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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 114 148 119
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs citing LTE 156 96 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 1.10% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.32% 6.20% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 20
Average daily rate
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£364 £288 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.52% +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £386 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.10 £25.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -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
1876 1548 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.57% 17.81% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 712 634
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 98 167
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +25 114 £350 +29.62% 12
Surrey - 16 £364 - 5
Buckinghamshire +2 10 - -
Hampshire -23 5 £310 +12.72%
West Sussex - - - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 179 (69.11%) Telecoms
2 169 (65.25%) 3G
3 115 (44.40%) 4G
4 80 (30.89%) 2G
5 78 (30.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 74 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
7 60 (23.17%) Huawei
8 50 (19.31%) Degree
9 49 (18.92%) Validation
10 48 (18.53%) Ericsson
11 47 (18.15%) GSM
11 47 (18.15%) VoLTE
12 45 (17.37%) UMTS
13 42 (16.22%) Project Management
14 37 (14.29%) Nokia
15 36 (13.90%) Network Architecture
16 29 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (10.81%) SLA
18 26 (10.04%) Cisco
18 26 (10.04%) 3GPP
19 24 (9.27%) Ethernet
20 23 (8.88%) MPLS
20 23 (8.88%) Wireless
21 22 (8.49%) MS Excel
22 21 (8.11%) Juniper
22 21 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
23 20 (7.72%) Mapinfo
23 20 (7.72%) UNIX
24 19 (7.34%) SQL
25 18 (6.95%) ITIL

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (0.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.39%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.41%) MS Office
3 9 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 169 (65.25%) 3G
2 115 (44.40%) 4G
3 80 (30.89%) 2G
4 74 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (18.15%) GSM
5 47 (18.15%) VoLTE
6 45 (17.37%) UMTS
7 26 (10.04%) 3GPP
8 24 (9.27%) Ethernet
9 23 (8.88%) MPLS
9 23 (8.88%) Wireless
10 18 (6.95%) INAP
11 17 (6.56%) GPRS
12 16 (6.18%) SMS
12 16 (6.18%) SNMP
12 16 (6.18%) IPsec
13 15 (5.79%) Firewall
13 15 (5.79%) RANAP
13 15 (5.79%) SGSN
13 15 (5.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.47%) MS Access
2 7 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.32%) MySQL
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.54%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 179 (69.11%) Telecoms
2 15 (5.79%) Finance
3 14 (5.41%) Billing
4 11 (4.25%) Marketing
5 7 (2.70%) Electronics
6 5 (1.93%) Back Office
7 4 (1.54%) Retail
8 3 (1.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 38 (14.67%) Architect
2 31 (11.97%) Test Engineer
3 29 (11.20%) Design Engineer
4 22 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (6.18%) Consultant
6 15 (5.79%) Designer
7 13 (5.02%) RF Engineer
8 11 (4.25%) RAN Engineer
9 8 (3.09%) Voice Engineer
9 8 (3.09%) RF Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (2.70%) IP Engineer
11 6 (2.32%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.32%) Developer
11 6 (2.32%) Systems Architect
12 5 (1.93%) Operations Manager
12 5 (1.93%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (1.93%) Transmission Engineer
12 5 (1.93%) Senior Architect
12 5 (1.93%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 5 (1.93%) Provisioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.09%) XML
2 4 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.25%) GIS
3 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) Handset
5 3 (1.16%) Replication
5 3 (1.16%) VHDL
5 3 (1.16%) DTV
6 2 (0.77%) ASIC
6 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.77%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.39%) Physics
7 1 (0.39%) PMI
7 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.39%) Verilog
7 1 (0.39%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.72%) UNIX
2 13 (5.02%) Linux
3 10 (3.86%) VMS
4 4 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.92%) Validation
2 42 (16.22%) Project Management
3 36 (13.90%) Network Architecture
4 18 (6.95%) ITIL
5 15 (5.79%) Software Engineering
6 12 (4.63%) Capacity Management
6 12 (4.63%) Network Management
7 11 (4.25%) Network Planning
7 11 (4.25%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.86%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.47%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.09%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.09%) Network Design
10 8 (3.09%) Migration
10 8 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.70%) Performance Improvement
12 6 (2.32%) Time Management
12 6 (2.32%) Performance Management
12 6 (2.32%) Test Strategy
12 6 (2.32%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.34%) SQL
2 13 (5.02%) Perl
2 13 (5.02%) C
3 12 (4.63%) C++
4 7 (2.70%) Java
5 6 (2.32%) C#
6 5 (1.93%) Python
6 5 (1.93%) Embedded C
7 4 (1.54%) Embedded C++
8 3 (1.16%) VBA
8 3 (1.16%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.77%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (19.31%) Degree
2 21 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.25%) CCIE
4 7 (2.70%) CCNP
4 7 (2.70%) CCNA
5 5 (1.93%) HND
6 4 (1.54%) ISEB
6 4 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.16%) HNC
8 2 (0.77%) PMP
8 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.39%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CCSP
9 1 (0.39%) CCA
9 1 (0.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.81%) SLA
2 12 (4.63%) QA
3 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.63%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.93%) Netcool
4 3 (1.16%) OpenView
4 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (30.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 60 (23.17%) Huawei
3 48 (18.53%) Ericsson
4 37 (14.29%) Nokia
5 26 (10.04%) Cisco
6 21 (8.11%) Juniper
7 20 (7.72%) Mapinfo
8 11 (4.25%) Radware
8 11 (4.25%) Microsoft
8 11 (4.25%) Redback
9 10 (3.86%) HP
9 10 (3.86%) Oracle
9 10 (3.86%) Business Objects
9 10 (3.86%) TIBCO
10 9 (3.47%) BT
10 9 (3.47%) Nortel
11 8 (3.09%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.70%) Greenplum
13 4 (1.54%) Cramer
13 4 (1.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
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