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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 121 137 140
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing LTE 131 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 1.22% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 6.63% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £179 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £387 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.05 £21.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £37.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+2.11% -16.47%
LTE
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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
1820 1630 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.37% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 750 601
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 180
Average hourly rate £18.25 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 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 22 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 +14 97 £325 +36.84% 8
Surrey +8 15 £360 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 5 - - 1
Hampshire -12 5 £310 -3.12% 2
West Sussex - - - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 148 (66.07%) Telecoms
2 143 (63.84%) 3G
3 88 (39.29%) 4G
4 83 (37.05%) 2G
5 68 (30.36%) Radio Access Network
6 64 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 56 (25.00%) Huawei
8 51 (22.77%) Ericsson
9 44 (19.64%) Project Management
10 40 (17.86%) GSM
10 40 (17.86%) UMTS
10 40 (17.86%) Validation
11 38 (16.96%) Nokia
12 37 (16.52%) Degree
13 36 (16.07%) Ethernet
14 33 (14.73%) VoLTE
14 33 (14.73%) Network Architecture
15 30 (13.39%) Cisco
16 29 (12.95%) MPLS
17 25 (11.16%) VoIP
17 25 (11.16%) ATM
18 24 (10.71%) SLA
19 23 (10.27%) SDH
19 23 (10.27%) Juniper
20 22 (9.82%) 3GPP
21 20 (8.93%) GPRS
21 20 (8.93%) MS Excel
22 19 (8.48%) SQL
22 19 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
22 19 (8.48%) Network Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.36%) MS Office
3 7 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 143 (63.84%) 3G
2 88 (39.29%) 4G
3 83 (37.05%) 2G
4 68 (30.36%) Radio Access Network
5 40 (17.86%) GSM
5 40 (17.86%) UMTS
6 36 (16.07%) Ethernet
7 33 (14.73%) VoLTE
8 29 (12.95%) MPLS
9 25 (11.16%) VoIP
9 25 (11.16%) ATM
10 23 (10.27%) SDH
11 22 (9.82%) 3GPP
12 20 (8.93%) GPRS
13 19 (8.48%) Firewall
13 19 (8.48%) Wireless
14 18 (8.04%) SGSN
15 16 (7.14%) GGSN
15 16 (7.14%) BGP
15 16 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.68%) MS Access
3 5 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.23%) MySQL
3 5 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 148 (66.07%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.46%) Billing
3 9 (4.02%) Finance
4 6 (2.68%) Electronics
5 5 (2.23%) Retail
5 5 (2.23%) Marketing
6 4 (1.79%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 41 (18.30%) Architect
2 35 (15.63%) Design Engineer
3 24 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 23 (10.27%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (8.48%) RAN Engineer
6 15 (6.70%) Transmission Engineer
7 13 (5.80%) Transmission Design Engineer
8 11 (4.91%) RF Engineer
8 11 (4.91%) Designer
9 10 (4.46%) Databuild Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Senior Architect
11 7 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.13%) Systems Architect
12 6 (2.68%) RF Optimisation Engineer
12 6 (2.68%) IP Engineer
13 5 (2.23%) Developer
13 5 (2.23%) Analyst
13 5 (2.23%) Consultant
13 5 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (2.23%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.68%) XML
2 3 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (1.79%) Handset
3 3 (1.34%) Device Driver
3 3 (1.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.89%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
4 2 (0.89%) VHDL
4 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.45%) DTV
5 1 (0.45%) ASIC
5 1 (0.45%) PMI
5 1 (0.45%) GIS
5 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.45%) Verilog
5 1 (0.45%) Replication
5 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.36%) UNIX
2 9 (4.02%) Linux
3 5 (2.23%) Android
4 4 (1.79%) Windows
4 4 (1.79%) VMS
5 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.64%) Project Management
2 40 (17.86%) Validation
3 33 (14.73%) Network Architecture
4 19 (8.48%) Network Planning
5 13 (5.80%) Network Management
6 11 (4.91%) Network Design
6 11 (4.91%) Software Engineering
7 10 (4.46%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.57%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.13%) ITIL
9 7 (3.13%) Information Management
9 7 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.68%) Test Strategy
10 6 (2.68%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.68%) Migration
11 5 (2.23%) SOA
11 5 (2.23%) ETL
11 5 (2.23%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.48%) SQL
2 11 (4.91%) Perl
3 9 (4.02%) C
4 8 (3.57%) Python
5 7 (3.13%) C++
6 4 (1.79%) Java
6 4 (1.79%) C#
7 3 (1.34%) VBA
7 3 (1.34%) Tcl
7 3 (1.34%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (16.52%) Degree
2 19 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.91%) CCIE
4 6 (2.68%) CCNP
5 5 (2.23%) CCNA
6 4 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.79%) PMP
6 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.79%) ISEB
7 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.89%) CCA
8 1 (0.45%) CCIP
8 1 (0.45%) HND
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.71%) SLA
2 12 (5.36%) QA
3 3 (1.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) NFS
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.45%) OPNET
Vendors
1 64 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 56 (25.00%) Huawei
3 51 (22.77%) Ericsson
4 38 (16.96%) Nokia
5 30 (13.39%) Cisco
6 23 (10.27%) Juniper
7 15 (6.70%) Mapinfo
8 14 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 13 (5.80%) Nortel
9 13 (5.80%) BT
10 12 (5.36%) NEC
11 9 (4.02%) Radware
11 9 (4.02%) Redback
12 8 (3.57%) HP
13 7 (3.13%) Business Objects
14 6 (2.68%) Ciena
14 6 (2.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 6 (2.68%) Oracle
15 5 (2.23%) CheckPoint
16 4 (1.79%) Cramer
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