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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 47 42 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing LTE 30 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.99% 3.13% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% 11.30% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £475 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +104.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £343 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £475 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.14 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.25% -1.40%
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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
207 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.62% 27.69% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 48 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 43 (65.15%) 3G
3 38 (57.58%) 4G
4 34 (51.52%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (34.85%) UNIX
5 23 (34.85%) 2G
6 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
7 15 (22.73%) Linux
8 12 (18.18%) Project Management
8 12 (18.18%) PKI
8 12 (18.18%) Degree
9 11 (16.67%) 3GPP
10 10 (15.15%) MS Access
10 10 (15.15%) Perl
10 10 (15.15%) SQL
10 10 (15.15%) XML
10 10 (15.15%) Electronics
10 10 (15.15%) VoLTE
11 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
11 8 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (12.12%) IPsec
11 8 (12.12%) MS Office
11 8 (12.12%) Ericsson
11 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
12 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (10.61%) HND
13 6 (9.09%) HNC
13 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 6 (9.09%) CCNP
13 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS Office
3 6 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.06%) MS Project
5 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 43 (65.15%) 3G
2 38 (57.58%) 4G
3 34 (51.52%) Radio Access Network
4 23 (34.85%) 2G
5 11 (16.67%) 3GPP
6 10 (15.15%) VoLTE
7 8 (12.12%) IPsec
8 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.06%) UMTS
9 4 (6.06%) Wireless
9 4 (6.06%) RNC
9 4 (6.06%) MPLS
9 4 (6.06%) BGP
9 4 (6.06%) VRRP
10 3 (4.55%) VLAN
10 3 (4.55%) GSM
10 3 (4.55%) SDH
10 3 (4.55%) SMS
10 3 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) MS Access
2 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
General
1 48 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (9.09%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) IP Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Project Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Consultant
5 2 (3.03%) Architect
5 2 (3.03%) Designer
6 1 (1.52%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (1.52%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (1.52%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 1 (1.52%) Voice Project Manager
6 1 (1.52%) Fault Management Engineer
6 1 (1.52%) Network Architect
6 1 (1.52%) Build Manager
6 1 (1.52%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) PKI
2 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.03%) GIS
6 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.52%) Handset
6 1 (1.52%) VHDL
6 1 (1.52%) Verilog
6 1 (1.52%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) UNIX
2 15 (22.73%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Project Management
2 6 (9.09%) Validation
2 6 (9.09%) Line Management
3 5 (7.58%) Network Design
4 4 (6.06%) Migration
4 4 (6.06%) ITIL
4 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.55%) Fault Management
5 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.03%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.52%) SWOT Analysis
7 1 (1.52%) Test Management
7 1 (1.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) Perl
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) C
3 2 (3.03%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.52%) C++
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.61%) HND
3 6 (9.09%) CCNP
3 6 (9.09%) HNC
4 5 (7.58%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) NDS
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
1 8 (12.12%) Ericsson
2 5 (7.58%) Huawei
3 4 (6.06%) Nokia
3 4 (6.06%) Amdocs
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) Mapinfo
4 3 (4.55%) Remedy
4 3 (4.55%) ComArch
4 3 (4.55%) Greenplum
4 3 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (3.03%) Cramer
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.52%) Nortel
6 1 (1.52%) BT
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