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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 425 394 391
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -3
Contract jobs citing LTE 182 198 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 2.70% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 36
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£318 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £205 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £381 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.42% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 30
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £37.25 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -11 169 £316 +15.00% 24
South East -13 112 £316 -2.69% 19
Berkshire +13 103 £315 -3.07% 8
Reading +9 34 £270 -14.28% 1
London +13 20 £488 +98.97% 1
Slough +4 13 £255 -32.00% 2
East of England -14 8 £275 +4.76% 2
Newbury +1 7 £310 -12.36% 3
Bracknell +1 7 £438 +25.00%
North West -12 7 £200 -18.36%
Hertfordshire -20 7 £275 +7.31% 1
Hampshire 0 5 £440 +41.93% 1
West Yorkshire -1 5 £123 -
Yorkshire -14 5 £123 -
Leeds -16 5 £123 -
Basingstoke +8 3 £495 -
South West -4 3 £310 +18.09% 2
Manchester -9 3 £200 -
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £500 - 1
Maidenhead 0 2 - -
Stevenage -7 2 £225 -14.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £255 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £255 -
North East - 2 £255 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire -4 1 £310 -2.36%
City of London -4 1 £635 -
Surrey -22 1 £210 -35.13% 8
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 301 (70.66%) 3G
2 273 (64.08%) Telecoms
3 198 (46.48%) 4G
4 190 (44.60%) 2G
5 150 (35.21%) Radio Access Network
6 138 (32.39%) GSM
7 108 (25.35%) UMTS
8 86 (20.19%) Wireless
9 74 (17.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 72 (16.90%) VoLTE
11 71 (16.67%) Ericsson
12 60 (14.08%) GPRS
12 60 (14.08%) Huawei
13 57 (13.38%) Network Planning
13 57 (13.38%) Nokia
14 53 (12.44%) Linux
15 52 (12.21%) UNIX
16 51 (11.97%) SQL
17 50 (11.74%) 3GPP
18 45 (10.56%) Perl
18 45 (10.56%) C
18 45 (10.56%) MS Excel
19 39 (9.15%) Wi-Fi
20 34 (7.98%) HSPA
21 33 (7.75%) Degree
21 33 (7.75%) C++
22 32 (7.51%) MS Office
22 32 (7.51%) SLA
22 32 (7.51%) NSN NetAct
23 31 (7.28%) Network Architecture

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Applications
1 45 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.51%) MS Office
3 15 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 301 (70.66%) 3G
2 198 (46.48%) 4G
3 190 (44.60%) 2G
4 150 (35.21%) Radio Access Network
5 138 (32.39%) GSM
6 108 (25.35%) UMTS
7 86 (20.19%) Wireless
8 72 (16.90%) VoLTE
9 60 (14.08%) GPRS
10 50 (11.74%) 3GPP
11 39 (9.15%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (7.98%) HSPA
13 31 (7.28%) RNC
14 30 (7.04%) WiMAX
15 26 (6.10%) SDH
16 25 (5.87%) Internet
17 22 (5.16%) Diameter Protocol
18 19 (4.46%) SGSN
19 18 (4.23%) Ethernet
19 18 (4.23%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.69%) MS Access
2 7 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (1.64%) MySQL
3 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.94%) ClearCase
1 4 (0.94%) Cucumber
1 4 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.70%) Subversion
3 2 (0.47%) JIRA
3 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.47%) CANoe
4 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 273 (64.08%) Telecoms
2 24 (5.63%) Electronics
3 9 (2.11%) Finance
4 8 (1.88%) Marketing
5 7 (1.64%) German Language
6 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Military
7 2 (0.47%) Automotive
7 2 (0.47%) Avionics
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (8.92%) Test Engineer
2 36 (8.45%) RAN Engineer
3 30 (7.04%) Performance Engineer
4 22 (5.16%) Radio Engineer
5 21 (4.93%) Developer
6 20 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
7 17 (3.99%) Integration Engineer
7 17 (3.99%) Architect
7 17 (3.99%) Project Manager
7 17 (3.99%) Design Engineer
8 15 (3.52%) Analyst
9 14 (3.29%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.05%) Support Engineer
11 12 (2.82%) Delivery Project Manager
11 12 (2.82%) Deployment Manager
11 12 (2.82%) Designer
12 10 (2.35%) Consultant
13 9 (2.11%) RF Engineer
13 9 (2.11%) Voice Engineer
14 8 (1.88%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.57%) XML
2 5 (1.17%) .NET
3 4 (0.94%) HTML
3 4 (0.94%) Web Services
4 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.47%) HTML5
5 1 (0.23%) SOAP
5 1 (0.23%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.23%) WAP
5 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.76%) Statistics
3 13 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.05%) PKI
4 8 (1.88%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.41%) Handset
6 5 (1.17%) Replication
7 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.94%) Economics
8 3 (0.70%) GIS
8 3 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.47%) User Experience
9 2 (0.47%) VHDL
9 2 (0.47%) Verilog
9 2 (0.47%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.47%) Telematics
10 1 (0.23%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.23%) RMADS
10 1 (0.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.44%) Linux
2 52 (12.21%) UNIX
3 8 (1.88%) Windows
3 8 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.41%) Android
5 4 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (0.94%) VMS
5 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (13.38%) Network Planning
2 31 (7.28%) Configuration Management
2 31 (7.28%) Network Architecture
3 29 (6.81%) Project Management
4 28 (6.57%) Performance Management
5 27 (6.34%) Network Design
6 25 (5.87%) Validation
7 24 (5.63%) Performance Engineering
8 20 (4.69%) Fault Management
9 18 (4.23%) Change Management
10 17 (3.99%) Software Engineering
11 14 (3.29%) Requirements Analysis
12 13 (3.05%) Software Testing
12 13 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (3.05%) Test Planning
13 12 (2.82%) Resource Management
13 12 (2.82%) ITIL
14 11 (2.58%) UML
14 11 (2.58%) OOD
15 10 (2.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.97%) SQL
2 45 (10.56%) Perl
2 45 (10.56%) C
3 33 (7.75%) C++
4 13 (3.05%) C#
4 13 (3.05%) Embedded C
5 10 (2.35%) Java
6 9 (2.11%) Embedded C++
7 8 (1.88%) Python
8 4 (0.94%) MATLAB
8 4 (0.94%) VBA
9 2 (0.47%) VC++
9 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.47%) MapBasic
9 2 (0.47%) Erlang
9 2 (0.47%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (7.75%) Degree
2 25 (5.87%) HNC
3 20 (4.69%) HND
4 19 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.76%) CCNP
6 13 (3.05%) CCNA
7 10 (2.35%) ISEB
8 6 (1.41%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.47%) CCA
11 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.51%) SLA
2 16 (3.76%) QA
3 4 (0.94%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.47%) DO-254
5 1 (0.23%) JTAG
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) NDS
Systems Management
1 32 (7.51%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.41%) Netcool
4 1 (0.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 74 (17.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 71 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 60 (14.08%) Huawei
4 57 (13.38%) Nokia
5 29 (6.81%) Nortel
6 26 (6.10%) Amdocs
7 25 (5.87%) Oracle
8 22 (5.16%) Mapinfo
9 19 (4.46%) Microsoft
10 17 (3.99%) Actix
11 16 (3.76%) Siemens
12 11 (2.58%) Business Objects
12 11 (2.58%) Cisco
12 11 (2.58%) Cramer
12 11 (2.58%) Greenplum
13 10 (2.35%) HP
14 8 (1.88%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (1.41%) ZTE
16 5 (1.17%) NetHawk
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