The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 150 145 124
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing LTE 108 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 1.13% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 5.84% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £272 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 25
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1717 1730 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.75% 19.31% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 752 647
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 162
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the South East region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

LTE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LTE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +10 99 £310 -4.61% 10
Hampshire +2 5 £388 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £500 - 1
Surrey -9 1 £210 -45.09% 1
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing LTE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LTE.

1 171 (69.51%) 3G
2 156 (63.41%) Telecoms
3 128 (52.03%) 4G
4 100 (40.65%) Radio Access Network
5 89 (36.18%) 2G
6 73 (29.67%) GSM
7 62 (25.20%) Wireless
8 59 (23.98%) UMTS
9 57 (23.17%) VoLTE
10 44 (17.89%) Ericsson
11 39 (15.85%) Network Planning
12 37 (15.04%) Nokia
12 37 (15.04%) C
13 36 (14.63%) Wi-Fi
14 35 (14.23%) 3GPP
15 32 (13.01%) Linux
15 32 (13.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 31 (12.60%) UNIX
17 30 (12.20%) GPRS
18 28 (11.38%) WiMAX
19 27 (10.98%) SQL
20 25 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (9.76%) NSN NetAct
22 22 (8.94%) Degree
22 22 (8.94%) Perl
22 22 (8.94%) SDH
23 21 (8.54%) Huawei
24 20 (8.13%) Electronics
24 20 (8.13%) MS Excel
25 19 (7.72%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing LTE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LTE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 20 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.66%) MS Office
2 9 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 171 (69.51%) 3G
2 128 (52.03%) 4G
3 100 (40.65%) Radio Access Network
4 89 (36.18%) 2G
5 73 (29.67%) GSM
6 62 (25.20%) Wireless
7 59 (23.98%) UMTS
8 57 (23.17%) VoLTE
9 36 (14.63%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (14.23%) 3GPP
11 30 (12.20%) GPRS
12 28 (11.38%) WiMAX
13 22 (8.94%) SDH
14 18 (7.32%) MPLS
15 16 (6.50%) CDMA2000
15 16 (6.50%) DSL
15 16 (6.50%) Diameter Protocol
15 16 (6.50%) GPON
15 16 (6.50%) HSPA
16 15 (6.10%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.69%) MS Access
2 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Subversion
2 2 (0.81%) JIRA
2 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.81%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.81%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
General
1 156 (63.41%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.13%) Electronics
3 7 (2.85%) Marketing
4 6 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (10.16%) Test Engineer
2 24 (9.76%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (6.10%) Architect
4 14 (5.69%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (5.69%) Design Engineer
5 13 (5.28%) Performance Engineer
5 13 (5.28%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (4.07%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.66%) Delivery Project Manager
8 8 (3.25%) Tester
8 8 (3.25%) Deployment Manager
8 8 (3.25%) Build Manager
9 7 (2.85%) Network Architect
9 7 (2.85%) Voice Engineer
9 7 (2.85%) Designer
9 7 (2.85%) Configuration Engineer
9 7 (2.85%) Analyst
9 7 (2.85%) RAN Configuration Engineer
10 6 (2.44%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 6 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (0.41%) HTML
2 1 (0.41%) SOAP
2 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.28%) PKI
3 10 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.66%) Statistics
5 5 (2.03%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.03%) Handset
6 4 (1.63%) Economics
7 3 (1.22%) Replication
7 3 (1.22%) GIS
8 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) VHDL
9 1 (0.41%) Verilog
9 1 (0.41%) RMADS
9 1 (0.41%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.01%) Linux
2 31 (12.60%) UNIX
3 8 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.63%) VMS
6 3 (1.22%) Windows
7 2 (0.81%) Android
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.85%) Network Planning
2 19 (7.72%) Validation
3 18 (7.32%) Project Management
4 17 (6.91%) Network Design
4 17 (6.91%) Network Architecture
5 15 (6.10%) Software Engineering
6 14 (5.69%) Performance Engineering
7 11 (4.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (4.47%) UML
7 11 (4.47%) OO
7 11 (4.47%) OOD
8 9 (3.66%) Test Management
8 9 (3.66%) Test Planning
9 8 (3.25%) Software Testing
9 8 (3.25%) Test Automation
10 7 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.85%) Line Management
11 6 (2.44%) Test Scripting
12 5 (2.03%) Test Strategy
12 5 (2.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.04%) C
2 27 (10.98%) SQL
3 22 (8.94%) Perl
4 16 (6.50%) C++
5 9 (3.66%) Embedded C
6 8 (3.25%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.22%) Java
8 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.81%) VBA
8 2 (0.81%) Python
8 2 (0.81%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.81%) MapBasic
8 2 (0.81%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (8.94%) Degree
2 16 (6.50%) HND
3 15 (6.10%) HNC
4 10 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.07%) ISEB
5 9 (3.66%) CCNP
5 9 (3.66%) CCNA
6 3 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.81%) CCA
7 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) CBAP
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.28%) SLA
2 3 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 24 (9.76%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 44 (17.89%) Ericsson
2 37 (15.04%) Nokia
3 32 (13.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 21 (8.54%) Huawei
5 14 (5.69%) Actix
6 11 (4.47%) Mapinfo
7 10 (4.07%) Cramer
7 10 (4.07%) HP
8 9 (3.66%) Nortel
9 8 (3.25%) Oracle
9 8 (3.25%) Amdocs
9 8 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.85%) Business Objects
10 7 (2.85%) Siemens
11 5 (2.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.63%) Greenplum
13 3 (1.22%) Microsoft
14 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.81%) Remedy
14 2 (0.81%) Cisco
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