The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 38 66 18
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -48
Contract jobs citing LTE 31 20 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.42% 1.84% 7.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.32% 7.81% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +8.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £270 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Reading region.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 43 (72.88%) Telecoms
2 36 (61.02%) 4G
3 32 (54.24%) 3G
4 25 (42.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (42.37%) 2G
4 25 (42.37%) Huawei
5 24 (40.68%) Ericsson
6 18 (30.51%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (23.73%) Nokia
8 11 (18.64%) GSM
8 11 (18.64%) Degree
9 10 (16.95%) Validation
9 10 (16.95%) VoLTE
9 10 (16.95%) SLA
10 8 (13.56%) Migration
11 7 (11.86%) IPsec
11 7 (11.86%) Wireless
11 7 (11.86%) UNIX
12 6 (10.17%) Cisco
12 6 (10.17%) UMTS
12 6 (10.17%) Ethernet
12 6 (10.17%) DNS
13 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
13 5 (8.47%) Juniper
13 5 (8.47%) MPLS
13 5 (8.47%) VoIP
13 5 (8.47%) Solaris
13 5 (8.47%) Linux
13 5 (8.47%) BT
13 5 (8.47%) RANAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 36 (61.02%) 4G
2 32 (54.24%) 3G
3 25 (42.37%) 2G
4 18 (30.51%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (18.64%) GSM
6 10 (16.95%) VoLTE
7 7 (11.86%) Wireless
7 7 (11.86%) IPsec
8 6 (10.17%) UMTS
8 6 (10.17%) Ethernet
8 6 (10.17%) DNS
9 5 (8.47%) MPLS
9 5 (8.47%) VoIP
9 5 (8.47%) RANAP
9 5 (8.47%) GGSN
9 5 (8.47%) SGSN
9 5 (8.47%) MGW
10 4 (6.78%) SCTP
10 4 (6.78%) XCAP
10 4 (6.78%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MS Access
General
1 43 (72.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Test Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Design Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Architect
3 5 (8.47%) Provisioning Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.39%) RF Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Project Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Transmission Planner
7 1 (1.69%) Databuild Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) IP Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Circuiting Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) RF Test Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) SOAP
2 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.69%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) UNIX
2 5 (8.47%) Solaris
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Validation
2 8 (13.56%) Migration
3 5 (8.47%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.08%) Test Planning
6 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.39%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
7 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.69%) Workflow
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.69%) SOA
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.69%) BPR
7 1 (1.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) Perl
1 2 (3.39%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.39%) HNC
3 2 (3.39%) HND
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Netcool
1 4 (6.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Huawei
1 25 (42.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 24 (40.68%) Ericsson
3 14 (23.73%) Nokia
4 6 (10.17%) Cisco
5 5 (8.47%) Juniper
5 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.47%) BT
6 2 (3.39%) Remedy
6 2 (3.39%) Siemens
7 1 (1.69%) Radware
7 1 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.69%) Nortel
7 1 (1.69%) Redback
7 1 (1.69%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.69%) Comverse
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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