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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 128 149 138
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing LTE 130 92 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 1.03% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.10% 5.70% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 14
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£290 £274 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £155 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £404 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 - £31.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
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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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +22 115 £269 +4.36% 13
Hampshire -2 6 £440 +55.75%
Surrey -16 5 £320 -1.15% 7
West Sussex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 168 (69.42%) 3G
2 152 (62.81%) Telecoms
3 124 (51.24%) 4G
4 104 (42.98%) Radio Access Network
5 95 (39.26%) 2G
6 68 (28.10%) GSM
7 57 (23.55%) Ericsson
8 55 (22.73%) Wireless
9 50 (20.66%) Nokia
10 49 (20.25%) UMTS
11 48 (19.83%) VoLTE
12 46 (19.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 43 (17.77%) Network Planning
14 36 (14.88%) C
15 35 (14.46%) 3GPP
16 34 (14.05%) NSN NetAct
17 28 (11.57%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (11.16%) SQL
19 26 (10.74%) Degree
19 26 (10.74%) GPRS
20 23 (9.50%) Perl
20 23 (9.50%) WiMAX
20 23 (9.50%) Huawei
21 22 (9.09%) UNIX
22 20 (8.26%) Linux
22 20 (8.26%) SDH
23 18 (7.44%) MS Excel
23 18 (7.44%) Electronics
23 18 (7.44%) Network Design

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.55%) MS Office
3 10 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 168 (69.42%) 3G
2 124 (51.24%) 4G
3 104 (42.98%) Radio Access Network
4 95 (39.26%) 2G
5 68 (28.10%) GSM
6 55 (22.73%) Wireless
7 49 (20.25%) UMTS
8 48 (19.83%) VoLTE
9 35 (14.46%) 3GPP
10 28 (11.57%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (10.74%) GPRS
12 23 (9.50%) WiMAX
13 20 (8.26%) SDH
14 17 (7.02%) MPLS
15 15 (6.20%) GPON
15 15 (6.20%) DSL
15 15 (6.20%) CDMA2000
15 15 (6.20%) HSPA
16 13 (5.37%) VoIP
17 11 (4.55%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) MS Access
2 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.24%) Subversion
3 2 (0.83%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
General
1 152 (62.81%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.44%) Electronics
3 7 (2.89%) Marketing
3 7 (2.89%) Finance
4 4 (1.65%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.65%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 31 (12.81%) RAN Engineer
2 27 (11.16%) Test Engineer
3 15 (6.20%) Architect
4 14 (5.79%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (5.37%) Performance Engineer
6 11 (4.55%) Design Engineer
6 11 (4.55%) Radio Engineer
6 11 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.72%) Voice Engineer
7 9 (3.72%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 9 (3.72%) Configuration Engineer
7 9 (3.72%) Delivery Project Manager
8 8 (3.31%) Build Manager
9 7 (2.89%) Network Architect
9 7 (2.89%) Deployment Manager
10 6 (2.48%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 6 (2.48%) Databuild Engineer
10 6 (2.48%) Transmission Engineer
10 6 (2.48%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.07%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.89%) XML
2 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.72%) PKI
2 9 (3.72%) Statistics
2 9 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.48%) Replication
4 5 (2.07%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.65%) Economics
5 4 (1.65%) Handset
6 3 (1.24%) GIS
7 1 (0.41%) VHDL
7 1 (0.41%) Verilog
7 1 (0.41%) RMADS
7 1 (0.41%) PMI
7 1 (0.41%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.09%) UNIX
2 20 (8.26%) Linux
3 9 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.65%) VMS
5 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Windows
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.77%) Network Planning
2 18 (7.44%) Network Design
3 17 (7.02%) Project Management
4 16 (6.61%) Network Architecture
5 15 (6.20%) Validation
6 13 (5.37%) Performance Engineering
7 11 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.13%) Software Engineering
9 8 (3.31%) UML
9 8 (3.31%) Software Testing
10 7 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.89%) Test Scripting
10 7 (2.89%) ITIL
10 7 (2.89%) OOD
10 7 (2.89%) Line Management
11 6 (2.48%) Test Planning
11 6 (2.48%) OO
12 5 (2.07%) TOGAF
12 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.88%) C
2 27 (11.16%) SQL
3 23 (9.50%) Perl
4 11 (4.55%) C++
5 7 (2.89%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.48%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.24%) Python
8 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.83%) VBA
8 2 (0.83%) MapBasic
9 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) Java
9 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (10.74%) Degree
2 13 (5.37%) HNC
2 13 (5.37%) HND
3 10 (4.13%) ISEB
4 6 (2.48%) CCNA
4 6 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.07%) CCNP
6 3 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) PMP
7 2 (0.83%) CCA
7 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) PgMP
8 1 (0.41%) CBAP
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) SLA
2 6 (2.48%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.65%) DO-254
4 3 (1.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 34 (14.05%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 57 (23.55%) Ericsson
2 50 (20.66%) Nokia
3 46 (19.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 23 (9.50%) Huawei
5 15 (6.20%) Cramer
5 15 (6.20%) Actix
6 14 (5.79%) Nortel
7 13 (5.37%) Oracle
7 13 (5.37%) Amdocs
8 10 (4.13%) Mapinfo
9 9 (3.72%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.31%) Business Objects
11 7 (2.89%) Siemens
12 5 (2.07%) HP
12 5 (2.07%) Remedy
12 5 (2.07%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.65%) Microsoft
13 4 (1.65%) Greenplum
14 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.83%) Cisco
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