The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 126 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing LTE 14 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 2.45% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£263 £258 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £254 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £292 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
- -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.50 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £45.00 £45.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
429 286 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.04% 13.42% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 148 189
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LTE
England

LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
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 28 July 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
Wiltshire -7 5 - -
Bristol -18 5 £263 +1.94% 2
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 16 (57.14%) GSM
2 16 (57.14%) WCDMA
3 15 (53.57%) UMTS
4 13 (46.43%) GPRS
5 9 (32.14%) 3G
5 9 (32.14%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 8 (28.57%) SMS
7 7 (25.00%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (21.43%) C
9 5 (17.86%) C++
9 5 (17.86%) Electronics
9 5 (17.86%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 4 (14.29%) ISEB
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
11 3 (10.71%) ISUP
11 3 (10.71%) Nokia
11 3 (10.71%) Wireless
11 3 (10.71%) PhD
11 3 (10.71%) 3GPP
11 3 (10.71%) CDMA
11 3 (10.71%) Wireshark
11 3 (10.71%) 2G
11 3 (10.71%) Validation
11 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (7.14%) Demand Management
12 2 (7.14%) 4G

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (57.14%) GSM
1 16 (57.14%) WCDMA
2 15 (53.57%) UMTS
3 13 (46.43%) GPRS
4 9 (32.14%) 3G
5 8 (28.57%) SMS
6 3 (10.71%) 3GPP
6 3 (10.71%) CDMA
6 3 (10.71%) ISUP
6 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 3 (10.71%) 2G
6 3 (10.71%) Wireshark
6 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (7.14%) 4G
7 2 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (7.14%) SCCP
7 2 (7.14%) INAP
7 2 (7.14%) SS7
8 1 (3.57%) RNC
8 1 (3.57%) STUN
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 22 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Project Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Development Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) RF Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Validation
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Demand Management
6 2 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
7 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C
2 5 (17.86%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) PhD
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Nokia
2 2 (7.14%) Huawei
2 2 (7.14%) Agilent
3 1 (3.57%) Tektronix
3 1 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.57%) Ericsson