The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 369 389 423
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +34
Contract jobs citing LTE 243 189 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 2.70% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 27
Average daily rate
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£301 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £386 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £26.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -21.11%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +26 197 £310 +3.33% 24
South East +9 118 £325 +4.83% 17
Berkshire +16 96 £325 +11.58% 10
Reading +19 34 £320 +37.63% 5
South West -25 14 £294 +14.07% 1
Slough +5 12 £375 +39.53% 1
Surrey -7 12 - - 5
London +8 11 £245 -27.40% 3
East of England -23 11 £263 -25.00% 3
Hertfordshire -3 10 £256 - 1
Bracknell +9 9 £350 -
Guildford +1 9 - - 1
Wiltshire +1 6 £350 +38.61%
Swindon +1 6 £350 +38.61%
North West -3 5 £273 +81.66%
Maidenhead - 5 - - 2
Newbury -3 4 £450 -
Bristol -23 4 £263 +1.94% 1
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Buckinghamshire -3 3 - - 1
Hampshire -20 3 £310 +13.76% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 - -
West Yorkshire +1 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
City of London +23 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -11 1 £360 +2.85% 1
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
Brentford - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 256 (60.52%) Telecoms
2 231 (54.61%) 3G
3 154 (36.41%) 2G
4 124 (29.31%) 4G
5 108 (25.53%) Radio Access Network
6 101 (23.88%) UMTS
7 87 (20.57%) GSM
8 84 (19.86%) Huawei
9 77 (18.20%) Ericsson
10 74 (17.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 62 (14.66%) Degree
12 58 (13.71%) Project Management
13 55 (13.00%) Ethernet
14 48 (11.35%) Nokia
14 48 (11.35%) Validation
15 46 (10.87%) Network Architecture
16 44 (10.40%) SLA
16 44 (10.40%) WCDMA
17 42 (9.93%) GPRS
17 42 (9.93%) MPLS
18 41 (9.69%) Wireless
19 40 (9.46%) SDH
20 39 (9.22%) 3GPP
20 39 (9.22%) ATM
20 39 (9.22%) Cisco
21 36 (8.51%) MS Excel
21 36 (8.51%) Network Design
22 35 (8.27%) C
23 32 (7.57%) Network Planning
23 32 (7.57%) VoLTE

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (0.71%) Lync
1 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 36 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.33%) MS Office
3 11 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Minerva
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 231 (54.61%) 3G
2 154 (36.41%) 2G
3 124 (29.31%) 4G
4 108 (25.53%) Radio Access Network
5 101 (23.88%) UMTS
6 87 (20.57%) GSM
7 55 (13.00%) Ethernet
8 44 (10.40%) WCDMA
9 42 (9.93%) GPRS
9 42 (9.93%) MPLS
10 41 (9.69%) Wireless
11 40 (9.46%) SDH
12 39 (9.22%) 3GPP
12 39 (9.22%) ATM
13 32 (7.57%) VoLTE
14 27 (6.38%) BGP
14 27 (6.38%) VoIP
14 27 (6.38%) SGSN
15 26 (6.15%) VPN
16 23 (5.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.36%) MySQL
2 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.65%) MS Access
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.42%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.95%) ClearQuest
2 4 (0.95%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.47%) GDB
4 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 256 (60.52%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.96%) Electronics
2 21 (4.96%) Billing
3 15 (3.55%) Finance
4 11 (2.60%) Multimedia
5 10 (2.36%) German Language
6 9 (2.13%) Dutch Language
7 8 (1.89%) Marketing
8 7 (1.65%) Retail
8 7 (1.65%) Back Office
9 6 (1.42%) Front Office
10 4 (0.95%) Legal
11 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (11.11%) Architect
2 41 (9.69%) Design Engineer
2 41 (9.69%) Test Engineer
3 29 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (5.44%) RAN Engineer
5 21 (4.96%) Transmission Engineer
6 20 (4.73%) Integration Engineer
7 18 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 18 (4.26%) Developer
7 18 (4.26%) RF Engineer
8 15 (3.55%) Databuild Engineer
9 14 (3.31%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 14 (3.31%) Incident Manager
10 13 (3.07%) Project Manager
11 12 (2.84%) Consultant
11 12 (2.84%) Radio Engineer
12 11 (2.60%) Designer
12 11 (2.60%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 10 (2.36%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.13%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.84%) XML
2 6 (1.42%) HTML
3 4 (0.95%) WAP
3 4 (0.95%) SyncML
3 4 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.47%) STL
4 2 (0.47%) Middleware
4 2 (0.47%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.24%) Dalvik
5 1 (0.24%) Pylons
5 1 (0.24%) HTML5
5 1 (0.24%) LAMP
5 1 (0.24%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.24%) CSS
5 1 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.13%) Handset
2 8 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.42%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 4 (0.95%) PMI
5 4 (0.95%) Streaming Video
6 3 (0.71%) Device Driver
6 3 (0.71%) VHDL
7 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.47%) W3C
7 2 (0.47%) ASIC
7 2 (0.47%) DTV
7 2 (0.47%) Verilog
7 2 (0.47%) IPTV
7 2 (0.47%) Physics
7 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.55%) Linux
2 13 (3.07%) UNIX
3 8 (1.89%) Windows
4 7 (1.65%) Android
4 7 (1.65%) VxWorks
5 6 (1.42%) Windows Phone
5 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.95%) bada
7 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (13.71%) Project Management
2 48 (11.35%) Validation
3 46 (10.87%) Network Architecture
4 36 (8.51%) Network Design
5 32 (7.57%) Network Planning
6 21 (4.96%) Software Engineering
7 17 (4.02%) ITIL
8 14 (3.31%) ETL
8 14 (3.31%) Capacity Management
8 14 (3.31%) Network Management
9 13 (3.07%) Problem Management
10 12 (2.84%) Migration
10 12 (2.84%) Configuration Management
10 12 (2.84%) Logistics
10 12 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (2.36%) Change Management
11 10 (2.36%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 10 (2.36%) Test Strategy
12 9 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (2.13%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.27%) C
2 27 (6.38%) SQL
3 23 (5.44%) Perl
4 22 (5.20%) C++
5 16 (3.78%) Java
6 10 (2.36%) Python
7 6 (1.42%) C#
8 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.18%) VBA
9 4 (0.95%) VB
9 4 (0.95%) Tcl
10 3 (0.71%) Erlang
10 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.71%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.47%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) Groovy
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (14.66%) Degree
2 19 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.84%) ISEB
4 10 (2.36%) CCIE
5 9 (2.13%) PMP
5 9 (2.13%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.65%) CCNP
8 6 (1.42%) CCNA
9 5 (1.18%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.95%) HND
11 3 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.71%) PhD
12 1 (0.24%) CCDE
12 1 (0.24%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.24%) CCDP
12 1 (0.24%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.40%) SLA
2 10 (2.36%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.47%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (3.78%) NSN NetAct
2 15 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.95%) OPNET
Vendors
1 84 (19.86%) Huawei
2 77 (18.20%) Ericsson
3 74 (17.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 48 (11.35%) Nokia
5 39 (9.22%) Cisco
6 29 (6.86%) Microsoft
7 23 (5.44%) Juniper
7 23 (5.44%) Mapinfo
8 19 (4.49%) BT
8 19 (4.49%) Nortel
9 14 (3.31%) NEC
10 12 (2.84%) Oracle
11 10 (2.36%) Business Objects
12 9 (2.13%) Redback
12 9 (2.13%) Radware
12 9 (2.13%) Cramer
12 9 (2.13%) Siemens
13 8 (1.89%) HP
14 7 (1.65%) Agilent
14 7 (1.65%) CheckPoint
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago