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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 36 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing LTE 36 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.19% 3.14% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 13.14% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £296 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £429 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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
180 236 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.95% 23.89% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 67
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.15 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 40 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 37 (66.07%) 3G
3 35 (62.50%) 4G
4 33 (58.93%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (33.93%) 2G
6 17 (30.36%) UNIX
7 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 12 (21.43%) 3GPP
9 11 (19.64%) Degree
10 10 (17.86%) Linux
10 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (16.07%) VoLTE
11 9 (16.07%) MS Office
11 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
11 9 (16.07%) PKI
11 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (14.29%) IPsec
13 7 (12.50%) Electronics
13 7 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
13 7 (12.50%) Perl
14 6 (10.71%) SQL
14 6 (10.71%) XML
14 6 (10.71%) MS Access
14 6 (10.71%) HNC
14 6 (10.71%) HND
14 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
14 6 (10.71%) Nokia
14 6 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (10.71%) Line Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.07%) MS Office
3 6 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (66.07%) 3G
2 35 (62.50%) 4G
3 33 (58.93%) Radio Access Network
4 19 (33.93%) 2G
5 12 (21.43%) 3GPP
6 9 (16.07%) VoLTE
7 8 (14.29%) IPsec
8 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
9 5 (8.93%) Wireless
9 5 (8.93%) GSM
10 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
11 3 (5.36%) SMS
11 3 (5.36%) DNS
11 3 (5.36%) UMTS
11 3 (5.36%) VoIP
11 3 (5.36%) WCDMA
11 3 (5.36%) Diameter Protocol
12 2 (3.57%) Internet
12 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (3.57%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) MS Access
General
1 40 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Test Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) Project Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (1.79%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (1.79%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Design Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.07%) PKI
3 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) VHDL
5 1 (1.79%) Verilog
5 1 (1.79%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) UNIX
2 10 (17.86%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) Line Management
2 5 (8.93%) Validation
2 5 (8.93%) Network Design
2 5 (8.93%) Project Management
3 3 (5.36%) System Testing
3 3 (5.36%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (5.36%) Test Management
3 3 (5.36%) Network Architecture
3 3 (5.36%) Test Planning
3 3 (5.36%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (5.36%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (3.57%) Change Management
4 2 (3.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.57%) Fault Management
5 1 (1.79%) SWOT Analysis
5 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.79%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Perl
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) C
3 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.79%) C++
4 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) HNC
2 6 (10.71%) HND
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.93%) CCNP
3 5 (8.93%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) PgMP
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (10.71%) Nokia
4 5 (8.93%) Ericsson
5 4 (7.14%) Remedy
6 3 (5.36%) Greenplum
6 3 (5.36%) Huawei
6 3 (5.36%) Mapinfo
6 3 (5.36%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco
8 1 (1.79%) NetHawk
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.79%) Nortel
8 1 (1.79%) Siemens