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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 410 421 288
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -133
Contract jobs citing LTE 163 138 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.28% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 2.14% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £125 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-20.35% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +9 151 £286 -17.62% 40
South East +3 89 £258 -33.54% 23
Berkshire +5 63 £290 -25.40% 11
Reading +19 24 £290 -
Surrey +9 15 £248 -4.80% 11
London +15 13 £550 +175.00% 4
Guildford +8 13 £248 -4.80% 1
Newbury - 13 £293 - 1
West Midlands +8 12 £425 - 2
Slough -6 11 £438 +12.17% 8
East of England +5 7 - - 7
Buckinghamshire -7 7 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 4 - - 5
Bristol -17 4 £330 +22.79% 3
South West -36 4 £330 +22.79% 3
North West - 4 - -
Coventry +4 3 - -
Hertfordshire +3 3 - - 2
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Amersham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 271 (64.52%) Telecoms
2 270 (64.29%) 3G
3 184 (43.81%) 4G
4 169 (40.24%) 2G
5 148 (35.24%) Radio Access Network
6 121 (28.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 107 (25.48%) GSM
8 99 (23.57%) UMTS
9 94 (22.38%) Ericsson
10 90 (21.43%) Huawei
11 81 (19.29%) Nokia
12 59 (14.05%) Degree
13 53 (12.62%) SQL
14 50 (11.90%) Validation
15 48 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (11.19%) Network Planning
17 45 (10.71%) VoLTE
18 42 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
19 41 (9.76%) UNIX
20 40 (9.52%) Perl
21 39 (9.29%) Wireless
21 39 (9.29%) MS Excel
21 39 (9.29%) Project Management
22 38 (9.05%) SLA
22 38 (9.05%) C
23 37 (8.81%) GPRS
24 35 (8.33%) 3GPP
24 35 (8.33%) Oracle
25 34 (8.10%) Linux
26 32 (7.62%) MS Office

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 39 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.62%) MS Office
3 17 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 270 (64.29%) 3G
2 184 (43.81%) 4G
3 169 (40.24%) 2G
4 148 (35.24%) Radio Access Network
5 107 (25.48%) GSM
6 99 (23.57%) UMTS
7 45 (10.71%) VoLTE
8 39 (9.29%) Wireless
9 37 (8.81%) GPRS
10 35 (8.33%) 3GPP
11 26 (6.19%) DNS
12 23 (5.48%) Ethernet
13 22 (5.24%) Broadband
14 21 (5.00%) MPLS
14 21 (5.00%) INAP
15 20 (4.76%) VoIP
16 19 (4.52%) SMS
16 19 (4.52%) SNMP
16 19 (4.52%) LDAP
16 19 (4.52%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.86%) MS Access
2 9 (2.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 271 (64.52%) Telecoms
2 31 (7.38%) Finance
3 19 (4.52%) Electronics
4 15 (3.57%) Marketing
5 13 (3.10%) Legal
6 10 (2.38%) Back Office
6 10 (2.38%) Billing
7 8 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.19%) Law
8 5 (1.19%) German Language
9 4 (0.95%) Avionics
9 4 (0.95%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.71%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Front Office
10 3 (0.71%) Retail
11 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.48%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (9.52%) Test Engineer
2 29 (6.90%) RAN Engineer
3 24 (5.71%) Design Engineer
4 21 (5.00%) Designer
5 16 (3.81%) Architect
5 16 (3.81%) Integration Engineer
6 15 (3.57%) Consultant
6 15 (3.57%) Developer
7 14 (3.33%) Field Engineer
8 12 (2.86%) RF Engineer
8 12 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (2.62%) Performance Engineer
9 11 (2.62%) Project Manager
9 11 (2.62%) Operations Manager
9 11 (2.62%) RF Optimisation Engineer
10 9 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (1.90%) Radio Engineer
12 7 (1.67%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (1.67%) Implementation Manager
12 7 (1.67%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.62%) XML
2 7 (1.67%) .NET
3 6 (1.43%) SOAP
4 4 (0.95%) HTML
5 3 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (0.71%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.86%) GIS
4 9 (2.14%) Statistics
5 7 (1.67%) Replication
6 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.19%) User Experience
8 4 (0.95%) Handset
9 3 (0.71%) DTV
9 3 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.71%) Telematics
9 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.48%) Clustering
10 2 (0.48%) VHDL
10 2 (0.48%) ASIC
11 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.24%) PMI
11 1 (0.24%) Neural Network
11 1 (0.24%) Verilog
11 1 (0.24%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.76%) UNIX
2 34 (8.10%) Linux
3 10 (2.38%) VMS
4 9 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.90%) Solaris
6 4 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (11.90%) Validation
2 47 (11.19%) Network Planning
3 39 (9.29%) Project Management
4 29 (6.90%) Network Architecture
5 28 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 26 (6.19%) ITIL
7 17 (4.05%) Problem Management
8 16 (3.81%) Fault Management
8 16 (3.81%) Capacity Management
8 16 (3.81%) PRINCE2
9 13 (3.10%) Migration
9 13 (3.10%) Performance Management
10 12 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (2.86%) Network Design
11 11 (2.62%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.62%) Service Management
11 11 (2.62%) Network Management
11 11 (2.62%) Software Engineering
12 9 (2.14%) Performance Engineering
12 9 (2.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.62%) SQL
2 40 (9.52%) Perl
3 38 (9.05%) C
4 23 (5.48%) C++
5 17 (4.05%) C#
6 9 (2.14%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.67%) Java
8 6 (1.43%) Python
9 5 (1.19%) Embedded C++
10 3 (0.71%) VBA
10 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.48%) R
11 2 (0.48%) Erlang
12 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 59 (14.05%) Degree
2 25 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (3.33%) HND
4 11 (2.62%) CCIE
4 11 (2.62%) HNC
5 10 (2.38%) CCNP
6 5 (1.19%) CCNA
6 5 (1.19%) PMP
6 5 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.95%) CCDP
8 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.71%) CCDE
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.48%) ISEB
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) CCIP
10 1 (0.24%) CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.43%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.95%) DO-254
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (2.38%) Netcool
3 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.71%) OpenView
4 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 121 (28.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 94 (22.38%) Ericsson
3 90 (21.43%) Huawei
4 81 (19.29%) Nokia
5 35 (8.33%) Oracle
6 25 (5.95%) Nortel
7 23 (5.48%) Cisco
7 23 (5.48%) Microsoft
8 22 (5.24%) Mapinfo
9 13 (3.10%) Amdocs
9 13 (3.10%) Cramer
10 12 (2.86%) Juniper
11 10 (2.38%) Business Objects
11 10 (2.38%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 9 (2.14%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.14%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.90%) Actix
13 8 (1.90%) Greenplum
14 7 (1.67%) HP
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