The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 107 92 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing LTE 16 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.58% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 3.75% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £256 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £340
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -16.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
430 320 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.98% 15.51% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 152 141
Average daily rate £325 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £217 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 51
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the West Midlands region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the West Midlands region.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 19 (79.17%) 2G
2 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 15 (62.50%) 3G
4 13 (54.17%) 4G
5 10 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (41.67%) MS Office
6 8 (33.33%) SLA
7 7 (29.17%) Nokia
7 7 (29.17%) Fault Management
8 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.83%) GSM
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
10 4 (16.67%) Project Management
10 4 (16.67%) PMP
10 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (12.50%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (12.50%) PMI
11 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
11 3 (12.50%) HND
11 3 (12.50%) Network Planning
11 3 (12.50%) Front Office
12 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (8.33%) Huawei
12 2 (8.33%) Wireless

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
2 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) 2G
2 15 (62.50%) 3G
3 13 (54.17%) 4G
4 5 (20.83%) GSM
5 4 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) UMTS
6 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.17%) MIMO
7 1 (4.17%) IPv4
7 1 (4.17%) IPv6
7 1 (4.17%) Internet
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.17%) VLAN
7 1 (4.17%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Incident Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) RF Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Improvement Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Databuild Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Circuiting Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) NOC Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) OSS Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) PMI
3 1 (4.17%) Telematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Fault Management
2 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Network Planning
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Operations Management
7 1 (4.17%) Use Case
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
7 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
7 1 (4.17%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) DMAIC
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) PMP
1 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (4.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (29.17%) Nokia
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.33%) Huawei
5 2 (8.33%) Mapinfo
6 1 (4.17%) NetCracker
6 1 (4.17%) BT
6 1 (4.17%) NEC