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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 396 426 321
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -105
Contract jobs citing LTE 225 153 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 2.19% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 63
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £305
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.80 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%

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
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +34 212 £315 -5.97% 21
South East +31 130 £368 +33.63% 14
Berkshire +28 101 £375 +38.88% 8
Reading +32 33 £400 +48.14% 5
London +8 26 £265 -23.18% 2
South West -24 13 £263 -2.68% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 12 - -
Bristol -8 11 £260 -3.61% 1
East of England -32 9 £260 +0.97% 2
City of London +3 7 £255 -26.08% 1
Surrey -3 7 £344 +37.50% 6
Bracknell -7 7 - -
Guildford -9 7 £344 +37.50% 1
Slough -15 5 £208 -30.83% 3
Hertfordshire -26 5 £260 +0.97% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 4 - - 1
Hampshire -22 3 - -
Newbury +1 2 - -
North West -5 2 - -
Manchester -9 2 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Chesham - 1 - -
Gatwick - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Twickenham - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 299 (60.77%) Telecoms
2 288 (58.54%) 3G
3 188 (38.21%) 4G
4 165 (33.54%) 2G
5 143 (29.07%) Radio Access Network
6 122 (24.80%) UMTS
7 121 (24.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 117 (23.78%) GSM
9 108 (21.95%) Huawei
10 88 (17.89%) Ericsson
11 77 (15.65%) Degree
12 63 (12.80%) Validation
13 61 (12.40%) Project Management
13 61 (12.40%) Nokia
14 52 (10.57%) VoLTE
15 50 (10.16%) Network Architecture
15 50 (10.16%) Wireless
16 46 (9.35%) 3GPP
16 46 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
17 45 (9.15%) SLA
18 42 (8.54%) GPRS
18 42 (8.54%) UNIX
19 40 (8.13%) MS Excel
19 40 (8.13%) SQL
20 38 (7.72%) MS Office
21 37 (7.52%) Cisco
22 36 (7.32%) C
22 36 (7.32%) Finance
22 36 (7.32%) Network Planning
23 35 (7.11%) WCDMA

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.20%) SAS
2 1 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.72%) MS Office
3 21 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.20%) Summit
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 288 (58.54%) 3G
2 188 (38.21%) 4G
3 165 (33.54%) 2G
4 143 (29.07%) Radio Access Network
5 122 (24.80%) UMTS
6 117 (23.78%) GSM
7 52 (10.57%) VoLTE
8 50 (10.16%) Wireless
9 46 (9.35%) 3GPP
10 42 (8.54%) GPRS
11 35 (7.11%) WCDMA
11 35 (7.11%) DNS
12 31 (6.30%) Ethernet
12 31 (6.30%) GGSN
12 31 (6.30%) SGSN
13 29 (5.89%) INAP
13 29 (5.89%) MPLS
14 25 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (5.08%) SNMP
15 22 (4.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.03%) MySQL
4 8 (1.63%) MS Access
5 6 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.22%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (0.81%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.61%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) GDB
5 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 299 (60.77%) Telecoms
2 36 (7.32%) Finance
3 22 (4.47%) Electronics
4 20 (4.07%) Billing
5 17 (3.46%) Marketing
6 14 (2.85%) Back Office
7 12 (2.44%) Legal
8 8 (1.63%) Dutch Language
8 8 (1.63%) German Language
9 7 (1.42%) Front Office
10 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.02%) Law
11 5 (1.02%) Retail
12 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (8.54%) Test Engineer
2 35 (7.11%) Architect
3 33 (6.71%) Design Engineer
4 27 (5.49%) Designer
5 20 (4.07%) RF Engineer
5 20 (4.07%) Developer
5 20 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (3.86%) Consultant
7 17 (3.46%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (2.85%) RAN Engineer
9 12 (2.44%) Field Engineer
10 11 (2.24%) Network Engineer
10 11 (2.24%) Project Manager
10 11 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.24%) RF Optimisation Engineer
11 10 (2.03%) 3G Engineer
12 9 (1.83%) Radio Engineer
12 9 (1.83%) Hardware Engineer
12 9 (1.83%) Analyst
12 9 (1.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.85%) XML
2 7 (1.42%) SOAP
3 6 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (0.81%) .NET
5 2 (0.41%) HTML
5 2 (0.41%) STL
5 2 (0.41%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) SyncML
6 1 (0.20%) WAP
6 1 (0.20%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.20%) HTML5
6 1 (0.20%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.64%) GIS
4 11 (2.24%) Handset
5 10 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.02%) User Experience
8 4 (0.81%) Replication
8 4 (0.81%) PMI
8 4 (0.81%) DTV
8 4 (0.81%) VHDL
9 3 (0.61%) ASIC
9 3 (0.61%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.41%) Clustering
10 2 (0.41%) Verilog
10 2 (0.41%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.54%) UNIX
2 34 (6.91%) Linux
3 10 (2.03%) VMS
4 8 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.42%) Solaris
6 4 (0.81%) VxWorks
6 4 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.20%) bada
7 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.80%) Validation
2 61 (12.40%) Project Management
3 50 (10.16%) Network Architecture
4 36 (7.32%) Network Planning
5 31 (6.30%) ITIL
6 30 (6.10%) Configuration Management
7 23 (4.67%) Software Engineering
8 21 (4.27%) Problem Management
9 19 (3.86%) Network Design
9 19 (3.86%) Capacity Management
10 18 (3.66%) Migration
11 16 (3.25%) Fault Management
12 15 (3.05%) Requirements Analysis
12 15 (3.05%) PRINCE2
13 14 (2.85%) Performance Management
14 13 (2.64%) ETL
14 13 (2.64%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.64%) Network Management
14 13 (2.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.13%) SQL
2 36 (7.32%) C
3 34 (6.91%) Perl
4 31 (6.30%) C++
5 18 (3.66%) C#
6 13 (2.64%) Java
7 10 (2.03%) Embedded C
8 8 (1.63%) Python
9 5 (1.02%) Embedded C++
10 3 (0.61%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.61%) Erlang
10 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.61%) VBA
11 2 (0.41%) R
12 1 (0.20%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (15.65%) Degree
2 27 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.85%) CCIE
4 8 (1.63%) ISEB
4 8 (1.63%) PMP
4 8 (1.63%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.42%) CCNP
5 7 (1.42%) CCNA
6 6 (1.22%) HND
7 5 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.81%) CCDP
9 3 (0.61%) HNC
9 3 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.41%) CCDE
10 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.41%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.15%) SLA
2 11 (2.24%) QA
3 5 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (4.27%) NSN NetAct
2 12 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.42%) Netcool
4 3 (0.61%) OpenView
4 3 (0.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 121 (24.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 108 (21.95%) Huawei
3 88 (17.89%) Ericsson
4 61 (12.40%) Nokia
5 37 (7.52%) Cisco
6 30 (6.10%) Oracle
6 30 (6.10%) Mapinfo
7 29 (5.89%) Microsoft
8 22 (4.47%) Juniper
9 17 (3.46%) Nortel
10 12 (2.44%) Business Objects
10 12 (2.44%) HP
10 12 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.44%) Greenplum
11 10 (2.03%) Redback
11 10 (2.03%) TIBCO
11 10 (2.03%) Radware
12 9 (1.83%) BT
13 8 (1.63%) Siemens
13 8 (1.63%) Red Hat
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