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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 409 412 411
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing LTE 16 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.047% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
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£500 £245 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.08% -27.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £215 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £290 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
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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
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -9 1 £635 -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (55.56%) 3G
3 16 (44.44%) 2G
4 10 (27.78%) UMTS
5 9 (25.00%) 4G
6 8 (22.22%) GSM
7 7 (19.44%) VoLTE
8 5 (13.89%) 3GPP
9 4 (11.11%) DNS
9 4 (11.11%) C
10 3 (8.33%) CDMA
10 3 (8.33%) LDAP
10 3 (8.33%) Cisco
10 3 (8.33%) Project Management
10 3 (8.33%) Wireless
10 3 (8.33%) TETRA
10 3 (8.33%) Summit
10 3 (8.33%) RNC
10 3 (8.33%) SGSN
10 3 (8.33%) Use Case
10 3 (8.33%) Line Management
10 3 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
10 3 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
11 2 (5.56%) Time Management
11 2 (5.56%) User Experience
11 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
11 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (5.56%) QA
11 2 (5.56%) Marketing
11 2 (5.56%) Project Planning

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) 3G
2 16 (44.44%) 2G
3 10 (27.78%) UMTS
4 9 (25.00%) 4G
5 8 (22.22%) GSM
6 7 (19.44%) VoLTE
7 5 (13.89%) 3GPP
8 4 (11.11%) DNS
9 3 (8.33%) TETRA
9 3 (8.33%) RNC
9 3 (8.33%) SGSN
9 3 (8.33%) LDAP
9 3 (8.33%) CDMA
9 3 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (8.33%) Wireless
10 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (5.56%) GPRS
11 1 (2.78%) WCDMA
11 1 (2.78%) DHCP
11 1 (2.78%) SNMP
General
1 27 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (8.33%) Network Specialist
1 3 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
1 3 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Testing Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (5.56%) RF Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Programme Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
3 1 (2.78%) Developer
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Network Architect
3 1 (2.78%) DSP Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) WAP
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Handset
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.33%) Project Management
1 3 (8.33%) Use Case
1 3 (8.33%) Line Management
1 3 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
2 2 (5.56%) Time Management
2 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 1 (2.78%) Web Development
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
3 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.78%) Data Architecture
3 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
3 1 (2.78%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (2.78%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C
2 2 (5.56%) C++
2 2 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.56%) BT
3 1 (2.78%) Huawei
3 1 (2.78%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Nortel
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle