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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 126 108 117
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing LTE 19 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.14% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 1.13% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £262 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £262 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £262 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -16.47%
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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
535 266 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.87% 12.38% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 143 186
Average daily rate £338 £298 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -17.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Bristol -12 13 £261 -0.28%
Wiltshire - 6 £400 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 17 (53.13%) WCDMA
3 15 (46.88%) UMTS
4 14 (43.75%) GSM
5 12 (37.50%) 3G
6 11 (34.38%) GPRS
7 10 (31.25%) Perl
8 9 (28.13%) Degree
9 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 7 (21.88%) 2G
10 7 (21.88%) Finance
11 6 (18.75%) Electronics
12 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
12 5 (15.63%) SMS
12 5 (15.63%) C
12 5 (15.63%) NSN NetAct
13 4 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 4 (12.50%) 4G
13 4 (12.50%) C++
13 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
13 4 (12.50%) ISEB
13 4 (12.50%) Project Management
13 4 (12.50%) Huawei
14 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
14 3 (9.38%) Billing
14 3 (9.38%) Nokia
14 3 (9.38%) Wireless
14 3 (9.38%) IBM

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (53.13%) WCDMA
2 15 (46.88%) UMTS
3 14 (43.75%) GSM
4 12 (37.50%) 3G
5 11 (34.38%) GPRS
6 8 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (21.88%) 2G
8 5 (15.63%) SMS
9 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
9 4 (12.50%) 4G
10 3 (9.38%) Wireless
11 2 (6.25%) SS7
11 2 (6.25%) ISUP
11 2 (6.25%) SCCP
11 2 (6.25%) INAP
11 2 (6.25%) LDAP
11 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
11 2 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (6.25%) GGSN
11 2 (6.25%) SGSN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
General
1 25 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 6 (18.75%) Electronics
4 3 (9.38%) Billing
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Development Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Project Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Network Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) RF Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Defect Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) UML
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.13%) Dependency Management
5 1 (3.13%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) C
3 4 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CWNA
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Huawei
1 4 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (9.38%) IBM
2 3 (9.38%) Nokia
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Agilent
4 1 (3.13%) Anite
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Ericsson