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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 361 421 343
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -78
Contract jobs citing LTE 232 156 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.30% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 2.34% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 33 29
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£275 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%
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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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +25 136 £288 +8.49% 19
London +14 18 £306 -18.33% 2
North West +1 18 £286 -1.29% 1
Yorkshire - 15 £123 -
West Midlands -20 11 £260 -10.34%
South West -9 5 £310 +9.73% 1
East of England +10 2 £325 -1.88% 3
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 266 (69.45%) 3G
2 248 (64.75%) Telecoms
3 183 (47.78%) 4G
4 178 (46.48%) 2G
5 146 (38.12%) Radio Access Network
6 144 (37.60%) GSM
7 98 (25.59%) UMTS
8 93 (24.28%) Ericsson
9 89 (23.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 82 (21.41%) Nokia
11 71 (18.54%) Wireless
12 66 (17.23%) Network Planning
13 62 (16.19%) Huawei
14 59 (15.40%) GPRS
15 58 (15.14%) VoLTE
16 46 (12.01%) C
17 43 (11.23%) SLA
18 41 (10.70%) NSN NetAct
19 40 (10.44%) 3GPP
20 39 (10.18%) HSPA
21 37 (9.66%) SQL
22 35 (9.14%) Degree
23 34 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
24 32 (8.36%) Wi-Fi
25 31 (8.09%) RNC
25 31 (8.09%) Nortel
26 29 (7.57%) MS Office
26 29 (7.57%) UNIX
26 29 (7.57%) MS Excel
27 28 (7.31%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (7.57%) MS Office
1 29 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 266 (69.45%) 3G
2 183 (47.78%) 4G
3 178 (46.48%) 2G
4 146 (38.12%) Radio Access Network
5 144 (37.60%) GSM
6 98 (25.59%) UMTS
7 71 (18.54%) Wireless
8 59 (15.40%) GPRS
9 58 (15.14%) VoLTE
10 40 (10.44%) 3GPP
11 39 (10.18%) HSPA
12 32 (8.36%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (8.09%) RNC
14 24 (6.27%) WiMAX
15 23 (6.01%) SDH
16 21 (5.48%) DNS
17 20 (5.22%) Internet
18 19 (4.96%) VoIP
19 17 (4.44%) Ethernet
19 17 (4.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.39%) MS Access
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.78%) CANoe
3 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.52%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.52%) Subversion
3 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 248 (64.75%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.74%) Electronics
3 18 (4.70%) Finance
4 10 (2.61%) German Language
5 8 (2.09%) Marketing
5 8 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.57%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Avionics
7 4 (1.04%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.78%) Automotive
8 3 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Retail
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 39 (10.18%) RAN Engineer
2 27 (7.05%) Test Engineer
2 27 (7.05%) Performance Engineer
3 20 (5.22%) Delivery Manager
3 20 (5.22%) Radio Engineer
4 19 (4.96%) Design Engineer
5 18 (4.70%) Integration Engineer
6 16 (4.18%) Project Manager
7 14 (3.66%) Support Engineer
8 11 (2.87%) Delivery Project Manager
8 11 (2.87%) Architect
8 11 (2.87%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 10 (2.61%) Designer
9 10 (2.61%) Analyst
10 9 (2.35%) Configuration Engineer
10 9 (2.35%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 8 (2.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 8 (2.09%) Deployment Project Manager
11 8 (2.09%) Consultant
11 8 (2.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.61%) XML
2 5 (1.31%) HTML
2 5 (1.31%) SOAP
3 4 (1.04%) .NET
4 3 (0.78%) HTML5
5 1 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.18%) Statistics
3 9 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.57%) GIS
4 6 (1.57%) Replication
4 6 (1.57%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.31%) PKI
6 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.78%) Handset
6 3 (0.78%) Telematics
6 3 (0.78%) Economics
7 2 (0.52%) User Experience
7 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.26%) PMI
8 1 (0.26%) DTV
8 1 (0.26%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.26%) Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.26%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.57%) UNIX
2 26 (6.79%) Linux
3 11 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.57%) Solaris
5 4 (1.04%) VMS
6 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.23%) Network Planning
2 28 (7.31%) Project Management
3 27 (7.05%) Configuration Management
4 25 (6.53%) Validation
5 24 (6.27%) Network Design
5 24 (6.27%) Fault Management
6 22 (5.74%) Performance Management
7 21 (5.48%) Network Architecture
8 20 (5.22%) Performance Engineering
9 17 (4.44%) Change Management
10 13 (3.39%) ITIL
10 13 (3.39%) Resource Management
11 12 (3.13%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.13%) Service Management
12 11 (2.87%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.61%) Software Testing
13 10 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (2.09%) Capacity Management
14 8 (2.09%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.01%) C
2 37 (9.66%) SQL
3 27 (7.05%) Perl
4 16 (4.18%) C++
5 9 (2.35%) Embedded C
6 6 (1.57%) C#
7 5 (1.31%) VBA
7 5 (1.31%) Embedded C++
8 3 (0.78%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.52%) Java
9 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.52%) MapBasic
9 2 (0.52%) Erlang
10 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (9.14%) Degree
2 23 (6.01%) HNC
3 13 (3.39%) HND
4 8 (2.09%) ISEB
5 7 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.57%) CCNA
6 6 (1.57%) CCNP
7 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) CCA
8 2 (0.52%) PMP
9 1 (0.26%) CCDP
9 1 (0.26%) CCIP
9 1 (0.26%) CCIE
9 1 (0.26%) PgMP
9 1 (0.26%) CCDE
9 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.23%) SLA
2 14 (3.66%) QA
3 6 (1.57%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.04%) DO-254
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) NFS
1 1 (0.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 41 (10.70%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.57%) Netcool
3 1 (0.26%) Iperf
Vendors
1 93 (24.28%) Ericsson
2 89 (23.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 82 (21.41%) Nokia
4 62 (16.19%) Huawei
5 31 (8.09%) Nortel
6 26 (6.79%) Amdocs
7 21 (5.48%) Oracle
8 20 (5.22%) Actix
9 17 (4.44%) Siemens
9 17 (4.44%) Mapinfo
10 14 (3.66%) Microsoft
10 14 (3.66%) Cramer
11 11 (2.87%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.35%) Cisco
13 8 (2.09%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.57%) HP
14 6 (1.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 6 (1.57%) ZTE
15 5 (1.31%) Remedy
16 4 (1.04%) NEC
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £266.27 - £332.83 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago