The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 415 423 303
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -120
Contract jobs citing LTE 181 148 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 2.15% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 61
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£320 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.65 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LTE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE within the UK.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE within the UK.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LTE
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 165 £323 +7.50% 19
South East -12 97 £325 +13.04% 13
Berkshire +13 81 £350 +29.62% 6
Reading +28 31 £350 +29.62% 1
London +20 23 £275 -20.28% 4
East of England -9 9 - -
Slough -7 7 £208 -39.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 7 - -
Surrey -4 6 £310 +24.00% 7
Hertfordshire +7 5 - -
City of London +2 5 £275 -20.28% 1
Guildford -9 5 £310 +24.00% 1
Bristol -16 5 £330 +22.33% 1
South West -35 5 £330 +22.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 4 - -
Bracknell -6 2 - - 1
North West -10 1 - -
Hampshire -21 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Windsor - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 294 (62.96%) Telecoms
2 290 (62.10%) 3G
3 190 (40.69%) 4G
4 176 (37.69%) 2G
5 148 (31.69%) Radio Access Network
6 132 (28.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 108 (23.13%) GSM
8 104 (22.27%) Huawei
9 103 (22.06%) UMTS
10 95 (20.34%) Ericsson
11 78 (16.70%) Nokia
12 73 (15.63%) Degree
13 62 (13.28%) Validation
14 55 (11.78%) Project Management
15 52 (11.13%) VoLTE
16 48 (10.28%) SLA
17 47 (10.06%) SQL
17 47 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (9.42%) UNIX
18 44 (9.42%) 3GPP
19 43 (9.21%) MS Office
20 42 (8.99%) MS Excel
21 39 (8.35%) GPRS
22 38 (8.14%) Wireless
23 36 (7.71%) Linux
23 36 (7.71%) Perl
23 36 (7.71%) C
23 36 (7.71%) Network Architecture
24 35 (7.49%) DNS
25 34 (7.28%) Oracle

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (0.21%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.21%) SAS
1 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 43 (9.21%) MS Office
2 42 (8.99%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 290 (62.10%) 3G
2 190 (40.69%) 4G
3 176 (37.69%) 2G
4 148 (31.69%) Radio Access Network
5 108 (23.13%) GSM
6 103 (22.06%) UMTS
7 52 (11.13%) VoLTE
8 44 (9.42%) 3GPP
9 39 (8.35%) GPRS
10 38 (8.14%) Wireless
11 35 (7.49%) DNS
12 28 (6.00%) WCDMA
13 27 (5.78%) GGSN
13 27 (5.78%) SGSN
14 25 (5.35%) Ethernet
15 23 (4.93%) SNMP
15 23 (4.93%) MPLS
15 23 (4.93%) INAP
16 22 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (4.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.14%) MySQL
4 9 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.71%) MS Access
6 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
General
1 294 (62.96%) Telecoms
2 32 (6.85%) Finance
3 16 (3.43%) Electronics
3 16 (3.43%) Marketing
4 13 (2.78%) Back Office
5 12 (2.57%) Legal
5 12 (2.57%) Billing
6 10 (2.14%) German Language
7 8 (1.71%) Dutch Language
8 7 (1.50%) Front Office
9 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.07%) Law
10 3 (0.64%) Retail
11 2 (0.43%) French Language
11 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (8.78%) Test Engineer
2 30 (6.42%) Architect
3 27 (5.78%) Design Engineer
4 25 (5.35%) Designer
5 23 (4.93%) RAN Engineer
6 21 (4.50%) Developer
7 16 (3.43%) Consultant
7 16 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (3.43%) Field Engineer
7 16 (3.43%) RF Engineer
8 14 (3.00%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (2.57%) RF Optimisation Engineer
10 11 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.36%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.14%) Incident Manager
11 10 (2.14%) Voice Engineer
12 9 (1.93%) Network Engineer
12 9 (1.93%) Hardware Engineer
13 8 (1.71%) Operations Manager
13 8 (1.71%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.78%) XML
2 7 (1.50%) .NET
3 6 (1.28%) SOAP
3 6 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.43%) STL
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.07%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.57%) GIS
4 9 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.50%) Replication
6 5 (1.07%) Handset
6 5 (1.07%) User Experience
7 3 (0.64%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.64%) PMI
7 3 (0.64%) DTV
8 2 (0.43%) ASIC
8 2 (0.43%) IPTV
8 2 (0.43%) Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) VHDL
8 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.21%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.21%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.42%) UNIX
2 36 (7.71%) Linux
3 10 (2.14%) VMS
4 9 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.71%) Solaris
6 4 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.28%) Validation
2 55 (11.78%) Project Management
3 36 (7.71%) Network Architecture
4 34 (7.28%) Configuration Management
5 33 (7.07%) Network Planning
6 29 (6.21%) ITIL
7 21 (4.50%) Problem Management
8 19 (4.07%) Capacity Management
9 18 (3.85%) Fault Management
9 18 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 18 (3.85%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.64%) Requirements Analysis
10 17 (3.64%) Performance Management
11 15 (3.21%) Network Design
11 15 (3.21%) Migration
12 14 (3.00%) ETL
12 14 (3.00%) Service Delivery
13 12 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (2.36%) Coaching
14 11 (2.36%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.06%) SQL
2 36 (7.71%) Perl
2 36 (7.71%) C
3 30 (6.42%) C++
4 21 (4.50%) C#
5 10 (2.14%) Java
6 9 (1.93%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.28%) Python
8 4 (0.86%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.64%) VBA
10 2 (0.43%) R
10 2 (0.43%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.21%) Erlang
11 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 73 (15.63%) Degree
2 21 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.57%) CCIE
4 9 (1.93%) PMP
4 9 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.50%) HND
6 5 (1.07%) CCNP
6 5 (1.07%) ISEB
7 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.86%) CCDP
7 4 (0.86%) HNC
7 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.64%) CCDE
8 3 (0.64%) CCNA
8 3 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.28%) SLA
2 8 (1.71%) QA
3 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.07%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (5.57%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (1.71%) Netcool
3 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.64%) OpenView
4 3 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 132 (28.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 104 (22.27%) Huawei
3 95 (20.34%) Ericsson
4 78 (16.70%) Nokia
5 34 (7.28%) Oracle
6 31 (6.64%) Cisco
6 31 (6.64%) Microsoft
7 27 (5.78%) Mapinfo
8 23 (4.93%) Nortel
9 18 (3.85%) Juniper
10 13 (2.78%) Business Objects
11 12 (2.57%) Greenplum
12 10 (2.14%) TIBCO
12 10 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.14%) Cramer
13 9 (1.93%) BT
13 9 (1.93%) Amdocs
13 9 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.93%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (1.50%) Siemens
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