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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 139 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Contract jobs citing LTE 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.096% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 2.23% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
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£310 £263 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% +1.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
359 359 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.44% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 216 150
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 42 22
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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

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

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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

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 3 July 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
Dorset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire -1 1 £310 -2.36%
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (62.50%) 4G
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) UMTS
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (25.00%) GSM
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
5 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
5 1 (12.50%) RTP
5 1 (12.50%) SS7
5 1 (12.50%) Telnet
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) GPRS
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) HND

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (62.50%) 4G
2 4 (50.00%) UMTS
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) GSM
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
5 1 (12.50%) Multicast
5 1 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (12.50%) WiMAX
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) RTP
5 1 (12.50%) SS7
5 1 (12.50%) Telnet
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) SMS
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) GPRS
5 1 (12.50%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
1 1 (12.50%) Validation
1 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
1 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (12.50%) Iperf
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
2 1 (12.50%) Agilent
2 1 (12.50%) Actix