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 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank - 127 130
Contract jobs citing LTE 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.29% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.00% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.77% +2.11%
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
546 451 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.54% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 232 180
Average daily rate £385 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £444 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 48
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) 3G
2 7 (77.78%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) 2G
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) Huawei
5 2 (22.22%) HSPA
5 2 (22.22%) GPRS
5 2 (22.22%) GSM
5 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
5 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (11.11%) VoLTE
6 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
6 1 (11.11%) Netcool
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (11.11%) UMTS
6 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
6 1 (11.11%) Nortel
6 1 (11.11%) Amdocs
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) 3G
2 7 (77.78%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) 2G
4 2 (22.22%) HSPA
4 2 (22.22%) GPRS
4 2 (22.22%) GSM
4 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (11.11%) VoLTE
5 1 (11.11%) UMTS
5 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
5 1 (11.11%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Test Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Kanban
1 4 (44.44%) BDD
1 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Huawei
2 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
3 1 (11.11%) Amdocs
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel