Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for LTE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LTE over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 137 105
Rank change year-on-year -4 -32 -13
Contract jobs citing LTE 38 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.88% 0.93% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 4.98% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 12
Berkshire median daily rate £200 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £190 £232 £202
90th Percentile £239 £485 £310
South East median daily rate £380 £325 £290
% change year-on-year +16.92% +12.07% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £22.75 - £36.25
90th Percentile £37.25 - £38.75
South East median hourly rate £30.00 - £41.00

LTE is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 808 763 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.70% 18.68% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 321 475
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £221 £232 £251
90th Percentile £550 £600 £530
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 50
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -35.14% -27.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.63 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.07% -33.00% +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing LTE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LTE in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LTE in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 25 £200 -37.66% 2
Slough - 8 - -
Newbury -2 2 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LTE.

1 30 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 24 (63.16%) Radio Access Network
3 22 (57.89%) GSM
4 20 (52.63%) UMTS
5 19 (50.00%) VoLTE
5 19 (50.00%) Huawei
6 14 (36.84%) Degree
6 14 (36.84%) 3GPP
7 13 (34.21%) 3G
7 13 (34.21%) Wireless
8 11 (28.95%) Algorithms
8 11 (28.95%) Capacity Management
8 11 (28.95%) 5G
9 10 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (26.32%) 4G
9 10 (26.32%) Network Planning
9 10 (26.32%) Actix
9 10 (26.32%) Mapinfo
10 9 (23.68%) Ericsson
10 9 (23.68%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (21.05%) SLA
11 8 (21.05%) Samsung
12 7 (18.42%) Nokia
12 7 (18.42%) 2G
12 7 (18.42%) WiMAX
12 7 (18.42%) RNC
12 7 (18.42%) Node B
13 6 (15.79%) Migration
13 6 (15.79%) Remedy
14 5 (13.16%) Cloud Computing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (63.16%) Radio Access Network
2 22 (57.89%) GSM
3 20 (52.63%) UMTS
4 19 (50.00%) VoLTE
5 14 (36.84%) 3GPP
6 13 (34.21%) 3G
6 13 (34.21%) Wireless
7 11 (28.95%) 5G
8 10 (26.32%) 4G
9 7 (18.42%) 2G
9 7 (18.42%) Node B
9 7 (18.42%) RNC
9 7 (18.42%) WiMAX
10 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.89%) BGP
11 3 (7.89%) OSPF
11 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (2.63%) Diameter Protocol
12 1 (2.63%) SIGTRAN
12 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
General
1 30 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Performance Engineer
1 8 (21.05%) Wireless Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) RF Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) LTE Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) OSS Architect
5 2 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
1 1 (2.63%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Capacity Management
2 10 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (26.32%) Network Planning
3 9 (23.68%) Performance Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Network Design
5 4 (10.53%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Customer-Centricity
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.89%) Network Management
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) Radio Network Optimisation
6 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) Workshop Facilitation
7 2 (5.26%) Decision-Making
7 2 (5.26%) Mobile Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) CCIE
3 3 (7.89%) CCNP
4 2 (5.26%) PhD
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.26%) Netcool
2 2 (5.26%) OpenView
2 2 (5.26%) TeMIP
3 1 (2.63%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Huawei
2 10 (26.32%) Actix
2 10 (26.32%) Mapinfo
3 9 (23.68%) Ericsson
4 8 (21.05%) Samsung
5 7 (18.42%) Nokia
6 6 (15.79%) Remedy
7 4 (10.53%) BT
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.53%) Nortel
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco
9 2 (5.26%) VMware
10 1 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (2.63%) BMC
10 1 (2.63%) Citrix
10 1 (2.63%) Cramer
10 1 (2.63%) Nokia Networks
10 1 (2.63%) Tellabs