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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 379 406 314
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -92
Contract jobs citing LTE 234 166 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 2.47% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 38 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £174 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £415 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 31
Average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +49 217 £260 -10.34% 29
South East +13 130 £275 -6.77% 21
Berkshire +12 101 £279 -14.23% 8
Reading +19 27 £264 -0.47% 4
Newbury +11 22 £290 +65.71% 2
Surrey +18 19 £254 -2.40% 8
North West +2 17 £286 -1.29% 1
London +9 16 £306 -18.33% 2
Guildford +7 16 £248 -4.80% 2
Slough +2 14 £438 +224.07% 1
West Midlands -9 11 £260 -10.34%
Coventry +3 9 £260 +52.94%
South West -18 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 4 - -
Bristol -11 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £375 - 1
East of England +1 3 - - 3
Bracknell +6 2 £263 -
Cambridgeshire -1 2 - - 2
Hampshire -13 2 £210 -38.46% 3
Wiltshire +5 1 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 286 (69.42%) 3G
2 282 (68.45%) Telecoms
3 197 (47.82%) 4G
4 186 (45.15%) 2G
5 169 (41.02%) Radio Access Network
6 141 (34.22%) GSM
7 110 (26.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 104 (25.24%) UMTS
9 103 (25.00%) Ericsson
10 84 (20.39%) Nokia
11 77 (18.69%) Huawei
12 74 (17.96%) Wireless
13 69 (16.75%) Network Planning
14 56 (13.59%) GPRS
15 54 (13.11%) SQL
16 53 (12.86%) VoLTE
17 51 (12.38%) C
18 47 (11.41%) Degree
19 44 (10.68%) NSN NetAct
19 44 (10.68%) Perl
20 41 (9.95%) SLA
21 40 (9.71%) MS Excel
22 39 (9.47%) UNIX
22 39 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (9.22%) HSPA
23 38 (9.22%) Linux
24 37 (8.98%) 3GPP
24 37 (8.98%) Nortel
25 36 (8.74%) MS Office
26 34 (8.25%) Wi-Fi

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 36 (8.74%) MS Office
3 14 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 286 (69.42%) 3G
2 197 (47.82%) 4G
3 186 (45.15%) 2G
4 169 (41.02%) Radio Access Network
5 141 (34.22%) GSM
6 104 (25.24%) UMTS
7 74 (17.96%) Wireless
8 56 (13.59%) GPRS
9 53 (12.86%) VoLTE
10 38 (9.22%) HSPA
11 37 (8.98%) 3GPP
12 34 (8.25%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (7.28%) RNC
14 27 (6.55%) WiMAX
15 22 (5.34%) SDH
15 22 (5.34%) DNS
16 19 (4.61%) MPLS
16 19 (4.61%) SGSN
17 17 (4.13%) Internet
18 16 (3.88%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.13%) MS Access
2 7 (1.70%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.21%) MySQL
3 5 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.49%) Subversion
2 2 (0.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 282 (68.45%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.34%) Electronics
3 21 (5.10%) Finance
4 10 (2.43%) Legal
4 10 (2.43%) German Language
5 8 (1.94%) Marketing
5 8 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.97%) Back Office
6 4 (0.97%) Avionics
7 3 (0.73%) Billing
7 3 (0.73%) Automotive
7 3 (0.73%) Retail
8 2 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 38 (9.22%) RAN Engineer
2 34 (8.25%) Test Engineer
3 27 (6.55%) Performance Engineer
4 20 (4.85%) Delivery Manager
4 20 (4.85%) Design Engineer
5 18 (4.37%) Radio Engineer
6 15 (3.64%) Designer
6 15 (3.64%) Developer
7 14 (3.40%) Project Manager
7 14 (3.40%) Integration Engineer
8 11 (2.67%) Support Engineer
8 11 (2.67%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 9 (2.18%) RAN Configuration Engineer
9 9 (2.18%) Configuration Engineer
9 9 (2.18%) Voice Engineer
9 9 (2.18%) Delivery Project Manager
9 9 (2.18%) Architect
9 9 (2.18%) Consultant
10 8 (1.94%) Analyst
10 8 (1.94%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.13%) XML
2 7 (1.70%) .NET
3 5 (1.21%) SOAP
3 5 (1.21%) HTML
4 3 (0.73%) HTML5
5 2 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.13%) Statistics
3 10 (2.43%) Replication
4 8 (1.94%) GIS
4 8 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 4 (0.97%) PKI
7 3 (0.73%) DTV
7 3 (0.73%) Handset
7 3 (0.73%) Telematics
7 3 (0.73%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.73%) User Experience
8 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.24%) PMI
9 1 (0.24%) ASIC
9 1 (0.24%) Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) VHDL
9 1 (0.24%) Verilog
9 1 (0.24%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.47%) UNIX
2 38 (9.22%) Linux
3 10 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.46%) Solaris
5 3 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.73%) VMS
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.75%) Network Planning
2 33 (8.01%) Configuration Management
2 33 (8.01%) Project Management
3 31 (7.52%) Validation
4 27 (6.55%) Performance Management
5 24 (5.83%) Network Design
6 21 (5.10%) Network Architecture
7 20 (4.85%) Fault Management
7 20 (4.85%) Performance Engineering
8 15 (3.64%) ITIL
9 13 (3.16%) Resource Management
10 12 (2.91%) Service Delivery
10 12 (2.91%) Change Management
10 12 (2.91%) Software Engineering
11 11 (2.67%) Service Management
11 11 (2.67%) Test Scripting
12 10 (2.43%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (2.43%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (2.43%) Performance Improvement
13 9 (2.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.11%) SQL
2 51 (12.38%) C
3 44 (10.68%) Perl
4 27 (6.55%) C++
5 15 (3.64%) C#
6 11 (2.67%) Embedded C
7 8 (1.94%) Python
8 6 (1.46%) Embedded C++
9 5 (1.21%) Java
10 3 (0.73%) VBA
11 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.49%) Erlang
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (11.41%) Degree
2 25 (6.07%) HNC
3 18 (4.37%) HND
3 18 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.91%) CCNP
5 8 (1.94%) ISEB
6 7 (1.70%) CCNA
7 5 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.97%) PMP
9 3 (0.73%) CCIE
10 2 (0.49%) CCDP
10 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.49%) CCDE
11 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.24%) PgMP
11 1 (0.24%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.95%) SLA
2 16 (3.88%) QA
3 6 (1.46%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.97%) DO-254
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.49%) NFS
2 1 (0.24%) NDS
Systems Management
1 44 (10.68%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (1.94%) Netcool
3 7 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 110 (26.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 103 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 84 (20.39%) Nokia
4 77 (18.69%) Huawei
5 37 (8.98%) Nortel
6 30 (7.28%) Oracle
7 22 (5.34%) Microsoft
8 21 (5.10%) Amdocs
9 20 (4.85%) Actix
10 18 (4.37%) Mapinfo
11 17 (4.13%) Siemens
12 14 (3.40%) Cisco
12 14 (3.40%) Cramer
13 10 (2.43%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 8 (1.94%) Business Objects
16 7 (1.70%) HP
16 7 (1.70%) ZTE
17 6 (1.46%) NetHawk
18 5 (1.21%) Greenplum
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