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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 99 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing LTE 14 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.75% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 4.73% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £286 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.37% +8.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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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
338 338 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.53% 15.80% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 165 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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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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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 18 December 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 23 (74.19%) 2G
2 21 (67.74%) Telecoms
2 21 (67.74%) 3G
3 15 (48.39%) 4G
4 12 (38.71%) SLA
5 11 (35.48%) Nokia
5 11 (35.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (32.26%) Fault Management
7 9 (29.03%) MS Office
8 8 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
10 6 (19.35%) GSM
11 5 (16.13%) ITIL
11 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
12 3 (9.68%) Project Management
12 3 (9.68%) Front Office
12 3 (9.68%) HND
12 3 (9.68%) UMTS
12 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
12 3 (9.68%) PMP
12 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
12 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
12 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
12 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (9.68%) Network Planning
13 2 (6.45%) Huawei
13 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
13 2 (6.45%) Degree
13 2 (6.45%) PMI

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) 2G
2 21 (67.74%) 3G
3 15 (48.39%) 4G
4 8 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (19.35%) GSM
6 3 (9.68%) UMTS
7 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) RNC
General
1 21 (67.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Incident Manager
2 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
2 3 (9.68%) RF Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
3 2 (6.45%) NOC Manager
3 2 (6.45%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Operations Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Circuiting Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Service Improvement Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Contracts Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Fault Management
2 7 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Network Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) ETL
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) HND
1 3 (9.68%) PMP
1 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Nokia
1 11 (35.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Huawei
3 2 (6.45%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.23%) BT
4 1 (3.23%) NEC
4 1 (3.23%) NetCracker