The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 38 63 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Contract jobs citing LTE 31 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.44% 1.56% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.25% 6.47% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £233 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.63% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £233 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £233 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
- -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LTE
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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

LTE
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

LTE
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 25 July 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

LTE
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

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 38 (80.85%) Telecoms
2 29 (61.70%) 3G
3 16 (34.04%) 2G
3 16 (34.04%) 4G
4 12 (25.53%) Degree
5 11 (23.40%) Huawei
5 11 (23.40%) Network Architecture
5 11 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (21.28%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (21.28%) Project Management
6 10 (21.28%) Validation
7 9 (19.15%) VoIP
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco
8 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.89%) Juniper
9 7 (14.89%) Ericsson
9 7 (14.89%) SGSN
10 6 (12.77%) ATM
10 6 (12.77%) SQL
11 5 (10.64%) SDH
11 5 (10.64%) Nokia
11 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
11 5 (10.64%) UMTS
11 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.64%) SLA
11 5 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (10.64%) Network Planning
11 5 (10.64%) RANAP
11 5 (10.64%) GGSN

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) 3G
2 16 (34.04%) 2G
2 16 (34.04%) 4G
3 10 (21.28%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (19.15%) VoIP
5 7 (14.89%) SGSN
6 6 (12.77%) ATM
7 5 (10.64%) SDH
7 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
7 5 (10.64%) VoLTE
7 5 (10.64%) RANAP
7 5 (10.64%) UMTS
7 5 (10.64%) GGSN
8 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
8 3 (6.38%) WiMAX
8 3 (6.38%) HSPA
8 3 (6.38%) WCDMA
9 2 (4.26%) VPN
9 2 (4.26%) Internet
9 2 (4.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MS Access
General
1 38 (80.85%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Korean Language
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Architect
2 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) BSS Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Architect
4 3 (6.38%) OSS Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Transmission Planner
4 3 (6.38%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) RF Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) RF Test Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) IP Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (2.13%) Designer
6 1 (2.13%) Databuild Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Radio Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Android
1 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Network Architecture
2 10 (21.28%) Project Management
2 10 (21.28%) Validation
3 5 (10.64%) Network Planning
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (8.51%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.13%) Network Design
7 1 (2.13%) Logistics
7 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.13%) Workflow
7 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.13%) Tcl
3 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CCIE
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) PMP
4 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Huawei
1 11 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco
3 7 (14.89%) Juniper
3 7 (14.89%) Ericsson
4 5 (10.64%) Nokia
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.51%) Cramer
6 2 (4.26%) Radware
6 2 (4.26%) BT
6 2 (4.26%) NEC
6 2 (4.26%) Redback
6 2 (4.26%) Apple
7 1 (2.13%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Siemens
7 1 (2.13%) Actix
7 1 (2.13%) Tektronix
7 1 (2.13%) VMware
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