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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 399 418 416
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing LTE 12 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.050% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£230 £338 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.85% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £234 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £400 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -16.47%
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 3027 3648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 12.06% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1843 1962 2156
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 95 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.99 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +28 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) 3G
3 7 (36.84%) UMTS
4 6 (31.58%) GSM
4 6 (31.58%) 4G
5 5 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (26.32%) 2G
5 5 (26.32%) Wireless
5 5 (26.32%) Network Design
6 4 (21.05%) 3GPP
6 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
6 4 (21.05%) Huawei
6 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (15.79%) Logistics
7 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Firewall
8 2 (10.53%) MPLS
8 2 (10.53%) OSPF
8 2 (10.53%) BGP
8 2 (10.53%) Network Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) WLAN
8 2 (10.53%) CCNP
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
8 2 (10.53%) Nokia
8 2 (10.53%) GPRS

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.26%) Summit
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) 3G
2 7 (36.84%) UMTS
3 6 (31.58%) GSM
3 6 (31.58%) 4G
4 5 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (26.32%) Wireless
4 5 (26.32%) 2G
5 4 (21.05%) 3GPP
6 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) OSPF
7 2 (10.53%) BGP
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) Broadband
7 2 (10.53%) GPRS
7 2 (10.53%) WLAN
7 2 (10.53%) WCDMA
8 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.26%) HTTP
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Field Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) RF Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Project Director
3 1 (5.26%) Network Planner
3 1 (5.26%) Principal Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) W3C
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Machine to Machine
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Network Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCDP
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCDE
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
1 4 (21.05%) Huawei
2 3 (15.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia
4 1 (5.26%) SGI
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) Cramer
4 1 (5.26%) Anite
4 1 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.26%) Motorola
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) ZTE