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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 391 403 386
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing LTE 17 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.042% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.36% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£306 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £315 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £284 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
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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
2949 2808 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 11.88% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1836 1930
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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

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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (67.74%) Telecoms
2 19 (61.29%) 3G
3 14 (45.16%) 2G
4 8 (25.81%) GSM
5 6 (19.35%) 4G
6 5 (16.13%) UMTS
6 5 (16.13%) Ericsson
6 5 (16.13%) Nokia
7 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (12.90%) 802.11
7 4 (12.90%) 3GPP
7 4 (12.90%) C
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco
7 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
7 4 (12.90%) Network Planning
7 4 (12.90%) RNC
7 4 (12.90%) HSPA
7 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.68%) VoLTE
8 3 (9.68%) SGSN
8 3 (9.68%) NEC
8 3 (9.68%) LDAP
8 3 (9.68%) CDMA
8 3 (9.68%) DNS
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
9 2 (6.45%) Time Management
9 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
10 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
10 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) 3G
2 14 (45.16%) 2G
3 8 (25.81%) GSM
4 6 (19.35%) 4G
5 5 (16.13%) UMTS
6 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (12.90%) 802.11
6 4 (12.90%) 3GPP
6 4 (12.90%) RNC
6 4 (12.90%) HSPA
6 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (9.68%) VoLTE
7 3 (9.68%) SGSN
7 3 (9.68%) LDAP
7 3 (9.68%) CDMA
7 3 (9.68%) DNS
8 1 (3.23%) TETRA
8 1 (3.23%) Firewall
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless
8 1 (3.23%) WCDMA
General
1 21 (67.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (12.90%) Designer
2 3 (9.68%) Verification Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Installations Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) RF Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Microwave Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) DSP Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Commissioning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Network Planning
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
2 2 (6.45%) Time Management
2 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (3.23%) Signal Processing
3 1 (3.23%) BPMN
3 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.23%) eTOM
3 1 (3.23%) Process Management
3 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
3 1 (3.23%) ETL
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) CCDE
1 1 (3.23%) CCIE
1 1 (3.23%) CCNP
1 1 (3.23%) CCIP
1 1 (3.23%) CCDP
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Ericsson
1 5 (16.13%) Nokia
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) NEC
4 1 (3.23%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) Cramer
4 1 (3.23%) Nortel
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent