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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 124 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing LTE 13 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.34% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 2.09% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate - £260 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -18.33%
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England

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
369 431 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.76% 16.09% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 230 121
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £237 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.66 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +61.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 10 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
3 15 (78.95%) Network Planning
4 13 (68.42%) Project Management
5 10 (52.63%) SLA
5 10 (52.63%) Logistics
6 7 (36.84%) PMI
6 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
7 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
8 4 (21.05%) MS Office
8 4 (21.05%) Internet
8 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (15.79%) MOM
9 3 (15.79%) Line Management
9 3 (15.79%) Coaching
9 3 (15.79%) Critical Success Factor
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
10 1 (5.26%) Cramer
10 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
10 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (5.26%) Huawei
10 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
10 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
10 1 (5.26%) Nokia Networks
10 1 (5.26%) 4G
10 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
10 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
10 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
10 1 (5.26%) Nokia

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) 4G
3 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
General
1 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Lead Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Build Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Network Planning
2 13 (68.42%) Project Management
3 10 (52.63%) Logistics
4 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Critical Success Factor
6 3 (15.79%) Line Management
7 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix
1 1 (5.26%) Cramer
1 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
1 1 (5.26%) Huawei
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Nokia
1 1 (5.26%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (5.26%) Nortel
1 1 (5.26%) Tellabs