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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 391 381 424
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +43
Contract jobs citing LTE 183 169 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 2.65% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £387 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
- -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 29
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 £20.05 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £46.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
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 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 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 25 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 -7 108 £325 +3.17% 19
South West -21 13 £263 +1.94% 2
London +4 11 £245 -27.40% 4
East of England -35 11 £263 -19.23% 4
North West +5 7 £273 +81.66%
Yorkshire +9 2 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 222 (64.91%) Telecoms
2 201 (58.77%) 3G
3 129 (37.72%) 2G
4 105 (30.70%) 4G
5 83 (24.27%) Radio Access Network
6 78 (22.81%) UMTS
7 64 (18.71%) Huawei
8 62 (18.13%) GSM
9 57 (16.67%) Ericsson
10 55 (16.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 51 (14.91%) Ethernet
12 49 (14.33%) Degree
13 48 (14.04%) Project Management
14 41 (11.99%) Nokia
15 39 (11.40%) SDH
15 39 (11.40%) ATM
15 39 (11.40%) Network Architecture
16 38 (11.11%) MPLS
16 38 (11.11%) Validation
17 36 (10.53%) Wireless
18 35 (10.23%) Cisco
19 33 (9.65%) SLA
19 33 (9.65%) GPRS
19 33 (9.65%) WCDMA
19 33 (9.65%) Network Design
20 31 (9.06%) MS Excel
21 30 (8.77%) 3GPP
22 29 (8.48%) C
23 28 (8.19%) VoLTE
24 26 (7.60%) VoIP

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (0.88%) SharePoint
1 3 (0.88%) Lync
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 31 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.31%) MS Office
3 6 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.29%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 201 (58.77%) 3G
2 129 (37.72%) 2G
3 105 (30.70%) 4G
4 83 (24.27%) Radio Access Network
5 78 (22.81%) UMTS
6 62 (18.13%) GSM
7 51 (14.91%) Ethernet
8 39 (11.40%) ATM
8 39 (11.40%) SDH
9 38 (11.11%) MPLS
10 36 (10.53%) Wireless
11 33 (9.65%) WCDMA
11 33 (9.65%) GPRS
12 30 (8.77%) 3GPP
13 28 (8.19%) VoLTE
14 26 (7.60%) VoIP
14 26 (7.60%) BGP
15 25 (7.31%) VPN
16 20 (5.85%) VRRP
16 20 (5.85%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.63%) MS Access
2 8 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.05%) MySQL
4 5 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.75%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.17%) TestDirector
2 4 (1.17%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) GDB
3 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 222 (64.91%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.85%) Electronics
3 17 (4.97%) Billing
4 13 (3.80%) Finance
5 8 (2.34%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.05%) German Language
6 7 (2.05%) Marketing
7 6 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.88%) French Language
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Front Office
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 44 (12.87%) Architect
2 37 (10.82%) Design Engineer
2 37 (10.82%) Test Engineer
3 26 (7.60%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (6.14%) Transmission Engineer
5 20 (5.85%) RAN Engineer
6 17 (4.97%) RF Engineer
7 15 (4.39%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.09%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 13 (3.80%) Databuild Engineer
9 13 (3.80%) Network Engineer
9 13 (3.80%) Developer
10 12 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.51%) Consultant
10 12 (3.51%) Incident Manager
10 12 (3.51%) Designer
11 10 (2.92%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.34%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.34%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.46%) XML
2 3 (0.88%) HTML
3 2 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.58%) WebRTC
3 2 (0.58%) STL
4 1 (0.29%) Dalvik
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) SOAP
4 1 (0.29%) WAP
4 1 (0.29%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) SyncML
4 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.34%) Handset
2 6 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.88%) Device Driver
5 3 (0.88%) PMI
5 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.58%) DTV
6 2 (0.58%) W3C
6 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.58%) VHDL
6 2 (0.58%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.29%) Verilog
7 1 (0.29%) STB
7 1 (0.29%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.92%) Linux
2 7 (2.05%) VxWorks
2 7 (2.05%) UNIX
3 5 (1.46%) Windows
4 4 (1.17%) Android
5 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.29%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.29%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.04%) Project Management
2 39 (11.40%) Network Architecture
3 38 (11.11%) Validation
4 33 (9.65%) Network Design
5 24 (7.02%) Network Planning
6 21 (6.14%) Software Engineering
7 14 (4.09%) ITIL
8 12 (3.51%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.51%) Capacity Management
9 11 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (3.22%) Network Management
9 11 (3.22%) Logistics
10 10 (2.92%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 9 (2.63%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.34%) Test Strategy
12 8 (2.34%) Fault Management
13 7 (2.05%) Information Management
13 7 (2.05%) Change Management
14 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2
14 6 (1.75%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.48%) C
2 23 (6.73%) SQL
3 17 (4.97%) C++
4 16 (4.68%) Perl
5 11 (3.22%) Java
6 8 (2.34%) Python
7 6 (1.75%) VB
8 5 (1.46%) VBA
8 5 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.17%) Tcl
10 3 (0.88%) Embedded C
10 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.88%) C#
11 2 (0.58%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.29%) Erlang
12 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (14.33%) Degree
2 17 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.92%) PMP
3 10 (2.92%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.63%) CCIE
5 8 (2.34%) ISEB
6 7 (2.05%) CCNP
6 7 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.46%) CCNA
9 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.88%) HND
10 3 (0.88%) PhD
11 1 (0.29%) CCIP
11 1 (0.29%) CCA
11 1 (0.29%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.29%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.65%) SLA
2 9 (2.63%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.58%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) NFS
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.09%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.75%) OPNET
4 5 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (18.71%) Huawei
2 57 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 55 (16.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 41 (11.99%) Nokia
5 35 (10.23%) Cisco
6 22 (6.43%) Microsoft
7 21 (6.14%) Juniper
8 18 (5.26%) BT
9 17 (4.97%) Nortel
10 13 (3.80%) NEC
11 12 (3.51%) Mapinfo
12 9 (2.63%) Business Objects
13 8 (2.34%) HP
13 8 (2.34%) Cramer
14 7 (2.05%) Radware
14 7 (2.05%) Redback
14 7 (2.05%) Oracle
15 6 (1.75%) Siemens
16 5 (1.46%) Agilent
17 4 (1.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
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