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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 106 152 136
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -16
Contract jobs citing LTE 158 86 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.69% 0.99% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.58% 5.49% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £229 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £388 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £378
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -16.47%
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
1842 1566 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.74% 17.99% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 716 601
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 90 170
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.73% -5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 September 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
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 September 2014.

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 September 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
Matching
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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 +24 114 £350 +29.62% 21
Surrey +17 18 £364 - 4
Buckinghamshire +10 10 - -
Hampshire -17 5 £310 -3.12% 1
West Sussex - - - -
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 184 (68.40%) Telecoms
2 179 (66.54%) 3G
3 106 (39.41%) 4G
4 87 (32.34%) 2G
5 80 (29.74%) Radio Access Network
6 76 (28.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 65 (24.16%) Huawei
8 55 (20.45%) Ericsson
9 50 (18.59%) Validation
10 48 (17.84%) Project Management
10 48 (17.84%) UMTS
10 48 (17.84%) GSM
11 45 (16.73%) Nokia
11 45 (16.73%) Degree
12 44 (16.36%) VoLTE
13 38 (14.13%) Ethernet
14 37 (13.75%) Network Architecture
15 31 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (10.41%) Cisco
17 27 (10.04%) MPLS
18 25 (9.29%) SLA
19 23 (8.55%) 3GPP
20 22 (8.18%) MS Excel
20 22 (8.18%) Juniper
20 22 (8.18%) Mapinfo
21 21 (7.81%) ATM
21 21 (7.81%) Network Planning
22 20 (7.43%) Wireless
22 20 (7.43%) SQL
22 20 (7.43%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (0.37%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.37%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.83%) MS Office
3 9 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 179 (66.54%) 3G
2 106 (39.41%) 4G
3 87 (32.34%) 2G
4 80 (29.74%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (17.84%) GSM
5 48 (17.84%) UMTS
6 44 (16.36%) VoLTE
7 38 (14.13%) Ethernet
8 27 (10.04%) MPLS
9 23 (8.55%) 3GPP
10 21 (7.81%) ATM
11 20 (7.43%) Wireless
12 19 (7.06%) GPRS
12 19 (7.06%) SDH
12 19 (7.06%) VoIP
13 18 (6.69%) INAP
14 17 (6.32%) IPsec
14 17 (6.32%) Firewall
14 17 (6.32%) SMS
14 17 (6.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.97%) MS Access
2 7 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.23%) MySQL
3 6 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.49%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 184 (68.40%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.20%) Billing
3 11 (4.09%) Finance
4 8 (2.97%) Marketing
5 7 (2.60%) Electronics
6 5 (1.86%) Retail
7 4 (1.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 41 (15.24%) Architect
1 41 (15.24%) Design Engineer
2 30 (11.15%) Test Engineer
3 22 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (6.69%) RAN Engineer
5 16 (5.95%) Transmission Engineer
6 14 (5.20%) Designer
7 13 (4.83%) RF Engineer
7 13 (4.83%) Transmission Design Engineer
8 12 (4.46%) Consultant
9 10 (3.72%) Databuild Engineer
10 8 (2.97%) RF Optimisation Engineer
10 8 (2.97%) IP Engineer
11 7 (2.60%) Voice Engineer
11 7 (2.60%) Senior Architect
11 7 (2.60%) Project Manager
11 7 (2.60%) Systems Architect
12 6 (2.23%) Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Provisioning Engineer
12 6 (2.23%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.60%) XML
2 4 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.23%) GIS
2 6 (2.23%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.12%) Handset
4 3 (1.12%) VHDL
5 2 (0.74%) ASIC
5 2 (0.74%) DTV
5 2 (0.74%) Replication
5 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.37%) Physics
6 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.37%) Verilog
6 1 (0.37%) Economics
6 1 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.06%) UNIX
2 13 (4.83%) Linux
3 10 (3.72%) VMS
4 3 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.59%) Validation
2 48 (17.84%) Project Management
3 37 (13.75%) Network Architecture
4 21 (7.81%) Network Planning
5 18 (6.69%) ITIL
6 16 (5.95%) Software Engineering
7 13 (4.83%) Configuration Management
7 13 (4.83%) Network Management
8 12 (4.46%) Capacity Management
9 11 (4.09%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.72%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.97%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.97%) Network Design
11 8 (2.97%) Migration
12 7 (2.60%) Information Management
12 7 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (2.23%) Test Strategy
13 6 (2.23%) Test Planning
13 6 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (2.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.43%) SQL
2 13 (4.83%) C
3 12 (4.46%) C++
3 12 (4.46%) Perl
4 7 (2.60%) Java
4 7 (2.60%) C#
4 7 (2.60%) Python
5 4 (1.49%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.12%) Embedded C++
6 3 (1.12%) VBA
6 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.74%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.74%) Tcl
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (16.73%) Degree
2 20 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.46%) CCIE
4 5 (1.86%) CCNP
4 5 (1.86%) CCNA
5 4 (1.49%) ISEB
5 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.12%) PMP
6 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.12%) HND
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.74%) CCA
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CCDE
8 1 (0.37%) HNC
8 1 (0.37%) CCSP
8 1 (0.37%) CCDP
8 1 (0.37%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.29%) SLA
2 10 (3.72%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (5.95%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.12%) OpenView
3 3 (1.12%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 76 (28.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 65 (24.16%) Huawei
3 55 (20.45%) Ericsson
4 45 (16.73%) Nokia
5 28 (10.41%) Cisco
6 22 (8.18%) Juniper
6 22 (8.18%) Mapinfo
7 14 (5.20%) BT
8 13 (4.83%) Microsoft
9 12 (4.46%) NEC
9 12 (4.46%) Nortel
10 11 (4.09%) Radware
10 11 (4.09%) Redback
11 10 (3.72%) TIBCO
11 10 (3.72%) HP
11 10 (3.72%) Oracle
11 10 (3.72%) Business Objects
12 9 (3.35%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.60%) Greenplum
14 5 (1.86%) Ciena
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