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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 469 356 423
Rank change year-on-year
-113 +67
Contract jobs citing LTE 119 236 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 3.10% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 33
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£300 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £27.20 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.64 £72.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.77% +2.11%
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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
7540 7613 6656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 14.88% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4386 4213 3695
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 424 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -64 81 £294 -16.07% 11
London -7 16 £480 +104.25% 3
South West -10 10 £418 +4.50% 1
East of England 0 3 - - 1
West Midlands -9 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -28 2 £270 - 1
North East - 2 £255 -
North West -36 1 £150 -50.00%
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 196 (62.22%) 3G
2 194 (61.59%) Telecoms
3 135 (42.86%) 4G
4 119 (37.78%) 2G
5 84 (26.67%) GSM
6 83 (26.35%) UMTS
6 83 (26.35%) Radio Access Network
7 69 (21.90%) VoLTE
8 52 (16.51%) Wireless
9 46 (14.60%) 3GPP
10 39 (12.38%) GPRS
11 38 (12.06%) Ericsson
12 37 (11.75%) Huawei
13 36 (11.43%) Nokia
13 36 (11.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 35 (11.11%) Linux
15 33 (10.48%) UNIX
16 31 (9.84%) Project Management
17 28 (8.89%) MS Excel
18 26 (8.25%) Internet
18 26 (8.25%) Validation
19 25 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (7.94%) Network Architecture
20 23 (7.30%) C
20 23 (7.30%) MS Office
21 22 (6.98%) Amdocs
21 22 (6.98%) Diameter Protocol
22 21 (6.67%) Degree
22 21 (6.67%) SLA
23 20 (6.35%) Ethernet

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 28 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.30%) MS Office
3 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 196 (62.22%) 3G
2 135 (42.86%) 4G
3 119 (37.78%) 2G
4 84 (26.67%) GSM
5 83 (26.35%) UMTS
5 83 (26.35%) Radio Access Network
6 69 (21.90%) VoLTE
7 52 (16.51%) Wireless
8 46 (14.60%) 3GPP
9 39 (12.38%) GPRS
10 26 (8.25%) Internet
11 25 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (6.98%) Diameter Protocol
13 20 (6.35%) Ethernet
14 18 (5.71%) RNC
15 16 (5.08%) VoIP
16 15 (4.76%) SDH
17 14 (4.44%) HSPA
18 13 (4.13%) Wireshark
18 13 (4.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.49%) MS Access
2 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.95%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.32%) Hudson
4 1 (0.32%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.32%) CANoe
General
1 194 (61.59%) Telecoms
2 15 (4.76%) Electronics
3 9 (2.86%) Marketing
4 8 (2.54%) Finance
5 7 (2.22%) German Language
6 5 (1.59%) Back Office
7 4 (1.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Military
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 26 (8.25%) Test Engineer
2 17 (5.40%) Delivery Manager
3 16 (5.08%) Architect
4 15 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 15 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
4 15 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
5 14 (4.44%) Designer
6 13 (4.13%) Design Engineer
6 13 (4.13%) Project Manager
7 12 (3.81%) Tester
8 11 (3.49%) Radio Engineer
9 9 (2.86%) Developer
9 9 (2.86%) Analyst
9 9 (2.86%) Technical Tester
10 8 (2.54%) Network Architect
10 8 (2.54%) Build Manager
10 8 (2.54%) Consultant
10 8 (2.54%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.54%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.54%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.44%) XML
2 6 (1.90%) WAP
3 3 (0.95%) HTML
3 3 (0.95%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.63%) Web Services
4 2 (0.63%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.08%) Handset
3 13 (4.13%) PKI
4 10 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.27%) GIS
7 4 (1.27%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.27%) Economics
8 3 (0.95%) VHDL
9 2 (0.63%) Verilog
9 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
10 1 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.32%) RMADS
10 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.32%) Telematics
10 1 (0.32%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.32%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.11%) Linux
2 33 (10.48%) UNIX
3 8 (2.54%) Windows
3 8 (2.54%) Android
3 8 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.63%) VMS
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (9.84%) Project Management
2 26 (8.25%) Validation
3 25 (7.94%) Network Architecture
4 16 (5.08%) Configuration Management
4 16 (5.08%) Network Design
4 16 (5.08%) Network Planning
5 14 (4.44%) Change Management
5 14 (4.44%) Test Planning
6 13 (4.13%) Test Automation
6 13 (4.13%) Fault Management
7 12 (3.81%) Software Engineering
7 12 (3.81%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (3.49%) Test Management
9 10 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.17%) ITIL
9 10 (3.17%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.86%) Migration
10 9 (2.86%) Software Testing
10 9 (2.86%) Line Management
11 8 (2.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.30%) C
2 20 (6.35%) SQL
3 14 (4.44%) C++
3 14 (4.44%) Perl
4 11 (3.49%) Java
5 6 (1.90%) Embedded C
6 5 (1.59%) C#
7 4 (1.27%) Embedded C++
7 4 (1.27%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.63%) MapBasic
8 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) ANSI C
8 2 (0.63%) VBA
8 2 (0.63%) VC++
8 2 (0.63%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.32%) Erlang
9 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (6.67%) Degree
2 15 (4.76%) HNC
3 13 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.49%) CCNP
4 11 (3.49%) CCNA
5 9 (2.86%) HND
6 7 (2.22%) ISEB
7 5 (1.59%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.95%) CCA
9 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) CBAP
10 1 (0.32%) CCIE
10 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.67%) SLA
2 19 (6.03%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.32%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (1.27%) Iperf
4 3 (0.95%) Netcool
5 1 (0.32%) OPNET
Vendors
1 38 (12.06%) Ericsson
2 37 (11.75%) Huawei
3 36 (11.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 36 (11.43%) Nokia
4 22 (6.98%) Amdocs
5 13 (4.13%) Mapinfo
5 13 (4.13%) HP
6 12 (3.81%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.81%) Siemens
7 10 (3.17%) Cisco
8 8 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.54%) Cramer
9 7 (2.22%) BT
10 6 (1.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (1.90%) ZTE
11 5 (1.59%) Greenplum
11 5 (1.59%) Nortel
11 5 (1.59%) Oracle
11 5 (1.59%) Remedy
12 4 (1.27%) NEC
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