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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 114 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing LTE 25 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 1.90% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -21.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £45.00 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.38%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
541 263 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.59% 11.75% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 138 196
Average daily rate £364 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 60
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 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
Wiltshire -4 11 £400 -
Bristol -9 11 £261 - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 26 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 19 (55.88%) WCDMA
3 15 (44.12%) UMTS
3 15 (44.12%) GSM
4 12 (35.29%) GPRS
5 11 (32.35%) 3G
5 11 (32.35%) Degree
6 9 (26.47%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Perl
7 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) Electronics
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
9 6 (17.65%) C
9 6 (17.65%) SMS
9 6 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 5 (14.71%) 4G
10 5 (14.71%) C++
10 5 (14.71%) ISEB
10 5 (14.71%) 2G
10 5 (14.71%) Project Management
11 4 (11.76%) Wireless
11 4 (11.76%) Validation
11 4 (11.76%) 3GPP
12 3 (8.82%) Nokia
12 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
12 3 (8.82%) NSN NetAct
12 3 (8.82%) Wireshark

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (55.88%) WCDMA
2 15 (44.12%) UMTS
2 15 (44.12%) GSM
3 12 (35.29%) GPRS
4 11 (32.35%) 3G
5 6 (17.65%) SMS
5 6 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (14.71%) 4G
6 5 (14.71%) 2G
7 4 (11.76%) Wireless
7 4 (11.76%) 3GPP
8 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
9 2 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (5.88%) SGSN
9 2 (5.88%) SS7
9 2 (5.88%) ISUP
9 2 (5.88%) SCCP
9 2 (5.88%) INAP
10 1 (2.94%) LDAP
10 1 (2.94%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
General
1 26 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.59%) Electronics
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Test Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Development Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Project Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.94%) RF Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Integration Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Defect Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Validation
6 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (5.88%) UML
7 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.94%) Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.94%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Perl
2 6 (17.65%) C
3 5 (14.71%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Tcl
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) PhD
4 1 (2.94%) CWNA
4 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Nokia
2 2 (5.88%) Agilent
2 2 (5.88%) Huawei
2 2 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Anite
3 1 (2.94%) Tektronix