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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 125 114 131
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs citing LTE 18 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.21% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.75% 1.55% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £283 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £320 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
480 322 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.43% 13.69% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 188 291
Average daily rate £389 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.98% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £16.24 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 13 £260 -18.75% 2
Wiltshire -14 4 - - 1
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31 (88.57%) Telecoms
2 21 (60.00%) WCDMA
3 18 (51.43%) UMTS
4 16 (45.71%) GSM
5 13 (37.14%) GPRS
6 11 (31.43%) SMS
7 10 (28.57%) Degree
7 10 (28.57%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 9 (25.71%) ISEB
9 8 (22.86%) CDMA
9 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
10 7 (20.00%) Electronics
10 7 (20.00%) PhD
11 6 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (14.29%) 3G
12 5 (14.29%) SGSN
12 5 (14.29%) Huawei
12 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
13 4 (11.43%) GGSN
13 4 (11.43%) 2G
13 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
14 3 (8.57%) 4G
14 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
14 3 (8.57%) MATLAB
14 3 (8.57%) ISUP
14 3 (8.57%) 3GPP
14 3 (8.57%) VoIP
14 3 (8.57%) Validation
14 3 (8.57%) SIGTRAN

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (60.00%) WCDMA
2 18 (51.43%) UMTS
3 16 (45.71%) GSM
4 13 (37.14%) GPRS
5 11 (31.43%) SMS
6 8 (22.86%) CDMA
7 5 (14.29%) 3G
7 5 (14.29%) SGSN
7 5 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (11.43%) GGSN
8 4 (11.43%) 2G
9 3 (8.57%) ISUP
9 3 (8.57%) 3GPP
9 3 (8.57%) VoIP
9 3 (8.57%) 4G
9 3 (8.57%) Wireshark
9 3 (8.57%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (5.71%) MGW
11 1 (2.86%) NAS
11 1 (2.86%) M3UA
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (88.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.71%) Billing
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Integration Engineer
3 11 (31.43%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) Design Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Integration Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Designer
7 3 (8.57%) RF Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) RF Design Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Designer
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (2.86%) Hardware Design Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Hardware Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.86%) Network Optimisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
3 6 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Test Management
6 2 (5.71%) Demand Management
6 2 (5.71%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (2.86%) ETL
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) MATLAB
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 9 (25.71%) ISEB
3 7 (20.00%) PhD
4 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.71%) HND
5 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Huawei
2 2 (5.71%) Agilent
2 2 (5.71%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) Tektronix
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