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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 156 138 138
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing LTE 8 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.29% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 2.15% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £330 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +29.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £260 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 512 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.35% 13.71% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 243 189
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing LTE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LTE
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

LTE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 4 £350 -6.66%
Cheshire -5 3 £330 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for LTE.

1 8 (80.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (70.00%) Nokia
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 7 (70.00%) Huawei
3 6 (60.00%) Nokia Networks
3 6 (60.00%) GSM
3 6 (60.00%) UMTS
4 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (40.00%) 4G
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) PMI
6 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
6 3 (30.00%) C
6 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Line Management
7 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (20.00%) MS Project
7 2 (20.00%) BT
7 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (20.00%) Mapinfo
8 1 (10.00%) MPLS
8 1 (10.00%) Remedy

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) 2G
1 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) GSM
2 6 (60.00%) UMTS
3 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (40.00%) 4G
5 1 (10.00%) ATM
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) GPRS
5 1 (10.00%) HSPA
5 1 (10.00%) IPv4
5 1 (10.00%) MegaStream
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) SDH
5 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3G Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) LTE Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) PMI
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Line Management
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (10.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (70.00%) Huawei
2 7 (70.00%) Nokia
3 6 (60.00%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) BT
5 2 (20.00%) Mapinfo
6 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (10.00%) Amdocs
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy
6 1 (10.00%) Siemens
6 1 (10.00%) Tellabs
6 1 (10.00%) Virgin Media