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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 151 163 79
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -84
Contract jobs citing LTE 89 72 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.87% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 5.03% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.54% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.45 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +6.66%
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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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

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 January 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 63 £290 -25.40% 12
Surrey +5 15 £248 -4.80% 11
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 168 (70.00%) 3G
2 162 (67.50%) Telecoms
3 118 (49.17%) 4G
4 98 (40.83%) Radio Access Network
5 91 (37.92%) 2G
6 85 (35.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 68 (28.33%) Ericsson
8 59 (24.58%) GSM
9 52 (21.67%) Nokia
9 52 (21.67%) Huawei
10 47 (19.58%) UMTS
11 43 (17.92%) VoLTE
12 37 (15.42%) NSN NetAct
12 37 (15.42%) Validation
13 35 (14.58%) Degree
14 34 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.67%) SQL
15 28 (11.67%) Project Management
16 26 (10.83%) SLA
17 24 (10.00%) Network Planning
18 21 (8.75%) UNIX
19 20 (8.33%) ITIL
19 20 (8.33%) Finance
19 20 (8.33%) Wireless
20 19 (7.92%) Oracle
20 19 (7.92%) Perl
20 19 (7.92%) C
20 19 (7.92%) MS Excel
21 18 (7.50%) INAP
21 18 (7.50%) Nortel

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.42%) MS Office
3 6 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 168 (70.00%) 3G
2 118 (49.17%) 4G
3 98 (40.83%) Radio Access Network
4 91 (37.92%) 2G
5 59 (24.58%) GSM
6 47 (19.58%) UMTS
7 43 (17.92%) VoLTE
8 20 (8.33%) Wireless
9 18 (7.50%) INAP
10 17 (7.08%) GPRS
11 16 (6.67%) Broadband
11 16 (6.67%) Ethernet
11 16 (6.67%) DNS
11 16 (6.67%) 3GPP
12 15 (6.25%) MPLS
13 14 (5.83%) Internet
13 14 (5.83%) SMS
13 14 (5.83%) LDAP
14 13 (5.42%) VoIP
14 13 (5.42%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.75%) MS Access
2 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 162 (67.50%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.33%) Finance
3 11 (4.58%) Marketing
4 7 (2.92%) Legal
5 5 (2.08%) Billing
5 5 (2.08%) Electronics
6 4 (1.67%) Avionics
6 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (11.25%) Test Engineer
2 24 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
3 23 (9.58%) Design Engineer
4 13 (5.42%) Architect
4 13 (5.42%) Consultant
5 12 (5.00%) Designer
6 10 (4.17%) Operations Manager
7 8 (3.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 8 (3.33%) RF Engineer
8 7 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (2.92%) Performance Engineer
8 7 (2.92%) Implementation Manager
8 7 (2.92%) Voice Engineer
9 6 (2.50%) RAN Configuration Engineer
9 6 (2.50%) Configuration Engineer
10 5 (2.08%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.08%) Provisioning Engineer
10 5 (2.08%) Radio Engineer
11 4 (1.67%) Senior Design Engineer
11 4 (1.67%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.50%) XML
2 4 (1.67%) SOAP
3 2 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.00%) GIS
3 6 (2.50%) Replication
4 4 (1.67%) Statistics
4 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.25%) DTV
5 3 (1.25%) User Experience
5 3 (1.25%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) ASIC
7 1 (0.42%) Economics
7 1 (0.42%) VHDL
7 1 (0.42%) Handset
7 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.42%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.75%) UNIX
2 14 (5.83%) Linux
3 10 (4.17%) VMS
4 5 (2.08%) Solaris
4 5 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.42%) Validation
2 28 (11.67%) Project Management
3 24 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 20 (8.33%) ITIL
5 13 (5.42%) PRINCE2
5 13 (5.42%) Capacity Management
6 11 (4.58%) Network Architecture
7 10 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.17%) Service Management
8 9 (3.75%) Migration
8 9 (3.75%) Fault Management
8 9 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (3.75%) Performance Improvement
9 8 (3.33%) Release Management
9 8 (3.33%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.92%) Software Engineering
10 7 (2.92%) Network Management
11 6 (2.50%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.50%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.67%) SQL
2 19 (7.92%) Perl
2 19 (7.92%) C
3 10 (4.17%) C++
4 6 (2.50%) Java
4 6 (2.50%) C#
5 5 (2.08%) Embedded C
5 5 (2.08%) Embedded C++
6 3 (1.25%) Python
7 2 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.42%) R
8 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (14.58%) Degree
2 12 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.58%) HND
4 10 (4.17%) HNC
5 6 (2.50%) CCIE
6 5 (2.08%) CCNP
6 5 (2.08%) CCNA
7 3 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.25%) PMP
7 3 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CCA
8 1 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CCSP
8 1 (0.42%) CCDP
8 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.83%) SLA
2 6 (2.50%) QA
3 4 (1.67%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.67%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 37 (15.42%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (4.17%) Netcool
3 3 (1.25%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 85 (35.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 68 (28.33%) Ericsson
3 52 (21.67%) Nokia
3 52 (21.67%) Huawei
4 19 (7.92%) Oracle
5 18 (7.50%) Nortel
6 17 (7.08%) Mapinfo
7 10 (4.17%) Cramer
7 10 (4.17%) Business Objects
7 10 (4.17%) TIBCO
8 9 (3.75%) Cisco
9 8 (3.33%) Amdocs
10 7 (2.92%) Juniper
10 7 (2.92%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.92%) BT
11 6 (2.50%) Greenplum
11 6 (2.50%) Redback
11 6 (2.50%) Radware
12 5 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.08%) CheckPoint
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