 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.48%) 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 (0.72%) 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
1 269 (64.20%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.49%) Finance
3 21 (5.01%) Electronics
4 20 (4.77%) Billing
5 11 (2.63%) Back Office
6 10 (2.39%) Marketing
7 6 (1.43%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.19%) Retail
8 5 (1.19%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.95%) German Language
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Legal
10 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.72%) Front Office
11 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (10.50%) Architect
2 43 (10.26%) Test Engineer
3 40 (9.55%) Design Engineer
4 24 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (5.49%) RF Engineer
6 22 (5.25%) Transmission Engineer
7 19 (4.53%) RAN Engineer
8 17 (4.06%) Integration Engineer
9 16 (3.82%) Designer
10 13 (3.10%) Transmission Design Engineer
10 13 (3.10%) Consultant
11 12 (2.86%) Developer
11 12 (2.86%) RF Optimisation Engineer
12 11 (2.63%) Databuild Engineer
12 11 (2.63%) Project Manager
12 11 (2.63%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.63%) Field Engineer
13 10 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (2.39%) Senior Architect
14 8 (1.91%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.67%) XML
2 3 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.48%) Middleware
3 2 (0.48%) HTML
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 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.39%) Handset
4 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.43%) GIS
5 6 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.95%) PMI
8 3 (0.72%) VHDL
9 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.48%) ASIC
9 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.48%) DTV
9 2 (0.48%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.48%) User Experience
9 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.24%) Open Source
10 1 (0.24%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.01%) UNIX
2 14 (3.34%) Linux
3 9 (2.15%) VMS
4 7 (1.67%) VxWorks
5 5 (1.19%) Android
6 4 (0.95%) Windows
7 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.24%) bada
8 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (15.75%) Project Management
2 55 (13.13%) Validation
3 51 (12.17%) Network Architecture
4 33 (7.88%) Network Planning
5 26 (6.21%) Software Engineering
6 24 (5.73%) ITIL
7 21 (5.01%) Network Design
8 19 (4.53%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.30%) Problem Management
10 15 (3.58%) Network Management
11 14 (3.34%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.34%) Migration
12 12 (2.86%) Test Automation
12 12 (2.86%) Capacity Management
13 11 (2.63%) Change Control
13 11 (2.63%) Fault Management
13 11 (2.63%) Logistics
14 10 (2.39%) Load Balancing
14 10 (2.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.88%) C
2 25 (5.97%) SQL
3 24 (5.73%) Perl
4 18 (4.30%) C++
5 10 (2.39%) Python
6 8 (1.91%) Java
7 5 (1.19%) VBA
8 4 (0.95%) Tcl
8 4 (0.95%) C#
8 4 (0.95%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.72%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.48%) Erlang
10 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.48%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.48%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.24%) R
11 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (16.71%) Degree
2 24 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (3.34%) CCIE
4 9 (2.15%) ISEB
4 9 (2.15%) PMP
4 9 (2.15%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.43%) CCNP
7 5 (1.19%) CCNA
7 5 (1.19%) HND
7 5 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.48%) CCDE
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CCDP
8 2 (0.48%) CCA
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CWNA
9 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.35%) SLA
2 11 (2.63%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) NFS
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (4.53%) NSN NetAct
2 13 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.72%) Netcool
5 2 (0.48%) OpenView
5 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (21.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 89 (21.24%) Huawei
3 63 (15.04%) Ericsson
4 60 (14.32%) Nokia
5 38 (9.07%) Cisco
6 26 (6.21%) Juniper
7 25 (5.97%) Mapinfo
8 18 (4.30%) Microsoft
9 15 (3.58%) BT
10 13 (3.10%) NEC
10 13 (3.10%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.86%) Nortel
12 11 (2.63%) Radware
12 11 (2.63%) Redback
12 11 (2.63%) HP
12 11 (2.63%) Oracle
13 9 (2.15%) Business Objects
13 9 (2.15%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (1.43%) Siemens
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