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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 405 419 310
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -109
Contract jobs citing LTE 154 120 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 2.05% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 46
Average daily rate
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£285 £314 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +2.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £111 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £407 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.04 £38.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.45 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +6.66%
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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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +12 89 £258 -33.54% 25
West Midlands +11 14 £308 - 2
London -2 14 £419 +264.13% 4
East of England +4 6 - - 6
South West -34 4 £330 +22.79% 2
North West - 4 - -
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 256 (65.47%) Telecoms
2 254 (64.96%) 3G
3 173 (44.25%) 4G
4 156 (39.90%) 2G
5 134 (34.27%) Radio Access Network
6 112 (28.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 99 (25.32%) GSM
8 92 (23.53%) UMTS
9 87 (22.25%) Ericsson
10 80 (20.46%) Huawei
11 77 (19.69%) Nokia
12 56 (14.32%) Degree
13 47 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (12.02%) Network Planning
13 47 (12.02%) Validation
14 43 (11.00%) VoLTE
15 41 (10.49%) NSN NetAct
15 41 (10.49%) SQL
16 39 (9.97%) SLA
17 37 (9.46%) Project Management
18 36 (9.21%) Wireless
19 35 (8.95%) GPRS
20 33 (8.44%) C
20 33 (8.44%) MS Excel
21 31 (7.93%) UNIX
21 31 (7.93%) Finance
22 30 (7.67%) Perl
22 30 (7.67%) 3GPP
23 27 (6.91%) Oracle
23 27 (6.91%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.91%) MS Office
3 12 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 254 (64.96%) 3G
2 173 (44.25%) 4G
3 156 (39.90%) 2G
4 134 (34.27%) Radio Access Network
5 99 (25.32%) GSM
6 92 (23.53%) UMTS
7 43 (11.00%) VoLTE
8 36 (9.21%) Wireless
9 35 (8.95%) GPRS
10 30 (7.67%) 3GPP
11 24 (6.14%) DNS
12 22 (5.63%) Ethernet
12 22 (5.63%) Broadband
13 21 (5.37%) MPLS
14 20 (5.12%) INAP
15 18 (4.60%) ISUP
15 18 (4.60%) Internet
15 18 (4.60%) VoIP
15 18 (4.60%) SMS
15 18 (4.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.56%) MS Access
2 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.02%) MySQL
4 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 256 (65.47%) Telecoms
2 31 (7.93%) Finance
3 17 (4.35%) Electronics
4 15 (3.84%) Marketing
5 13 (3.32%) Legal
6 10 (2.56%) Billing
7 9 (2.30%) Back Office
8 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.28%) Law
10 4 (1.02%) German Language
10 4 (1.02%) Avionics
10 4 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.77%) Front Office
11 3 (0.77%) Automotive
11 3 (0.77%) Retail
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (9.46%) Test Engineer
2 26 (6.65%) RAN Engineer
3 24 (6.14%) Design Engineer
4 18 (4.60%) Designer
5 16 (4.09%) Architect
6 14 (3.58%) Consultant
6 14 (3.58%) Integration Engineer
7 12 (3.07%) Field Engineer
7 12 (3.07%) RF Engineer
7 12 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (2.81%) Performance Engineer
8 11 (2.81%) Operations Manager
8 11 (2.81%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 10 (2.56%) Project Manager
10 9 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (2.30%) Radio Engineer
11 8 (2.05%) Developer
12 7 (1.79%) Incident Manager
12 7 (1.79%) 3G Engineer
12 7 (1.79%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.79%) XML
2 5 (1.28%) SOAP
2 5 (1.28%) .NET
3 4 (1.02%) HTML
4 3 (0.77%) HTML5
5 2 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.84%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.07%) GIS
4 9 (2.30%) Statistics
5 6 (1.53%) Replication
5 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.28%) User Experience
7 3 (0.77%) Handset
7 3 (0.77%) DTV
7 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.77%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.77%) Telematics
8 1 (0.26%) VHDL
8 1 (0.26%) Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.26%) Economics
8 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.26%) PMI
8 1 (0.26%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.93%) UNIX
2 25 (6.39%) Linux
3 10 (2.56%) VMS
4 8 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.53%) Solaris
6 4 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.02%) Network Planning
1 47 (12.02%) Validation
2 37 (9.46%) Project Management
3 27 (6.91%) Network Architecture
4 25 (6.39%) ITIL
5 22 (5.63%) Configuration Management
6 18 (4.60%) Fault Management
6 18 (4.60%) Problem Management
7 16 (4.09%) Capacity Management
8 15 (3.84%) PRINCE2
9 13 (3.32%) Migration
10 11 (2.81%) Network Design
10 11 (2.81%) Software Engineering
10 11 (2.81%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.81%) Service Management
11 10 (2.56%) Performance Management
11 10 (2.56%) Network Management
12 9 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (2.30%) Performance Improvement
13 8 (2.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.49%) SQL
2 33 (8.44%) C
3 30 (7.67%) Perl
4 16 (4.09%) C++
5 11 (2.81%) C#
6 9 (2.30%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.53%) Java
8 5 (1.28%) Python
8 5 (1.28%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.77%) VBA
9 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.51%) Erlang
10 2 (0.51%) R
11 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 56 (14.32%) Degree
2 22 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (3.07%) HND
4 11 (2.81%) CCIE
4 11 (2.81%) HNC
5 8 (2.05%) CCNP
6 5 (1.28%) CCNA
6 5 (1.28%) PMP
6 5 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.02%) CCDP
8 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.77%) CCDE
9 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.51%) ISEB
10 1 (0.26%) CWNA
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.97%) SLA
2 7 (1.79%) QA
3 4 (1.02%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.02%) DO-254
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (10.49%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (2.56%) Netcool
3 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.77%) OpenView
4 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 112 (28.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 87 (22.25%) Ericsson
3 80 (20.46%) Huawei
4 77 (19.69%) Nokia
5 27 (6.91%) Oracle
6 21 (5.37%) Nortel
6 21 (5.37%) Cisco
7 18 (4.60%) Mapinfo
8 17 (4.35%) Microsoft
9 13 (3.32%) Amdocs
9 13 (3.32%) Cramer
10 12 (3.07%) Juniper
11 10 (2.56%) Business Objects
11 10 (2.56%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.30%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.05%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (1.79%) BT
14 7 (1.79%) Actix
15 6 (1.53%) Greenplum
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