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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 505 383 437
Rank change year-on-year
-122 +54
Contract jobs citing LTE 153 263 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 3.17% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 82 38
Average daily rate £325 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £121 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £438 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £269 £285
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -18.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -18.33%

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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -106 150 £325 +18.18% 10
South East -61 92 £270 -6.89% 5
Berkshire -39 51 £285 -1.72%
Hampshire +21 26 - -
Reading -21 23 £266 -14.80%
West Midlands -2 13 - -
East of England +13 12 £413 +26.92% 1
London -12 12 £363 +11.53% 1
Hertfordshire +13 11 £413 +26.92%
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £413 -
Surrey -11 10 £270 -15.62% 4
Birmingham - 10 - -
Guildford 0 8 £275 -14.06%
North West -16 8 £303 +16.34%
Bracknell -1 7 - -
Newbury -1 5 £260 -10.34%
Manchester -9 5 £240 -36.00%
Basingstoke -4 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +12 3 - -
South West +6 2 £280 -9.67% 3
Gatwick +2 2 - -
Cheshire -11 2 £330 +26.92%
West Sussex -15 2 - -
Warrington -18 2 £330 +26.92%
East Midlands +6 1 £275 -15.38%
Swindon +2 1 - - 1
Slough -1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 1
Bristol -3 1 £280 - 2
Yorkshire -13 1 £130 +6.12%

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 152 (62.55%) 3G
2 143 (58.85%) Telecoms
3 98 (40.33%) 4G
4 69 (28.40%) 2G
5 47 (19.34%) Project Management
6 46 (18.93%) Wi-Fi
7 43 (17.70%) UMTS
7 43 (17.70%) Radio Access Network
8 41 (16.87%) Ericsson
9 40 (16.46%) GSM
10 39 (16.05%) Wireless
11 37 (15.23%) Cisco
12 35 (14.40%) Nokia
12 35 (14.40%) Huawei
13 31 (12.76%) VoLTE
14 30 (12.35%) Software Engineering
15 29 (11.93%) ITIL
16 28 (11.52%) Linux
17 26 (10.70%) C
18 25 (10.29%) MS Excel
19 24 (9.88%) Microsoft
19 24 (9.88%) SLA
19 24 (9.88%) Network Planning
20 22 (9.05%) HP
21 21 (8.64%) Finance
22 20 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
22 20 (8.23%) Embedded C
22 20 (8.23%) WLAN
22 20 (8.23%) Degree
23 19 (7.82%) Amdocs

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Applications
1 25 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.35%) MS Office
2 13 (5.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (4.94%) MS Project
4 5 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 152 (62.55%) 3G
2 98 (40.33%) 4G
3 69 (28.40%) 2G
4 46 (18.93%) Wi-Fi
5 43 (17.70%) Radio Access Network
5 43 (17.70%) UMTS
6 40 (16.46%) GSM
7 39 (16.05%) Wireless
8 31 (12.76%) VoLTE
9 20 (8.23%) WLAN
10 19 (7.82%) Diameter Protocol
11 15 (6.17%) 3GPP
12 11 (4.53%) RTP
13 10 (4.12%) GPRS
14 9 (3.70%) INAP
14 9 (3.70%) LDAP
14 9 (3.70%) MGW
14 9 (3.70%) PPP
14 9 (3.70%) RNC
14 9 (3.70%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.41%) MS Access
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.53%) Subversion
2 9 (3.70%) Trac
3 3 (1.23%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) Hudson
4 2 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.82%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
General
1 143 (58.85%) Telecoms
2 21 (8.64%) Finance
3 14 (5.76%) Back Office
4 6 (2.47%) Legal
5 5 (2.06%) Front Office
6 3 (1.23%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Military
7 2 (0.82%) Avionics
7 2 (0.82%) Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (12.35%) Software Engineer
2 24 (9.88%) Project Manager
3 21 (8.64%) LTE Engineer
4 20 (8.23%) Optimisation Engineer
5 19 (7.82%) Embedded Engineer
5 19 (7.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 18 (7.41%) VHDL Engineer
7 17 (7.00%) Test Engineer
8 15 (6.17%) 3G Engineer
8 15 (6.17%) Architect
8 15 (6.17%) Radio Engineer
9 13 (5.35%) Network Engineer
9 13 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.53%) RF Engineer
11 10 (4.12%) Telecoms Manager
12 9 (3.70%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
12 9 (3.70%) 4G Engineer
13 8 (3.29%) Consultant
13 8 (3.29%) RAN Engineer
13 8 (3.29%) RF Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (3.70%) SOAP
1 9 (3.70%) SPML
1 9 (3.70%) STL
2 6 (2.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.41%) WAP
3 1 (0.41%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.82%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.41%) VHDL
3 11 (4.53%) PMI
4 10 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.06%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.65%) User Experience
8 3 (1.23%) Handset
9 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.82%) Statistics
10 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.41%) NHS
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
10 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.52%) Linux
2 11 (4.53%) Unix
3 4 (1.65%) Windows
4 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.34%) Project Management
2 30 (12.35%) Software Engineering
3 29 (11.93%) ITIL
4 24 (9.88%) Network Planning
5 19 (7.82%) Network Architecture
5 19 (7.82%) PRINCE2
6 18 (7.41%) Embedded Software Development
7 16 (6.58%) Service Delivery
8 15 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (5.76%) High Availability
9 14 (5.76%) Network Design
10 13 (5.35%) ITIL V3
10 13 (5.35%) Logistics
11 11 (4.53%) Change Management
11 11 (4.53%) Migration
11 11 (4.53%) Service Management
12 10 (4.12%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.70%) Cross-Platform Development
13 9 (3.70%) OO
14 8 (3.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.70%) C
2 20 (8.23%) Embedded C
3 11 (4.53%) C++
4 4 (1.65%) SQL
5 2 (0.82%) ANSI C
5 2 (0.82%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.41%) Perl
6 1 (0.41%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (8.23%) Degree
2 18 (7.41%) CCNP
3 16 (6.58%) HNC
3 16 (6.58%) HND
4 12 (4.94%) PMI Certification
5 10 (4.12%) CCNA
6 5 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) CCIE
7 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) CCDP
8 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.41%) CWNA
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB
8 1 (0.41%) PMP
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.88%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.41%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) NFS
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (7.00%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.23%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (1.23%) MOM
3 2 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.82%) Netcool
4 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 41 (16.87%) Ericsson
2 37 (15.23%) Cisco
3 35 (14.40%) Huawei
3 35 (14.40%) Nokia
4 24 (9.88%) Microsoft
5 22 (9.05%) HP
6 19 (7.82%) Amdocs
7 18 (7.41%) Aruba
7 18 (7.41%) Meraki
8 17 (7.00%) Nokia Networks
9 16 (6.58%) Mapinfo
10 15 (6.17%) Remedy
11 10 (4.12%) BT
12 8 (3.29%) Actix
12 8 (3.29%) Siemens
12 8 (3.29%) VMware
13 7 (2.88%) Arqiva
13 7 (2.88%) Virgin Media
14 6 (2.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 5 (2.06%) Juniper
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