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 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 409 407 374
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs citing LTE 177 169 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 2.56% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 33
Average daily rate
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£319 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £225 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 26
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
LTE
UK

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
7409 6600 6392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 13.54% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 3604 3338
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 360 503
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.34 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 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 30 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 118 £320 -1.53% 22
London -2 20 £488 +83.96% 1
East of England -7 8 £275 +4.76% 2
North West -15 7 £200 -18.36%
Yorkshire - 7 £123 -
South West -3 3 £310 +18.09% 2
North East - 2 £255 -
LTE
UK

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 275 (70.51%) 3G
2 248 (63.59%) Telecoms
3 185 (47.44%) 4G
4 172 (44.10%) 2G
5 135 (34.62%) GSM
6 133 (34.10%) Radio Access Network
7 102 (26.15%) UMTS
8 79 (20.26%) Wireless
9 70 (17.95%) VoLTE
10 62 (15.90%) Ericsson
11 61 (15.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 60 (15.38%) GPRS
13 56 (14.36%) Nokia
14 55 (14.10%) Network Planning
15 47 (12.05%) Huawei
16 46 (11.79%) 3GPP
17 45 (11.54%) C
18 38 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
19 37 (9.49%) Linux
19 37 (9.49%) UNIX
20 34 (8.72%) HSPA
21 33 (8.46%) MS Excel
21 33 (8.46%) SQL
22 32 (8.21%) SLA
22 32 (8.21%) NSN NetAct
23 31 (7.95%) RNC
24 29 (7.44%) Degree
24 29 (7.44%) Network Architecture
24 29 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
25 28 (7.18%) WiMAX

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 33 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.90%) MS Office
3 13 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 275 (70.51%) 3G
2 185 (47.44%) 4G
3 172 (44.10%) 2G
4 135 (34.62%) GSM
5 133 (34.10%) Radio Access Network
6 102 (26.15%) UMTS
7 79 (20.26%) Wireless
8 70 (17.95%) VoLTE
9 60 (15.38%) GPRS
10 46 (11.79%) 3GPP
11 38 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (8.72%) HSPA
13 31 (7.95%) RNC
14 28 (7.18%) WiMAX
15 26 (6.67%) SDH
16 24 (6.15%) Internet
17 22 (5.64%) Diameter Protocol
18 18 (4.62%) Ethernet
19 17 (4.36%) WCDMA
19 17 (4.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.10%) MS Access
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.77%) Subversion
3 2 (0.51%) JIRA
3 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.51%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.51%) CANoe
4 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 248 (63.59%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.15%) Electronics
3 9 (2.31%) Finance
4 7 (1.79%) Marketing
4 7 (1.79%) German Language
5 3 (0.77%) Back Office
5 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.51%) Automotive
6 2 (0.51%) Avionics
6 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (9.23%) RAN Engineer
2 32 (8.21%) Test Engineer
3 30 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 22 (5.64%) Radio Engineer
5 19 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
6 17 (4.36%) Design Engineer
6 17 (4.36%) Integration Engineer
6 17 (4.36%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.10%) Architect
8 15 (3.85%) Analyst
9 14 (3.59%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.33%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.08%) Delivery Project Manager
12 11 (2.82%) Deployment Manager
13 9 (2.31%) Developer
13 9 (2.31%) Consultant
13 9 (2.31%) Designer
14 8 (2.05%) Network Architect
14 8 (2.05%) Deployment Project Manager
14 8 (2.05%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.85%) XML
2 4 (1.03%) HTML
3 2 (0.51%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
3 2 (0.51%) HTML5
4 1 (0.26%) SOAP
4 1 (0.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.10%) Statistics
3 13 (3.33%) PKI
4 11 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.05%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.54%) Handset
7 4 (1.03%) Economics
8 3 (0.77%) Replication
8 3 (0.77%) GIS
9 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.51%) VHDL
9 2 (0.51%) Verilog
9 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.51%) Telematics
9 2 (0.51%) User Experience
9 2 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.26%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.26%) RMADS
10 1 (0.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.49%) UNIX
1 37 (9.49%) Linux
2 8 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (1.54%) Android
3 6 (1.54%) Windows
4 4 (1.03%) VMS
4 4 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.10%) Network Planning
2 29 (7.44%) Network Architecture
3 27 (6.92%) Network Design
3 27 (6.92%) Project Management
4 23 (5.90%) Validation
4 23 (5.90%) Performance Engineering
5 22 (5.64%) Configuration Management
6 20 (5.13%) Fault Management
6 20 (5.13%) Performance Management
7 18 (4.62%) Change Management
8 17 (4.36%) Software Engineering
9 13 (3.33%) Software Testing
9 13 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (3.33%) Test Planning
10 12 (3.08%) Resource Management
11 11 (2.82%) ITIL
11 11 (2.82%) UML
11 11 (2.82%) OOD
12 10 (2.56%) OO
12 10 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.54%) C
2 33 (8.46%) SQL
3 25 (6.41%) Perl
4 21 (5.38%) C++
5 13 (3.33%) Embedded C
6 9 (2.31%) Embedded C++
7 5 (1.28%) C#
8 4 (1.03%) Java
8 4 (1.03%) VBA
8 4 (1.03%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.03%) Python
9 2 (0.51%) ANSI C
9 2 (0.51%) MapBasic
9 2 (0.51%) Erlang
9 2 (0.51%) VC++
9 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (7.44%) Degree
2 25 (6.41%) HNC
3 17 (4.36%) HND
4 12 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.82%) CCNP
5 11 (2.82%) CCNA
6 10 (2.56%) ISEB
7 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.51%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) CBAP
10 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.21%) SLA
2 15 (3.85%) QA
3 4 (1.03%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.51%) DO-254
5 1 (0.26%) JTAG
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 32 (8.21%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.54%) Netcool
4 1 (0.26%) Iperf
Vendors
1 62 (15.90%) Ericsson
2 61 (15.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 56 (14.36%) Nokia
4 47 (12.05%) Huawei
5 26 (6.67%) Amdocs
6 21 (5.38%) Nortel
6 21 (5.38%) Mapinfo
7 17 (4.36%) Actix
8 16 (4.10%) Siemens
9 13 (3.33%) Oracle
10 11 (2.82%) Business Objects
10 11 (2.82%) Cramer
11 10 (2.56%) Microsoft
11 10 (2.56%) HP
12 8 (2.05%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.79%) Cisco
14 6 (1.54%) ZTE
15 5 (1.28%) Greenplum
15 5 (1.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 2 (0.51%) TIBCO
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