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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 364 406 342
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -64
Contract jobs citing LTE 266 180 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 2.49% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 40 30
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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 £121 £175 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £391 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.70% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 31
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 £36.00 £45.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
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
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +49 244 £275 -5.17% 29
South East +27 146 £295 +7.76% 19
Berkshire +34 126 £290 +9.43% 9
Reading +20 34 £313 +12.61% 4
London +24 18 £475 +26.66% 3
North West 0 18 £260 -10.34%
Yorkshire - 15 £123 -
West Yorkshire - 15 £123 -
Leeds - 14 £123 -
Slough +5 13 £438 +224.07% 2
Newbury +1 13 £290 +65.71%
Surrey -13 9 £320 -1.15% 9
Warrington - 9 £260 -
Cheshire - 9 £260 -
East of England +11 7 £325 -1.88% 4
Bracknell +4 7 £425 - 1
Guildford -5 7 £320 -1.15% 1
West Midlands -25 7 £260 -10.34%
Manchester +2 6 £375 -
Hertfordshire +1 6 £325 -1.88% 1
Coventry -2 6 £260 +52.94%
Hampshire -10 6 £440 +55.75% 1
South West -5 5 £310 +18.09% 3
Basingstoke +4 3 £495 +75.22%
Bristol 0 3 - -
Maidenhead -4 3 £363 +22.88%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £500 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Wiltshire +8 1 - - 1

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 301 (69.35%) 3G
2 276 (63.59%) Telecoms
3 200 (46.08%) 2G
4 197 (45.39%) 4G
5 159 (36.64%) Radio Access Network
6 138 (31.80%) GSM
7 98 (22.58%) UMTS
8 97 (22.35%) Ericsson
8 97 (22.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 91 (20.97%) Nokia
10 80 (18.43%) Wireless
11 68 (15.67%) Huawei
12 67 (15.44%) VoLTE
13 65 (14.98%) Network Planning
14 56 (12.90%) GPRS
15 54 (12.44%) 3GPP
16 53 (12.21%) SQL
17 51 (11.75%) C
18 47 (10.83%) Perl
19 44 (10.14%) UNIX
20 42 (9.68%) NSN NetAct
21 41 (9.45%) Degree
22 39 (8.99%) MS Excel
23 38 (8.76%) Linux
24 37 (8.53%) SLA
24 37 (8.53%) Configuration Management
24 37 (8.53%) HSPA
24 37 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
25 35 (8.06%) MS Office
25 35 (8.06%) Wi-Fi

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 35 (8.06%) MS Office
3 14 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 301 (69.35%) 3G
2 200 (46.08%) 2G
3 197 (45.39%) 4G
4 159 (36.64%) Radio Access Network
5 138 (31.80%) GSM
6 98 (22.58%) UMTS
7 80 (18.43%) Wireless
8 67 (15.44%) VoLTE
9 56 (12.90%) GPRS
10 54 (12.44%) 3GPP
11 37 (8.53%) HSPA
12 35 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (7.14%) RNC
14 26 (5.99%) Internet
15 23 (5.30%) SDH
15 23 (5.30%) WiMAX
16 19 (4.38%) DNS
16 19 (4.38%) SGSN
17 17 (3.92%) MPLS
17 17 (3.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.69%) MS Access
2 6 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (1.38%) MySQL
2 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.69%) CANoe
3 2 (0.46%) Subversion
3 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.46%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.46%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 276 (63.59%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.07%) Electronics
3 14 (3.23%) Finance
4 10 (2.30%) German Language
5 7 (1.61%) Marketing
5 7 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.92%) Legal
6 4 (0.92%) Avionics
7 3 (0.69%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (8.99%) RAN Engineer
1 39 (8.99%) Test Engineer
2 28 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
3 20 (4.61%) Radio Engineer
3 20 (4.61%) Developer
3 20 (4.61%) Delivery Manager
4 19 (4.38%) Integration Engineer
4 19 (4.38%) Design Engineer
4 19 (4.38%) Project Manager
5 18 (4.15%) Architect
6 14 (3.23%) Designer
7 13 (3.00%) Support Engineer
8 12 (2.76%) Delivery Project Manager
8 12 (2.76%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 11 (2.53%) Voice Engineer
9 11 (2.53%) Deployment Manager
10 10 (2.30%) Analyst
11 9 (2.07%) Configuration Engineer
11 9 (2.07%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 9 (2.07%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.84%) XML
2 6 (1.38%) .NET
3 5 (1.15%) HTML
4 3 (0.69%) HTML5
4 3 (0.69%) SOAP
5 1 (0.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.69%) Statistics
3 10 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.84%) Replication
4 8 (1.84%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.38%) PKI
6 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.92%) Economics
7 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.69%) Telematics
8 3 (0.69%) Handset
8 3 (0.69%) VHDL
8 3 (0.69%) Verilog
8 3 (0.69%) GIS
9 1 (0.23%) RMADS
9 1 (0.23%) Frameworx
9 1 (0.23%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.23%) User Experience
9 1 (0.23%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.14%) UNIX
2 38 (8.76%) Linux
3 10 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.92%) VMS
4 4 (0.92%) Solaris
5 3 (0.69%) Android
5 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.46%) Windows
6 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.98%) Network Planning
2 37 (8.53%) Configuration Management
3 31 (7.14%) Project Management
4 30 (6.91%) Validation
5 29 (6.68%) Performance Management
5 29 (6.68%) Network Architecture
6 26 (5.99%) Network Design
7 21 (4.84%) Fault Management
7 21 (4.84%) Performance Engineering
8 16 (3.69%) Change Management
9 13 (3.00%) Resource Management
9 13 (3.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (2.76%) Software Testing
10 12 (2.76%) Software Engineering
11 11 (2.53%) Test Scripting
11 11 (2.53%) ITIL
12 10 (2.30%) Service Management
12 10 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (2.07%) Test Planning
13 9 (2.07%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.21%) SQL
2 51 (11.75%) C
3 47 (10.83%) Perl
4 32 (7.37%) C++
5 15 (3.46%) C#
6 9 (2.07%) Embedded C
7 8 (1.84%) Python
8 7 (1.61%) Java
8 7 (1.61%) Embedded C++
9 5 (1.15%) VBA
10 4 (0.92%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.46%) MapBasic
11 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.46%) Erlang
12 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.23%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 41 (9.45%) Degree
2 23 (5.30%) HNC
3 16 (3.69%) HND
4 12 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.07%) CCNP
6 8 (1.84%) ISEB
7 6 (1.38%) CCNA
8 4 (0.92%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PMP
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) CCA
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.23%) PgMP
11 1 (0.23%) CCDE
11 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) CCDP
11 1 (0.23%) CCIP
11 1 (0.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.53%) SLA
2 15 (3.46%) QA
3 6 (1.38%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.92%) DO-254
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) NDS
Systems Management
1 42 (9.68%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (1.38%) Netcool
2 6 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 97 (22.35%) Ericsson
1 97 (22.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 91 (20.97%) Nokia
3 68 (15.67%) Huawei
4 34 (7.83%) Oracle
4 34 (7.83%) Nortel
5 27 (6.22%) Amdocs
6 21 (4.84%) Microsoft
6 21 (4.84%) Actix
7 18 (4.15%) Siemens
8 15 (3.46%) Mapinfo
9 14 (3.23%) Cramer
10 10 (2.30%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.07%) Cisco
11 9 (2.07%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 6 (1.38%) NetHawk
13 6 (1.38%) Greenplum
13 6 (1.38%) ZTE
14 5 (1.15%) HP
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