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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 135 132 116
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing LTE 18 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.032% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 0.26% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
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£286 £290 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -13.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%
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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
519 392 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.42% 12.41% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 159 127
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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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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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 20 April 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
Manchester - 5 £375 - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 20 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (70.00%) 4G
4 13 (65.00%) 2G
4 13 (65.00%) GSM
5 11 (55.00%) Huawei
6 10 (50.00%) Ericsson
6 10 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (45.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (45.00%) RNC
8 8 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (35.00%) HSPA
9 7 (35.00%) Network Design
9 7 (35.00%) Resource Management
9 7 (35.00%) Performance Management
9 7 (35.00%) WCDMA
9 7 (35.00%) Nortel
9 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (35.00%) GPRS
10 6 (30.00%) Statistics
10 6 (30.00%) Network Planning
11 4 (20.00%) VoLTE
11 4 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
11 4 (20.00%) Network Management
11 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (20.00%) eTOM
11 4 (20.00%) Service Management
11 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (20.00%) Mapinfo
11 4 (20.00%) Business Objects

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (70.00%) 4G
3 13 (65.00%) 2G
3 13 (65.00%) GSM
4 10 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (45.00%) RNC
6 7 (35.00%) HSPA
6 7 (35.00%) WCDMA
6 7 (35.00%) GPRS
7 4 (20.00%) VoLTE
8 1 (5.00%) XCAP
8 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Statistics
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) Network Design
2 7 (35.00%) Resource Management
2 7 (35.00%) Performance Management
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (30.00%) Network Planning
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
4 4 (20.00%) eTOM
4 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Huawei
2 10 (50.00%) Ericsson
3 9 (45.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (35.00%) Nortel
5 4 (20.00%) Mapinfo
5 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (10.00%) Nokia