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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 388 411 360
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -51
Contract jobs citing LTE 196 149 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.39% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £388 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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
7210 6247 6089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.13% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4098 3416 3099
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 501
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -16.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +8 121 £283 -1.31% 14
London +15 17 £488 +62.22% 3
Yorkshire - 11 £123 -
East of England +4 9 £275 +2.32% 3
North West -11 8 £281 -3.01%
South West -9 2 £310 +9.25% 1
West Midlands -18 2 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 269 (71.35%) 3G
2 239 (63.40%) Telecoms
3 177 (46.95%) 4G
4 176 (46.68%) 2G
5 132 (35.01%) Radio Access Network
6 129 (34.22%) GSM
7 95 (25.20%) UMTS
8 80 (21.22%) Wireless
9 74 (19.63%) Ericsson
10 72 (19.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 70 (18.57%) Nokia
12 61 (16.18%) VoLTE
13 60 (15.92%) Network Planning
14 53 (14.06%) GPRS
15 48 (12.73%) C
15 48 (12.73%) Huawei
16 45 (11.94%) 3GPP
17 38 (10.08%) NSN NetAct
18 36 (9.55%) Wi-Fi
19 35 (9.28%) SLA
20 33 (8.75%) SQL
20 33 (8.75%) Degree
20 33 (8.75%) HSPA
21 29 (7.69%) MS Excel
22 28 (7.43%) WiMAX
22 28 (7.43%) Amdocs
22 28 (7.43%) RNC
22 28 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (7.16%) Network Architecture
23 27 (7.16%) Network Design

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 29 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.63%) MS Office
3 13 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 269 (71.35%) 3G
2 177 (46.95%) 4G
3 176 (46.68%) 2G
4 132 (35.01%) Radio Access Network
5 129 (34.22%) GSM
6 95 (25.20%) UMTS
7 80 (21.22%) Wireless
8 61 (16.18%) VoLTE
9 53 (14.06%) GPRS
10 45 (11.94%) 3GPP
11 36 (9.55%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (8.75%) HSPA
13 28 (7.43%) WiMAX
13 28 (7.43%) RNC
14 25 (6.63%) Internet
14 25 (6.63%) SDH
15 18 (4.77%) Ethernet
16 17 (4.51%) WCDMA
17 16 (4.24%) MPLS
18 15 (3.98%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.18%) MS Access
2 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.06%) Cucumber
1 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.80%) CANoe
2 3 (0.80%) Subversion
3 2 (0.53%) JIRA
3 2 (0.53%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 239 (63.40%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.10%) Electronics
3 9 (2.39%) Finance
4 7 (1.86%) Marketing
4 7 (1.86%) German Language
5 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.06%) Avionics
6 3 (0.80%) Automotive
7 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (10.61%) RAN Engineer
2 32 (8.49%) Test Engineer
3 30 (7.96%) Performance Engineer
4 19 (5.04%) Delivery Manager
5 18 (4.77%) Radio Engineer
5 18 (4.77%) Project Manager
6 16 (4.24%) Architect
7 15 (3.98%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (3.71%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 14 (3.71%) Design Engineer
8 14 (3.71%) Analyst
9 13 (3.45%) Delivery Project Manager
10 11 (2.92%) Support Engineer
10 11 (2.92%) Deployment Manager
11 9 (2.39%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 9 (2.39%) Configuration Engineer
11 9 (2.39%) Consultant
11 9 (2.39%) Deployment Project Manager
12 8 (2.12%) RF Engineer
12 8 (2.12%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.39%) XML
2 5 (1.33%) HTML
3 3 (0.80%) HTML5
4 1 (0.27%) .NET
4 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.24%) Statistics
3 11 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.39%) PKI
5 8 (2.12%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.06%) Handset
7 4 (1.06%) Replication
7 4 (1.06%) Economics
8 3 (0.80%) Telematics
8 3 (0.80%) GIS
9 2 (0.53%) VHDL
9 2 (0.53%) Verilog
9 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.53%) User Experience
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.27%) RMADS
10 1 (0.27%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.27%) PMI
10 1 (0.27%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.90%) Linux
1 26 (6.90%) UNIX
2 8 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (1.06%) VMS
3 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.06%) Android
4 2 (0.53%) Windows
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.92%) Network Planning
2 27 (7.16%) Network Architecture
2 27 (7.16%) Network Design
3 25 (6.63%) Project Management
4 23 (6.10%) Performance Engineering
5 21 (5.57%) Fault Management
5 21 (5.57%) Configuration Management
6 19 (5.04%) Performance Management
7 18 (4.77%) Validation
8 17 (4.51%) Software Engineering
9 16 (4.24%) Change Management
10 13 (3.45%) Software Testing
11 12 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (3.18%) Resource Management
11 12 (3.18%) ITIL
12 11 (2.92%) OOD
12 11 (2.92%) UML
13 10 (2.65%) Service Management
13 10 (2.65%) OO
13 10 (2.65%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.73%) C
2 33 (8.75%) SQL
3 25 (6.63%) Perl
4 20 (5.31%) C++
5 13 (3.45%) Embedded C
6 9 (2.39%) Embedded C++
7 5 (1.33%) Python
8 4 (1.06%) C#
8 4 (1.06%) VBA
8 4 (1.06%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.53%) MapBasic
9 2 (0.53%) Erlang
9 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.53%) VC++
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (8.75%) Degree
2 23 (6.10%) HNC
3 13 (3.45%) HND
4 10 (2.65%) ISEB
5 6 (1.59%) CCNA
5 6 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.33%) CCNP
7 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.53%) CCA
9 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) CBAP
9 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.28%) SLA
2 15 (3.98%) QA
3 6 (1.59%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.06%) DO-254
5 1 (0.27%) JTAG
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) NDS
Systems Management
1 38 (10.08%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.33%) Netcool
3 1 (0.27%) Iperf
Vendors
1 74 (19.63%) Ericsson
2 72 (19.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 70 (18.57%) Nokia
4 48 (12.73%) Huawei
5 28 (7.43%) Amdocs
6 26 (6.90%) Nortel
7 18 (4.77%) Actix
8 17 (4.51%) Mapinfo
8 17 (4.51%) Oracle
9 16 (4.24%) Siemens
10 15 (3.98%) Cramer
11 12 (3.18%) Business Objects
12 10 (2.65%) Microsoft
13 8 (2.12%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.59%) ZTE
15 5 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 5 (1.33%) Remedy
15 5 (1.33%) HP
15 5 (1.33%) Cisco
16 4 (1.06%) Greenplum
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