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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 142 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -2
Contract jobs citing LTE 5 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.55% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 4.28% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 13
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£330 £270 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.33% +1.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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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
465 304 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 12.89% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 186
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 34
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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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 24 December 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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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 -16 5 £330 +22.33% 1
Somerset - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 24 (77.42%) Telecoms
2 14 (45.16%) WCDMA
3 13 (41.94%) UMTS
4 12 (38.71%) GSM
5 10 (32.26%) Perl
5 10 (32.26%) 3G
6 9 (29.03%) GPRS
7 8 (25.81%) Degree
7 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
7 8 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (22.58%) 2G
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
9 5 (16.13%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Electronics
10 4 (12.90%) Billing
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
10 4 (12.90%) Nokia
10 4 (12.90%) SMS
10 4 (12.90%) C
10 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.90%) Huawei
10 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (12.90%) 4G
10 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (9.68%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (9.68%) GGSN
11 3 (9.68%) SGSN
11 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
11 3 (9.68%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (45.16%) WCDMA
2 13 (41.94%) UMTS
3 12 (38.71%) GSM
4 10 (32.26%) 3G
5 9 (29.03%) GPRS
6 8 (25.81%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (22.58%) 2G
8 4 (12.90%) SMS
8 4 (12.90%) 4G
9 3 (9.68%) GGSN
9 3 (9.68%) SGSN
9 3 (9.68%) 3GPP
10 2 (6.45%) LDAP
10 2 (6.45%) Wireless
11 1 (3.23%) IPsec
11 1 (3.23%) RNC
11 1 (3.23%) SIGTRAN
11 1 (3.23%) 802.11
11 1 (3.23%) UTRAN
11 1 (3.23%) SS7
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (77.42%) Telecoms
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 5 (16.13%) Electronics
4 4 (12.90%) Billing
5 2 (6.45%) Retail
6 1 (3.23%) Back Office
6 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Hardware Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Development Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
2 5 (16.13%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) UML
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Perl
2 4 (12.90%) C
3 3 (9.68%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CWNA
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.68%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Nokia
1 4 (12.90%) Huawei
1 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (9.68%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Anite
4 1 (3.23%) HP