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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 467 383 382
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -1
Contract jobs citing LTE 147 228 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 3.01% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 37
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 34
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £24.00 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £36.50 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% -13.33%

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 -57 136 £305 +1.58% 19
South East -34 96 £288 -11.53% 15
Berkshire +4 91 £300 -7.69% 5
Reading -1 36 £279 -12.89% 1
London +12 17 £500 +104.08% 1
Newbury +5 12 £310 -31.11% 1
East of England -1 9 £225 -14.28% 1
Slough -3 8 £250 -33.33% 2
Hertfordshire -15 8 £225 -12.19%
Bracknell -4 5 £450 +28.57%
Hampshire +1 3 £225 -27.41%
South West -7 3 - - 1
North West -23 3 £150 -44.95%
Dorset - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
West Midlands -7 2 - - 1
Stevenage -9 2 £225 -14.28%
West Yorkshire -21 2 - -
Yorkshire -22 2 - -
Leeds -24 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £255 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £255 -
North East - 2 £255 -
City of London +4 1 £635 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - -
Surrey -12 1 £210 -45.09% 7
Manchester -18 1 £150 -50.00%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 270 (66.50%) 3G
2 258 (63.55%) Telecoms
3 183 (45.07%) 4G
4 165 (40.64%) 2G
5 133 (32.76%) Radio Access Network
6 128 (31.53%) GSM
7 110 (27.09%) UMTS
8 79 (19.46%) Wireless
9 77 (18.97%) VoLTE
10 66 (16.26%) Ericsson
11 65 (16.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 60 (14.78%) GPRS
13 59 (14.53%) Huawei
14 55 (13.55%) Linux
15 51 (12.56%) Nokia
16 50 (12.32%) 3GPP
17 49 (12.07%) UNIX
18 42 (10.34%) MS Excel
18 42 (10.34%) SQL
18 42 (10.34%) Network Planning
19 41 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
20 38 (9.36%) C
21 37 (9.11%) Perl
22 34 (8.37%) Degree
23 33 (8.13%) C++
24 32 (7.88%) MS Office
24 32 (7.88%) HSPA
25 31 (7.64%) Configuration Management
26 30 (7.39%) Project Management
26 30 (7.39%) SLA

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 42 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.88%) MS Office
3 15 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Summit
1 3 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 270 (66.50%) 3G
2 183 (45.07%) 4G
3 165 (40.64%) 2G
4 133 (32.76%) Radio Access Network
5 128 (31.53%) GSM
6 110 (27.09%) UMTS
7 79 (19.46%) Wireless
8 77 (18.97%) VoLTE
9 60 (14.78%) GPRS
10 50 (12.32%) 3GPP
11 41 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (7.88%) HSPA
13 28 (6.90%) WiMAX
14 26 (6.40%) RNC
14 26 (6.40%) Diameter Protocol
15 24 (5.91%) SDH
15 24 (5.91%) Internet
16 18 (4.43%) DNS
16 18 (4.43%) WCDMA
17 17 (4.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.94%) MS Access
2 9 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.72%) MySQL
4 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) ClearCase
1 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
1 4 (0.99%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.99%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.74%) Subversion
3 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.25%) CANoe
General
1 258 (63.55%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.17%) Electronics
3 9 (2.22%) Marketing
4 7 (1.72%) German Language
4 7 (1.72%) Finance
5 3 (0.74%) Back Office
6 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (8.62%) Test Engineer
2 29 (7.14%) RAN Engineer
3 22 (5.42%) Performance Engineer
4 21 (5.17%) Developer
4 21 (5.17%) Radio Engineer
5 20 (4.93%) Delivery Manager
6 17 (4.19%) Architect
7 16 (3.94%) Design Engineer
7 16 (3.94%) Integration Engineer
8 15 (3.69%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.45%) Analyst
9 14 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.45%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.20%) Designer
11 12 (2.96%) Tester
12 10 (2.46%) Consultant
12 10 (2.46%) Delivery Project Manager
12 10 (2.46%) Deployment Manager
12 10 (2.46%) RF Engineer
12 10 (2.46%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.16%) XML
2 6 (1.48%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.23%) .NET
4 4 (0.99%) Web Services
5 3 (0.74%) HTML
6 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.49%) WAP
7 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 14 (3.45%) PKI
3 8 (1.97%) Statistics
3 8 (1.97%) Handset
3 8 (1.97%) Algorithms
4 6 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.23%) Replication
5 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.99%) Economics
6 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (0.74%) GIS
8 2 (0.49%) VHDL
8 2 (0.49%) Verilog
8 2 (0.49%) User Experience
9 1 (0.25%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.25%) PMI
9 1 (0.25%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.25%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.55%) Linux
2 49 (12.07%) UNIX
3 12 (2.96%) Windows
4 9 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.97%) Android
6 5 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.99%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.99%) VMS
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.34%) Network Planning
2 31 (7.64%) Configuration Management
3 30 (7.39%) Project Management
3 30 (7.39%) Network Architecture
4 28 (6.90%) Validation
4 28 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 27 (6.65%) Network Design
6 19 (4.68%) Fault Management
7 18 (4.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 18 (4.43%) Change Management
8 17 (4.19%) Performance Engineering
8 17 (4.19%) Test Planning
9 16 (3.94%) Software Engineering
10 13 (3.20%) Test Automation
11 12 (2.96%) Software Testing
11 12 (2.96%) Resource Management
11 12 (2.96%) ITIL
11 12 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (2.71%) Test Management
13 10 (2.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.34%) SQL
2 38 (9.36%) C
3 37 (9.11%) Perl
4 33 (8.13%) C++
5 14 (3.45%) Java
6 13 (3.20%) C#
7 11 (2.71%) Embedded C
8 8 (1.97%) Embedded C++
8 8 (1.97%) Python
9 4 (0.99%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.99%) VBA
10 2 (0.49%) VC++
10 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.49%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.49%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) Erlang
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (8.37%) Degree
2 18 (4.43%) HNC
3 14 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.20%) HND
5 12 (2.96%) CCNP
6 11 (2.71%) CCNA
7 10 (2.46%) ISEB
8 6 (1.48%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.49%) CCA
11 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.39%) SLA
2 17 (4.19%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.25%) JTAG
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.49%) NDS
Systems Management
1 19 (4.68%) NSN NetAct
2 14 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.99%) Netcool
4 1 (0.25%) Iperf
Vendors
1 66 (16.26%) Ericsson
2 65 (16.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 59 (14.53%) Huawei
4 51 (12.56%) Nokia
5 24 (5.91%) Nortel
5 24 (5.91%) Amdocs
6 22 (5.42%) Mapinfo
7 21 (5.17%) Microsoft
8 20 (4.93%) Oracle
9 16 (3.94%) Siemens
10 15 (3.69%) Actix
11 14 (3.45%) HP
12 11 (2.71%) Cisco
12 11 (2.71%) Greenplum
13 9 (2.22%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.72%) Cramer
15 6 (1.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (1.48%) ZTE
16 4 (0.99%) NetHawk
16 4 (0.99%) Remedy
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