Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 273 252
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21 -108
Contract jobs citing LTE 119 111 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 3.49% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 45
South East median daily rate £325 £290 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -5.69% -12.14%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £247
90th Percentile £403 £388 £418
England median daily rate £361 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +20.42% -3.23% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 16
South East median hourly rate - £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.14% -6.67%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -6.67%

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 2950 3180 3559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 18.95% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 1808 1902
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £186 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 220 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.69% +12.22% +27.66%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.73 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.38 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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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 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -7 58 £342 +17.81% 1
Berkshire +10 56 £342 +17.81% 1
Hampshire +34 46 £325 +8.33%
Surrey -36 12 - - 2
West Sussex -2 1 £200 -46.67%
Buckinghamshire -26 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 76 (63.87%) Telecoms
2 51 (42.86%) 4G
3 32 (26.89%) GSM
4 29 (24.37%) 3G
4 29 (24.37%) Degree
5 25 (21.01%) Wireless
6 23 (19.33%) Project Management
7 22 (18.49%) VoIP
7 22 (18.49%) Linux
8 20 (16.81%) HP
8 20 (16.81%) VoLTE
9 19 (15.97%) Test Automation
9 19 (15.97%) Validation
9 19 (15.97%) Service Design
10 18 (15.13%) Test Management
10 18 (15.13%) Diameter Protocol
11 17 (14.29%) Analytics
11 17 (14.29%) QA
12 16 (13.45%) WCDMA
12 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
13 15 (12.61%) Wireshark
13 15 (12.61%) UMTS
13 15 (12.61%) Motorola
13 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
14 14 (11.76%) Cisco
14 14 (11.76%) GGSN
14 14 (11.76%) SGSN
14 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (11.76%) Collaborative Working

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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 6 (5.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (42.86%) 4G
2 32 (26.89%) GSM
3 29 (24.37%) 3G
4 25 (21.01%) Wireless
5 22 (18.49%) VoIP
6 20 (16.81%) VoLTE
7 18 (15.13%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (13.45%) WCDMA
9 15 (12.61%) UMTS
9 15 (12.61%) Wireshark
10 14 (11.76%) GGSN
10 14 (11.76%) SGSN
10 14 (11.76%) VoWiFi
11 13 (10.92%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (10.08%) HSPA
12 12 (10.08%) MGW
13 11 (9.24%) RANAP
14 10 (8.40%) Asterisk PBX
14 10 (8.40%) RTP
14 10 (8.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) MS Access
2 1 (0.84%) Big Data
2 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Android Studio
1 10 (8.40%) GCC
1 10 (8.40%) GDB
1 10 (8.40%) Subversion
1 10 (8.40%) Trac
1 10 (8.40%) Xcode
2 2 (1.68%) MSI
3 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 76 (63.87%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.40%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Publishing
3 3 (2.52%) Back Office
3 3 (2.52%) Billing
4 2 (1.68%) French Language
4 2 (1.68%) Marketing
4 2 (1.68%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Architect
2 20 (16.81%) Telecoms Engineer
3 17 (14.29%) Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.61%) Test Engineer
5 14 (11.76%) Network Engineer
6 13 (10.92%) LTE Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Design Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) Software Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Optimisation Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Performance Analyst
9 9 (7.56%) Performance Test Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Mobile Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) 4G Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (4.20%) Applications Architect
12 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (8.40%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.20%) CESG
4 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.52%) Handset
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.49%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Android
3 5 (4.20%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.36%) Unix
5 2 (1.68%) Windows
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) Project Management
2 19 (15.97%) Service Design
2 19 (15.97%) Test Automation
2 19 (15.97%) Validation
3 18 (15.13%) Test Management
4 17 (14.29%) Analytics
5 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
6 14 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (10.08%) Coaching
7 12 (10.08%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
8 11 (9.24%) Problem Management
8 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.40%) Cross-Platform Development
9 10 (8.40%) High Availability
9 10 (8.40%) Multithreading
9 10 (8.40%) OO
9 10 (8.40%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.40%) Test Planning
10 9 (7.56%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) C++
2 8 (6.72%) Apple Swift
2 8 (6.72%) Java
2 8 (6.72%) Objective-C
3 3 (2.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (24.37%) Degree
2 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.92%) ISTQB
3 13 (10.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (9.24%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (8.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.20%) HNC
8 2 (1.68%) HND
9 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) PMO
3 3 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.68%) Netcool
4 1 (0.84%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) HP
2 15 (12.61%) Motorola
3 14 (11.76%) Cisco
4 11 (9.24%) Huawei
5 10 (8.40%) Apple
5 10 (8.40%) Ericsson
5 10 (8.40%) F5
6 9 (7.56%) Brocade
7 8 (6.72%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.88%) Nokia
9 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.20%) VMware
10 3 (2.52%) Actix
10 3 (2.52%) Mapinfo
10 3 (2.52%) Remedy
11 2 (1.68%) EMC
11 2 (1.68%) Juniper
11 2 (1.68%) Nokia Networks
11 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.84%) Palo Alto