Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 74 106
Rank change year-on-year -64 +32 -57
Contract jobs citing LTE 32 79 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 2.06% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.78% 10.75% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 11
Berkshire median daily rate £243 £350 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.71% +34.62% -9.57%
10th Percentile £189 £258 £195
90th Percentile £388 £450 £315
South East median daily rate £263 £342 £265
% change year-on-year -23.17% +28.92% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £21.25 - £36.25
90th Percentile £23.75 - £38.75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +70.00% -37.50% +11.11%

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 670 735 1,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.17% 19.19% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 315 512
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £244 £250
90th Percentile £545 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.95% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -23.78% -36.83%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £53.63 £46.45 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +31.50% -30.04% +4.71%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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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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 20 August 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 -16 21 £200 -44.83%
Slough - 3 £363 - 3
Bracknell -3 1 - -
Newbury -16 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 19 (59.38%) Radio Access Network
3 15 (46.88%) VoLTE
4 14 (43.75%) 3G
4 14 (43.75%) UMTS
4 14 (43.75%) GSM
5 12 (37.50%) 3GPP
5 12 (37.50%) Huawei
6 10 (31.25%) 5G
7 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
7 9 (28.13%) Capacity Management
7 9 (28.13%) 4G
8 8 (25.00%) Actix
8 8 (25.00%) Degree
8 8 (25.00%) Network Planning
8 8 (25.00%) Mapinfo
8 8 (25.00%) 2G
8 8 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
9 7 (21.88%) Wireless
10 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 6 (18.75%) Remedy
10 6 (18.75%) Samsung
11 5 (15.63%) Ericsson
11 5 (15.63%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
12 4 (12.50%) Nokia
12 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.50%) Project Management

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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 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.25%) IaaS
2 2 (6.25%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Radio Access Network
2 15 (46.88%) VoLTE
3 14 (43.75%) 3G
3 14 (43.75%) GSM
3 14 (43.75%) UMTS
4 12 (37.50%) 3GPP
5 10 (31.25%) 5G
6 9 (28.13%) 4G
7 8 (25.00%) 2G
8 7 (21.88%) Wireless
9 4 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (12.50%) ISUP
9 4 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
11 2 (6.25%) INAP
11 2 (6.25%) MGW
11 2 (6.25%) SCCP
11 2 (6.25%) SS7
11 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Radio Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) RF Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 3G Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) OSS Architect
5 2 (6.25%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Voice Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Capacity Management
1 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 8 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.38%) Network Design
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) Decision-Making
6 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
6 2 (6.25%) Network Management
6 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (3.13%) CCDE
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CWDP
3 1 (3.13%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (6.25%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (6.25%) HP ALM
2 2 (6.25%) Netcool
2 2 (6.25%) OpenView
2 2 (6.25%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Huawei
2 8 (25.00%) Actix
2 8 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 6 (18.75%) Remedy
3 6 (18.75%) Samsung
4 5 (15.63%) Ericsson
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) Nokia
6 3 (9.38%) BT
6 3 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (6.25%) Cramer
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (3.13%) Amdocs
8 1 (3.13%) BMC
8 1 (3.13%) Citrix
8 1 (3.13%) Nortel
8 1 (3.13%) Tellabs