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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 44 37 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +24
Contract jobs citing LTE 30 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.20% 3.75% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 13.25% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
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£279 £320 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +37.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -10.95%
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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
165 249 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.61% 28.26% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 85
Average daily rate £360 £363 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +29.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 46 (71.88%) Telecoms
2 42 (65.63%) 3G
3 38 (59.38%) 4G
4 37 (57.81%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (37.50%) UNIX
6 20 (31.25%) 2G
7 18 (28.13%) MS Excel
8 14 (21.88%) Linux
9 13 (20.31%) PKI
10 12 (18.75%) 3GPP
11 11 (17.19%) VoLTE
12 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.63%) MS Access
12 10 (15.63%) Perl
12 10 (15.63%) SQL
12 10 (15.63%) XML
12 10 (15.63%) Degree
12 10 (15.63%) Electronics
13 9 (14.06%) IPsec
13 9 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (14.06%) Red Hat
14 8 (12.50%) Project Management
14 8 (12.50%) MS Office
14 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
15 7 (10.94%) HND
16 6 (9.38%) HNC
16 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
16 6 (9.38%) CCNP
16 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (9.38%) Ericsson

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 18 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
3 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.13%) MS Project
5 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 42 (65.63%) 3G
2 38 (59.38%) 4G
3 37 (57.81%) Radio Access Network
4 20 (31.25%) 2G
5 12 (18.75%) 3GPP
6 11 (17.19%) VoLTE
7 9 (14.06%) IPsec
8 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.25%) DNS
9 4 (6.25%) UMTS
9 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (6.25%) Wireless
10 3 (4.69%) MPLS
10 3 (4.69%) SMS
10 3 (4.69%) GSM
10 3 (4.69%) WCDMA
10 3 (4.69%) Diameter Protocol
11 2 (3.13%) SGSN
11 2 (3.13%) HSRP
11 2 (3.13%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MS Access
2 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
General
1 46 (71.88%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) Test Engineer
3 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Project Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (4.69%) Security Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Architect
5 2 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (1.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.56%) Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (1.56%) Security Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (1.56%) Design Engineer
6 1 (1.56%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) PKI
2 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Handset
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) VHDL
5 1 (1.56%) Verilog
5 1 (1.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) UNIX
2 14 (21.88%) Linux
3 9 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Project Management
2 6 (9.38%) Line Management
3 5 (7.81%) Validation
3 5 (7.81%) Network Design
4 3 (4.69%) Migration
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL
4 3 (4.69%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.13%) Test Planning
5 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.13%) Fault Management
6 1 (1.56%) Test Management
6 1 (1.56%) System Testing
6 1 (1.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Perl
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) C
3 2 (3.13%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.56%) C++
4 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) HND
3 6 (9.38%) CCNP
3 6 (9.38%) HNC
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.81%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) NDS
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Red Hat
2 6 (9.38%) Ericsson
3 5 (7.81%) Nokia
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.69%) Mapinfo
4 3 (4.69%) Remedy
4 3 (4.69%) Huawei
4 3 (4.69%) Greenplum
4 3 (4.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.56%) BT
6 1 (1.56%) Nortel
6 1 (1.56%) Siemens