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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 172 140
Rank change year-on-year -18 -32  
Contract jobs citing LTE 58 97 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 1.04% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 4.74% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 47
Median daily rate £350 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £223 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +13.46% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.17% +18.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.00 £35.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -41.17% +18.05%  

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 1490 2048 2020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.94% 21.92% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1141 982
Median daily rate £400 £353 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 105 101
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +17 35 £419 +34.00% 1
Hampshire -3 12 £350 -20.00% 1
Surrey -6 11 £350 +29.62% 1
LTE
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 122 (75.31%) Telecoms
2 55 (33.95%) 4G
3 53 (32.72%) 3G
4 52 (32.10%) Project Management
5 51 (31.48%) GSM
6 46 (28.40%) Ericsson
7 45 (27.78%) VoLTE
8 44 (27.16%) Microsoft
8 44 (27.16%) UMTS
8 44 (27.16%) MS Excel
9 38 (23.46%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (22.84%) ITIL
11 36 (22.22%) PRINCE2
11 36 (22.22%) Management Information System
12 35 (21.60%) Remedy
12 35 (21.60%) MS Project
12 35 (21.60%) ITIL V3
13 32 (19.75%) Linux
14 28 (17.28%) Cisco
15 27 (16.67%) 2G
15 27 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
16 25 (15.43%) Diameter Protocol
16 25 (15.43%) Software Engineering
16 25 (15.43%) VoIP
17 24 (14.81%) C++
18 22 (13.58%) RANAP
19 21 (12.96%) Subversion
19 21 (12.96%) Trac
19 21 (12.96%) GCC
19 21 (12.96%) GDB

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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 1 (0.62%) Apache
1 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (27.16%) MS Excel
2 35 (21.60%) MS Project
3 9 (5.56%) MS Office
4 7 (4.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.62%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 55 (33.95%) 4G
2 53 (32.72%) 3G
3 51 (31.48%) GSM
4 45 (27.78%) VoLTE
5 44 (27.16%) UMTS
6 38 (23.46%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (16.67%) 2G
7 27 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
8 25 (15.43%) Diameter Protocol
8 25 (15.43%) VoIP
9 22 (13.58%) RANAP
10 21 (12.96%) Asterisk PBX
10 21 (12.96%) PBX
10 21 (12.96%) RTP
11 20 (12.35%) Wireless
12 13 (8.02%) HSPA
12 13 (8.02%) WCDMA
13 12 (7.41%) MGW
13 12 (7.41%) Wireshark
14 9 (5.56%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.85%) MS Access
2 2 (1.23%) Big Data
2 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (12.96%) GCC
1 21 (12.96%) GDB
1 21 (12.96%) Subversion
1 21 (12.96%) Trac
2 16 (9.88%) Android Studio
2 16 (9.88%) Xcode
3 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
3 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
General
1 122 (75.31%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.26%) Publishing
3 12 (7.41%) Finance
4 2 (1.23%) Back Office
4 2 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (0.62%) French Language
5 1 (0.62%) Front Office
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (22.84%) Project Manager
2 34 (20.99%) Voice Project Manager
3 21 (12.96%) C++ Software Engineer
3 21 (12.96%) Software Engineer
4 18 (11.11%) Analyst
4 18 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 17 (10.49%) Architect
6 15 (9.26%) Radio Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) 3G Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) 4G Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Core Network Project Manager
9 10 (6.17%) Network Manager
9 10 (6.17%) Network Project Manager
9 10 (6.17%) Optimisation Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) RAN Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) LTE Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Consultant
12 6 (3.70%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 21 (12.96%) STL
2 4 (2.47%) XML
3 2 (1.23%) SOAP
3 2 (1.23%) SPML
4 1 (0.62%) .NET
4 1 (0.62%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.62%) HTML
4 1 (0.62%) WAP
4 1 (0.62%) Web Services
4 1 (0.62%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.23%) Handset
5 1 (0.62%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.75%) Linux
2 17 (10.49%) Android
3 6 (3.70%) Unix
4 4 (2.47%) Windows
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.10%) Project Management
2 37 (22.84%) ITIL
3 36 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 35 (21.60%) ITIL V3
5 25 (15.43%) Software Engineering
6 21 (12.96%) Cross-Platform Development
6 21 (12.96%) OO
7 17 (10.49%) Regression Testing
7 17 (10.49%) Test Management
8 16 (9.88%) Service Design
8 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.64%) High Availability
10 13 (8.02%) Mentoring
11 12 (7.41%) Mobile Development
11 12 (7.41%) Multithreading
11 12 (7.41%) Problem Management
12 11 (6.79%) Coaching
13 8 (4.94%) Performance Management
14 7 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.81%) C++
2 15 (9.26%) Java
3 12 (7.41%) Apple Swift
3 12 (7.41%) Objective-C
4 6 (3.70%) Perl
4 6 (3.70%) SQL
5 2 (1.23%) C#
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
6 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (9.88%) Degree
2 15 (9.26%) ISTQB
2 15 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.47%) HNC
3 4 (2.47%) HND
4 3 (1.85%) CCNA
4 3 (1.85%) CCNP
5 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.62%) CCIE
6 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PMP
6 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) PMO
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.62%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 17 (10.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.62%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.62%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (28.40%) Ericsson
2 44 (27.16%) Microsoft
3 35 (21.60%) Remedy
4 28 (17.28%) Cisco
5 18 (11.11%) HP
6 15 (9.26%) Apple
7 14 (8.64%) Huawei
8 13 (8.02%) Nokia
9 8 (4.94%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (3.09%) Samsung
11 3 (1.85%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.85%) Nortel
11 3 (1.85%) Oracle
12 2 (1.23%) Mapinfo
13 1 (0.62%) Citrix
13 1 (0.62%) Cramer
13 1 (0.62%) EMC
13 1 (0.62%) Juniper
13 1 (0.62%) SevOne
13 1 (0.62%) Tellabs
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