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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 99 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing LTE 12 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.11% 1.89% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£425 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-13.07% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.05 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +6.66%
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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
292 265 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.47% 12.71% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 125 83
Average daily rate £319 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 16 56
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 26 January 2015. 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
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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
Coventry +4 3 - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 21 (72.41%) 2G
2 19 (65.52%) 3G
3 16 (55.17%) Telecoms
4 15 (51.72%) 4G
5 10 (34.48%) Nokia
6 9 (31.03%) SLA
6 9 (31.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (27.59%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (24.14%) Fault Management
9 6 (20.69%) MS Office
9 6 (20.69%) GSM
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
10 4 (13.79%) Wireless
10 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (10.34%) HTML5
11 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
11 3 (10.34%) Automotive
11 3 (10.34%) Validation
11 3 (10.34%) MIMO
11 3 (10.34%) Telematics
11 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
11 3 (10.34%) Degree
11 3 (10.34%) HTML
11 3 (10.34%) UMTS
11 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
11 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
11 3 (10.34%) IPv4
11 3 (10.34%) IPv6

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) 2G
2 19 (65.52%) 3G
3 15 (51.72%) 4G
4 8 (27.59%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (20.69%) GSM
6 4 (13.79%) Wireless
7 3 (10.34%) MIMO
7 3 (10.34%) UMTS
7 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
7 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
7 3 (10.34%) IPv4
7 3 (10.34%) IPv6
7 3 (10.34%) Internet
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (55.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Automotive
3 2 (6.90%) Front Office
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Incident Manager
2 3 (10.34%) RF Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Operations Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Service Improvement Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) NOC Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
1 3 (10.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Telematics
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Fault Management
2 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
2 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Validation
3 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Use Case
4 2 (6.90%) DMAIC
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) HND
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Nokia
2 9 (31.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei
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