The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 135 99 115
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs citing LTE 4 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.88% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 7.17% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£330 £269 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.79% -0.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-20.35% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
419 307 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.33% 12.33% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 150 176
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the South West region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE across the South West region.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -17 4 £330 +22.79% 3
Somerset - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 19 (86.36%) Telecoms
2 12 (54.55%) WCDMA
3 9 (40.91%) UMTS
4 8 (36.36%) Perl
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
5 7 (31.82%) GPRS
5 7 (31.82%) GSM
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Electronics
7 5 (22.73%) 3G
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) SMS
8 4 (18.18%) UNIX
8 4 (18.18%) Billing
8 4 (18.18%) 2G
8 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (18.18%) 4G
8 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
9 3 (13.64%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 3 (13.64%) GGSN
9 3 (13.64%) SGSN
9 3 (13.64%) Huawei
9 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
9 3 (13.64%) LDAP
9 3 (13.64%) IBM
10 2 (9.09%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) WCDMA
2 9 (40.91%) UMTS
3 7 (31.82%) GPRS
3 7 (31.82%) GSM
4 5 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (22.73%) 3G
5 4 (18.18%) SMS
5 4 (18.18%) 2G
5 4 (18.18%) 4G
6 3 (13.64%) GGSN
6 3 (13.64%) SGSN
6 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
6 3 (13.64%) LDAP
7 2 (9.09%) SS7
8 1 (4.55%) MVNO
8 1 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (4.55%) 802.11
8 1 (4.55%) UTRAN
8 1 (4.55%) Wireless
8 1 (4.55%) IPsec
General
1 19 (86.36%) Telecoms
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Electronics
3 4 (18.18%) Billing
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Hardware Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Development Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Defect Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Dependency Management
5 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CWNA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.64%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (13.64%) Huawei
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Anite
4 1 (4.55%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.55%) Nokia
4 1 (4.55%) HP
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