The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 389 387 420
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +33
Contract jobs citing LTE 193 159 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 2.49% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £388 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 28
Average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £21.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -18.88%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -2 116 £325 +4.83% 21
South West -14 14 £294 +14.07% 1
London +17 11 £245 -27.40% 3
East of England -25 11 £263 -25.00% 3
North West +8 5 £273 +81.66%
Yorkshire +7 2 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 228 (64.04%) Telecoms
2 207 (58.15%) 3G
3 131 (36.80%) 2G
4 110 (30.90%) 4G
5 89 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
6 79 (22.19%) UMTS
7 66 (18.54%) GSM
8 65 (18.26%) Huawei
9 58 (16.29%) Ericsson
10 57 (16.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 52 (14.61%) Project Management
12 51 (14.33%) Ethernet
12 51 (14.33%) Degree
13 42 (11.80%) Nokia
14 40 (11.24%) Network Architecture
15 39 (10.96%) MPLS
15 39 (10.96%) Validation
16 38 (10.67%) SDH
16 38 (10.67%) ATM
17 37 (10.39%) Wireless
18 36 (10.11%) WCDMA
18 36 (10.11%) Cisco
19 35 (9.83%) SLA
20 34 (9.55%) GPRS
21 33 (9.27%) 3GPP
21 33 (9.27%) Network Design
22 32 (8.99%) C
22 32 (8.99%) MS Excel
23 30 (8.43%) VoLTE
24 27 (7.58%) MS Office

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (0.84%) Lync
1 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 32 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.58%) MS Office
3 8 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Minerva
3 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 207 (58.15%) 3G
2 131 (36.80%) 2G
3 110 (30.90%) 4G
4 89 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 79 (22.19%) UMTS
6 66 (18.54%) GSM
7 51 (14.33%) Ethernet
8 39 (10.96%) MPLS
9 38 (10.67%) SDH
9 38 (10.67%) ATM
10 37 (10.39%) Wireless
11 36 (10.11%) WCDMA
12 34 (9.55%) GPRS
13 33 (9.27%) 3GPP
14 30 (8.43%) VoLTE
15 26 (7.30%) VoIP
16 25 (7.02%) BGP
17 24 (6.74%) VPN
18 21 (5.90%) SGSN
19 19 (5.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.25%) MySQL
1 8 (2.25%) MS Access
1 8 (2.25%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.12%) ClearQuest
2 4 (1.12%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.56%) GDB
3 2 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 228 (64.04%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.62%) Electronics
3 18 (5.06%) Billing
4 13 (3.65%) Finance
5 8 (2.25%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.97%) German Language
6 7 (1.97%) Marketing
7 6 (1.69%) Retail
8 5 (1.40%) Dutch Language
9 4 (1.12%) Back Office
10 3 (0.84%) French Language
10 3 (0.84%) Front Office
10 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.56%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (12.92%) Architect
2 38 (10.67%) Design Engineer
3 37 (10.39%) Test Engineer
4 28 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (5.90%) Transmission Engineer
5 21 (5.90%) RAN Engineer
6 17 (4.78%) RF Engineer
7 15 (4.21%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (3.93%) Developer
8 14 (3.93%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 13 (3.65%) Databuild Engineer
10 12 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.37%) Consultant
10 12 (3.37%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.37%) Incident Manager
10 12 (3.37%) Designer
11 10 (2.81%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.53%) Senior Architect
13 8 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) XML
2 3 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (0.84%) HTML
3 2 (0.56%) STL
3 2 (0.56%) Middleware
3 2 (0.56%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.28%) Dalvik
4 1 (0.28%) HTML5
4 1 (0.28%) LAMP
4 1 (0.28%) SyncML
4 1 (0.28%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.28%) WAP
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.25%) Handset
2 6 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.84%) Device Driver
5 3 (0.84%) PMI
5 3 (0.84%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.56%) DTV
6 2 (0.56%) W3C
6 2 (0.56%) VHDL
6 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.28%) Physics
7 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.09%) Linux
2 8 (2.25%) UNIX
3 7 (1.97%) VxWorks
4 5 (1.40%) Windows
5 4 (1.12%) Android
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.28%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.61%) Project Management
2 40 (11.24%) Network Architecture
3 39 (10.96%) Validation
4 33 (9.27%) Network Design
5 24 (6.74%) Network Planning
6 21 (5.90%) Software Engineering
7 14 (3.93%) ITIL
8 13 (3.65%) Capacity Management
9 12 (3.37%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.09%) Logistics
10 11 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (3.09%) Network Management
11 10 (2.81%) Configuration Management
11 10 (2.81%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.53%) Test Strategy
13 8 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (2.25%) Fault Management
14 7 (1.97%) Test Automation
14 7 (1.97%) Change Management
14 7 (1.97%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.99%) C
2 25 (7.02%) SQL
3 18 (5.06%) Perl
4 17 (4.78%) C++
5 11 (3.09%) Java
6 8 (2.25%) Python
7 5 (1.40%) VB
7 5 (1.40%) VBA
7 5 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.12%) Tcl
9 3 (0.84%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.84%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.84%) C#
10 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) Erlang
11 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (14.33%) Degree
2 18 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.09%) PMP
3 11 (3.09%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.53%) ISEB
4 9 (2.53%) CCIE
5 7 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.97%) CCNP
6 6 (1.69%) CCNA
6 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.40%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.84%) HND
8 3 (0.84%) PhD
9 1 (0.28%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.28%) CCDE
9 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.83%) SLA
2 9 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (3.93%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.40%) OPNET
3 5 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (18.26%) Huawei
2 58 (16.29%) Ericsson
3 57 (16.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 42 (11.80%) Nokia
5 36 (10.11%) Cisco
6 24 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 21 (5.90%) Juniper
8 17 (4.78%) Nortel
8 17 (4.78%) BT
9 15 (4.21%) Mapinfo
10 13 (3.65%) NEC
11 9 (2.53%) Oracle
12 8 (2.25%) Business Objects
12 8 (2.25%) HP
12 8 (2.25%) Cramer
13 7 (1.97%) Redback
13 7 (1.97%) Radware
14 6 (1.69%) Siemens
15 5 (1.40%) Agilent
16 4 (1.12%) CheckPoint
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