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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 350 390 439
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +49
Contract jobs citing LTE 272 189 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.34% 2.61% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 42 30
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £163 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £399 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -18.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+2.11% -16.47%

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +35 227 £325 +1.56% 27
South East +16 131 £350 +16.66% 18
Berkshire +14 97 £325 +36.84% 8
Reading +19 28 £393 +68.81% 4
South West -22 18 £388 +29.16%
Surrey +8 15 £360 +20.00% 7
London +21 13 £235 -30.37% 6
Slough +6 12 £375 +57.89% 1
Guildford +9 11 £360 - 3
North West +8 9 £300 +100.00%
Swindon +3 9 £400 -
Wiltshire -2 9 £400 -
East of England -28 9 £269 -23.21% 2
Hertfordshire -11 8 £263 - 1
Bristol -18 6 £319 -
Manchester -2 5 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -5 5 - - 1
Hampshire -12 5 £310 -3.12% 2
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Maidenhead - 4 £350 - 1
Newbury -6 3 £450 +100.00%
West Yorkshire +12 2 - -
Yorkshire +5 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
City of London +27 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £360 +2.85%
Woking - - - - 3
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 268 (60.91%) Telecoms
2 246 (55.91%) 3G
3 169 (38.41%) 2G
4 148 (33.64%) 4G
5 107 (24.32%) UMTS
6 106 (24.09%) Radio Access Network
7 95 (21.59%) GSM
8 94 (21.36%) Huawei
9 91 (20.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 81 (18.41%) Ericsson
11 68 (15.45%) Degree
12 62 (14.09%) Project Management
13 56 (12.73%) Nokia
14 55 (12.50%) Validation
15 52 (11.82%) SLA
16 50 (11.36%) Ethernet
16 50 (11.36%) Network Architecture
17 43 (9.77%) Wireless
18 42 (9.55%) 3GPP
18 42 (9.55%) WCDMA
18 42 (9.55%) GPRS
19 40 (9.09%) Cisco
19 40 (9.09%) MPLS
20 39 (8.86%) MS Excel
21 37 (8.41%) ATM
21 37 (8.41%) VoLTE
22 36 (8.18%) Network Planning
23 34 (7.73%) SGSN
23 34 (7.73%) SDH
24 33 (7.50%) C

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (0.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 39 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.05%) MS Office
3 12 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
3 1 (0.23%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 246 (55.91%) 3G
2 169 (38.41%) 2G
3 148 (33.64%) 4G
4 107 (24.32%) UMTS
5 106 (24.09%) Radio Access Network
6 95 (21.59%) GSM
7 50 (11.36%) Ethernet
8 43 (9.77%) Wireless
9 42 (9.55%) 3GPP
9 42 (9.55%) WCDMA
9 42 (9.55%) GPRS
10 40 (9.09%) MPLS
11 37 (8.41%) ATM
11 37 (8.41%) VoLTE
12 34 (7.73%) SGSN
12 34 (7.73%) SDH
13 30 (6.82%) GGSN
14 29 (6.59%) VoIP
14 29 (6.59%) Firewall
15 23 (5.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.05%) MySQL
1 9 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (2.05%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.36%) MS Access
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.36%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.91%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.91%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) GDB
General
1 268 (60.91%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.09%) Billing
2 18 (4.09%) Finance
3 17 (3.86%) Electronics
4 11 (2.50%) Back Office
5 10 (2.27%) Multimedia
5 10 (2.27%) Dutch Language
6 8 (1.82%) Front Office
7 7 (1.59%) Marketing
8 6 (1.36%) German Language
8 6 (1.36%) Retail
9 4 (0.91%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 45 (10.23%) Architect
2 39 (8.86%) Design Engineer
2 39 (8.86%) Test Engineer
3 26 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
5 21 (4.77%) Transmission Engineer
6 20 (4.55%) RF Engineer
7 18 (4.09%) Developer
8 17 (3.86%) Incident Manager
9 16 (3.64%) Network Engineer
10 15 (3.41%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.18%) Integration Engineer
11 14 (3.18%) Radio Engineer
12 13 (2.95%) Designer
12 13 (2.95%) Transmission Design Engineer
13 12 (2.73%) Databuild Engineer
13 12 (2.73%) Field Engineer
14 10 (2.27%) Senior Architect
14 10 (2.27%) Analyst
14 10 (2.27%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.73%) XML
2 5 (1.14%) HTML
3 4 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (0.91%) WAP
3 4 (0.91%) SyncML
4 2 (0.45%) STL
4 2 (0.45%) Middleware
5 1 (0.23%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.23%) SOAP
5 1 (0.23%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.23%) HTML5
5 1 (0.23%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 12 (2.73%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.27%) Handset
3 8 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.91%) PMI
7 4 (0.91%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.68%) VHDL
8 3 (0.68%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.45%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.45%) Physics
9 2 (0.45%) IPTV
9 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.45%) ASIC
9 2 (0.45%) Verilog
9 2 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.86%) UNIX
2 14 (3.18%) Linux
3 9 (2.05%) Android
4 8 (1.82%) Windows
5 7 (1.59%) VxWorks
6 6 (1.36%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.91%) bada
7 4 (0.91%) VMS
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.09%) Project Management
2 55 (12.50%) Validation
3 50 (11.36%) Network Architecture
4 36 (8.18%) Network Planning
5 28 (6.36%) Network Design
6 21 (4.77%) Software Engineering
6 21 (4.77%) ITIL
7 19 (4.32%) Problem Management
8 17 (3.86%) Network Management
9 16 (3.64%) Configuration Management
10 15 (3.41%) Migration
10 15 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (2.95%) ETL
12 12 (2.73%) Logistics
12 12 (2.73%) Fault Management
13 11 (2.50%) PRINCE2
14 10 (2.27%) Load Balancing
14 10 (2.27%) Capacity Management
14 10 (2.27%) Test Strategy
14 10 (2.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.50%) C
2 27 (6.14%) SQL
3 25 (5.68%) Perl
4 20 (4.55%) C++
5 15 (3.41%) Java
6 10 (2.27%) Python
7 7 (1.59%) VBA
8 6 (1.36%) C#
9 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.91%) Tcl
10 3 (0.68%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.68%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.45%) Erlang
11 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.23%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) VB
12 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (15.45%) Degree
2 22 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (2.95%) CCIE
4 10 (2.27%) ISEB
5 9 (2.05%) PMP
5 9 (2.05%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.82%) CCNP
7 6 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.36%) CCNA
8 5 (1.14%) HND
9 3 (0.68%) PhD
9 3 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.45%) CCDE
10 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CCDP
10 2 (0.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.82%) SLA
2 12 (2.73%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) NFS
1 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.18%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 94 (21.36%) Huawei
2 91 (20.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 81 (18.41%) Ericsson
4 56 (12.73%) Nokia
5 40 (9.09%) Cisco
6 30 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 27 (6.14%) Juniper
7 27 (6.14%) Mapinfo
8 17 (3.86%) BT
9 16 (3.64%) Nortel
10 14 (3.18%) NEC
11 11 (2.50%) Radware
11 11 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.50%) Oracle
11 11 (2.50%) Redback
12 10 (2.27%) HP
13 9 (2.05%) Cramer
13 9 (2.05%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (1.36%) Agilent
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