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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 48 68 43
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing LTE 26 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.53% 1.22% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 5.10% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £265 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £265 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +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
208 255 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.23% 24.01% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 92 72
Average daily rate £363 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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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 17 April 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 17 April 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 35 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 34 (68.00%) 4G
3 33 (66.00%) 3G
4 27 (54.00%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (46.00%) 2G
6 17 (34.00%) UNIX
7 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.00%) 3GPP
8 10 (20.00%) Linux
8 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (18.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (18.00%) VoLTE
9 9 (18.00%) Ericsson
9 9 (18.00%) GSM
10 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (16.00%) Degree
11 7 (14.00%) VoIP
11 7 (14.00%) DNS
11 7 (14.00%) Perl
11 7 (14.00%) Nokia
12 6 (12.00%) SQL
12 6 (12.00%) MS Office
12 6 (12.00%) XML
12 6 (12.00%) HNC
12 6 (12.00%) HND
12 6 (12.00%) MS Access
12 6 (12.00%) Huawei
12 6 (12.00%) Wireless
12 6 (12.00%) IPsec

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
3 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 34 (68.00%) 4G
2 33 (66.00%) 3G
3 27 (54.00%) Radio Access Network
4 23 (46.00%) 2G
5 10 (20.00%) 3GPP
6 9 (18.00%) GSM
6 9 (18.00%) VoLTE
7 7 (14.00%) VoIP
7 7 (14.00%) DNS
8 6 (12.00%) Wireless
8 6 (12.00%) IPsec
9 5 (10.00%) INAP
9 5 (10.00%) LDAP
10 4 (8.00%) HTTP
10 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.00%) SMPP
10 4 (8.00%) Megaco
10 4 (8.00%) TCAP
10 4 (8.00%) SCCP
10 4 (8.00%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MS Access
General
1 35 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Test Engineer
1 8 (16.00%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (8.00%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Project Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (2.00%) Developer
5 1 (2.00%) Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Economics
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) UNIX
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Validation
2 4 (8.00%) Project Management
2 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (8.00%) Line Management
3 3 (6.00%) Change Management
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL
4 2 (4.00%) Migration
4 2 (4.00%) Network Design
4 2 (4.00%) Test Management
4 2 (4.00%) System Testing
4 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.00%) Product Management
5 1 (2.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.00%) eTOM
5 1 (2.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Perl
2 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) HNC
2 6 (12.00%) HND
3 5 (10.00%) CCNP
3 5 (10.00%) CCNA
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Netcool
1 2 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (18.00%) Ericsson
2 9 (18.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (14.00%) Nokia
4 6 (12.00%) Huawei
5 4 (8.00%) Remedy
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) Siemens
7 1 (2.00%) NetHawk
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) Comverse