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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 76 43
Rank change year-on-year +31 -33  
Contract jobs citing LTE 58 44 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.17% 1.85% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.68% 7.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 15
Median daily rate £350 £260 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.61% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £371 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £330 £258
% change year-on-year +3.40% +28.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 370 560 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.25% 23.51% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 249 243
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing LTE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +27 26 £350 -
Newbury +5 8 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 61 (64.89%) Telecoms
2 46 (48.94%) 3G
3 41 (43.62%) 4G
4 29 (30.85%) Project Management
5 22 (23.40%) VoLTE
6 20 (21.28%) Radio Access Network
6 20 (21.28%) Linux
6 20 (21.28%) GSM
6 20 (21.28%) Validation
7 19 (20.21%) Degree
8 18 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (19.15%) Service Design
9 16 (17.02%) Android Studio
9 16 (17.02%) Xcode
9 16 (17.02%) Android
9 16 (17.02%) Nokia
10 15 (15.96%) Apple
10 15 (15.96%) 2G
10 15 (15.96%) QA
10 15 (15.96%) Publishing
11 14 (14.89%) Ericsson
12 13 (13.83%) WCDMA
12 13 (13.83%) Problem Management
12 13 (13.83%) HSPA
12 13 (13.83%) Mentoring
12 13 (13.83%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (12.77%) Mobile Development
13 12 (12.77%) Apple Swift
13 12 (12.77%) Value-Added Service
13 12 (12.77%) MVNO

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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 7 (7.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 46 (48.94%) 3G
2 41 (43.62%) 4G
3 22 (23.40%) VoLTE
4 20 (21.28%) GSM
4 20 (21.28%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (15.96%) 2G
6 13 (13.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 13 (13.83%) HSPA
6 13 (13.83%) WCDMA
7 12 (12.77%) MVNO
7 12 (12.77%) Value-Added Service
8 10 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (8.51%) MGW
9 8 (8.51%) UMTS
10 7 (7.45%) SMS
10 7 (7.45%) VoIP
10 7 (7.45%) WAN
11 6 (6.38%) SIGTRAN
12 4 (4.26%) DNS
12 4 (4.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Big Data
1 3 (3.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Android Studio
1 16 (17.02%) Xcode
General
1 61 (64.89%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.96%) Publishing
3 10 (10.64%) Finance
4 5 (5.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) French Language
5 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Architect
2 14 (14.89%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.89%) Test Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.64%) Voice Project Manager
4 9 (9.57%) Design Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) LTE Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Lead Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) 4G Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Applications Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Data Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Operations Support Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) RF Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) SOAP
1 4 (4.26%) SPML
2 2 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) Handset
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) Linux
2 16 (17.02%) Android
3 9 (9.57%) Unix
4 8 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.45%) Windows
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Project Management
2 20 (21.28%) Validation
3 18 (19.15%) Service Design
4 13 (13.83%) Mentoring
4 13 (13.83%) Problem Management
5 12 (12.77%) Mobile Development
6 11 (11.70%) Coaching
6 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.64%) ITIL
7 10 (10.64%) ITIL V3
7 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.45%) Open Source
9 6 (6.38%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.32%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.26%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.26%) Change Management
11 4 (4.26%) High Availability
11 4 (4.26%) Process Improvement
12 3 (3.19%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) Apple Swift
1 12 (12.77%) Java
1 12 (12.77%) Objective-C
2 4 (4.26%) Perl
3 3 (3.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Degree
2 11 (11.70%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (6.38%) HNC
3 6 (6.38%) HND
4 2 (2.13%) CCNA
4 2 (2.13%) CCNP
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.96%) QA
2 5 (5.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (2.13%) Nagios
1 2 (2.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Nokia
2 15 (15.96%) Apple
3 14 (14.89%) Ericsson
4 11 (11.70%) Remedy
5 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.64%) Nokia Networks
6 8 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.32%) Samsung
8 4 (4.26%) VMware
9 2 (2.13%) Cisco
9 2 (2.13%) Huawei
9 2 (2.13%) Siemens
10 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.06%) F5
10 1 (1.06%) Juniper
10 1 (1.06%) Palo Alto