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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 220 149 141
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -8
Contract jobs citing LTE 45 116 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 1.23% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 6.44% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 20
Median daily rate £260 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £233 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
1742 1800 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.55% 19.11% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 884 740
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 98
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.35 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing LTE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -36 41 £260 -10.34%
Buckinghamshire +7 2 - -
Hampshire +4 2 - -
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for LTE.

1 101 (71.13%) Telecoms
2 93 (65.49%) 3G
3 67 (47.18%) 4G
4 50 (35.21%) 2G
5 34 (23.94%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (22.54%) Wireless
7 29 (20.42%) Software Engineering
8 28 (19.72%) Ericsson
8 28 (19.72%) Nokia
9 25 (17.61%) Project Management
10 24 (16.90%) Huawei
11 22 (15.49%) C
12 21 (14.79%) UMTS
13 20 (14.08%) GSM
13 20 (14.08%) ITIL
13 20 (14.08%) Embedded C
13 20 (14.08%) Back Office
14 19 (13.38%) HNC
14 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
14 19 (13.38%) VoLTE
14 19 (13.38%) Diameter Protocol
15 18 (12.68%) Embedded Software Development
15 18 (12.68%) VHDL
15 18 (12.68%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
17 16 (11.27%) Nokia Networks
18 15 (10.56%) SLA
18 15 (10.56%) PRINCE2
19 14 (9.86%) Service Delivery
19 14 (9.86%) Network Architecture

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.34%) MS Project
3 8 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.52%) MS Office
4 5 (3.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 93 (65.49%) 3G
2 67 (47.18%) 4G
3 50 (35.21%) 2G
4 34 (23.94%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (22.54%) Wireless
6 21 (14.79%) UMTS
7 20 (14.08%) GSM
8 19 (13.38%) Diameter Protocol
8 19 (13.38%) VoLTE
9 18 (12.68%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (8.45%) 3GPP
11 11 (7.75%) INAP
11 11 (7.75%) LDAP
11 11 (7.75%) MGW
11 11 (7.75%) SIGTRAN
12 9 (6.34%) PPP
12 9 (6.34%) WLAN
13 8 (5.63%) RANAP
13 8 (5.63%) RTP
14 7 (4.93%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Subversion
2 8 (5.63%) Trac
3 2 (1.41%) Hudson
3 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.41%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 101 (71.13%) Telecoms
2 20 (14.08%) Back Office
3 7 (4.93%) Front Office
4 3 (2.11%) Finance
4 3 (2.11%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Avionics
5 2 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (20.42%) Software Engineer
2 19 (13.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 19 (13.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 19 (13.38%) Test Engineer
3 18 (12.68%) VHDL Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.34%) 3G Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) LTE Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) RF Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) RF Test Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) 4G Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Databuild Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Optimisation Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) RAN Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Architect
8 6 (4.23%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Radio Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Telecoms Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) SOAP
1 11 (7.75%) SPML
2 8 (5.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (5.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) VHDL
2 11 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.41%) Handset
5 2 (1.41%) PMI
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Linux
2 4 (2.82%) Unix
3 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Android
4 1 (0.70%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) Software Engineering
2 25 (17.61%) Project Management
3 20 (14.08%) ITIL
4 18 (12.68%) Embedded Software Development
5 15 (10.56%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.86%) High Availability
6 14 (9.86%) Network Architecture
6 14 (9.86%) Service Delivery
7 13 (9.15%) Change Management
8 10 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (6.34%) Integration Testing
9 9 (6.34%) ITIL V3
10 8 (5.63%) Cross-Platform Development
10 8 (5.63%) OO
11 7 (4.93%) Network Design
11 7 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (3.52%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.52%) Service Management
13 5 (3.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) C
2 20 (14.08%) Embedded C
3 8 (5.63%) C++
4 6 (4.23%) SQL
5 2 (1.41%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 19 (13.38%) HNC
2 13 (9.15%) HND
3 10 (7.04%) Degree
4 5 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.82%) CCNP
6 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (4.23%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.70%) Netcool
3 1 (0.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (19.72%) Ericsson
1 28 (19.72%) Nokia
2 24 (16.90%) Huawei
3 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.27%) Nokia Networks
5 11 (7.75%) Remedy
5 11 (7.75%) Siemens
6 9 (6.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 9 (6.34%) Amdocs
6 9 (6.34%) BT
6 9 (6.34%) Cramer
7 8 (5.63%) Arqiva
7 8 (5.63%) NetCracker
7 8 (5.63%) Telindus
7 8 (5.63%) Virgin Media
7 8 (5.63%) ZTE
8 7 (4.93%) Nortel
9 6 (4.23%) Citrix
9 6 (4.23%) Tellabs
10 5 (3.52%) Mapinfo