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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 201 145 153
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +8
Contract jobs citing LTE 70 131 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 1.37% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 7.03% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 33 17
Median daily rate £220 £275 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £260 £284
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -8.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
LTE
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
1882 1864 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.66% 19.51% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 903 719
Median daily rate £375 £366 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 106 104
Median hourly rate £35.25 £34.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% +80.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing LTE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -42 50 £220 -15.78%
Hampshire +12 16 - -
Buckinghamshire +12 2 - -
West Sussex -24 2 - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for LTE.

1 99 (69.72%) Telecoms
2 88 (61.97%) 3G
3 63 (44.37%) 4G
4 46 (32.39%) 2G
5 30 (21.13%) Software Engineering
6 28 (19.72%) Radio Access Network
6 28 (19.72%) Wireless
7 27 (19.01%) Ericsson
8 26 (18.31%) Project Management
9 24 (16.90%) Nokia
10 23 (16.20%) ITIL
11 22 (15.49%) C
11 22 (15.49%) UMTS
12 21 (14.79%) GSM
12 21 (14.79%) VoLTE
13 20 (14.08%) Diameter Protocol
13 20 (14.08%) Embedded C
13 20 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (12.68%) Embedded Software Development
14 18 (12.68%) Huawei
14 18 (12.68%) VHDL
15 17 (11.97%) Back Office
15 17 (11.97%) HNC
16 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
17 15 (10.56%) Linux
17 15 (10.56%) MS Excel
17 15 (10.56%) HND
18 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
18 14 (9.86%) High Availability
18 14 (9.86%) Network Architecture

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.04%) MS Project
3 5 (3.52%) MS Office
4 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 88 (61.97%) 3G
2 63 (44.37%) 4G
3 46 (32.39%) 2G
4 28 (19.72%) Radio Access Network
4 28 (19.72%) Wireless
5 22 (15.49%) UMTS
6 21 (14.79%) GSM
6 21 (14.79%) VoLTE
7 20 (14.08%) Diameter Protocol
7 20 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (8.45%) 3GPP
9 11 (7.75%) INAP
9 11 (7.75%) LDAP
9 11 (7.75%) MGW
9 11 (7.75%) SIGTRAN
10 10 (7.04%) WLAN
11 9 (6.34%) PPP
11 9 (6.34%) RANAP
11 9 (6.34%) RNC
11 9 (6.34%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Subversion
2 9 (6.34%) Trac
3 2 (1.41%) Hudson
3 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.41%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 99 (69.72%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.97%) Back Office
3 7 (4.93%) Front Office
4 4 (2.82%) Finance
5 3 (2.11%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Avionics
6 2 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (21.13%) Software Engineer
2 19 (13.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 19 (13.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 18 (12.68%) Test Engineer
3 18 (12.68%) VHDL Engineer
4 12 (8.45%) LTE Engineer
4 12 (8.45%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.75%) 3G Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Optimisation Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) RF Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) RF Test Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) 4G Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Databuild Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) RAN Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Transmission Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Architect
9 6 (4.23%) Radio Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Senior 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) SOAP
1 11 (7.75%) SPML
2 9 (6.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (6.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) VHDL
2 7 (4.93%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.82%) User Experience
6 3 (2.11%) Handset
7 2 (1.41%) PMI
8 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.56%) Linux
2 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.41%) Unix
3 1 (0.70%) Android
3 1 (0.70%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.13%) Software Engineering
2 26 (18.31%) Project Management
3 23 (16.20%) ITIL
4 18 (12.68%) Embedded Software Development
5 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.86%) High Availability
6 14 (9.86%) Network Architecture
7 13 (9.15%) Change Management
8 10 (7.04%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.04%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (6.34%) Cross-Platform Development
9 9 (6.34%) Integration Testing
9 9 (6.34%) OO
10 7 (4.93%) Network Design
10 7 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.52%) Migration
11 5 (3.52%) Network Planning
11 5 (3.52%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (3.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) C
2 20 (14.08%) Embedded C
3 9 (6.34%) C++
4 2 (1.41%) ANSI C
4 2 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.97%) HNC
2 15 (10.56%) HND
3 7 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.93%) Degree
4 6 (4.23%) CCNP
5 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 11 (7.75%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.70%) Netcool
2 1 (0.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (19.01%) Ericsson
2 24 (16.90%) Nokia
3 18 (12.68%) Huawei
4 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.75%) Nokia Networks
6 10 (7.04%) Amdocs
7 7 (4.93%) Mapinfo
7 7 (4.93%) Remedy
7 7 (4.93%) Siemens
8 5 (3.52%) Actix
8 5 (3.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (3.52%) BT
9 4 (2.82%) Arqiva
9 4 (2.82%) Cisco
9 4 (2.82%) Cramer
9 4 (2.82%) Juniper
9 4 (2.82%) NetCracker
9 4 (2.82%) Telindus
9 4 (2.82%) Virgin Media
9 4 (2.82%) ZTE