The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 391 409 406
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing LTE 24 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £342 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £439 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -16.47%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3188 3063 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.90% 12.28% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 2019 2121
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £567 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 147
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in London

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the London region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in London

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in London

LTE
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the London region.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in London

LTE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the London region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
City of London +21 7 £255 -26.08%
Twickenham - - - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (40.00%) UMTS
2 13 (37.14%) 3G
2 13 (37.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (31.43%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (31.43%) 4G
4 10 (28.57%) Network Architecture
4 10 (28.57%) Cisco
5 9 (25.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 9 (25.71%) Huawei
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (22.86%) Broadband
7 6 (17.14%) GSM
8 5 (14.29%) VoIP
8 5 (14.29%) SQL
8 5 (14.29%) CRM
8 5 (14.29%) SNMP
8 5 (14.29%) 2G
8 5 (14.29%) Wireless
8 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
9 4 (11.43%) Network Design
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
9 4 (11.43%) MPLS
9 4 (11.43%) Juniper
9 4 (11.43%) Ericsson
10 3 (8.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (8.57%) NFS
10 3 (8.57%) CCIE
10 3 (8.57%) Law
10 3 (8.57%) Legal
10 3 (8.57%) Firewall

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) UMTS
2 13 (37.14%) 3G
3 11 (31.43%) 4G
3 11 (31.43%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (22.86%) Broadband
5 6 (17.14%) GSM
6 5 (14.29%) VoIP
6 5 (14.29%) SNMP
6 5 (14.29%) 2G
6 5 (14.29%) Wireless
7 4 (11.43%) MPLS
8 3 (8.57%) HSPA
8 3 (8.57%) Firewall
9 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.71%) 802.11
9 2 (5.71%) 3GPP
9 2 (5.71%) OSPF
9 2 (5.71%) BGP
9 2 (5.71%) DSL
9 2 (5.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (37.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) OSS Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Field Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) RF Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Network Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Network Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Project Director
5 1 (2.86%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) Neural Network
2 1 (2.86%) Statistics
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 5 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (11.43%) Network Design
4 3 (8.57%) Network Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Logistics
4 3 (8.57%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) MVC
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Line Management
6 1 (2.86%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) R
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) CCIE
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) CCDP
3 2 (5.71%) CCDE
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) NFS
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco
2 9 (25.71%) Huawei
2 9 (25.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (11.43%) Juniper
3 4 (11.43%) Ericsson
4 3 (8.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (8.57%) Amdocs
5 2 (5.71%) Cramer
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.86%) Motorola
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia
6 1 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (2.86%) Anite
6 1 (2.86%) ZTE
6 1 (2.86%) RapidMiner