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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 127 159 107
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -52
Contract jobs citing LTE 143 91 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.43% 0.96% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 5.37% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 16
Average daily rate
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£290 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £151 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £385 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £284 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 - £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
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
2010 1694 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 17.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 751 694
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.13 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.41% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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
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 April 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 +25 119 £288 +8.49% 7
Surrey -8 13 £320 +20.75% 2
Hampshire -8 6 £440 +55.75% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £500 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 163 (69.96%) 3G
2 148 (63.52%) Telecoms
3 124 (53.22%) 4G
4 105 (45.06%) Radio Access Network
5 97 (41.63%) 2G
6 74 (31.76%) GSM
7 64 (27.47%) Ericsson
8 56 (24.03%) Wireless
9 52 (22.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 50 (21.46%) VoLTE
10 50 (21.46%) UMTS
11 49 (21.03%) Nokia
12 41 (17.60%) Network Planning
13 37 (15.88%) NSN NetAct
14 34 (14.59%) C
15 30 (12.88%) 3GPP
16 29 (12.45%) SQL
17 28 (12.02%) Huawei
18 27 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (11.16%) GPRS
19 26 (11.16%) Degree
20 25 (10.73%) Perl
21 24 (10.30%) UNIX
22 23 (9.87%) WiMAX
23 22 (9.44%) Linux
24 20 (8.58%) Project Management
25 18 (7.73%) MS Excel
25 18 (7.73%) SDH
26 17 (7.30%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.01%) MS Office
3 9 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.58%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 163 (69.96%) 3G
2 124 (53.22%) 4G
3 105 (45.06%) Radio Access Network
4 97 (41.63%) 2G
5 74 (31.76%) GSM
6 56 (24.03%) Wireless
7 50 (21.46%) VoLTE
7 50 (21.46%) UMTS
8 30 (12.88%) 3GPP
9 27 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (11.16%) GPRS
11 23 (9.87%) WiMAX
12 18 (7.73%) SDH
13 17 (7.30%) VoIP
13 17 (7.30%) DNS
14 16 (6.87%) MPLS
15 15 (6.44%) CDMA2000
15 15 (6.44%) DSL
15 15 (6.44%) HSPA
15 15 (6.44%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.29%) MS Access
2 2 (0.86%) MySQL
2 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.86%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.86%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.86%) JIRA
2 2 (0.86%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 148 (63.52%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.87%) Electronics
3 13 (5.58%) Finance
4 6 (2.58%) Marketing
5 4 (1.72%) Avionics
5 4 (1.72%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (11.59%) RAN Engineer
2 20 (8.58%) Test Engineer
3 15 (6.44%) Design Engineer
4 14 (6.01%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (4.72%) Radio Engineer
5 11 (4.72%) Architect
5 11 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.29%) Performance Engineer
7 9 (3.86%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 9 (3.86%) Configuration Engineer
8 8 (3.43%) Delivery Project Manager
9 6 (2.58%) Voice Engineer
9 6 (2.58%) Designer
9 6 (2.58%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (2.58%) Transmission Engineer
9 6 (2.58%) Senior Design Engineer
10 5 (2.15%) Build Manager
10 5 (2.15%) RF Engineer
10 5 (2.15%) Deployment Manager
10 5 (2.15%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.86%) XML
2 4 (1.72%) SOAP
3 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.86%) Statistics
3 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.58%) Replication
4 6 (2.58%) PKI
5 5 (2.15%) GIS
6 4 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.29%) Handset
7 3 (1.29%) Economics
8 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.43%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
8 1 (0.43%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) RMADS
8 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.30%) UNIX
2 22 (9.44%) Linux
3 11 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.15%) Solaris
5 4 (1.72%) VMS
6 2 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.60%) Network Planning
2 20 (8.58%) Project Management
3 15 (6.44%) Validation
4 13 (5.58%) Network Design
5 10 (4.29%) Performance Engineering
6 9 (3.86%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (3.43%) ITIL
7 8 (3.43%) Software Engineering
7 8 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.43%) Software Testing
7 8 (3.43%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (3.00%) OOD
8 7 (3.00%) UML
8 7 (3.00%) Service Management
9 6 (2.58%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.58%) OO
9 6 (2.58%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.58%) Test Planning
9 6 (2.58%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.59%) C
2 29 (12.45%) SQL
3 25 (10.73%) Perl
4 11 (4.72%) C++
5 6 (2.58%) Embedded C
6 5 (2.15%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.29%) Java
7 3 (1.29%) C#
7 3 (1.29%) Python
8 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.86%) VBA
8 2 (0.86%) MapBasic
9 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (11.16%) Degree
2 13 (5.58%) HNC
2 13 (5.58%) HND
3 8 (3.43%) ISEB
4 6 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.58%) CCNA
5 5 (2.15%) CCNP
6 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.86%) PMP
7 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.86%) CCA
7 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) PgMP
8 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) SLA
2 6 (2.58%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.72%) DO-254
4 3 (1.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 37 (15.88%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (27.47%) Ericsson
2 52 (22.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 49 (21.03%) Nokia
4 28 (12.02%) Huawei
5 17 (7.30%) Oracle
6 16 (6.87%) Nortel
7 15 (6.44%) Actix
8 12 (5.15%) Cramer
9 11 (4.72%) Amdocs
9 11 (4.72%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.43%) Mapinfo
11 6 (2.58%) Siemens
11 6 (2.58%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.15%) HP
12 5 (2.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (2.15%) Remedy
13 4 (1.72%) Business Objects
14 3 (1.29%) Cisco
15 2 (0.86%) TIBCO
15 2 (0.86%) SAP
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