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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 381 399 377
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing LTE 268 183 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.15% 2.57% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 36
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£350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -16.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £24.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.60 £43.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -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
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +45 251 £350 +2.94% 21
South East +34 156 £364 +26.52% 17
Berkshire +25 114 £350 +29.62% 12
Reading +21 35 £375 +50.00% 4
London +27 23 £275 -21.42% 1
South West -18 19 £388 +47.90%
Surrey - 16 £364 - 5
Guildford - 14 £364 - 1
Bristol -19 13 £261 -0.28%
Bracknell +3 10 £350 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire +2 10 - -
City of London +24 7 £255 -26.08%
North West -5 7 £300 -
Manchester -4 6 £300 -
Slough -6 6 £208 -30.83% 6
Swindon - 6 £400 -
Wiltshire - 6 £400 -
Hampshire -23 5 £310 +12.72%
East of England -41 5 £260 +3.48% 3
Hertfordshire -42 4 £260 +3.48% 2
Newbury -4 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Windsor - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 298 (61.95%) Telecoms
2 272 (56.55%) 3G
3 179 (37.21%) 4G
4 164 (34.10%) 2G
5 125 (25.99%) Radio Access Network
6 123 (25.57%) UMTS
7 116 (24.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 107 (22.25%) Huawei
8 107 (22.25%) GSM
9 83 (17.26%) Degree
10 77 (16.01%) Ericsson
11 65 (13.51%) Validation
12 59 (12.27%) Project Management
12 59 (12.27%) Network Architecture
13 56 (11.64%) Nokia
14 49 (10.19%) VoLTE
15 48 (9.98%) Wireless
16 44 (9.15%) SLA
16 44 (9.15%) 3GPP
17 42 (8.73%) GPRS
18 41 (8.52%) MS Excel
19 40 (8.32%) Cisco
19 40 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (8.11%) WCDMA
21 37 (7.69%) Ethernet
21 37 (7.69%) C
22 35 (7.28%) SQL
22 35 (7.28%) MS Office
22 35 (7.28%) MPLS
23 32 (6.65%) UNIX

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (0.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 41 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.28%) MS Office
3 17 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
2 1 (0.21%) Minerva
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 272 (56.55%) 3G
2 179 (37.21%) 4G
3 164 (34.10%) 2G
4 125 (25.99%) Radio Access Network
5 123 (25.57%) UMTS
6 107 (22.25%) GSM
7 49 (10.19%) VoLTE
8 48 (9.98%) Wireless
9 44 (9.15%) 3GPP
10 42 (8.73%) GPRS
11 39 (8.11%) WCDMA
12 37 (7.69%) Ethernet
13 35 (7.28%) MPLS
14 32 (6.65%) SGSN
15 31 (6.44%) GGSN
16 26 (5.41%) Firewall
17 25 (5.20%) INAP
18 24 (4.99%) SNMP
19 23 (4.78%) SMS
20 22 (4.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.87%) MySQL
2 9 (1.87%) MS Access
3 8 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.25%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.25%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.83%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.83%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) GDB
4 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 298 (61.95%) Telecoms
2 28 (5.82%) Finance
3 23 (4.78%) Billing
4 21 (4.37%) Electronics
5 15 (3.12%) Marketing
6 14 (2.91%) Back Office
7 10 (2.08%) Dutch Language
8 8 (1.66%) Legal
9 7 (1.46%) Front Office
9 7 (1.46%) German Language
10 5 (1.04%) Retail
11 4 (0.83%) Law
12 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.42%) Automotive
13 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.21%) Advertising
14 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 48 (9.98%) Test Engineer
2 43 (8.94%) Architect
3 31 (6.44%) Design Engineer
4 26 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (4.57%) RF Engineer
6 18 (3.74%) Integration Engineer
6 18 (3.74%) Designer
6 18 (3.74%) Consultant
7 17 (3.53%) Developer
8 15 (3.12%) Field Engineer
9 13 (2.70%) Network Engineer
9 13 (2.70%) RAN Engineer
10 12 (2.49%) RF Optimisation Engineer
10 12 (2.49%) Project Manager
11 11 (2.29%) Radio Engineer
12 10 (2.08%) 3G Engineer
12 10 (2.08%) Transmission Engineer
13 9 (1.87%) IP Engineer
13 9 (1.87%) Analyst
13 9 (1.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.29%) XML
2 5 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (0.62%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) SOAP
4 2 (0.42%) STL
4 2 (0.42%) Middleware
4 2 (0.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) SyncML
5 1 (0.21%) HTML5
5 1 (0.21%) Dalvik
5 1 (0.21%) WAP
5 1 (0.21%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.74%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.29%) GIS
3 11 (2.29%) Handset
4 10 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.04%) PMI
7 4 (0.83%) VHDL
7 4 (0.83%) Replication
7 4 (0.83%) User Experience
8 3 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.62%) ASIC
8 3 (0.62%) DTV
9 2 (0.42%) IPTV
9 2 (0.42%) Verilog
9 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.42%) Physics
9 2 (0.42%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.65%) UNIX
2 24 (4.99%) Linux
3 10 (2.08%) VMS
4 4 (0.83%) VxWorks
4 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (0.83%) Android
5 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Windows
7 1 (0.21%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.21%) bada
7 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (13.51%) Validation
2 59 (12.27%) Project Management
2 59 (12.27%) Network Architecture
3 32 (6.65%) Network Planning
4 27 (5.61%) ITIL
5 25 (5.20%) Software Engineering
6 22 (4.57%) Network Design
6 22 (4.57%) Configuration Management
7 19 (3.95%) Problem Management
8 17 (3.53%) Migration
8 17 (3.53%) Network Management
9 15 (3.12%) Capacity Management
10 14 (2.91%) PRINCE2
11 13 (2.70%) Performance Management
11 13 (2.70%) Fault Management
12 12 (2.49%) Test Automation
13 11 (2.29%) ETL
13 11 (2.29%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (2.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.69%) C
2 35 (7.28%) SQL
3 31 (6.44%) Perl
4 25 (5.20%) C++
5 12 (2.49%) Java
5 12 (2.49%) C#
6 8 (1.66%) Python
6 8 (1.66%) Embedded C
7 5 (1.04%) Embedded C++
7 5 (1.04%) VBA
8 3 (0.62%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.62%) Erlang
8 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.42%) R
9 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (17.26%) Degree
2 31 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (3.33%) CCIE
4 10 (2.08%) ISEB
5 9 (1.87%) CCNP
5 9 (1.87%) PMP
5 9 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.46%) CCNA
6 7 (1.46%) HND
6 7 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.83%) CCDP
9 3 (0.62%) HNC
9 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.42%) CCDE
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.15%) SLA
2 12 (2.49%) QA
3 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (0.83%) NFS
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (3.95%) NSN NetAct
2 13 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.04%) Netcool
4 3 (0.62%) OpenView
4 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 116 (24.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 107 (22.25%) Huawei
3 77 (16.01%) Ericsson
4 56 (11.64%) Nokia
5 40 (8.32%) Cisco
6 31 (6.44%) Mapinfo
7 27 (5.61%) Juniper
8 25 (5.20%) Microsoft
9 22 (4.57%) Oracle
10 14 (2.91%) Nortel
11 13 (2.70%) HP
11 13 (2.70%) CheckPoint
12 12 (2.49%) Radware
12 12 (2.49%) BT
12 12 (2.49%) Redback
12 12 (2.49%) Business Objects
13 10 (2.08%) TIBCO
14 9 (1.87%) Cramer
14 9 (1.87%) Agilent
14 9 (1.87%) Greenplum
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