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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 149 149 86
Rank change year-on-year
0 -63
Contract jobs citing LTE 120 89 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 1.01% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 5.65% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 14
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£290 £388 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.16% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 8
Average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
2015 1576 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.56% 17.80% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 651 613
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 2015.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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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 27 February 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
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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 +5 85 £290 -27.27% 21
Surrey +15 21 £248 -4.80% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 7 - -
Hampshire -14 1 - - 2
Kent - - - -
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LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 167 (70.17%) Telecoms
2 166 (69.75%) 3G
3 120 (50.42%) 4G
4 112 (47.06%) Radio Access Network
5 80 (33.61%) 2G
6 73 (30.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 71 (29.83%) Ericsson
8 65 (27.31%) GSM
9 50 (21.01%) Nokia
10 48 (20.17%) UMTS
10 48 (20.17%) VoLTE
11 43 (18.07%) Huawei
12 42 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
12 42 (17.65%) Network Planning
13 37 (15.55%) Wireless
14 36 (15.13%) Degree
15 34 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (13.87%) C
17 31 (13.03%) Validation
18 30 (12.61%) Project Management
19 28 (11.76%) WiMAX
20 26 (10.92%) SQL
21 24 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
22 23 (9.66%) SLA
23 22 (9.24%) Perl
24 21 (8.82%) MPLS
25 20 (8.40%) Nortel
25 20 (8.40%) GPRS
25 20 (8.40%) Finance
26 19 (7.98%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.20%) MS Office
3 5 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.46%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 166 (69.75%) 3G
2 120 (50.42%) 4G
3 112 (47.06%) Radio Access Network
4 80 (33.61%) 2G
5 65 (27.31%) GSM
6 48 (20.17%) UMTS
6 48 (20.17%) VoLTE
7 37 (15.55%) Wireless
8 28 (11.76%) WiMAX
9 24 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (8.82%) MPLS
11 20 (8.40%) GPRS
12 17 (7.14%) DNS
13 16 (6.72%) 3GPP
13 16 (6.72%) INAP
14 15 (6.30%) HSPA
14 15 (6.30%) Broadband
14 15 (6.30%) SDH
15 14 (5.88%) CDMA2000
15 14 (5.88%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.10%) MS Access
2 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.26%) MySQL
3 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.84%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.84%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.84%) Subversion
2 2 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 167 (70.17%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.40%) Finance
3 12 (5.04%) Electronics
4 10 (4.20%) Marketing
5 7 (2.94%) Legal
6 5 (2.10%) Billing
7 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.68%) Avionics
7 4 (1.68%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
2 23 (9.66%) Design Engineer
2 23 (9.66%) Test Engineer
3 14 (5.88%) Consultant
4 10 (4.20%) Architect
4 10 (4.20%) Performance Engineer
4 10 (4.20%) Designer
5 9 (3.78%) Configuration Engineer
5 9 (3.78%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 9 (3.78%) Voice Engineer
6 8 (3.36%) Operations Manager
7 7 (2.94%) Radio Engineer
8 6 (2.52%) Senior Design Engineer
8 6 (2.52%) Transmission Engineer
8 6 (2.52%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.10%) Coordinator
10 4 (1.68%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (1.68%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (1.68%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.10%) XML
2 4 (1.68%) SOAP
3 2 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.46%) GIS
3 9 (3.78%) Statistics
4 7 (2.94%) Replication
5 6 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.26%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.26%) DTV
6 3 (1.26%) User Experience
7 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.84%) Handset
8 1 (0.42%) PMI
8 1 (0.42%) ASIC
8 1 (0.42%) VHDL
8 1 (0.42%) Economics
8 1 (0.42%) PKI
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.42%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.98%) Linux
2 17 (7.14%) UNIX
3 6 (2.52%) VMS
3 6 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.65%) Network Planning
2 31 (13.03%) Validation
3 30 (12.61%) Project Management
4 17 (7.14%) ITIL
5 12 (5.04%) Configuration Management
5 12 (5.04%) Capacity Management
6 11 (4.62%) Software Engineering
6 11 (4.62%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.20%) Performance Engineering
8 9 (3.78%) Performance Improvement
8 9 (3.78%) Service Management
9 8 (3.36%) Fault Management
9 8 (3.36%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.36%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (2.94%) Network Architecture
10 7 (2.94%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.94%) Network Design
10 7 (2.94%) OO
10 7 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.87%) C
2 26 (10.92%) SQL
3 22 (9.24%) Perl
4 14 (5.88%) C++
5 8 (3.36%) Embedded C
5 8 (3.36%) Embedded C++
6 5 (2.10%) Java
6 5 (2.10%) C#
7 4 (1.68%) Python
8 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (15.13%) Degree
2 13 (5.46%) HNC
2 13 (5.46%) HND
3 10 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.78%) VCP4
5 5 (2.10%) CCNP
5 5 (2.10%) CCNA
6 4 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.68%) CCIE
7 3 (1.26%) PMP
8 2 (0.84%) ISEB
8 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CCSP
9 1 (0.42%) CCDP
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.66%) SLA
2 6 (2.52%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.68%) DO-254
4 3 (1.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 42 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (2.94%) Netcool
3 3 (1.26%) OpenView
3 3 (1.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 73 (30.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 71 (29.83%) Ericsson
3 50 (21.01%) Nokia
4 43 (18.07%) Huawei
5 20 (8.40%) Nortel
6 19 (7.98%) Oracle
7 16 (6.72%) Mapinfo
8 13 (5.46%) Actix
9 11 (4.62%) Cramer
10 8 (3.36%) Amdocs
11 6 (2.52%) TIBCO
11 6 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.52%) Cisco
11 6 (2.52%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.10%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.10%) BT
13 4 (1.68%) Redback
13 4 (1.68%) Radware
13 4 (1.68%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.68%) Juniper
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