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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 32 41 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Contract jobs citing LTE 34 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.09% 3.54% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 12.60% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £296 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £429 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.42% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
153 262 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.39% 28.08% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 83 77
Average daily rate £338 £338 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015, 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 44 (70.97%) 3G
1 44 (70.97%) Telecoms
2 41 (66.13%) 4G
3 39 (62.90%) Radio Access Network
4 24 (38.71%) UNIX
5 23 (37.10%) 2G
6 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
7 13 (20.97%) Linux
8 12 (19.35%) 3GPP
8 12 (19.35%) PKI
9 11 (17.74%) MS Access
9 11 (17.74%) Perl
9 11 (17.74%) SQL
9 11 (17.74%) XML
10 10 (16.13%) HND
10 10 (16.13%) VoLTE
10 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (14.52%) Electronics
11 9 (14.52%) Degree
11 9 (14.52%) CCNP
11 9 (14.52%) HNC
11 9 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
12 8 (12.90%) MS Office
12 8 (12.90%) CCNA
12 8 (12.90%) IPsec
12 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
14 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) MS Office
3 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (70.97%) 3G
2 41 (66.13%) 4G
3 39 (62.90%) Radio Access Network
4 23 (37.10%) 2G
5 12 (19.35%) 3GPP
6 10 (16.13%) VoLTE
7 8 (12.90%) IPsec
8 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.45%) UMTS
9 4 (6.45%) GSM
9 4 (6.45%) Wireless
10 3 (4.84%) SMS
10 3 (4.84%) DNS
10 3 (4.84%) WCDMA
10 3 (4.84%) Diameter Protocol
10 3 (4.84%) Wireshark
11 2 (3.23%) RANAP
11 2 (3.23%) SGSN
11 2 (3.23%) MVNO
11 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) MS Access
General
1 44 (70.97%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.52%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) RAN Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Test Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Project Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) IP Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Analyst
4 2 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (1.61%) Software Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Developer
5 1 (1.61%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Test Analyst
5 1 (1.61%) Consultant
5 1 (1.61%) Network Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) PKI
2 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) VHDL
5 1 (1.61%) Verilog
5 1 (1.61%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) UNIX
2 13 (20.97%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.68%) Line Management
2 5 (8.06%) Project Management
2 5 (8.06%) Validation
2 5 (8.06%) Network Design
3 3 (4.84%) Test Management
3 3 (4.84%) System Testing
3 3 (4.84%) Network Architecture
3 3 (4.84%) Migration
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (4.84%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.23%) Test Planning
4 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
4 2 (3.23%) Fault Management
4 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.61%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.61%) SWOT Analysis
5 1 (1.61%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Perl
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) C
2 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.61%) C++
3 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) HND
2 9 (14.52%) CCNP
2 9 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 9 (14.52%) HNC
3 8 (12.90%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.84%) Mapinfo
2 3 (4.84%) Business Objects
2 3 (4.84%) Nokia
2 3 (4.84%) Greenplum
2 3 (4.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (3.23%) Ericsson
3 2 (3.23%) Huawei
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Nortel
4 1 (1.61%) Remedy
4 1 (1.61%) BT
4 1 (1.61%) Siemens