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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 51 62 32
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Contract jobs citing LTE 21 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.23% 1.18% 5.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 4.69% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Average daily rate
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£271 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.77% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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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
198 256 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 25.20% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 93 63
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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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 2 March 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 2 March 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 37 (71.15%) Telecoms
2 32 (61.54%) 4G
3 29 (55.77%) 3G
4 26 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (46.15%) 2G
6 17 (32.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 15 (28.85%) Ericsson
8 13 (25.00%) VoLTE
8 13 (25.00%) Huawei
9 11 (21.15%) GSM
10 10 (19.23%) Nokia
11 9 (17.31%) Validation
11 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (15.38%) Degree
12 8 (15.38%) UNIX
13 7 (13.46%) DNS
13 7 (13.46%) SLA
13 7 (13.46%) IPsec
14 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (11.54%) Wireless
14 6 (11.54%) VoIP
14 6 (11.54%) Linux
14 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
15 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (9.62%) Solaris
15 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
15 5 (9.62%) HNC
15 5 (9.62%) HND
15 5 (9.62%) CCNP
15 5 (9.62%) CCNA

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (61.54%) 4G
2 29 (55.77%) 3G
3 26 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 24 (46.15%) 2G
5 13 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 11 (21.15%) GSM
7 7 (13.46%) DNS
7 7 (13.46%) IPsec
8 6 (11.54%) Wireless
8 6 (11.54%) VoIP
9 4 (7.69%) 3GPP
9 4 (7.69%) UMTS
9 4 (7.69%) LDAP
9 4 (7.69%) Ethernet
9 4 (7.69%) HTTP
9 4 (7.69%) M3UA
9 4 (7.69%) MGW
9 4 (7.69%) SCTP
9 4 (7.69%) XCAP
9 4 (7.69%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MS Access
General
1 37 (71.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Provisioning Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.92%) Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.92%) 3G Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.92%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) UNIX
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Validation
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Project Management
2 4 (7.69%) Test Planning
3 3 (5.77%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.85%) Change Management
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL
4 2 (3.85%) Test Management
4 2 (3.85%) System Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Time Management
5 1 (1.92%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.92%) eTOM
5 1 (1.92%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.92%) SOA
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.92%) BPR
5 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Perl
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) HNC
2 5 (9.62%) HND
2 5 (9.62%) CCNP
2 5 (9.62%) CCNA
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMP
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) PgMP
3 1 (1.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Netcool
1 4 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (28.85%) Ericsson
3 13 (25.00%) Huawei
4 10 (19.23%) Nokia
5 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.69%) Remedy
7 3 (5.77%) BT
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.92%) Nortel
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco
9 1 (1.92%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.92%) Siemens
9 1 (1.92%) Comverse