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 23 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 56 33
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23  
Contract jobs citing LTE 26 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.44% 1.72% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.06% 7.21% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 4
Median daily rate £350 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £330 £255
% change year-on-year +4.54% +29.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.25
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 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 144 208 171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.62% 23.91% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 109 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
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 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 23 June 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 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for LTE.

1 32 (68.09%) Telecoms
2 23 (48.94%) 3G
3 20 (42.55%) 4G
4 18 (38.30%) Project Management
5 17 (36.17%) VoLTE
6 13 (27.66%) Ericsson
7 12 (25.53%) 2G
8 11 (23.40%) Remedy
8 11 (23.40%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (21.28%) ITIL V3
9 10 (21.28%) Management Information System
9 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (21.28%) Validation
9 10 (21.28%) GSM
9 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
9 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (21.28%) ITIL
9 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
10 8 (17.02%) Linux
10 8 (17.02%) Nokia
11 7 (14.89%) UMTS
11 7 (14.89%) Degree
12 6 (12.77%) QA
12 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
12 6 (12.77%) Android
12 6 (12.77%) Java
12 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 6 (12.77%) Xcode
12 6 (12.77%) Objective-C
12 6 (12.77%) Mentoring

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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 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) 3G
2 20 (42.55%) 4G
3 17 (36.17%) VoLTE
4 12 (25.53%) 2G
5 11 (23.40%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (21.28%) GSM
6 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (14.89%) UMTS
8 5 (10.64%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (10.64%) HSPA
8 5 (10.64%) WCDMA
9 4 (8.51%) MGW
9 4 (8.51%) MVNO
9 4 (8.51%) SMS
9 4 (8.51%) Value-Added Service
10 3 (6.38%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (4.26%) DNS
11 2 (4.26%) LDAP
11 2 (4.26%) UTRAN
11 2 (4.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Android Studio
1 6 (12.77%) Xcode
General
1 32 (68.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Publishing
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Network Engineer
1 10 (21.28%) Project Manager
1 10 (21.28%) Voice Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Architect
2 6 (12.77%) Optimisation Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) LTE Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) RF Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Core Network Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Network Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) SOAP
1 2 (4.26%) SPML
1 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Handset
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Android
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Project Management
2 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) ITIL V3
2 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
2 10 (21.28%) Validation
3 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
3 6 (12.77%) Mobile Development
3 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
3 6 (12.77%) Service Design
4 5 (10.64%) Coaching
4 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Presales
6 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Analytics
7 1 (2.13%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Apple Swift
1 6 (12.77%) Java
1 6 (12.77%) Objective-C
2 2 (4.26%) Perl
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) CCNP
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) HNC
3 2 (4.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Nagios
2 1 (2.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Ericsson
2 11 (23.40%) Remedy
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.02%) Nokia
5 5 (10.64%) Apple
6 3 (6.38%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) Huawei
7 2 (4.26%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (4.26%) Samsung
8 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) F5
8 1 (2.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) Siemens