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 14 July 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 377 386 433
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +47
Contract jobs citing LTE 204 179 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 2.56% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 30
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £163 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £372 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 32 26
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £22.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £44.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -18.47%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7242 7005 8916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.93% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3867 3581 3892
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 517 679
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.63 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.57% +2.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -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 14 July 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
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 July 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 +5 168 £295 -1.58% 31
South East -2 105 £325 +8.33% 17
Berkshire +18 87 £325 +85.71% 14
Reading +23 31 £315 - 8
Slough +5 14 £375 +130.76% 1
East of England -20 13 £263 -19.23% 4
Hertfordshire +7 12 £256 - 1
London +6 11 £245 -27.40% 4
South West -21 11 £263 +1.94% 5
Surrey -11 9 £383 +27.50% 3
Bracknell +12 7 £350 -
Guildford +1 5 £383 -
Bristol -17 5 £263 +1.94% 4
Maidenhead +1 4 - - 3
Newbury +1 4 £450 -
Swindon -1 4 - - 1
North West -1 4 £245 +63.33%
Wiltshire -5 4 - - 1
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Hampshire -19 3 £310 +15.88%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - -
City of London +25 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £360 +10.76% 2
Manchester - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 246 (63.40%) Telecoms
2 210 (54.12%) 3G
3 139 (35.82%) 2G
4 108 (27.84%) 4G
5 100 (25.77%) Radio Access Network
6 99 (25.52%) UMTS
7 77 (19.85%) GSM
8 71 (18.30%) Huawei
9 62 (15.98%) Ericsson
10 56 (14.43%) Degree
11 55 (14.18%) Ethernet
12 53 (13.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 48 (12.37%) Project Management
14 45 (11.60%) Network Architecture
15 43 (11.08%) MPLS
15 43 (11.08%) WCDMA
16 42 (10.82%) GPRS
16 42 (10.82%) Nokia
16 42 (10.82%) Validation
17 41 (10.57%) SDH
17 41 (10.57%) ATM
18 39 (10.05%) SLA
18 39 (10.05%) Network Design
19 38 (9.79%) Wireless
20 37 (9.54%) Cisco
20 37 (9.54%) 3GPP
21 33 (8.51%) Network Planning
22 32 (8.25%) MS Excel
23 30 (7.73%) BGP
24 29 (7.47%) VPN

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (0.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.70%) MS Office
3 8 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.26%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 210 (54.12%) 3G
2 139 (35.82%) 2G
3 108 (27.84%) 4G
4 100 (25.77%) Radio Access Network
5 99 (25.52%) UMTS
6 77 (19.85%) GSM
7 55 (14.18%) Ethernet
8 43 (11.08%) WCDMA
8 43 (11.08%) MPLS
9 42 (10.82%) GPRS
10 41 (10.57%) SDH
10 41 (10.57%) ATM
11 38 (9.79%) Wireless
12 37 (9.54%) 3GPP
13 30 (7.73%) BGP
14 29 (7.47%) VPN
15 27 (6.96%) VoIP
16 26 (6.70%) VoLTE
17 23 (5.93%) SGSN
17 23 (5.93%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.09%) MS Access
2 11 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.03%) MySQL
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) TestDirector
1 4 (1.03%) ClearQuest
1 4 (1.03%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.52%) GDB
General
1 246 (63.40%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.93%) Electronics
3 21 (5.41%) Billing
4 12 (3.09%) Finance
5 11 (2.84%) Multimedia
6 9 (2.32%) German Language
7 7 (1.80%) Retail
8 6 (1.55%) Marketing
9 5 (1.29%) Dutch Language
10 4 (1.03%) Legal
11 3 (0.77%) Front Office
11 3 (0.77%) Back Office
11 3 (0.77%) French Language
12 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.26%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 44 (11.34%) Design Engineer
2 43 (11.08%) Architect
3 42 (10.82%) Test Engineer
4 27 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (5.67%) Integration Engineer
5 22 (5.67%) RAN Engineer
6 20 (5.15%) Transmission Engineer
6 20 (5.15%) Network Engineer
7 18 (4.64%) Databuild Engineer
8 17 (4.38%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.12%) RF Engineer
10 15 (3.87%) Designer
11 14 (3.61%) Transmission Design Engineer
11 14 (3.61%) Incident Manager
12 13 (3.35%) Developer
12 13 (3.35%) Consultant
13 12 (3.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
14 11 (2.84%) Network Design Engineer
15 10 (2.58%) Radio Engineer
16 9 (2.32%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.80%) XML
2 6 (1.55%) HTML
3 4 (1.03%) WAP
3 4 (1.03%) SyncML
4 3 (0.77%) SOAP
5 2 (0.52%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.26%) Dalvik
6 1 (0.26%) LAMP
6 1 (0.26%) Pylons
6 1 (0.26%) HTML5
6 1 (0.26%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.06%) Handset
2 7 (1.80%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (1.55%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.29%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.03%) PMI
5 4 (1.03%) Streaming Video
6 3 (0.77%) VHDL
6 3 (0.77%) Device Driver
6 3 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.52%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.52%) Physics
7 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.52%) Verilog
7 2 (0.52%) W3C
7 2 (0.52%) ASIC
7 2 (0.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.06%) Windows
1 8 (2.06%) Linux
2 7 (1.80%) VxWorks
2 7 (1.80%) Android
2 7 (1.80%) UNIX
3 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.55%) Windows Phone
4 4 (1.03%) bada
5 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.37%) Project Management
2 45 (11.60%) Network Architecture
3 42 (10.82%) Validation
4 39 (10.05%) Network Design
5 33 (8.51%) Network Planning
6 17 (4.38%) ITIL
6 17 (4.38%) Capacity Management
7 16 (4.12%) Software Engineering
8 13 (3.35%) Network Management
8 13 (3.35%) Problem Management
9 12 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (3.09%) Logistics
9 12 (3.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 11 (2.84%) Migration
11 10 (2.58%) Test Strategy
12 9 (2.32%) Fault Management
13 8 (2.06%) Load Balancing
13 8 (2.06%) Test Management
13 8 (2.06%) Change Management
14 7 (1.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.47%) C
2 24 (6.19%) SQL
3 18 (4.64%) Perl
4 17 (4.38%) C++
5 12 (3.09%) Java
6 10 (2.58%) Python
7 7 (1.80%) VB
8 5 (1.29%) VBA
8 5 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.03%) Tcl
10 3 (0.77%) Erlang
11 2 (0.52%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.26%) Groovy
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C#
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (14.43%) Degree
2 18 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.58%) ISEB
3 10 (2.58%) PMP
3 10 (2.58%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.58%) CCIE
4 9 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.80%) CCNP
5 7 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.55%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.29%) CCNA
8 4 (1.03%) HND
8 4 (1.03%) PhD
9 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) CCDE
10 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) CCSP
10 1 (0.26%) CCDP
10 1 (0.26%) CCIP
10 1 (0.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.05%) SLA
2 9 (2.32%) QA
3 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) NFS
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (4.90%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.80%) OPNET
4 5 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (18.30%) Huawei
2 62 (15.98%) Ericsson
3 53 (13.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 42 (10.82%) Nokia
5 37 (9.54%) Cisco
6 22 (5.67%) Juniper
7 21 (5.41%) Microsoft
8 20 (5.15%) BT
9 18 (4.64%) Mapinfo
9 18 (4.64%) Nortel
10 13 (3.35%) NEC
11 10 (2.58%) Cramer
12 9 (2.32%) Redback
12 9 (2.32%) Oracle
12 9 (2.32%) Radware
13 8 (2.06%) HP
13 8 (2.06%) Siemens
13 8 (2.06%) Agilent
14 7 (1.80%) Business Objects
15 6 (1.55%) CheckPoint
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