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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 386 395 368
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs citing LTE 16 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.075% 0.040% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£306 £375 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +39.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £201 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £430 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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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
2845 2609 2796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 11.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1677 1730
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 130
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 27 March 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
Brentford - - - -
City of London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 24 (64.86%) Telecoms
2 22 (59.46%) 3G
3 13 (35.14%) 2G
4 11 (29.73%) 4G
5 9 (24.32%) UMTS
6 8 (21.62%) Cisco
6 8 (21.62%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (18.92%) GSM
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (16.22%) Ericsson
8 6 (16.22%) HSPA
9 5 (13.51%) Huawei
9 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.51%) Nokia
9 5 (13.51%) 802.11
9 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (13.51%) Network Planning
10 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (10.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
11 3 (8.11%) NEC
11 3 (8.11%) MPLS
11 3 (8.11%) Juniper
11 3 (8.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (8.11%) SNMP
11 3 (8.11%) CCIE
11 3 (8.11%) Broadband
11 3 (8.11%) CDMA
11 3 (8.11%) SQL

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) 3G
2 13 (35.14%) 2G
3 11 (29.73%) 4G
4 9 (24.32%) UMTS
5 8 (21.62%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (18.92%) GSM
7 6 (16.22%) HSPA
8 5 (13.51%) 802.11
8 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (8.11%) MPLS
9 3 (8.11%) Broadband
9 3 (8.11%) CDMA
9 3 (8.11%) SNMP
10 2 (5.41%) VoIP
10 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
10 2 (5.41%) OSPF
10 2 (5.41%) BGP
10 2 (5.41%) Firewall
10 2 (5.41%) RNC
11 1 (2.70%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
General
1 24 (64.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Designer
2 3 (8.11%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (8.11%) OSS Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Microwave Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) RF Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Architect
4 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.70%) Network Designer
4 1 (2.70%) DSP Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Designer
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Architect
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Network Planning
1 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
2 3 (8.11%) CRM
3 2 (5.41%) Project Management
3 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
3 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 1 (2.70%) BPMN
4 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.70%) eTOM
4 1 (2.70%) Process Management
4 1 (2.70%) Validation
4 1 (2.70%) ETL
4 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
4 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.70%) Network Management
4 1 (2.70%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (2.70%) Signal Processing
4 1 (2.70%) Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C
3 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) CCIE
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) CCDE
3 2 (5.41%) CCDP
4 1 (2.70%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) NFS
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Ericsson
3 5 (13.51%) Nokia
3 5 (13.51%) Huawei
4 4 (10.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (8.11%) NEC
5 3 (8.11%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (5.41%) Cramer
7 1 (2.70%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Nortel