The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 154 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing LTE 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £279 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.65% -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £37.89 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -5.27%
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

LTE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -8 1 £270 -
Manchester -16 1 £130 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (75.00%) SLA
1 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (75.00%) 3G
1 3 (75.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) NEC
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) DWDM
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) ATM
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) RNC
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (25.00%) HSPA
3 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) 2G
1 3 (75.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) ATM
2 2 (50.00%) DWDM
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) RNC
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) HSPA
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Field Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) NEC
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft