The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 March 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 55 49
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs citing LTE 21 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.19% 1.67% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 5.69% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Median daily rate £419 £266 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.27% +0.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £206 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £348 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +13.46% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -41.17% +18.05%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 299 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.34% 29.43% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 158 80
Median daily rate £425 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £292 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +158.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LTE in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for LTE.

1 50 (81.97%) Telecoms
2 41 (67.21%) Ericsson
2 41 (67.21%) Project Management
3 38 (62.30%) VoLTE
4 36 (59.02%) MS Excel
5 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
6 34 (55.74%) ITIL
6 34 (55.74%) MS Project
6 34 (55.74%) PRINCE2
6 34 (55.74%) Remedy
6 34 (55.74%) Management Information System
6 34 (55.74%) Wi-Fi
6 34 (55.74%) ITIL V3
7 20 (32.79%) 3G
8 17 (27.87%) 4G
9 13 (21.31%) GSM
9 13 (21.31%) 2G
10 12 (19.67%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (16.39%) UMTS
12 9 (14.75%) Nokia
13 8 (13.11%) Huawei
14 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.84%) Mobile Development
15 6 (9.84%) Apple Swift
15 6 (9.84%) Android Studio
15 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
15 6 (9.84%) Android
15 6 (9.84%) Service Design
15 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
15 6 (9.84%) Xcode

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 36 (59.02%) MS Excel
2 34 (55.74%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 38 (62.30%) VoLTE
2 34 (55.74%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (32.79%) 3G
4 17 (27.87%) 4G
5 13 (21.31%) 2G
5 13 (21.31%) GSM
6 12 (19.67%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (16.39%) UMTS
8 5 (8.20%) HSPA
8 5 (8.20%) MGW
8 5 (8.20%) UTRAN
8 5 (8.20%) WCDMA
9 3 (4.92%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (3.28%) Wireless
11 1 (1.64%) DWDM
11 1 (1.64%) INAP
11 1 (1.64%) LDAP
11 1 (1.64%) RANAP
11 1 (1.64%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Android Studio
1 6 (9.84%) Xcode
General
1 50 (81.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Publishing
3 4 (6.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) French Language
4 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Project Manager
1 34 (55.74%) Voice Project Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Core Network Project Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Network Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Network Project Manager
3 7 (11.48%) 3G Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Radio Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Telecoms Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) LTE Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (55.74%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Project Management
2 34 (55.74%) ITIL
2 34 (55.74%) ITIL V3
2 34 (55.74%) PRINCE2
3 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
3 6 (9.84%) Mobile Development
3 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
3 6 (9.84%) Service Design
3 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.20%) Coaching
5 4 (6.56%) Validation
6 3 (4.92%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.92%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.64%) Analytics
8 1 (1.64%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.64%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.64%) Network Performance Management
8 1 (1.64%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Apple Swift
1 6 (9.84%) Java
1 6 (9.84%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.28%) Perl
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) CCNA
2 3 (4.92%) CCNP
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.92%) HNC
2 3 (4.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Ericsson
2 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
3 34 (55.74%) Remedy
4 9 (14.75%) Nokia
5 8 (13.11%) Huawei
6 5 (8.20%) Apple
7 2 (3.28%) Samsung
8 1 (1.64%) Mapinfo