The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 123 132 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing LTE 118 105 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 1.24% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.91% 6.74% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £171 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £384 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -21.11%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1708 1558 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.61% 18.42% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 692 566
Average daily rate £338 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.20 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 96 £325 +11.58% 10
Surrey -7 12 - - 6
Buckinghamshire -3 3 - - 1
Hampshire -20 3 £310 +13.76% 1
West Sussex - - - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 140 (67.63%) Telecoms
2 135 (65.22%) 3G
3 78 (37.68%) 2G
4 73 (35.27%) 4G
5 72 (34.78%) Radio Access Network
6 51 (24.64%) Huawei
7 48 (23.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 44 (21.26%) Ericsson
9 43 (20.77%) Project Management
10 42 (20.29%) Ethernet
11 34 (16.43%) Validation
11 34 (16.43%) Degree
12 32 (15.46%) MPLS
12 32 (15.46%) Nokia
13 31 (14.98%) ATM
14 30 (14.49%) UMTS
14 30 (14.49%) Network Architecture
15 29 (14.01%) GSM
15 29 (14.01%) Cisco
16 27 (13.04%) VoLTE
17 26 (12.56%) SDH
18 23 (11.11%) VoIP
19 20 (9.66%) VPN
19 20 (9.66%) Juniper
19 20 (9.66%) MS Excel
19 20 (9.66%) SQL
19 20 (9.66%) BGP
20 19 (9.18%) Wireless
20 19 (9.18%) SLA
20 19 (9.18%) Network Design

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (1.45%) Lync
2 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 20 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.76%) MS Office
3 6 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 135 (65.22%) 3G
2 78 (37.68%) 2G
3 73 (35.27%) 4G
4 72 (34.78%) Radio Access Network
5 42 (20.29%) Ethernet
6 32 (15.46%) MPLS
7 31 (14.98%) ATM
8 30 (14.49%) UMTS
9 29 (14.01%) GSM
10 27 (13.04%) VoLTE
11 26 (12.56%) SDH
12 23 (11.11%) VoIP
13 20 (9.66%) VPN
13 20 (9.66%) BGP
14 19 (9.18%) Wireless
15 17 (8.21%) 3GPP
15 17 (8.21%) Firewall
15 17 (8.21%) VRRP
16 16 (7.73%) DWDM
17 15 (7.25%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.86%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.38%) MS Access
3 5 (2.42%) MySQL
3 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 140 (67.63%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.28%) Billing
3 9 (4.35%) Finance
4 7 (3.38%) Marketing
5 6 (2.90%) Electronics
6 5 (2.42%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 42 (20.29%) Architect
2 36 (17.39%) Design Engineer
3 25 (12.08%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (10.14%) RAN Engineer
4 21 (10.14%) Test Engineer
5 17 (8.21%) Transmission Engineer
6 14 (6.76%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 13 (6.28%) Databuild Engineer
8 9 (4.35%) Designer
9 8 (3.86%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Systems Architect
10 7 (3.38%) Senior Architect
11 6 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.90%) RF Engineer
11 6 (2.90%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (2.90%) Consultant
11 6 (2.90%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.42%) Developer
12 5 (2.42%) OSS Architect
13 4 (1.93%) BSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) XML
2 3 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (1.93%) Handset
3 3 (1.45%) Device Driver
3 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.97%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.97%) VHDL
4 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.48%) GIS
5 1 (0.48%) ASIC
5 1 (0.48%) DTV
5 1 (0.48%) PMI
5 1 (0.48%) Verilog
5 1 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.48%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.35%) Linux
2 8 (3.86%) UNIX
3 4 (1.93%) Windows
4 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.77%) Project Management
2 34 (16.43%) Validation
3 30 (14.49%) Network Architecture
4 19 (9.18%) Network Design
4 19 (9.18%) Network Planning
5 12 (5.80%) Capacity Management
6 11 (5.31%) Network Management
6 11 (5.31%) Software Engineering
7 10 (4.83%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.38%) Information Management
10 6 (2.90%) Test Strategy
10 6 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.90%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.42%) ITIL
11 5 (2.42%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.42%) SOA
11 5 (2.42%) ETL
11 5 (2.42%) Logistics
11 5 (2.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.66%) SQL
2 11 (5.31%) Perl
3 9 (4.35%) C
4 8 (3.86%) Python
5 7 (3.38%) C++
6 4 (1.93%) VB
6 4 (1.93%) Java
6 4 (1.93%) C#
7 3 (1.45%) Tcl
7 3 (1.45%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.97%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.48%) VBA
9 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 34 (16.43%) Degree
2 17 (8.21%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.35%) CCIE
4 6 (2.90%) CCNP
5 5 (2.42%) CCNA
6 4 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.93%) ISEB
6 4 (1.93%) PMP
6 4 (1.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.48%) HND
8 1 (0.48%) CCA
8 1 (0.48%) CCIP
8 1 (0.48%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.18%) SLA
2 10 (4.83%) QA
3 3 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) NFS
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.31%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.93%) OPNET
Vendors
1 51 (24.64%) Huawei
2 48 (23.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 44 (21.26%) Ericsson
4 32 (15.46%) Nokia
5 29 (14.01%) Cisco
6 20 (9.66%) Juniper
7 16 (7.73%) Nortel
7 16 (7.73%) Microsoft
8 15 (7.25%) BT
9 13 (6.28%) Mapinfo
10 12 (5.80%) NEC
11 8 (3.86%) Business Objects
11 8 (3.86%) HP
12 7 (3.38%) Radware
12 7 (3.38%) Oracle
12 7 (3.38%) Redback
13 6 (2.90%) Siemens
14 5 (2.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 5 (2.42%) Cramer
15 4 (1.93%) CheckPoint
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 7 days ago