The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 161 104 163
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +59
Contract jobs citing LTE 85 140 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 1.65% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 8.46% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 12
Average daily rate £265 £300 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +15.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £365 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 22
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1731 1655 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.50% 19.48% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 670 707
Average daily rate £338 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 156 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LTE
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -36 55 £220 -21.42% 13
Surrey -5 22 £265 -15.87% 3
Hampshire -13 6 £341 +10.08% 2
Buckinghamshire -23 1 - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 121 (72.89%) 3G
2 112 (67.47%) Telecoms
3 76 (45.78%) Radio Access Network
4 74 (44.58%) 2G
5 46 (27.71%) Ethernet
6 39 (23.49%) ATM
7 36 (21.69%) Huawei
8 35 (21.08%) 4G
9 31 (18.67%) MPLS
10 28 (16.87%) Ericsson
10 28 (16.87%) Network Design
11 27 (16.27%) Nokia
11 27 (16.27%) SDH
12 26 (15.66%) GSM
12 26 (15.66%) Project Management
13 25 (15.06%) BGP
13 25 (15.06%) VRRP
13 25 (15.06%) Validation
13 25 (15.06%) VPN
13 25 (15.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 24 (14.46%) Degree
15 23 (13.86%) Capacity Management
16 21 (12.65%) HSRP
16 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
16 21 (12.65%) RSVP
16 21 (12.65%) OSPF
17 20 (12.05%) UMTS
18 18 (10.84%) VoIP
18 18 (10.84%) SQL
18 18 (10.84%) Network Planning

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.81%) Lync
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 121 (72.89%) 3G
2 76 (45.78%) Radio Access Network
3 74 (44.58%) 2G
4 46 (27.71%) Ethernet
5 39 (23.49%) ATM
6 35 (21.08%) 4G
7 31 (18.67%) MPLS
8 27 (16.27%) SDH
9 26 (15.66%) GSM
10 25 (15.06%) BGP
10 25 (15.06%) VRRP
10 25 (15.06%) VPN
11 21 (12.65%) HSRP
11 21 (12.65%) RSVP
11 21 (12.65%) OSPF
12 20 (12.05%) UMTS
13 18 (10.84%) VoIP
14 17 (10.24%) DWDM
15 14 (8.43%) SS7
16 13 (7.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.83%) MS Access
2 10 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (67.47%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.22%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Marketing
3 5 (3.01%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.41%) Billing
5 2 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (21.69%) Design Engineer
2 27 (16.27%) RAN Engineer
3 21 (12.65%) Databuild Engineer
4 20 (12.05%) Test Engineer
5 19 (11.45%) Architect
6 16 (9.64%) Network Engineer
7 14 (8.43%) Transmission Engineer
7 14 (8.43%) Network Design Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) Designer
8 12 (7.23%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.01%) Strategy Manager
10 5 (3.01%) Incident Manager
11 4 (2.41%) OSS Architect
11 4 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.41%) Network Architect
12 3 (1.81%) Software Engineer
12 3 (1.81%) Project Manager
12 3 (1.81%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) XML
2 2 (1.20%) SOAP
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.81%) Handset
3 2 (1.20%) Economics
3 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.20%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.60%) ASIC
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.60%) PKI
4 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.22%) UNIX
2 4 (2.41%) Windows
2 4 (2.41%) Linux
3 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
3 2 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Solaris
4 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.87%) Network Design
2 26 (15.66%) Project Management
3 25 (15.06%) Validation
4 23 (13.86%) Capacity Management
5 18 (10.84%) Network Planning
6 10 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (4.22%) Network Architecture
8 6 (3.61%) Resource Management
8 6 (3.61%) Fault Management
8 6 (3.61%) Network Management
8 6 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.01%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.41%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (2.41%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.41%) ITIL
10 4 (2.41%) Service Management
11 3 (1.81%) Migration
11 3 (1.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.84%) SQL
2 11 (6.63%) VB
3 6 (3.61%) C
4 5 (3.01%) C++
5 4 (2.41%) Perl
5 4 (2.41%) Python
6 3 (1.81%) Tcl
7 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.20%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.60%) C#
8 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) Degree
2 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.22%) HND
3 5 (3.01%) CCIE
4 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.81%) PMP
4 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (3.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (21.69%) Huawei
2 28 (16.87%) Ericsson
3 27 (16.27%) Nokia
4 25 (15.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 17 (10.24%) BT
6 16 (9.64%) Nortel
7 12 (7.23%) Cisco
8 10 (6.02%) Mapinfo
9 9 (5.42%) Siemens
9 9 (5.42%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.42%) NEC
10 7 (4.22%) OPNET
10 7 (4.22%) Business Objects
11 6 (3.61%) Oracle
11 6 (3.61%) Juniper
12 4 (2.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (2.41%) Cramer
13 2 (1.20%) Google
13 2 (1.20%) Amdocs
13 2 (1.20%) Redback
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