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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 104 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing LTE 18 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.38% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.02% 2.54% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -21.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -8.38%
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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
448 315 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.46% 14.89% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 153 143
Average daily rate £325 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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%) Telecoms
2 18 (75.00%) 2G
3 14 (58.33%) 3G
4 13 (54.17%) 4G
5 10 (41.67%) MS Office
6 9 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 7 (29.17%) Fault Management
7 7 (29.17%) SLA
7 7 (29.17%) Nokia
8 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (25.00%) GSM
8 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
10 4 (16.67%) Project Management
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 3 (12.50%) PMI
11 3 (12.50%) PMP
11 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
11 3 (12.50%) UMTS
11 3 (12.50%) HND
11 3 (12.50%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
12 2 (8.33%) Operations Management
12 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
12 2 (8.33%) VBA
12 2 (8.33%) MySQL
12 2 (8.33%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (75.00%) 2G
2 14 (58.33%) 3G
3 13 (54.17%) 4G
4 6 (25.00%) GSM
5 3 (12.50%) UMTS
5 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.17%) IPv4
7 1 (4.17%) IPv6
7 1 (4.17%) Internet
7 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.17%) RNC
7 1 (4.17%) VLAN
7 1 (4.17%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Incident Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) RF Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Circuiting Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) NOC Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) OSS Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Database Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) PMI
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Fault Management
2 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Network Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Logistics
4 2 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.17%) Use Case
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) DMAIC
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) HND
1 3 (12.50%) PMP
1 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (29.17%) Nokia
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (8.33%) Mapinfo
5 1 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (4.17%) NEC
5 1 (4.17%) NetCracker
5 1 (4.17%) Huawei