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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 58 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing LTE 23 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.24% 2.61% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 13.20% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate £266 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £490 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £284
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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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
290 197 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 19.78% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 71 95
Average daily rate £400 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

LTE
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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016, 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 25 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 21 (65.63%) 3G
3 17 (53.13%) 4G
4 16 (50.00%) Project Management
5 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
6 12 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (37.50%) VoLTE
7 11 (34.38%) Ericsson
7 11 (34.38%) PRINCE2
7 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
8 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (31.25%) MS Project
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL
8 10 (31.25%) 2G
8 10 (31.25%) Amdocs
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL V3
9 9 (28.13%) Nokia
10 6 (18.75%) INAP
10 6 (18.75%) Back Office
10 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
10 6 (18.75%) Change Management
10 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
10 6 (18.75%) SOAP
10 6 (18.75%) LDAP
10 6 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
10 6 (18.75%) MGW
10 6 (18.75%) High Availability
10 6 (18.75%) SPML
10 6 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (31.25%) MS Project
3 3 (9.38%) MS Office
4 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) 3G
2 17 (53.13%) 4G
3 12 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (37.50%) VoLTE
4 10 (31.25%) 2G
4 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (18.75%) INAP
5 6 (18.75%) LDAP
5 6 (18.75%) MGW
5 6 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (9.38%) 3GPP
7 2 (6.25%) Node B
7 2 (6.25%) RNC
7 2 (6.25%) UMTS
8 1 (3.13%) ATM
8 1 (3.13%) IPsec
8 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.13%) UTRAN
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.75%) Back Office
3 4 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) 4G Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Mobile Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Voice Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) 3G Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Databuild Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) RAN Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Rollout Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 4G Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Rollout Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) SOAP
1 6 (18.75%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (34.38%) PRINCE2
3 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 10 (31.25%) ITIL V3
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) High Availability
4 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Network Design
5 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Validation
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) HNC
1 5 (15.63%) HND
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Ericsson
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Amdocs
3 9 (28.13%) Nokia
4 5 (15.63%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) Huawei
6 2 (6.25%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) Mapinfo