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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 195 125 146
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +21
Contract jobs citing LTE 80 136 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 1.48% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 7.43% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £303 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £30.50 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £41.35 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+20.77% +2.11%
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
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -17 67 £305 -6.15% 7
Hampshire -3 4 £225 -27.41% 1
Surrey -11 3 £230 -36.11% 3
Middlesex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 128 (63.05%) 3G
2 122 (60.10%) Telecoms
3 93 (45.81%) 4G
4 67 (33.00%) 2G
5 64 (31.53%) Radio Access Network
6 55 (27.09%) VoLTE
7 40 (19.70%) Wireless
7 40 (19.70%) GSM
7 40 (19.70%) UMTS
8 31 (15.27%) 3GPP
9 29 (14.29%) Linux
10 28 (13.79%) UNIX
11 25 (12.32%) Ericsson
12 24 (11.82%) Project Management
13 23 (11.33%) Validation
14 22 (10.84%) MS Excel
15 21 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (9.36%) Nokia
16 19 (9.36%) Diameter Protocol
17 18 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (8.87%) GPRS
17 18 (8.87%) Degree
18 17 (8.37%) Huawei
18 17 (8.37%) C
18 17 (8.37%) Network Architecture
18 17 (8.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 15 (7.39%) SQL
20 14 (6.90%) Electronics
21 13 (6.40%) PKI
21 13 (6.40%) RNC

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 22 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.93%) MS Office
3 6 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 128 (63.05%) 3G
2 93 (45.81%) 4G
3 67 (33.00%) 2G
4 64 (31.53%) Radio Access Network
5 55 (27.09%) VoLTE
6 40 (19.70%) Wireless
6 40 (19.70%) GSM
6 40 (19.70%) UMTS
7 31 (15.27%) 3GPP
8 21 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (9.36%) Diameter Protocol
10 18 (8.87%) GPRS
11 13 (6.40%) SMS
11 13 (6.40%) Internet
11 13 (6.40%) RNC
12 10 (4.93%) MVNO
12 10 (4.93%) Wireshark
12 10 (4.93%) VoIP
12 10 (4.93%) SDH
13 9 (4.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.42%) MS Access
2 4 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.99%) Subversion
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.49%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.49%) Hudson
3 1 (0.49%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
General
1 122 (60.10%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.90%) Electronics
3 7 (3.45%) Marketing
4 4 (1.97%) Finance
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Front Office
6 1 (0.49%) Military
6 1 (0.49%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 17 (8.37%) Test Engineer
2 14 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
3 13 (6.40%) Design Engineer
3 13 (6.40%) Architect
4 11 (5.42%) Tester
5 10 (4.93%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.43%) Technical Tester
6 9 (4.43%) RAN Engineer
6 9 (4.43%) Designer
7 8 (3.94%) Build Manager
8 7 (3.45%) Network Architect
8 7 (3.45%) Delivery Project Manager
8 7 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.96%) Deployment Manager
9 6 (2.96%) Radio Engineer
10 5 (2.46%) RF Engineer
10 5 (2.46%) Voice Engineer
10 5 (2.46%) Analyst
10 5 (2.46%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.42%) XML
2 3 (1.48%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.99%) WAP
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.40%) PKI
3 10 (4.93%) Handset
4 9 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.97%) GIS
6 4 (1.97%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.97%) Economics
7 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.99%) VHDL
8 1 (0.49%) Verilog
8 1 (0.49%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.49%) RMADS
8 1 (0.49%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.29%) Linux
2 28 (13.79%) UNIX
3 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.46%) Windows
5 4 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.97%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.97%) Android
6 3 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.99%) VMS
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.82%) Project Management
2 23 (11.33%) Validation
3 17 (8.37%) Network Architecture
4 12 (5.91%) Test Automation
4 12 (5.91%) Network Design
5 11 (5.42%) Software Engineering
5 11 (5.42%) Test Management
6 10 (4.93%) Test Planning
7 9 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (4.43%) ITIL
7 9 (4.43%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.45%) Network Planning
9 6 (2.96%) UML
9 6 (2.96%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.96%) Line Management
9 6 (2.96%) Test Strategy
9 6 (2.96%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.46%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.46%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.37%) C
2 15 (7.39%) SQL
3 11 (5.42%) Perl
4 9 (4.43%) C++
5 7 (3.45%) Java
6 3 (1.48%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.48%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.99%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.99%) MapBasic
7 2 (0.99%) ANSI C
7 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.99%) VBA
8 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.49%) C#
8 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (8.87%) Degree
2 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.45%) ISEB
3 7 (3.45%) HND
4 6 (2.96%) CCNP
4 6 (2.96%) CCNA
4 6 (2.96%) HNC
5 3 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.48%) CCA
6 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) CBAP
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) SLA
2 5 (2.46%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.97%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.49%) Netcool
3 1 (0.49%) OPNET
Vendors
1 25 (12.32%) Ericsson
2 19 (9.36%) Nokia
3 17 (8.37%) Huawei
3 17 (8.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 13 (6.40%) HP
5 10 (4.93%) Amdocs
6 8 (3.94%) Cramer
6 8 (3.94%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.94%) Mapinfo
7 7 (3.45%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (2.46%) Remedy
10 4 (1.97%) ComArch
10 4 (1.97%) Greenplum
10 4 (1.97%) NEC
11 3 (1.48%) BT
11 3 (1.48%) Siemens
12 2 (0.99%) Cisco
12 2 (0.99%) Actix
13 1 (0.49%) TEOCO
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