Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 114 73
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -29
Contract jobs citing LTE 56 54 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.36% 1.25% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 5.46% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 34
Berkshire median daily rate £342 £290 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.81% -4.13% -10.37%
10th Percentile £247 £205 £252
90th Percentile £455 £399 £384
South East median daily rate £325 £290 £308
% change year-on-year +12.07% -5.69% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.63% -5.33%
South East median hourly rate - £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +17.14% -6.67%

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 765 989 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.61% 22.89% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 487 542
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% +3.52%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £537
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -45.45% +57.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.43 £52.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -30.69% +12.22% +27.66%

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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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 0 17 £342 +31.40%
Newbury - 8 - - 1
Bracknell - 3 £190 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LTE.

1 28 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (42.86%) 3G
3 23 (41.07%) 4G
4 19 (33.93%) VoLTE
5 17 (30.36%) GSM
5 17 (30.36%) Service Design
6 16 (28.57%) WCDMA
7 14 (25.00%) Project Management
7 14 (25.00%) VoWiFi
7 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (23.21%) Degree
9 12 (21.43%) QA
9 12 (21.43%) HSPA
10 11 (19.64%) Problem Management
10 11 (19.64%) Huawei
10 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (19.64%) Coaching
10 11 (19.64%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
11 10 (17.86%) Finance
11 10 (17.86%) Linux
12 9 (16.07%) Xcode
12 9 (16.07%) Apple
12 9 (16.07%) Publishing
12 9 (16.07%) Android Studio
12 9 (16.07%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (16.07%) Android
13 8 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
14 7 (12.50%) Mobile Development
14 7 (12.50%) Apple Swift

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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 6 (10.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.86%) 3G
2 23 (41.07%) 4G
3 19 (33.93%) VoLTE
4 17 (30.36%) GSM
5 16 (28.57%) WCDMA
6 14 (25.00%) VoWiFi
7 12 (21.43%) HSPA
8 9 (16.07%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (12.50%) VoIP
11 6 (10.71%) 3GPP
11 6 (10.71%) DNS
12 5 (8.93%) 2G
13 4 (7.14%) GGSN
13 4 (7.14%) SGSN
13 4 (7.14%) WAN
13 4 (7.14%) Wireless
14 3 (5.36%) MPLS
14 3 (5.36%) UMTS
14 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Big Data
1 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Android Studio
1 9 (16.07%) Xcode
General
1 28 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Finance
3 9 (16.07%) Publishing
4 3 (5.36%) Back Office
5 2 (3.57%) French Language
5 2 (3.57%) Marketing
5 2 (3.57%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Architect
2 10 (17.86%) Design Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Applications Architect
5 5 (8.93%) LTE Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Radio Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) 4G Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) RF Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Handset
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Android
3 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Service Design
2 14 (25.00%) Project Management
3 11 (19.64%) Coaching
3 11 (19.64%) Problem Management
3 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
5 7 (12.50%) Mobile Development
6 6 (10.71%) Validation
7 5 (8.93%) Network Planning
7 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
8 4 (7.14%) Analytics
8 4 (7.14%) Network Design
8 4 (7.14%) Open Source
9 3 (5.36%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (5.36%) High Availability
9 3 (5.36%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.57%) Change Management
10 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
10 2 (3.57%) Network Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Apple Swift
1 7 (12.50%) Java
1 7 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 3 (5.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 11 (19.64%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.57%) HNC
3 2 (3.57%) HND
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.79%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Huawei
2 9 (16.07%) Apple
3 7 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 7 (12.50%) Nokia
4 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (5.36%) Actix
6 3 (5.36%) Mapinfo
6 3 (5.36%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Juniper
7 2 (3.57%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.79%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.79%) BMC
8 1 (1.79%) Cramer
8 1 (1.79%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) NEC
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy