The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 London 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 383 369 408
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +39
Contract jobs citing LTE 10 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.055% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2750 3016 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.77% 13.94% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1873 2295
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 134 151
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
LTE
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 1 £450 -10.00% 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (62.50%) 3G
2 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (41.67%) UMTS
4 9 (37.50%) GSM
5 8 (33.33%) 4G
6 7 (29.17%) WCDMA
7 5 (20.83%) Ericsson
7 5 (20.83%) 3GPP
7 5 (20.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
8 4 (16.67%) Nokia
8 4 (16.67%) 2G
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Handset
9 3 (12.50%) Network Planning
9 3 (12.50%) CDMA
9 3 (12.50%) GPRS
9 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
9 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 3 (12.50%) Android
10 2 (8.33%) HSPA
10 2 (8.33%) SGSN
10 2 (8.33%) WebRTC
10 2 (8.33%) W3C
10 2 (8.33%) Cisco
10 2 (8.33%) RNC
10 2 (8.33%) Marketing
10 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (8.33%) Wireless

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) 3G
2 10 (41.67%) UMTS
3 9 (37.50%) GSM
4 8 (33.33%) 4G
5 7 (29.17%) WCDMA
6 5 (20.83%) 3GPP
7 4 (16.67%) 2G
8 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
8 3 (12.50%) CDMA
8 3 (12.50%) GPRS
9 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (8.33%) Wireless
9 2 (8.33%) SGSN
9 2 (8.33%) HSPA
9 2 (8.33%) RNC
10 1 (4.17%) VLAN
10 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
10 1 (4.17%) GGSN
10 1 (4.17%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) GDB
General
1 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) RF Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Planner
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Handset
2 2 (8.33%) W3C
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (12.50%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.17%) WFM
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.17%) System Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Scrum
3 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Ericsson
1 5 (20.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (16.67%) Nokia
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Nortel
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Trillium
4 1 (4.17%) SGI
4 1 (4.17%) BT
4 1 (4.17%) Anite
4 1 (4.17%) Amdocs
4 1 (4.17%) NetHawk
4 1 (4.17%) Huawei