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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 392 419 365
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -54
Contract jobs citing LTE 213 178 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 2.55% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 27
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£275 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £45.00 £35.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £45.00 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +16 199 £275 -5.17% 22
South East +14 121 £275 -2.65% 17
Berkshire +21 108 £261 +1.45% 14
Reading +6 36 £275 -12.69% 2
London +12 16 £475 +58.06% 2
Slough +9 13 £250 +85.18% 9
North West -9 11 £375 +29.31%
West Yorkshire - 11 £123 -
Yorkshire - 11 £123 -
Leeds - 11 £123 -
East of England +3 9 £275 +2.32% 3
Bracknell 0 8 £425 -
Hertfordshire -14 8 £275 +2.32%
Newbury 0 6 £213 +21.42% 1
Hampshire 0 6 £440 +48.52%
Manchester 0 6 £375 -
Surrey -9 5 £320 -1.15% 3
South West +6 3 £310 +9.25%
Basingstoke +2 3 £495 +75.22%
Guildford -14 3 £320 -1.15% 1
Bristol +5 2 - -
Maidenhead +5 2 - -
West Midlands -26 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £310 -2.36%
Coventry -5 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £310 -
Warrington - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 293 (71.29%) 3G
2 266 (64.72%) Telecoms
3 196 (47.69%) 2G
4 189 (45.99%) 4G
5 147 (35.77%) Radio Access Network
6 132 (32.12%) GSM
7 95 (23.11%) UMTS
8 86 (20.92%) Ericsson
9 85 (20.68%) Wireless
10 83 (20.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 75 (18.25%) Nokia
12 62 (15.09%) Huawei
12 62 (15.09%) VoLTE
13 61 (14.84%) Network Planning
14 54 (13.14%) GPRS
15 49 (11.92%) 3GPP
16 48 (11.68%) C
16 48 (11.68%) SQL
17 42 (10.22%) Perl
18 40 (9.73%) UNIX
19 39 (9.49%) MS Excel
20 38 (9.25%) Linux
20 38 (9.25%) SLA
20 38 (9.25%) Degree
20 38 (9.25%) NSN NetAct
21 36 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
22 33 (8.03%) MS Office
22 33 (8.03%) Nortel
22 33 (8.03%) HSPA
23 30 (7.30%) Analytical Skills

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 39 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.03%) MS Office
3 13 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 293 (71.29%) 3G
2 196 (47.69%) 2G
3 189 (45.99%) 4G
4 147 (35.77%) Radio Access Network
5 132 (32.12%) GSM
6 95 (23.11%) UMTS
7 85 (20.68%) Wireless
8 62 (15.09%) VoLTE
9 54 (13.14%) GPRS
10 49 (11.92%) 3GPP
11 36 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (8.03%) HSPA
13 29 (7.06%) RNC
14 27 (6.57%) WiMAX
15 26 (6.33%) Internet
16 25 (6.08%) SDH
17 18 (4.38%) Ethernet
17 18 (4.38%) WCDMA
18 17 (4.14%) SGSN
19 16 (3.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.65%) MS Access
2 6 (1.46%) MySQL
2 6 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.97%) ClearCase
1 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (0.97%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.73%) CANoe
2 3 (0.73%) Subversion
3 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
General
1 266 (64.72%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.60%) Electronics
3 9 (2.19%) Finance
4 7 (1.70%) German Language
4 7 (1.70%) Marketing
5 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.97%) Avionics
6 3 (0.73%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (9.98%) RAN Engineer
2 37 (9.00%) Test Engineer
3 30 (7.30%) Performance Engineer
4 20 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
5 19 (4.62%) Project Manager
6 18 (4.38%) Radio Engineer
7 17 (4.14%) Developer
7 17 (4.14%) Architect
8 16 (3.89%) Integration Engineer
9 14 (3.41%) Design Engineer
9 14 (3.41%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 13 (3.16%) Analyst
10 13 (3.16%) Delivery Project Manager
11 12 (2.92%) Support Engineer
11 12 (2.92%) Deployment Manager
12 10 (2.43%) Consultant
13 9 (2.19%) RAN Configuration Engineer
13 9 (2.19%) Configuration Engineer
13 9 (2.19%) Voice Engineer
13 9 (2.19%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.87%) XML
2 5 (1.22%) HTML
3 3 (0.73%) HTML5
4 2 (0.49%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.89%) Statistics
3 11 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.19%) PKI
5 8 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.46%) Replication
6 6 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.97%) Handset
7 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.97%) Economics
8 3 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.73%) Telematics
8 3 (0.73%) GIS
9 2 (0.49%) VHDL
9 2 (0.49%) Verilog
9 2 (0.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.24%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.24%) RMADS
10 1 (0.24%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.24%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.73%) UNIX
2 38 (9.25%) Linux
3 9 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.97%) VMS
4 4 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (0.97%) Android
4 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.49%) Windows
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.84%) Network Planning
2 29 (7.06%) Configuration Management
2 29 (7.06%) Network Architecture
3 28 (6.81%) Project Management
4 27 (6.57%) Network Design
5 26 (6.33%) Performance Management
6 23 (5.60%) Performance Engineering
7 21 (5.11%) Fault Management
8 20 (4.87%) Validation
9 17 (4.14%) Change Management
10 16 (3.89%) Software Engineering
11 13 (3.16%) Software Testing
12 12 (2.92%) ITIL
12 12 (2.92%) Resource Management
12 12 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (2.68%) Test Scripting
13 11 (2.68%) Service Management
14 10 (2.43%) OOD
14 10 (2.43%) UML
14 10 (2.43%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.68%) C
1 48 (11.68%) SQL
2 42 (10.22%) Perl
3 29 (7.06%) C++
4 12 (2.92%) Embedded C
5 10 (2.43%) C#
6 9 (2.19%) Python
7 8 (1.95%) Embedded C++
8 7 (1.70%) Java
9 4 (0.97%) VBA
9 4 (0.97%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.49%) VC++
10 2 (0.49%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.49%) Erlang
11 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (9.25%) Degree
2 23 (5.60%) HNC
3 16 (3.89%) HND
4 11 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.43%) ISEB
6 8 (1.95%) CCNP
7 6 (1.46%) CCNA
8 4 (0.97%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.49%) PMP
10 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CCA
11 1 (0.24%) CBAP
11 1 (0.24%) PgMP
11 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.25%) SLA
2 16 (3.89%) QA
3 6 (1.46%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.97%) DO-254
5 1 (0.24%) JTAG
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) NDS
Systems Management
1 38 (9.25%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.22%) Netcool
3 1 (0.24%) Iperf
Vendors
1 86 (20.92%) Ericsson
2 83 (20.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 75 (18.25%) Nokia
4 62 (15.09%) Huawei
5 33 (8.03%) Nortel
6 28 (6.81%) Amdocs
7 27 (6.57%) Oracle
8 18 (4.38%) Actix
9 17 (4.14%) Microsoft
9 17 (4.14%) Mapinfo
10 16 (3.89%) Siemens
11 15 (3.65%) Cramer
12 12 (2.92%) Business Objects
13 9 (2.19%) Greenplum
13 9 (2.19%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.70%) Cisco
15 6 (1.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (1.46%) NetHawk
15 6 (1.46%) ZTE
16 5 (1.22%) Remedy
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