The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 103 101 105
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing LTE 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.30% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.21% 2.01% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
- -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
374 298 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.37% 15.10% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 134 134
Average daily rate £313 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LTE
England

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

LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (85.71%) 2G
2 21 (75.00%) 3G
3 18 (64.29%) Telecoms
4 14 (50.00%) SLA
5 11 (39.29%) 4G
6 10 (35.71%) MS Office
6 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 9 (32.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) ITIL
9 7 (25.00%) Fault Management
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (17.86%) Ericsson
11 5 (17.86%) Java
11 5 (17.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 4 (14.29%) Perl
12 4 (14.29%) SQL
12 4 (14.29%) VBA
12 4 (14.29%) GSM
12 4 (14.29%) Nokia
13 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
13 3 (10.71%) MySQL
13 3 (10.71%) Degree
13 3 (10.71%) Front Office
14 2 (7.14%) Network Design
14 2 (7.14%) Logistics
14 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
14 2 (7.14%) Incident Management

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
1 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) 2G
2 21 (75.00%) 3G
3 11 (39.29%) 4G
4 4 (14.29%) GSM
5 2 (7.14%) UMTS
5 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) RNC
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) MIMO
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.57%) IPv4
6 1 (3.57%) IPv6
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Incident Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.71%) RF Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Database Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) NOC Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Development DBA
5 1 (3.57%) DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Developer
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.57%) OSS Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Circuiting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) Fault Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Logistics
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) DMAIC
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.29%) Perl
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) HND
3 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Ericsson
2 5 (17.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (3.57%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.57%) BT
4 1 (3.57%) NEC
4 1 (3.57%) NetCracker
4 1 (3.57%) Huawei