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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 41 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing LTE 27 21 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.11% 2.06% 4.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.44% 8.90% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £233 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.30% -10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £217 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £245 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £395
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -8.38%
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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
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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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 19 September 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 19 September 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 45 (73.77%) Telecoms
2 39 (63.93%) 3G
3 28 (45.90%) 4G
4 23 (37.70%) 2G
5 21 (34.43%) Huawei
6 16 (26.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 14 (22.95%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (22.95%) Ericsson
8 12 (19.67%) Network Architecture
8 12 (19.67%) Degree
9 11 (18.03%) Validation
10 10 (16.39%) Project Management
11 9 (14.75%) Cisco
12 8 (13.11%) Ethernet
12 8 (13.11%) VoIP
12 8 (13.11%) Nokia
12 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.11%) Juniper
12 8 (13.11%) SGSN
13 7 (11.48%) ATM
13 7 (11.48%) UMTS
14 6 (9.84%) SDH
14 6 (9.84%) SQL
14 6 (9.84%) BT
14 6 (9.84%) Migration
14 6 (9.84%) SLA
14 6 (9.84%) GGSN
14 6 (9.84%) RANAP
14 6 (9.84%) VoLTE
14 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 39 (63.93%) 3G
2 28 (45.90%) 4G
3 23 (37.70%) 2G
4 14 (22.95%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (13.11%) Ethernet
5 8 (13.11%) VoIP
5 8 (13.11%) SGSN
6 7 (11.48%) ATM
6 7 (11.48%) UMTS
7 6 (9.84%) SDH
7 6 (9.84%) GGSN
7 6 (9.84%) RANAP
7 6 (9.84%) VoLTE
8 5 (8.20%) MPLS
9 4 (6.56%) IPsec
10 3 (4.92%) WiMAX
10 3 (4.92%) Internet
10 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.92%) Wireless
10 3 (4.92%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MS Access
General
1 45 (73.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Multimedia
2 3 (4.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Design Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Provisioning Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.56%) BSS Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Transmission Planner
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Architect
5 3 (4.92%) OSS Architect
5 3 (4.92%) RF Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Deployment Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Project Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) RF Test Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (1.64%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) UNIX
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Network Architecture
2 11 (18.03%) Validation
3 10 (16.39%) Project Management
4 6 (9.84%) Migration
5 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.20%) Network Planning
5 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.56%) SOA
6 4 (6.56%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.64%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.64%) Coaching
8 1 (1.64%) Test Planning
8 1 (1.64%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.64%) Logistics
8 1 (1.64%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Python
3 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) Perl
3 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CCIE
4 1 (1.64%) HND
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Huawei
2 16 (26.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 14 (22.95%) Ericsson
4 9 (14.75%) Cisco
5 8 (13.11%) Nokia
5 8 (13.11%) Juniper
6 6 (9.84%) BT
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.92%) Cramer
9 2 (3.28%) Siemens
9 2 (3.28%) NEC
9 2 (3.28%) Radware
9 2 (3.28%) Redback
10 1 (1.64%) Actix
10 1 (1.64%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.64%) VMware
10 1 (1.64%) Apple
10 1 (1.64%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.64%) HP
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