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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 126 107 129
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing LTE 19 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.22% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 1.86% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£400 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.50 £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.11% -11.25%
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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
504 269 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.50% 11.96% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 137 201
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% -43.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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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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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 2 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 2 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 +2 10 £400 -
Bristol -19 6 £319 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 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 21 (72.41%) Telecoms
2 15 (51.72%) WCDMA
3 10 (34.48%) GSM
3 10 (34.48%) UMTS
4 9 (31.03%) 3G
5 7 (24.14%) GPRS
5 7 (24.14%) Perl
5 7 (24.14%) Degree
5 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) C
7 5 (17.24%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Wireless
8 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
8 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (10.34%) Electronics
9 3 (10.34%) 4G
9 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
9 3 (10.34%) Nokia
9 3 (10.34%) ISEB
9 3 (10.34%) PhD
9 3 (10.34%) CDMA
9 3 (10.34%) SMS
9 3 (10.34%) 2G
9 3 (10.34%) Validation
10 2 (6.90%) Project Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 15 (51.72%) WCDMA
2 10 (34.48%) GSM
2 10 (34.48%) UMTS
3 9 (31.03%) 3G
4 7 (24.14%) GPRS
5 4 (13.79%) Wireless
5 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
5 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.34%) 4G
6 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
6 3 (10.34%) 2G
6 3 (10.34%) CDMA
6 3 (10.34%) SMS
7 2 (6.90%) SS7
7 2 (6.90%) ISUP
7 2 (6.90%) SCCP
7 2 (6.90%) INAP
7 2 (6.90%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (6.90%) SGSN
8 1 (3.45%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (72.41%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Development Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Manager
7 1 (3.45%) RF Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Environment Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) RF Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Dependency Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Perl
2 6 (20.69%) C
3 5 (17.24%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) PhD
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) CWNA
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Nokia
2 2 (6.90%) Agilent
3 1 (3.45%) Tektronix
3 1 (3.45%) Huawei
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Ericsson