Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 89 135
Rank change year-on-year -40 +46 -76
Contract jobs citing LTE 32 76 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 1.90% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 9.87% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Berkshire median daily rate £210 £342 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.61% +17.81% -6.45%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £201
90th Percentile £309 £425 £310
South East median daily rate £319 £325 £290
% change year-on-year -1.92% +12.07% -6.45%
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 £37.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.76% +17.14%

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 724 770 1,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.45% 19.27% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 337 491
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £198 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -6.90% -39.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £44.88 £47.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.65
% change year-on-year +38.89% -26.98% +9.56%

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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 18 October 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 October 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 18 October 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 -41.46%
Slough - 5 £363 - 2
Newbury -13 2 - -
Bracknell -5 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
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South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 17 (53.13%) VoLTE
4 13 (40.63%) GSM
4 13 (40.63%) 3GPP
5 12 (37.50%) UMTS
5 12 (37.50%) 3G
5 12 (37.50%) Huawei
6 10 (31.25%) 5G
7 9 (28.13%) Performance Engineering
7 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (28.13%) Degree
7 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
7 9 (28.13%) Capacity Management
8 8 (25.00%) 4G
8 8 (25.00%) Network Planning
8 8 (25.00%) Actix
8 8 (25.00%) Remedy
8 8 (25.00%) Mapinfo
8 8 (25.00%) Ericsson
8 8 (25.00%) Wireless
9 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (18.75%) 2G
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 6 (18.75%) Project Management
9 6 (18.75%) Samsung
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (15.63%) ITIL
10 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2

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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 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 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 17 (53.13%) VoLTE
3 13 (40.63%) 3GPP
3 13 (40.63%) GSM
4 12 (37.50%) 3G
4 12 (37.50%) UMTS
5 10 (31.25%) 5G
6 8 (25.00%) 4G
6 8 (25.00%) Wireless
7 6 (18.75%) 2G
7 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (6.25%) INAP
9 2 (6.25%) ISUP
9 2 (6.25%) MGW
9 2 (6.25%) Node B
9 2 (6.25%) RNC
9 2 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (6.25%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) MS Access
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%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Radio Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) RF Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Voice Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) 3G Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 4G Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) OSS Architect
5 2 (6.25%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
2 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
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
1 9 (28.13%) Performance Engineering
2 8 (25.00%) Network Planning
3 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
4 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (9.38%) Network Design
5 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) Decision-Making
6 2 (6.25%) Fault Management
6 2 (6.25%) Feature Driven Development
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Optimisation
6 2 (6.25%) Network Management
6 2 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco 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 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Netcool
1 2 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (6.25%) OpenView
1 2 (6.25%) TeMIP
2 1 (3.13%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Huawei
2 8 (25.00%) Actix
2 8 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 8 (25.00%) Mapinfo
2 8 (25.00%) Remedy
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Samsung
4 4 (12.50%) Nokia
5 3 (9.38%) BT
5 3 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (3.13%) BMC
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Cramer
7 1 (3.13%) Nortel
7 1 (3.13%) Tellabs