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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 130 133 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing LTE 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 2.65% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
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£310 £284 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +10.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
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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
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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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 22 May 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 -3 2 - -
Gloucestershire -7 1 £310 -2.36%
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) UMTS
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (37.50%) GSM
3 3 (37.50%) 3G
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) SS7
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) GPRS
4 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Agilent
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Erlang
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Actix
5 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) MVNO

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) UMTS
1 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 3 (37.50%) GSM
2 3 (37.50%) 3G
3 2 (25.00%) SS7
3 2 (25.00%) 2G
3 2 (25.00%) GPRS
3 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (12.50%) MVNO
4 1 (12.50%) Multicast
4 1 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WCDMA
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) FTP
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (12.50%) Iperf
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Agilent
1 1 (12.50%) Actix
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia
1 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo