The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for LTE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 232 155
Rank change year-on-year +77 -77  
Contract jobs citing LTE 95 46 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.22% 0.52% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.08% 2.69% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 23
Median daily rate £325 £260 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £211 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £371 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £270
% change year-on-year +2.27% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  

LTE is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1342 1708 1813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.22% 19.37% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 947 891
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 119 123
Median hourly rate £22.75 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing LTE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LTE in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LTE in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +35 57 £350 +34.61%
Hampshire +38 33 £325 - 4
Surrey - 3 - - 6
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £200 -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for LTE.

1 108 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 67 (43.79%) 4G
3 51 (33.33%) 3G
4 37 (24.18%) GSM
5 34 (22.22%) Project Management
6 33 (21.57%) Linux
7 32 (20.92%) Degree
8 31 (20.26%) Validation
9 26 (16.99%) Diameter Protocol
10 25 (16.34%) VoIP
11 23 (15.03%) UMTS
11 23 (15.03%) VoLTE
12 22 (14.38%) Wireless
13 21 (13.73%) HP
13 21 (13.73%) Radio Access Network
14 20 (13.07%) Test Management
15 19 (12.42%) Test Automation
16 18 (11.76%) MGW
16 18 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (11.76%) QA
16 18 (11.76%) MVNO
17 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (11.11%) 2G
17 17 (11.11%) Ericsson
17 17 (11.11%) Wireshark
18 16 (10.46%) ISTQB
18 16 (10.46%) Nokia
18 16 (10.46%) Regression Testing
18 16 (10.46%) Service Design
19 15 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 67 (43.79%) 4G
2 51 (33.33%) 3G
3 37 (24.18%) GSM
4 26 (16.99%) Diameter Protocol
5 25 (16.34%) VoIP
6 23 (15.03%) UMTS
6 23 (15.03%) VoLTE
7 22 (14.38%) Wireless
8 21 (13.73%) Radio Access Network
9 18 (11.76%) MGW
9 18 (11.76%) MVNO
10 17 (11.11%) 2G
10 17 (11.11%) Wireshark
11 14 (9.15%) RANAP
12 13 (8.50%) Asterisk PBX
12 13 (8.50%) PBX
12 13 (8.50%) RTP
12 13 (8.50%) Value-Added Service
13 12 (7.84%) WAN
13 12 (7.84%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) MS Access
2 3 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (9.15%) Android Studio
1 14 (9.15%) Xcode
2 13 (8.50%) GCC
2 13 (8.50%) GDB
2 13 (8.50%) Subversion
2 13 (8.50%) Trac
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) JIRA
3 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
General
1 108 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.15%) Publishing
3 9 (5.88%) Finance
4 5 (3.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.31%) Billing
5 2 (1.31%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (18.95%) Test Engineer
2 23 (15.03%) Architect
3 18 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) Analyst
4 17 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) LTE Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 12 (7.84%) Telecoms Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Design Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Voice Project Manager
9 8 (5.23%) 4G Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.58%) Lead Architect
10 7 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Performance Test Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Radio Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (8.50%) STL
2 4 (2.61%) SOAP
2 4 (2.61%) SPML
3 2 (1.31%) XML
4 1 (0.65%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.65%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.27%) CESG
4 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.96%) Handset
6 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.57%) Linux
2 14 (9.15%) Android
3 9 (5.88%) Unix
4 8 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.58%) Windows
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.22%) Project Management
2 31 (20.26%) Validation
3 20 (13.07%) Test Management
4 19 (12.42%) Test Automation
5 16 (10.46%) Regression Testing
5 16 (10.46%) Service Design
6 13 (8.50%) Cross-Platform Development
6 13 (8.50%) Multithreading
6 13 (8.50%) OO
6 13 (8.50%) Software Engineering
7 12 (7.84%) Analytics
7 12 (7.84%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.19%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.54%) Coaching
9 10 (6.54%) ITIL
9 10 (6.54%) ITIL V3
9 10 (6.54%) Mobile Development
9 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2
9 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.15%) C++
2 11 (7.19%) Java
3 10 (6.54%) Apple Swift
3 10 (6.54%) Objective-C
4 4 (2.61%) Perl
5 3 (1.96%) SQL
6 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (20.92%) Degree
2 16 (10.46%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.54%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (5.88%) HNC
7 6 (3.92%) HND
8 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.31%) CCNA
9 2 (1.31%) CCNP
9 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.76%) QA
2 5 (3.27%) SLA
3 4 (2.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.65%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.31%) Nagios
2 2 (1.31%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (13.73%) HP
2 17 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 16 (10.46%) Nokia
4 15 (9.80%) Cisco
5 14 (9.15%) Apple
6 12 (7.84%) Remedy
7 11 (7.19%) Motorola
8 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.54%) Nokia Networks
9 8 (5.23%) F5
9 8 (5.23%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.58%) Brocade
10 7 (4.58%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.27%) Samsung
12 4 (2.61%) VMware
13 2 (1.31%) Huawei
13 2 (1.31%) Siemens
14 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.65%) EMC
14 1 (0.65%) Juniper
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
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Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
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Camberley
Spectrum IT
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