Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 224 264
Rank change year-on-year -99 +40 -83
Contract jobs citing LTE 47 148 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.92% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 5.45% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 47 20
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% -3.45%
10th Percentile £193 £253 £200
90th Percentile £394 £430 £439
England median daily rate £393 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -39.39% +14.58%
10th Percentile £30.25 £16.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -41.18% +18.06%

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 2,576 2,716 3,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 16.92% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,354 1,495 2,109
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 177 213
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £48.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%

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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 23 July 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 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 -56 30 £259 -26.07% 1
Berkshire -65 30 £259 -26.07% 1
Hampshire -57 8 £338 +3.85% 1
Surrey -30 7 £390 +11.43% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for LTE.

1 30 (63.83%) Telecoms
2 23 (48.94%) UMTS
3 22 (46.81%) GSM
4 18 (38.30%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (36.17%) VoLTE
6 16 (34.04%) 3G
6 16 (34.04%) 3GPP
7 15 (31.91%) Wireless
8 14 (29.79%) 5G
9 11 (23.40%) 4G
9 11 (23.40%) Huawei
10 10 (21.28%) Degree
11 9 (19.15%) 2G
11 9 (19.15%) C++
11 9 (19.15%) Capacity Management
11 9 (19.15%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (19.15%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (17.02%) Performance Engineering
12 8 (17.02%) Algorithms
12 8 (17.02%) Actix
12 8 (17.02%) Mapinfo
12 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.02%) Network Planning
13 7 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (14.89%) C
13 7 (14.89%) Linux
13 7 (14.89%) MGW
14 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
14 6 (12.77%) Migration

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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 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) UMTS
2 22 (46.81%) GSM
3 18 (38.30%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (36.17%) VoLTE
5 16 (34.04%) 3G
5 16 (34.04%) 3GPP
6 15 (31.91%) Wireless
7 14 (29.79%) 5G
8 11 (23.40%) 4G
9 9 (19.15%) 2G
9 9 (19.15%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (14.89%) MGW
10 7 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (10.64%) Bluetooth
11 5 (10.64%) RANAP
11 5 (10.64%) SGSN
11 5 (10.64%) VoIP
11 5 (10.64%) WiMAX
12 4 (8.51%) Ethernet
12 4 (8.51%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) GCC
1 5 (10.64%) GDB
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Subversion
3 3 (6.38%) Mercurial
3 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.38%) Trac
General
1 30 (63.83%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Performance Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) LTE Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Radio Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Wireless Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) RF Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) 3G Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Voice Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) STL
2 3 (6.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Algorithms
2 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.38%) Handset
5 2 (4.26%) ASIC
5 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.13%) Smart Energy
6 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Capacity Management
1 9 (19.15%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (17.02%) Network Planning
2 8 (17.02%) Performance Engineering
2 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.51%) High Availability
5 3 (6.38%) Change Control
5 3 (6.38%) Cross-Platform Development
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) OO
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (4.26%) Defect Management
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C++
2 7 (14.89%) C
3 2 (4.26%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.26%) PhD
3 1 (2.13%) CCDE
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) CWDP
3 1 (2.13%) CWSP
3 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) MISRA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.26%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (4.26%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.26%) Netcool
2 2 (4.26%) OpenView
2 2 (4.26%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Huawei
2 8 (17.02%) Actix
2 8 (17.02%) Mapinfo
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco
3 5 (10.64%) Remedy
3 5 (10.64%) Samsung
4 4 (8.51%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.51%) Nokia
5 3 (6.38%) BT
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (4.26%) Cramer
6 2 (4.26%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.13%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.13%) BMC
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Nortel
7 1 (2.13%) Tellabs