Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 206 264
Rank change year-on-year -93 +58 -108
Contract jobs citing LTE 69 149 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.96% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 4.86% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 28
South East median daily rate £340 £295 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -7.45% -8.93%
10th Percentile £297 £214 £257
90th Percentile £495 £397 £441
England median daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 13
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.83% +26.15% -23.53%
10th Percentile £28.55 £22.50 £13.65
90th Percentile £31.45 £41.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £34.50 £41.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -15.85% +19.71% -19.41%

LTE is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,906 3,063 3,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.56% 19.76% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,554 1,792 1,804
South East median daily rate £396 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +5.40% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £228 £231
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 200 216
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £23.09 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% -28.95% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.61 £11.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £49.51 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LTE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -53 43 £475 +72.73% 4
Berkshire -48 42 £475 +72.73% 4
Hampshire -7 12 £350 +16.67% 4
Surrey -50 10 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 38 (55.07%) Telecoms
2 27 (39.13%) GSM
3 25 (36.23%) Project Management
3 25 (36.23%) 4G
4 21 (30.43%) Service Design
4 21 (30.43%) 3G
5 19 (27.54%) VoLTE
6 18 (26.09%) WCDMA
6 18 (26.09%) Degree
7 16 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (23.19%) Coaching
7 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 15 (21.74%) VoWiFi
8 15 (21.74%) QA
9 14 (20.29%) Finance
9 14 (20.29%) Linux
9 14 (20.29%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (20.29%) Problem Management
9 14 (20.29%) HSPA
10 13 (18.84%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (18.84%) Cisco
10 13 (18.84%) Wireless
11 12 (17.39%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (15.94%) GGSN
12 11 (15.94%) SGSN
12 11 (15.94%) VoIP
13 10 (14.49%) Apple
13 10 (14.49%) 3GPP
13 10 (14.49%) UMTS

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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 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.13%) GSM
2 25 (36.23%) 4G
3 21 (30.43%) 3G
4 19 (27.54%) VoLTE
5 18 (26.09%) WCDMA
6 15 (21.74%) VoWiFi
7 14 (20.29%) HSPA
8 13 (18.84%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (18.84%) Wireless
9 12 (17.39%) Diameter Protocol
10 11 (15.94%) GGSN
10 11 (15.94%) SGSN
10 11 (15.94%) VoIP
11 10 (14.49%) 3GPP
11 10 (14.49%) UMTS
12 9 (13.04%) MGW
12 9 (13.04%) RANAP
13 8 (11.59%) Asterisk PBX
13 8 (11.59%) PBX
13 8 (11.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Android Studio
1 10 (14.49%) Xcode
2 8 (11.59%) GCC
2 8 (11.59%) GDB
2 8 (11.59%) Subversion
2 8 (11.59%) Trac
General
1 38 (55.07%) Telecoms
2 14 (20.29%) Finance
3 10 (14.49%) Publishing
4 4 (5.80%) Billing
5 2 (2.90%) Electronics
5 2 (2.90%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Architect
2 13 (18.84%) Telecoms Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) LTE Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Design Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Software Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Applications Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Handset Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Mobile Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Telecoms Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Network Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (11.59%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Handset
3 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 2 (2.90%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 10 (14.49%) Android
3 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.80%) Unix
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) Project Management
2 21 (30.43%) Service Design
3 16 (23.19%) Coaching
3 16 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 14 (20.29%) Problem Management
6 8 (11.59%) Cross-Platform Development
6 8 (11.59%) Mobile Development
6 8 (11.59%) Multithreading
6 8 (11.59%) OO
6 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.70%) Validation
8 5 (7.25%) Network Design
9 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.80%) Network Planning
9 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (4.35%) Performance Management
10 3 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) Apple Swift
1 8 (11.59%) C++
1 8 (11.59%) Java
1 8 (11.59%) Objective-C
2 7 (10.14%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) C
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Degree
2 14 (20.29%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.45%) HNC
5 1 (1.45%) HND
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Cisco
2 10 (14.49%) Apple
3 7 (10.14%) Huawei
4 5 (7.25%) HP
5 4 (5.80%) Ericsson
5 4 (5.80%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) Actix
6 3 (4.35%) Juniper
6 3 (4.35%) Mapinfo
6 3 (4.35%) Nokia
6 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.90%) Dell
7 2 (2.90%) Infoblox
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle
7 2 (2.90%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.45%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.45%) BMC
8 1 (1.45%) Cramer