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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 107 158 137
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -21
Contract jobs citing LTE 149 85 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.61% 0.99% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.07% 5.44% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -32.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £216 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £388 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £395
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.38%
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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
1846 1563 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.89% 18.12% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 717 604
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 92 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +18 103 £350 +40.00% 18
Surrey +17 17 £368 - 5
Buckinghamshire +4 12 - -
Hampshire -16 5 £310 +13.76% 2
West Sussex - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 175 (67.31%) Telecoms
2 168 (64.62%) 3G
3 101 (38.85%) 4G
4 86 (33.08%) 2G
5 78 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 73 (28.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 62 (23.85%) Huawei
8 53 (20.38%) Ericsson
9 50 (19.23%) GSM
9 50 (19.23%) UMTS
10 49 (18.85%) Project Management
11 47 (18.08%) Validation
12 45 (17.31%) Degree
13 43 (16.54%) Nokia
14 40 (15.38%) VoLTE
15 37 (14.23%) Ethernet
16 36 (13.85%) Network Architecture
17 31 (11.92%) Cisco
18 29 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (10.77%) MPLS
20 26 (10.00%) SLA
21 24 (9.23%) VoIP
21 24 (9.23%) Juniper
22 23 (8.85%) ATM
22 23 (8.85%) 3GPP
22 23 (8.85%) MS Excel
23 21 (8.08%) Network Planning
23 21 (8.08%) SQL
23 21 (8.08%) GPRS
23 21 (8.08%) SDH

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (0.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.38%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.62%) MS Office
3 7 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 168 (64.62%) 3G
2 101 (38.85%) 4G
3 86 (33.08%) 2G
4 78 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
5 50 (19.23%) GSM
5 50 (19.23%) UMTS
6 40 (15.38%) VoLTE
7 37 (14.23%) Ethernet
8 28 (10.77%) MPLS
9 24 (9.23%) VoIP
10 23 (8.85%) 3GPP
10 23 (8.85%) ATM
11 21 (8.08%) SDH
11 21 (8.08%) GPRS
12 20 (7.69%) Wireless
13 19 (7.31%) Firewall
14 17 (6.54%) IPsec
14 17 (6.54%) SGSN
14 17 (6.54%) SMS
14 17 (6.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.08%) MS Access
1 8 (3.08%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.92%) MySQL
2 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.54%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 175 (67.31%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.62%) Billing
3 11 (4.23%) Finance
4 7 (2.69%) Marketing
4 7 (2.69%) Electronics
5 5 (1.92%) Retail
6 4 (1.54%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 41 (15.77%) Architect
2 40 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 28 (10.77%) Test Engineer
4 22 (8.46%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (7.31%) RAN Engineer
6 16 (6.15%) Transmission Engineer
7 13 (5.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 13 (5.00%) Designer
7 13 (5.00%) RF Engineer
8 11 (4.23%) Databuild Engineer
8 11 (4.23%) Consultant
9 8 (3.08%) Senior Architect
9 8 (3.08%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 8 (3.08%) IP Engineer
10 7 (2.69%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.69%) Systems Architect
11 6 (2.31%) OSS Architect
12 5 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (1.92%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 5 (1.92%) Provisioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.31%) XML
2 3 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.54%) GIS
4 4 (1.54%) Handset
5 3 (1.15%) VHDL
6 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.77%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.77%) ASIC
7 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.38%) DTV
7 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.38%) PMI
7 1 (0.38%) Replication
7 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.38%) Physics
7 1 (0.38%) Verilog
7 1 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.54%) UNIX
2 9 (3.46%) Linux
2 9 (3.46%) VMS
3 4 (1.54%) Android
4 3 (1.15%) Windows
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.85%) Project Management
2 47 (18.08%) Validation
3 36 (13.85%) Network Architecture
4 21 (8.08%) Network Planning
5 17 (6.54%) ITIL
6 14 (5.38%) Network Management
7 13 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 13 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (4.23%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.85%) Load Balancing
9 10 (3.85%) Capacity Management
10 8 (3.08%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.08%) Network Design
11 7 (2.69%) Information Management
11 7 (2.69%) Migration
11 7 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.31%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.31%) Test Strategy
12 6 (2.31%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.31%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.08%) SQL
2 11 (4.23%) Perl
3 10 (3.85%) C
4 8 (3.08%) C++
4 8 (3.08%) Python
5 4 (1.54%) Java
5 4 (1.54%) C#
6 3 (1.15%) VBA
6 3 (1.15%) Tcl
6 3 (1.15%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.77%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.38%) R
8 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 45 (17.31%) Degree
2 20 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.62%) CCIE
4 5 (1.92%) CCNP
4 5 (1.92%) CCNA
5 4 (1.54%) ISEB
5 4 (1.54%) PMP
5 4 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.15%) HND
7 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.77%) CCA
8 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CCDE
8 1 (0.38%) HNC
8 1 (0.38%) CCSP
8 1 (0.38%) CCDP
8 1 (0.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.00%) SLA
2 11 (4.23%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) NFS
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.15%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.15%) Netcool
5 2 (0.77%) OpenView
5 2 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 73 (28.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 62 (23.85%) Huawei
3 53 (20.38%) Ericsson
4 43 (16.54%) Nokia
5 31 (11.92%) Cisco
6 24 (9.23%) Juniper
7 21 (8.08%) Mapinfo
8 14 (5.38%) Microsoft
9 12 (4.62%) Nortel
9 12 (4.62%) BT
9 12 (4.62%) NEC
10 11 (4.23%) Radware
10 11 (4.23%) Redback
11 10 (3.85%) HP
12 9 (3.46%) Business Objects
12 9 (3.46%) TIBCO
12 9 (3.46%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.08%) Oracle
14 7 (2.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (2.31%) Greenplum
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