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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 384 401 305
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -96
Contract jobs citing LTE 199 169 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 2.56% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 27 30
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £117 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £416 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.50 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50

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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +11 188 £285 -12.30% 40
South East 0 120 £290 -25.16% 31
Berkshire +5 85 £290 -27.27% 20
Newbury - 26 £294 - 4
Surrey +15 21 £248 -4.80% 8
Reading +11 20 £271 +2.35% 1
Guildford +11 19 £248 -4.80% 1
Slough -2 16 £438 - 11
London -12 15 £306 +166.30% 2
West Midlands +6 14 £260 -
North West - 13 £260 -
Coventry +10 10 £260 -
Buckinghamshire 0 7 - -
South West -39 5 £330 +26.92%
Bristol -22 4 £330 +26.92%
East of England +2 3 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -6 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire +11 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 1 - -
Hampshire -14 1 - - 2
Amersham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
City of London - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 280 (67.15%) Telecoms
2 277 (66.43%) 3G
3 183 (43.88%) 4G
4 167 (40.05%) Radio Access Network
5 162 (38.85%) 2G
6 123 (29.50%) GSM
7 114 (27.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 103 (24.70%) Ericsson
9 99 (23.74%) UMTS
10 81 (19.42%) Huawei
11 77 (18.47%) Nokia
12 64 (15.35%) Network Planning
13 56 (13.43%) Wireless
14 54 (12.95%) Degree
15 53 (12.71%) SQL
16 52 (12.47%) C
17 50 (11.99%) VoLTE
18 48 (11.51%) NSN NetAct
18 48 (11.51%) GPRS
19 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (10.55%) Validation
21 41 (9.83%) Perl
22 40 (9.59%) Linux
23 39 (9.35%) Project Management
24 38 (9.11%) SLA
25 37 (8.87%) UNIX
26 35 (8.39%) Nortel
27 34 (8.15%) Configuration Management
27 34 (8.15%) MS Excel
27 34 (8.15%) Oracle

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.76%) MS Office
3 15 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.12%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 277 (66.43%) 3G
2 183 (43.88%) 4G
3 167 (40.05%) Radio Access Network
4 162 (38.85%) 2G
5 123 (29.50%) GSM
6 99 (23.74%) UMTS
7 56 (13.43%) Wireless
8 50 (11.99%) VoLTE
9 48 (11.51%) GPRS
10 33 (7.91%) 3GPP
10 33 (7.91%) HSPA
11 32 (7.67%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (6.95%) WiMAX
13 25 (6.00%) RNC
13 25 (6.00%) MPLS
13 25 (6.00%) DNS
14 21 (5.04%) Broadband
15 19 (4.56%) WCDMA
15 19 (4.56%) INAP
16 17 (4.08%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.64%) MS Access
2 8 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.48%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.48%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 280 (67.15%) Telecoms
2 28 (6.71%) Finance
3 24 (5.76%) Electronics
4 13 (3.12%) Legal
4 13 (3.12%) Marketing
5 9 (2.16%) Billing
6 8 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.20%) Law
8 4 (0.96%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.96%) German Language
8 4 (0.96%) Avionics
9 3 (0.72%) Retail
9 3 (0.72%) Automotive
9 3 (0.72%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (8.63%) RAN Engineer
2 35 (8.39%) Test Engineer
3 27 (6.47%) Design Engineer
4 25 (6.00%) Performance Engineer
5 19 (4.56%) Designer
6 17 (4.08%) Integration Engineer
7 16 (3.84%) Consultant
8 15 (3.60%) Radio Engineer
9 14 (3.36%) Architect
9 14 (3.36%) Developer
9 14 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.64%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.40%) Voice Engineer
12 9 (2.16%) Configuration Engineer
12 9 (2.16%) RAN Performance Engineer
12 9 (2.16%) RAN Configuration Engineer
12 9 (2.16%) Operations Manager
12 9 (2.16%) RF Engineer
13 7 (1.68%) Field Engineer
14 6 (1.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.64%) XML
2 7 (1.68%) .NET
3 6 (1.44%) SOAP
4 4 (0.96%) HTML
5 3 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.08%) Statistics
3 13 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.12%) GIS
4 8 (1.92%) Replication
5 5 (1.20%) User Experience
6 4 (0.96%) Handset
6 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.72%) Telematics
7 3 (0.72%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.72%) DTV
8 2 (0.48%) PMI
8 2 (0.48%) ASIC
8 2 (0.48%) Clustering
8 2 (0.48%) VHDL
9 1 (0.24%) Verilog
9 1 (0.24%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.24%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.59%) Linux
2 37 (8.87%) UNIX
3 10 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.68%) Solaris
5 6 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.44%) VMS
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.35%) Network Planning
2 44 (10.55%) Validation
3 39 (9.35%) Project Management
4 34 (8.15%) Configuration Management
5 27 (6.47%) Network Architecture
6 25 (6.00%) Performance Management
7 24 (5.76%) ITIL
8 19 (4.56%) Network Design
8 19 (4.56%) Performance Engineering
9 17 (4.08%) Fault Management
10 16 (3.84%) Software Engineering
10 16 (3.84%) Capacity Management
11 14 (3.36%) Service Management
12 13 (3.12%) PRINCE2
12 13 (3.12%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.12%) Network Management
12 13 (3.12%) Performance Improvement
13 11 (2.64%) eTOM
13 11 (2.64%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (2.64%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.71%) SQL
2 52 (12.47%) C
3 41 (9.83%) Perl
4 29 (6.95%) C++
5 17 (4.08%) C#
6 12 (2.88%) Embedded C
7 8 (1.92%) Embedded C++
7 8 (1.92%) Python
8 7 (1.68%) Java
9 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.72%) VBA
11 2 (0.48%) Erlang
12 1 (0.24%) R
12 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 54 (12.95%) Degree
2 24 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (4.32%) VCP4
4 16 (3.84%) HND
5 14 (3.36%) HNC
6 10 (2.40%) CCNP
7 8 (1.92%) CCIE
8 6 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.20%) CCNA
9 5 (1.20%) PMP
10 4 (0.96%) ISEB
11 3 (0.72%) CCDP
11 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.48%) CCDE
13 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) PgMP
13 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.11%) SLA
2 6 (1.44%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.96%) DO-254
3 4 (0.96%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.20%) NFS
2 1 (0.24%) NDS
Systems Management
1 48 (11.51%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (1.92%) Netcool
3 3 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.72%) OpenView
3 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 114 (27.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 103 (24.70%) Ericsson
3 81 (19.42%) Huawei
4 77 (18.47%) Nokia
5 35 (8.39%) Nortel
6 34 (8.15%) Oracle
7 23 (5.52%) Mapinfo
8 20 (4.80%) Cisco
8 20 (4.80%) Microsoft
8 20 (4.80%) Actix
9 17 (4.08%) Amdocs
10 13 (3.12%) Cramer
11 10 (2.40%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.16%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.92%) Juniper
14 7 (1.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (1.68%) Siemens
15 6 (1.44%) TIBCO
15 6 (1.44%) IBM
16 5 (1.20%) CheckPoint
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