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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 136 155 110
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -45
Contract jobs citing LTE 126 83 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 0.91% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 5.16% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £295 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £167 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £425 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.65 £37.50 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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
2004 1610 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 17.59% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 673 608
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 138 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 99 £275 -15.38% 6
Surrey +5 17 £268 +2.88% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 4 - -
Hampshire -12 2 £210 -38.46% 3
Kent - - - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 156 (70.91%) 3G
2 151 (68.64%) Telecoms
3 128 (58.18%) 4G
4 110 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 91 (41.36%) 2G
6 72 (32.73%) GSM
7 66 (30.00%) Ericsson
8 60 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 53 (24.09%) Wireless
10 51 (23.18%) UMTS
11 46 (20.91%) Nokia
12 43 (19.55%) VoLTE
13 42 (19.09%) Network Planning
14 37 (16.82%) NSN NetAct
15 33 (15.00%) C
16 32 (14.55%) Huawei
17 31 (14.09%) Degree
18 30 (13.64%) SQL
19 27 (12.27%) WiMAX
19 27 (12.27%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (11.82%) Project Management
20 26 (11.82%) Perl
20 26 (11.82%) GPRS
21 22 (10.00%) UNIX
22 21 (9.55%) 3GPP
22 21 (9.55%) SLA
23 20 (9.09%) Linux
24 19 (8.64%) MS Excel
24 19 (8.64%) Nortel

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.91%) MS Office
3 7 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 156 (70.91%) 3G
2 128 (58.18%) 4G
3 110 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 91 (41.36%) 2G
5 72 (32.73%) GSM
6 53 (24.09%) Wireless
7 51 (23.18%) UMTS
8 43 (19.55%) VoLTE
9 27 (12.27%) WiMAX
9 27 (12.27%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (11.82%) GPRS
11 21 (9.55%) 3GPP
12 17 (7.73%) SDH
13 16 (7.27%) DNS
13 16 (7.27%) MPLS
13 16 (7.27%) HSPA
14 15 (6.82%) GPON
14 15 (6.82%) DSL
14 15 (6.82%) CDMA2000
15 12 (5.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.00%) MS Access
2 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.91%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.91%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.91%) Subversion
2 2 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 151 (68.64%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.18%) Finance
3 14 (6.36%) Electronics
4 6 (2.73%) Legal
4 6 (2.73%) Marketing
5 4 (1.82%) Avionics
5 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.82%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (12.73%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (8.18%) Test Engineer
3 16 (7.27%) Design Engineer
4 11 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
6 9 (4.09%) Configuration Engineer
6 9 (4.09%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 8 (3.64%) Radio Engineer
7 8 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.18%) Consultant
9 6 (2.73%) Coordinator
9 6 (2.73%) Voice Engineer
9 6 (2.73%) Senior Design Engineer
9 6 (2.73%) Designer
10 5 (2.27%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (2.27%) Delivery Project Manager
10 5 (2.27%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.27%) Operations Manager
11 4 (1.82%) Project Coordinator
11 4 (1.82%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.55%) XML
2 4 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.09%) Statistics
3 8 (3.64%) GIS
4 7 (3.18%) Replication
5 5 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.82%) PKI
6 4 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.36%) Handset
7 3 (1.36%) User Experience
7 3 (1.36%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.36%) DTV
8 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) PMI
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.45%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.00%) UNIX
2 20 (9.09%) Linux
3 9 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.27%) Solaris
5 3 (1.36%) VMS
5 3 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.09%) Network Planning
2 26 (11.82%) Project Management
3 15 (6.82%) Validation
4 11 (5.00%) Network Design
5 10 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
6 9 (4.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (3.64%) Software Engineering
7 8 (3.64%) Software Testing
8 7 (3.18%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.18%) ITIL
8 7 (3.18%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.18%) OOD
8 7 (3.18%) Test Scripting
8 7 (3.18%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.73%) Performance Improvement
9 6 (2.73%) Capacity Management
9 6 (2.73%) UML
9 6 (2.73%) OO
9 6 (2.73%) Service Management
9 6 (2.73%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.00%) C
2 30 (13.64%) SQL
3 26 (11.82%) Perl
4 11 (5.00%) C++
5 7 (3.18%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.73%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.36%) Python
8 2 (0.91%) Java
8 2 (0.91%) C#
9 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (14.09%) Degree
2 15 (6.82%) HNC
2 15 (6.82%) HND
3 8 (3.64%) ISEB
4 7 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.18%) CCNP
4 7 (3.18%) CCNA
5 4 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.36%) PMP
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) DO-178B
3 5 (2.27%) QA
4 4 (1.82%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 37 (16.82%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (3.18%) Netcool
3 5 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (30.00%) Ericsson
2 60 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 46 (20.91%) Nokia
4 32 (14.55%) Huawei
5 19 (8.64%) Nortel
6 17 (7.73%) Oracle
7 14 (6.36%) Actix
8 12 (5.45%) Cramer
9 10 (4.55%) Mapinfo
10 9 (4.09%) Amdocs
10 9 (4.09%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.18%) Microsoft
12 6 (2.73%) Siemens
13 5 (2.27%) HP
14 4 (1.82%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (1.82%) Remedy
15 3 (1.36%) Cisco
15 3 (1.36%) TIBCO
16 2 (0.91%) NetHawk
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago