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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 167 155 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -73
Contract jobs citing LTE 97 74 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.87% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.16% 5.24% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 29
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£325 £288 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £24.20 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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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
1881 1412 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 16.55% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 96 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +13 81 £350 +29.62% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 7 - -
Surrey -4 6 £310 +24.00% 7
Hampshire -21 1 - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 175 (70.85%) 3G
2 169 (68.42%) Telecoms
3 120 (48.58%) 4G
4 91 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
5 87 (35.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 83 (33.60%) 2G
7 59 (23.89%) Ericsson
8 58 (23.48%) Huawei
9 50 (20.24%) VoLTE
10 49 (19.84%) GSM
11 48 (19.43%) Validation
12 45 (18.22%) Degree
13 43 (17.41%) Nokia
14 40 (16.19%) UMTS
15 39 (15.79%) Project Management
16 34 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (12.15%) SLA
18 26 (10.53%) UNIX
19 24 (9.72%) SQL
19 24 (9.72%) 3GPP
20 21 (8.50%) DNS
20 21 (8.50%) MS Excel
20 21 (8.50%) NSN NetAct
21 20 (8.10%) Finance
21 20 (8.10%) Wireless
21 20 (8.10%) ITIL
21 20 (8.10%) INAP
22 19 (7.69%) Mapinfo
22 19 (7.69%) MS Office
23 18 (7.29%) Network Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.40%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.69%) MS Office
3 10 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 175 (70.85%) 3G
2 120 (48.58%) 4G
3 91 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
4 83 (33.60%) 2G
5 50 (20.24%) VoLTE
6 49 (19.84%) GSM
7 40 (16.19%) UMTS
8 24 (9.72%) 3GPP
9 21 (8.50%) DNS
10 20 (8.10%) INAP
10 20 (8.10%) Wireless
11 16 (6.48%) RANAP
11 16 (6.48%) Ethernet
11 16 (6.48%) SMS
12 15 (6.07%) SNMP
13 14 (5.67%) VoIP
13 14 (5.67%) LDAP
13 14 (5.67%) GPRS
13 14 (5.67%) Internet
13 14 (5.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (3.24%) MySQL
2 7 (2.83%) MS Access
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 169 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.10%) Finance
3 12 (4.86%) Marketing
4 7 (2.83%) Legal
4 7 (2.83%) Billing
5 5 (2.02%) Electronics
6 4 (1.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 30 (12.15%) Test Engineer
2 26 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 24 (9.72%) Architect
4 19 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
5 16 (6.48%) Designer
6 13 (5.26%) Consultant
7 12 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.05%) Voice Engineer
8 10 (4.05%) RF Engineer
9 8 (3.24%) RF Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (2.83%) Operations Manager
10 7 (2.83%) Developer
11 5 (2.02%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.02%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.02%) Implementation Manager
11 5 (2.02%) Databuild Engineer
11 5 (2.02%) Provisioning Engineer
11 5 (2.02%) IP Engineer
12 4 (1.62%) Delivery Manager
12 4 (1.62%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.64%) XML
2 5 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.86%) GIS
3 6 (2.43%) Replication
4 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.21%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.21%) DTV
5 3 (1.21%) User Experience
6 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) Handset
7 1 (0.40%) PMI
7 1 (0.40%) ASIC
7 1 (0.40%) VHDL
7 1 (0.40%) Economics
7 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.40%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.53%) UNIX
2 17 (6.88%) Linux
3 10 (4.05%) VMS
4 5 (2.02%) Solaris
4 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.43%) Validation
2 39 (15.79%) Project Management
3 20 (8.10%) ITIL
4 18 (7.29%) Network Architecture
5 15 (6.07%) Capacity Management
5 15 (6.07%) Configuration Management
6 13 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.05%) Software Engineering
8 9 (3.64%) Network Planning
8 9 (3.64%) Migration
8 9 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (3.64%) Performance Improvement
9 8 (3.24%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.24%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.24%) ETL
9 8 (3.24%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.83%) Fault Management
10 7 (2.83%) Service Management
10 7 (2.83%) Network Management
10 7 (2.83%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.72%) SQL
2 14 (5.67%) Perl
3 11 (4.45%) C
3 11 (4.45%) C++
4 8 (3.24%) Java
4 8 (3.24%) C#
5 5 (2.02%) Embedded C
6 4 (1.62%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.21%) Python
8 2 (0.81%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (18.22%) Degree
2 11 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.83%) CCIE
4 5 (2.02%) HND
5 4 (1.62%) HNC
5 4 (1.62%) PMP
5 4 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.21%) CCNA
6 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.81%) CCNP
8 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) PgMP
8 1 (0.40%) CCDP
8 1 (0.40%) CCA
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.15%) SLA
2 8 (3.24%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 21 (8.50%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (3.24%) Netcool
3 3 (1.21%) OpenView
3 3 (1.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (35.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 59 (23.89%) Ericsson
3 58 (23.48%) Huawei
4 43 (17.41%) Nokia
5 19 (7.69%) Mapinfo
6 17 (6.88%) Oracle
6 17 (6.88%) Cisco
7 15 (6.07%) Nortel
8 13 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 13 (5.26%) Juniper
9 11 (4.45%) Business Objects
10 10 (4.05%) TIBCO
11 9 (3.64%) Greenplum
12 7 (2.83%) Redback
12 7 (2.83%) Radware
12 7 (2.83%) BT
13 6 (2.43%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.02%) Cramer
15 4 (1.62%) Talend
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