The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 93 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing LTE 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.060% 0.080% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -8.45%
LTE
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
203 153 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.25% 12.25% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 70 70
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 10
Average hourly rate £13.88 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.16 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the Manchester region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LTE
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 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
Bury - 1 £150 -
LTE
North West

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (85.71%) 3G
1 6 (85.71%) 2G
2 5 (71.43%) 4G
3 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (57.14%) VoLTE
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) RNC
4 3 (42.86%) Huawei
5 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
6 1 (14.29%) Nokia
6 1 (14.29%) Mapinfo
6 1 (14.29%) Netcool
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) GPRS
6 1 (14.29%) GSM
6 1 (14.29%) UMTS
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) HSPA
6 1 (14.29%) XCAP
6 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (14.29%) Amdocs

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (85.71%) 3G
1 6 (85.71%) 2G
2 5 (71.43%) 4G
3 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (57.14%) VoLTE
4 3 (42.86%) RNC
5 1 (14.29%) HSPA
5 1 (14.29%) XCAP
5 1 (14.29%) GPRS
5 1 (14.29%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Netcool
1 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Huawei
2 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) Mapinfo
3 1 (14.29%) Amdocs
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks