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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 495 362 415
Rank change year-on-year
-133 +53
Contract jobs citing LTE 131 271 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.49% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 3.32% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 63 40
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£300 £325 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £236 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £136.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.14 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.25% -1.40%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -107 117 £300 -11.11% 17
South East -65 82 £294 -16.07% 9
Berkshire -21 69 £310 -8.14% 4
Reading -5 30 £288 -39.47% 4
London +19 15 £500 +112.76% 3
Newbury -1 12 £355 -21.05%
South West -20 8 £418 +7.87% 2
Dorset - 5 - - 1
Hampshire -9 4 £225 -27.41% 2
East of England -2 3 - -
Hertfordshire -2 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 £418 +31.13%
Surrey -14 3 £230 -36.11% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Guildford -10 2 £250 -30.55%
West Midlands -14 2 - - 1
Bracknell -16 2 - -
West Yorkshire -22 2 £270 -
Leeds -27 2 £270 -
Yorkshire -29 2 £270 - 1
North East - 2 £255 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £255 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £255 -
Crawley - 2 - -
City of London +4 1 £635 -
Maidenhead +2 1 - -
Basingstoke -2 1 - -
Hammersmith -3 1 - - 2

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 222 (63.98%) 3G
2 214 (61.67%) Telecoms
3 148 (42.65%) 4G
4 138 (39.77%) 2G
5 102 (29.39%) Radio Access Network
6 89 (25.65%) UMTS
7 88 (25.36%) GSM
8 72 (20.75%) VoLTE
9 59 (17.00%) Wireless
10 49 (14.12%) Huawei
10 49 (14.12%) Linux
11 48 (13.83%) Ericsson
11 48 (13.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 45 (12.97%) 3GPP
13 44 (12.68%) UNIX
14 39 (11.24%) GPRS
15 38 (10.95%) Nokia
16 37 (10.66%) MS Excel
17 33 (9.51%) SQL
18 32 (9.22%) Project Management
19 30 (8.65%) MS Office
20 29 (8.36%) Perl
21 27 (7.78%) Validation
22 26 (7.49%) Wi-Fi
22 26 (7.49%) C++
22 26 (7.49%) Internet
23 25 (7.20%) Degree
23 25 (7.20%) Network Architecture
24 24 (6.92%) Amdocs
24 24 (6.92%) Configuration Management

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.65%) MS Office
3 14 (4.03%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Summit
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 222 (63.98%) 3G
2 148 (42.65%) 4G
3 138 (39.77%) 2G
4 102 (29.39%) Radio Access Network
5 89 (25.65%) UMTS
6 88 (25.36%) GSM
7 72 (20.75%) VoLTE
8 59 (17.00%) Wireless
9 45 (12.97%) 3GPP
10 39 (11.24%) GPRS
11 26 (7.49%) Internet
11 26 (7.49%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (6.34%) RNC
12 22 (6.34%) Diameter Protocol
13 21 (6.05%) Ethernet
14 18 (5.19%) VoIP
15 16 (4.61%) SDH
16 14 (4.03%) SMS
17 13 (3.75%) SNMP
17 13 (3.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.46%) MS Access
2 6 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (1.73%) MySQL
3 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.15%) Cucumber
1 4 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.86%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.29%) Hudson
4 1 (0.29%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.29%) CANoe
General
1 214 (61.67%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.61%) Electronics
3 9 (2.59%) Marketing
4 7 (2.02%) German Language
4 7 (2.02%) Finance
5 5 (1.44%) Back Office
6 4 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.86%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 28 (8.07%) Test Engineer
2 20 (5.76%) Developer
3 19 (5.48%) Delivery Manager
4 16 (4.61%) Integration Engineer
5 15 (4.32%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.32%) Support Engineer
5 15 (4.32%) RAN Engineer
5 15 (4.32%) Designer
6 14 (4.03%) Architect
7 13 (3.75%) Design Engineer
8 12 (3.46%) Tester
9 11 (3.17%) Radio Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Analyst
10 10 (2.88%) Network Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Field Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Consultant
11 9 (2.59%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Technical Tester
12 8 (2.31%) Network Architect
12 8 (2.31%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.63%) XML
2 6 (1.73%) WAP
3 5 (1.44%) .NET
4 4 (1.15%) Web Services
5 3 (0.86%) HTML
5 3 (0.86%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.32%) Handset
3 13 (3.75%) PKI
4 11 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.15%) GIS
7 4 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.15%) Economics
8 3 (0.86%) VHDL
9 2 (0.58%) Verilog
9 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.58%) User Experience
9 2 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.29%) RMADS
10 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.29%) Telematics
10 1 (0.29%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.29%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.12%) Linux
2 44 (12.68%) UNIX
3 11 (3.17%) Windows
4 8 (2.31%) Android
4 8 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (9.22%) Project Management
2 27 (7.78%) Validation
3 25 (7.20%) Network Architecture
4 24 (6.92%) Configuration Management
5 18 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
5 18 (5.19%) Network Planning
6 15 (4.32%) Change Management
6 15 (4.32%) Network Design
6 15 (4.32%) Performance Management
7 14 (4.03%) Fault Management
7 14 (4.03%) Test Planning
8 13 (3.75%) Test Automation
8 13 (3.75%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.46%) ITIL
10 11 (3.17%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.17%) Test Management
11 10 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.88%) Line Management
12 9 (2.59%) Migration
12 9 (2.59%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.51%) SQL
2 29 (8.36%) Perl
3 26 (7.49%) C++
4 24 (6.92%) C
5 17 (4.90%) Java
6 12 (3.46%) C#
7 7 (2.02%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.44%) Python
9 4 (1.15%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.15%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.58%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.58%) ANSI C
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 2 (0.58%) VC++
11 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) Erlang
11 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (7.20%) Degree
2 15 (4.32%) HNC
2 15 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.75%) CCNP
3 13 (3.75%) CCNA
4 9 (2.59%) HND
5 7 (2.02%) ISEB
5 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.86%) CCA
8 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.29%) CBAP
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) CCIE
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.63%) SLA
2 20 (5.76%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) NDS
Systems Management
1 14 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.59%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (0.86%) Netcool
4 2 (0.58%) Iperf
5 1 (0.29%) OPNET
Vendors
1 49 (14.12%) Huawei
2 48 (13.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 48 (13.83%) Ericsson
3 38 (10.95%) Nokia
4 24 (6.92%) Amdocs
5 20 (5.76%) Microsoft
6 16 (4.61%) Oracle
7 13 (3.75%) Mapinfo
7 13 (3.75%) HP
8 12 (3.46%) Nortel
8 12 (3.46%) Siemens
8 12 (3.46%) Cisco
9 10 (2.88%) Greenplum
10 8 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.31%) Cramer
11 7 (2.02%) BT
12 6 (1.73%) Remedy
12 6 (1.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 6 (1.73%) ZTE
13 4 (1.15%) ComArch
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