The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 10 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing LTE 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 4.00% 3.70% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 30.77% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-19.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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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 Solihull region.

Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 14.67% 12.04% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £275 £275 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £285 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 5 (83.33%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) Nokia
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
4 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) GSM
4 1 (16.67%) UMTS
4 1 (16.67%) PMI
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
4 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (16.67%) GSM
4 1 (16.67%) UMTS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Rollout Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks