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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 43 61 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -30
Contract jobs citing LTE 32 23 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.58% 2.12% 5.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.58% 9.06% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £270 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -16.47%
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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
193 254 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.41% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 93 130
Average daily rate £350 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 48 (76.19%) Telecoms
2 35 (55.56%) 3G
3 31 (49.21%) 4G
4 25 (39.68%) Huawei
4 25 (39.68%) 2G
5 24 (38.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 19 (30.16%) Ericsson
7 16 (25.40%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (17.46%) Network Architecture
8 11 (17.46%) Degree
8 11 (17.46%) Nokia
9 10 (15.87%) VoLTE
10 9 (14.29%) Cisco
10 9 (14.29%) Validation
11 8 (12.70%) Juniper
11 8 (12.70%) SLA
11 8 (12.70%) UMTS
12 7 (11.11%) Ethernet
12 7 (11.11%) Migration
12 7 (11.11%) BT
12 7 (11.11%) IPsec
12 7 (11.11%) SGSN
13 6 (9.52%) RANAP
13 6 (9.52%) GGSN
13 6 (9.52%) MPLS
14 5 (7.94%) Project Management
14 5 (7.94%) Wireless
14 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (7.94%) GSM
14 5 (7.94%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 35 (55.56%) 3G
2 31 (49.21%) 4G
3 25 (39.68%) 2G
4 16 (25.40%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (15.87%) VoLTE
6 8 (12.70%) UMTS
7 7 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 7 (11.11%) IPsec
7 7 (11.11%) SGSN
8 6 (9.52%) RANAP
8 6 (9.52%) GGSN
8 6 (9.52%) MPLS
9 5 (7.94%) Wireless
9 5 (7.94%) ATM
9 5 (7.94%) GSM
10 4 (6.35%) SDH
10 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (6.35%) WiMAX
11 2 (3.17%) Firewall
11 2 (3.17%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) MS Access
General
1 48 (76.19%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.59%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Test Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Provisioning Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Transmission Planner
6 3 (4.76%) BSS Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (4.76%) RF Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Project Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.17%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.17%) IP Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) RF Test Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) Junior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) RAN Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Network Architecture
2 9 (14.29%) Validation
3 7 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (7.94%) Project Management
4 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.35%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.17%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.59%) Time Management
8 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.59%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.59%) Test Planning
8 1 (1.59%) Logistics
8 1 (1.59%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.59%) Workflow
8 1 (1.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) Perl
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
1 2 (3.17%) Python
2 1 (1.59%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.76%) HND
3 3 (4.76%) CCNP
4 2 (3.17%) CCNA
4 2 (3.17%) CCIE
4 2 (3.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Netcool
1 2 (3.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) Huawei
2 24 (38.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (30.16%) Ericsson
4 11 (17.46%) Nokia
5 9 (14.29%) Cisco
6 8 (12.70%) Juniper
7 7 (11.11%) BT
8 2 (3.17%) NEC
8 2 (3.17%) Cramer
8 2 (3.17%) Radware
8 2 (3.17%) Redback
8 2 (3.17%) Siemens
9 1 (1.59%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.59%) HP
9 1 (1.59%) Nortel
9 1 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.59%) VMware
9 1 (1.59%) Actix
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