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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 344 418 438
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +20
Contract jobs citing LTE 291 171 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.46% 2.43% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 34 28
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £338 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £163 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £438 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £395
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.38%

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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +64 253 £350 +1.81% 33
South East +51 149 £360 +44.00% 24
Berkshire +18 103 £350 +40.00% 17
Reading +19 27 £475 +104.30% 6
South West -14 25 £388 - 1
Surrey +17 17 £368 - 5
London +2 17 £255 -27.14% 3
Guildford +12 14 £368 - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 12 - -
Bracknell +6 11 £350 +40.00%
Swindon +5 11 £400 -
Wiltshire -2 11 £400 -
Bristol -11 11 £261 - 1
North West +1 9 £300 +100.00%
Slough -1 7 - - 8
Manchester -3 6 £300 -
Hampshire -16 5 £310 +13.76% 2
City of London +19 3 £255 -24.44%
Yorkshire +6 3 - -
West Yorkshire 0 3 - -
Hertfordshire -41 3 £260 - 1
East of England -47 3 £260 -25.71% 4
Leeds - 3 - -
Newbury -6 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £350 - 2
Chesham - 1 - -
Gatwick - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Brentford - - - -
Amersham - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 296 (61.92%) Telecoms
2 263 (55.02%) 3G
3 162 (33.89%) 2G
3 162 (33.89%) 4G
4 126 (26.36%) UMTS
5 120 (25.10%) Radio Access Network
6 112 (23.43%) GSM
7 105 (21.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 104 (21.76%) Huawei
9 79 (16.53%) Degree
10 76 (15.90%) Ericsson
11 69 (14.44%) Project Management
12 62 (12.97%) Validation
13 61 (12.76%) Nokia
14 55 (11.51%) Network Architecture
15 50 (10.46%) Ethernet
16 48 (10.04%) GPRS
17 45 (9.41%) WCDMA
17 45 (9.41%) Wireless
18 43 (9.00%) SLA
18 43 (9.00%) Cisco
18 43 (9.00%) VoLTE
19 41 (8.58%) 3GPP
20 39 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (7.95%) Network Planning
21 38 (7.95%) MPLS
22 37 (7.74%) MS Excel
23 35 (7.32%) C
23 35 (7.32%) ATM
24 34 (7.11%) SGSN

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.86%) MS Office
3 11 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
3 1 (0.21%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 263 (55.02%) 3G
2 162 (33.89%) 2G
2 162 (33.89%) 4G
3 126 (26.36%) UMTS
4 120 (25.10%) Radio Access Network
5 112 (23.43%) GSM
6 50 (10.46%) Ethernet
7 48 (10.04%) GPRS
8 45 (9.41%) WCDMA
8 45 (9.41%) Wireless
9 43 (9.00%) VoLTE
10 41 (8.58%) 3GPP
11 38 (7.95%) MPLS
12 35 (7.32%) ATM
13 34 (7.11%) SGSN
14 31 (6.49%) GGSN
14 31 (6.49%) SDH
14 31 (6.49%) Firewall
15 28 (5.86%) VoIP
16 25 (5.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.67%) MySQL
2 8 (1.67%) MS Access
2 8 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.84%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.84%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) GDB
4 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 296 (61.92%) Telecoms
2 23 (4.81%) Finance
2 23 (4.81%) Electronics
3 22 (4.60%) Billing
4 12 (2.51%) Back Office
5 10 (2.09%) Marketing
5 10 (2.09%) Dutch Language
6 8 (1.67%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.26%) Retail
7 6 (1.26%) German Language
7 6 (1.26%) Front Office
7 6 (1.26%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 49 (10.25%) Test Engineer
2 44 (9.21%) Architect
3 42 (8.79%) Design Engineer
4 24 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (4.81%) RF Engineer
6 22 (4.60%) Transmission Engineer
7 21 (4.39%) RAN Engineer
7 21 (4.39%) Integration Engineer
8 16 (3.35%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.14%) Developer
9 15 (3.14%) Consultant
9 15 (3.14%) Designer
10 14 (2.93%) Field Engineer
11 13 (2.72%) Network Engineer
11 13 (2.72%) Transmission Design Engineer
12 12 (2.51%) Databuild Engineer
12 12 (2.51%) RF Optimisation Engineer
13 11 (2.30%) Radio Engineer
13 11 (2.30%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.30%) XML
2 4 (0.84%) HTML
2 4 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (0.63%) SyncML
3 3 (0.63%) WAP
4 2 (0.42%) SOAP
4 2 (0.42%) STL
4 2 (0.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) HTML5
5 1 (0.21%) Dalvik
5 1 (0.21%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.18%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.51%) Handset
4 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.05%) PMI
8 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.84%) GIS
8 4 (0.84%) VHDL
9 3 (0.63%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.63%) ASIC
10 2 (0.42%) DTV
10 2 (0.42%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.42%) Replication
10 2 (0.42%) Verilog
10 2 (0.42%) User Experience
10 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.44%) UNIX
2 17 (3.56%) Linux
3 9 (1.88%) VMS
4 7 (1.46%) VxWorks
4 7 (1.46%) Android
5 6 (1.26%) Windows
6 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.84%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.63%) bada
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.44%) Project Management
2 62 (12.97%) Validation
3 55 (11.51%) Network Architecture
4 38 (7.95%) Network Planning
5 25 (5.23%) ITIL
6 24 (5.02%) Network Design
6 24 (5.02%) Software Engineering
7 20 (4.18%) Configuration Management
8 19 (3.97%) Problem Management
9 17 (3.56%) Network Management
10 16 (3.35%) Migration
11 14 (2.93%) PRINCE2
12 13 (2.72%) Capacity Management
13 12 (2.51%) ETL
13 12 (2.51%) Logistics
13 12 (2.51%) Fault Management
13 12 (2.51%) Test Automation
14 11 (2.30%) Load Balancing
14 11 (2.30%) Change Management
14 11 (2.30%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.32%) C
2 29 (6.07%) SQL
3 27 (5.65%) Perl
4 21 (4.39%) C++
5 11 (2.30%) Java
5 11 (2.30%) Python
6 6 (1.26%) C#
7 5 (1.05%) VBA
8 4 (0.84%) Tcl
9 3 (0.63%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.63%) Erlang
9 3 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) Groovy
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) R
11 1 (0.21%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 79 (16.53%) Degree
2 25 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.14%) CCIE
4 12 (2.51%) ISEB
5 10 (2.09%) PMP
5 10 (2.09%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.26%) CCNP
8 5 (1.05%) CCNA
8 5 (1.05%) HND
8 5 (1.05%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.63%) CCDP
10 2 (0.42%) CCSP
10 2 (0.42%) CCA
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.00%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (0.63%) NFS
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (4.39%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.63%) Netcool
5 2 (0.42%) OpenView
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 105 (21.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 104 (21.76%) Huawei
3 76 (15.90%) Ericsson
4 61 (12.76%) Nokia
5 43 (9.00%) Cisco
6 32 (6.69%) Mapinfo
7 28 (5.86%) Juniper
8 23 (4.81%) Microsoft
9 15 (3.14%) Oracle
9 15 (3.14%) Nortel
9 15 (3.14%) CheckPoint
9 15 (3.14%) BT
10 14 (2.93%) NEC
11 13 (2.72%) HP
12 12 (2.51%) Redback
12 12 (2.51%) Radware
13 11 (2.30%) Business Objects
14 9 (1.88%) TIBCO
15 8 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 8 (1.67%) Agilent
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £441.31 - £461.37 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago