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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 400 419 421
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs citing LTE 15 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.063% 0.058% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.45% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £235 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.76% -31.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £216 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £615 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.14 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.25% -1.40%
LTE
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
City of London +4 1 £635 -
Hammersmith -3 1 - - 2
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (70.97%) Telecoms
2 18 (58.06%) 3G
3 13 (41.94%) 2G
4 12 (38.71%) UMTS
5 8 (25.81%) GSM
5 8 (25.81%) 4G
5 8 (25.81%) VoLTE
6 6 (19.35%) 3GPP
7 5 (16.13%) Handset
7 5 (16.13%) GPRS
8 4 (12.90%) BT
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) WAP
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) QA
9 3 (9.68%) Line Management
9 3 (9.68%) Critical Success Factor
9 3 (9.68%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco
9 3 (9.68%) C
9 3 (9.68%) LDAP
9 3 (9.68%) Wireless
9 3 (9.68%) Summit
9 3 (9.68%) RNC
9 3 (9.68%) SGSN
9 3 (9.68%) Use Case
10 2 (6.45%) Finance
10 2 (6.45%) TETRA
10 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
10 2 (6.45%) Project Management

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) 3G
2 13 (41.94%) 2G
3 12 (38.71%) UMTS
4 8 (25.81%) GSM
4 8 (25.81%) 4G
4 8 (25.81%) VoLTE
5 6 (19.35%) 3GPP
6 5 (16.13%) GPRS
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 3 (9.68%) RNC
8 3 (9.68%) LDAP
8 3 (9.68%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (9.68%) Wireless
8 3 (9.68%) SGSN
9 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (6.45%) TETRA
10 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
10 1 (3.23%) Internet
10 1 (3.23%) Telnet
10 1 (3.23%) WCDMA
General
1 22 (70.97%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Field Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Testing Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Tester
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.23%) DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) WAP
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Handset
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Use Case
1 3 (9.68%) Line Management
1 3 (9.68%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.23%) Web Development
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
3 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
3 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (3.23%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) BT
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Nortel
4 1 (3.23%) CA
4 1 (3.23%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) Greenplum
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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