The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 377 377 430
Rank change year-on-year
0 +53
Contract jobs citing LTE 228 201 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 2.88% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
- -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 34 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -10 183 £300 -4.68% 30
South East -7 108 £325 +3.17% 21
Berkshire +12 87 £325 -7.14% 14
Reading +25 31 £320 +37.63% 9
South West -21 13 £263 +1.94% 2
Slough +6 11 £375 +39.53% 1
London +4 11 £245 -27.40% 4
Surrey -7 11 £383 +27.50% 6
East of England -35 11 £263 -19.23% 3
Hertfordshire -4 10 £256 - 1
Guildford +2 8 £383 - 2
Bracknell +14 7 £350 -
North West +5 7 £273 +81.66%
Swindon +6 5 - -
Wiltshire -2 5 - -
Maidenhead - 5 - - 3
Newbury -3 4 £450 -
Bristol -21 4 £263 +1.94% 2
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Buckinghamshire -7 3 - -
Hampshire -32 3 £310 - 1
Yorkshire +9 2 - -
West Yorkshire +8 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £300 -
Leeds - 2 - -
City of London +11 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £360 +10.76% 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
Brentford - - - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 254 (62.10%) Telecoms
2 224 (54.77%) 3G
3 148 (36.19%) 2G
4 117 (28.61%) 4G
5 101 (24.69%) Radio Access Network
6 100 (24.45%) UMTS
7 81 (19.80%) GSM
8 79 (19.32%) Huawei
9 71 (17.36%) Ericsson
10 68 (16.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 58 (14.18%) Degree
12 55 (13.45%) Ethernet
13 51 (12.47%) Project Management
14 46 (11.25%) Validation
15 45 (11.00%) Nokia
15 45 (11.00%) Network Architecture
16 42 (10.27%) MPLS
16 42 (10.27%) SLA
16 42 (10.27%) Wireless
17 41 (10.02%) SDH
17 41 (10.02%) GPRS
18 40 (9.78%) WCDMA
18 40 (9.78%) ATM
19 39 (9.54%) Cisco
20 37 (9.05%) Network Design
21 35 (8.56%) 3GPP
22 34 (8.31%) MS Excel
23 32 (7.82%) C
23 32 (7.82%) Network Planning
24 30 (7.33%) VoLTE

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
1 3 (0.73%) Lync
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 34 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.85%) MS Office
3 8 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
3 1 (0.24%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 224 (54.77%) 3G
2 148 (36.19%) 2G
3 117 (28.61%) 4G
4 101 (24.69%) Radio Access Network
5 100 (24.45%) UMTS
6 81 (19.80%) GSM
7 55 (13.45%) Ethernet
8 42 (10.27%) Wireless
8 42 (10.27%) MPLS
9 41 (10.02%) SDH
9 41 (10.02%) GPRS
10 40 (9.78%) ATM
10 40 (9.78%) WCDMA
11 35 (8.56%) 3GPP
12 30 (7.33%) VoLTE
13 29 (7.09%) BGP
14 28 (6.85%) VoIP
14 28 (6.85%) VPN
15 27 (6.60%) SGSN
16 23 (5.62%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.20%) MS Access
1 9 (2.20%) Relational Database
2 8 (1.96%) MySQL
3 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.47%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.98%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.98%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.49%) GDB
3 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 254 (62.10%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.13%) Electronics
2 21 (5.13%) Billing
3 14 (3.42%) Finance
4 11 (2.69%) Multimedia
5 10 (2.44%) German Language
6 8 (1.96%) Dutch Language
7 7 (1.71%) Marketing
7 7 (1.71%) Retail
8 6 (1.47%) Front Office
9 5 (1.22%) Back Office
10 4 (0.98%) Legal
11 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.73%) French Language
12 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (11.25%) Architect
2 41 (10.02%) Design Engineer
2 41 (10.02%) Test Engineer
3 28 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (5.13%) RAN Engineer
4 21 (5.13%) Transmission Engineer
5 20 (4.89%) Network Engineer
5 20 (4.89%) Integration Engineer
6 17 (4.16%) RF Engineer
7 16 (3.91%) Project Manager
7 16 (3.91%) Developer
8 15 (3.67%) Databuild Engineer
9 14 (3.42%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 14 (3.42%) Incident Manager
10 13 (3.18%) Consultant
11 12 (2.93%) Designer
12 11 (2.69%) Radio Engineer
12 11 (2.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 10 (2.44%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.44%) XML
2 6 (1.47%) HTML
3 4 (0.98%) SyncML
3 4 (0.98%) WAP
4 3 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.49%) WebRTC
5 2 (0.49%) STL
6 1 (0.24%) Dalvik
6 1 (0.24%) Pylons
6 1 (0.24%) HTML5
6 1 (0.24%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.24%) Middleware
6 1 (0.24%) LAMP
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
6 1 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.20%) Handset
2 7 (1.71%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (0.98%) PMI
5 4 (0.98%) Streaming Video
6 3 (0.73%) VHDL
6 3 (0.73%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.49%) IPTV
7 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.49%) Physics
7 2 (0.49%) Verilog
7 2 (0.49%) W3C
7 2 (0.49%) ASIC
7 2 (0.49%) DTV
7 2 (0.49%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.18%) Linux
2 11 (2.69%) UNIX
3 8 (1.96%) Windows
4 7 (1.71%) VxWorks
4 7 (1.71%) Android
5 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.98%) bada
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.47%) Project Management
2 46 (11.25%) Validation
3 45 (11.00%) Network Architecture
4 37 (9.05%) Network Design
5 32 (7.82%) Network Planning
6 21 (5.13%) Software Engineering
7 17 (4.16%) ITIL
8 13 (3.18%) Network Management
8 13 (3.18%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.18%) Capacity Management
9 12 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (2.93%) Logistics
9 12 (2.93%) ETL
10 11 (2.69%) Configuration Management
10 11 (2.69%) Migration
11 10 (2.44%) Change Management
11 10 (2.44%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.20%) Fault Management
12 9 (2.20%) Test Strategy
13 8 (1.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.82%) C
2 25 (6.11%) SQL
3 21 (5.13%) C++
4 20 (4.89%) Perl
5 15 (3.67%) Java
6 10 (2.44%) Python
7 6 (1.47%) VB
8 5 (1.22%) VBA
8 5 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.22%) C#
9 4 (0.98%) Tcl
10 3 (0.73%) Embedded C
10 3 (0.73%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.73%) Erlang
11 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.49%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.24%) Groovy
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (14.18%) Degree
2 18 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.69%) PMP
3 11 (2.69%) PMI Certification
4 10 (2.44%) ISEB
4 10 (2.44%) CCIE
5 8 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.71%) CCNP
7 5 (1.22%) CCNA
8 4 (0.98%) HND
8 4 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.73%) PhD
10 1 (0.24%) CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) CCDP
10 1 (0.24%) CCIP
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.27%) SLA
2 9 (2.20%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.49%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) NFS
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.91%) NSN NetAct
2 15 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.47%) OPNET
4 5 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (19.32%) Huawei
2 71 (17.36%) Ericsson
3 68 (16.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 45 (11.00%) Nokia
5 39 (9.54%) Cisco
6 26 (6.36%) Microsoft
7 23 (5.62%) Juniper
8 20 (4.89%) Nortel
8 20 (4.89%) BT
9 19 (4.65%) Mapinfo
10 14 (3.42%) NEC
11 11 (2.69%) Oracle
12 10 (2.44%) Business Objects
13 9 (2.20%) Cramer
13 9 (2.20%) Redback
13 9 (2.20%) Radware
14 8 (1.96%) HP
14 8 (1.96%) Siemens
15 7 (1.71%) Agilent
16 6 (1.47%) CheckPoint
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