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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 517 428 446
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +18
Contract jobs citing LTE 109 180 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 2.36% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 24
Average daily rate £314 £285 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £138 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £284 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.01% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £32.50 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -72 102 £314 +10.08% 15
South East -26 64 £313 +9.64% 7
Berkshire -34 32 £325 +12.06% 1
Surrey -5 20 £270 +9.09% 4
Guildford +2 14 £275 +11.11% 2
London +5 13 £265 -36.71% 1
Hampshire +23 12 £438 - 1
Reading -15 10 £338 +24.42%
East of England 0 7 £450 - 3
Bracknell +5 6 - -
Hertfordshire +7 5 £450 - 2
South West +1 5 £325 -1.51% 2
West Midlands -24 4 £260 -15.44%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £450 -
Newbury -7 3 £225 -22.41%
Solihull -11 3 £280 -
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £325 - 1
Bristol 0 2 £325 -1.51% 2
North West -15 2 £200 - 1
City of London - 2 £338 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Huntingdon - 2 £325 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Swindon +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Cheshire -10 1 £270 -
Coventry -11 1 £240 +26.31%
Manchester -21 1 £130 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £130 -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (63.80%) 3G
2 135 (61.09%) Telecoms
3 91 (41.18%) 4G
4 81 (36.65%) 2G
5 58 (26.24%) Radio Access Network
6 51 (23.08%) Huawei
7 48 (21.72%) Ericsson
8 44 (19.91%) GSM
9 37 (16.74%) UMTS
10 36 (16.29%) VoLTE
11 34 (15.38%) Project Management
12 32 (14.48%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (12.67%) Wireless
14 26 (11.76%) 3GPP
14 26 (11.76%) ITIL
15 25 (11.31%) Cisco
15 25 (11.31%) Nokia
15 25 (11.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 23 (10.41%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (10.41%) Linux
17 22 (9.95%) MS Excel
17 22 (9.95%) Network Planning
18 21 (9.50%) RNC
19 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering
19 20 (9.05%) SLA
19 20 (9.05%) CCNP
20 19 (8.60%) GPRS
21 17 (7.69%) Microsoft
21 17 (7.69%) PRINCE2
21 17 (7.69%) Degree

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.88%) MS Office
3 12 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.52%) MS Project
5 8 (3.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 141 (63.80%) 3G
2 91 (41.18%) 4G
3 81 (36.65%) 2G
4 58 (26.24%) Radio Access Network
5 44 (19.91%) GSM
6 37 (16.74%) UMTS
7 36 (16.29%) VoLTE
8 32 (14.48%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (12.67%) Wireless
10 26 (11.76%) 3GPP
11 21 (9.50%) RNC
12 19 (8.60%) GPRS
13 16 (7.24%) VoIP
14 15 (6.79%) Diameter Protocol
14 15 (6.79%) WCDMA
15 13 (5.88%) HSPA
16 12 (5.43%) DNS
16 12 (5.43%) MPLS
17 11 (4.98%) RANAP
17 11 (4.98%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (1.81%) MySQL
2 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) GIS
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.62%) Subversion
1 8 (3.62%) Trac
2 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.45%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 135 (61.09%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.79%) Back Office
3 11 (4.98%) Finance
4 5 (2.26%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Billing
6 2 (0.90%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (10.41%) LTE Engineer
2 20 (9.05%) Software Engineer
3 19 (8.60%) RAN Engineer
4 18 (8.14%) Optimisation Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Design Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.33%) Architect
7 13 (5.88%) Designer
7 13 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
8 12 (5.43%) Back Office Engineer
8 12 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.52%) 3G Engineer
9 10 (4.52%) Consultant
10 9 (4.07%) Radio Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) Embedded Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) Field Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (3.62%) STL
2 7 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.17%) XML
3 4 (1.81%) WAP
4 2 (0.90%) Web Services
5 1 (0.45%) .NET
5 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.45%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.45%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.24%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.98%) Handset
3 10 (4.52%) VHDL
4 8 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.62%) PMI
5 6 (2.71%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.26%) User Experience
7 4 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.36%) Statistics
9 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.45%) BBC
10 1 (0.45%) CESG
10 1 (0.45%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) PKI
10 1 (0.45%) Replication
10 1 (0.45%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.41%) Linux
2 13 (5.88%) Unix
3 5 (2.26%) Windows
4 4 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.38%) Project Management
2 26 (11.76%) ITIL
3 22 (9.95%) Network Planning
4 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering
5 17 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.79%) Network Architecture
6 15 (6.79%) Network Design
7 13 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 13 (5.88%) High Availability
8 10 (4.52%) Capacity Management
8 10 (4.52%) Fault Management
9 9 (4.07%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.62%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (3.62%) Network Management
10 8 (3.62%) OO
10 8 (3.62%) SDLC
10 8 (3.62%) Validation
11 7 (3.17%) Network Optimisation
11 7 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.33%) C++
2 13 (5.88%) C
3 8 (3.62%) Embedded C
4 7 (3.17%) Java
4 7 (3.17%) SQL
5 4 (1.81%) C#
5 4 (1.81%) Perl
6 1 (0.45%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.45%) Erlang
6 1 (0.45%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (10.41%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (9.05%) CCNP
3 17 (7.69%) Degree
4 15 (6.79%) CCNA
5 11 (4.98%) HND
6 10 (4.52%) PMI Certification
7 9 (4.07%) HNC
8 8 (3.62%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.36%) PMP
11 2 (0.90%) CWNA
12 1 (0.45%) APMP
12 1 (0.45%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.45%) ISEB
12 1 (0.45%) MCSE
12 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.05%) SLA
2 7 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.45%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (6.79%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.36%) Iperf
2 3 (1.36%) MOM
3 2 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) OPNET
Vendors
1 51 (23.08%) Huawei
2 48 (21.72%) Ericsson
3 25 (11.31%) Cisco
3 25 (11.31%) Nokia
3 25 (11.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 17 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.88%) Mapinfo
6 11 (4.98%) HP
6 11 (4.98%) Nortel
7 10 (4.52%) BT
8 9 (4.07%) Actix
9 8 (3.62%) Amdocs
9 8 (3.62%) Aruba
9 8 (3.62%) Meraki
10 7 (3.17%) NEC
10 7 (3.17%) Remedy
11 5 (2.26%) Anite
11 5 (2.26%) Cramer
12 4 (1.81%) Citrix
12 4 (1.81%) VMware
Slough
IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Posted: 18 days ago
London
South Western Ambulance Service
Rate: From £65,922 to £81,618 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago