Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 237 298
Rank change year-on-year -89 +61 -71
Contract jobs citing LTE 54 141 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.87% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 4.98% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 22
South East median daily rate £319 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +12.07% -6.45%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £212
90th Percentile £472 £403 £388
England median daily rate £390 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +7.96% -3.67% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 14
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.76% +17.14%
10th Percentile £24.25 £42.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £41.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +15.85% - +13.89%

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 2,645 2,830 3,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.08% 17.39% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,393 1,564 1,778
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 155 215
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.87 £46.10 £48.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -39 33 £210 -38.61% 4
Berkshire -41 33 £210 -38.61% 3
Surrey -22 9 £475 - 1
Hampshire -60 6 £390 +20.00%
Home Counties - 2 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 37 (68.52%) Telecoms
2 24 (44.44%) GSM
2 24 (44.44%) UMTS
3 20 (37.04%) Radio Access Network
4 18 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 17 (31.48%) Wireless
5 17 (31.48%) VoLTE
6 16 (29.63%) 3G
7 14 (25.93%) 4G
7 14 (25.93%) 5G
8 12 (22.22%) Huawei
9 11 (20.37%) Degree
9 11 (20.37%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (20.37%) Ericsson
10 10 (18.52%) 2G
11 9 (16.67%) Remedy
11 9 (16.67%) Linux
11 9 (16.67%) Algorithms
11 9 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
11 9 (16.67%) Capacity Management
12 8 (14.81%) Actix
12 8 (14.81%) C++
12 8 (14.81%) Mapinfo
12 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.81%) Network Planning
13 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
13 7 (12.96%) MGW
13 7 (12.96%) Diameter Protocol

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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 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.70%) IaaS
2 2 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (44.44%) GSM
1 24 (44.44%) UMTS
2 20 (37.04%) Radio Access Network
3 18 (33.33%) 3GPP
4 17 (31.48%) VoLTE
4 17 (31.48%) Wireless
5 16 (29.63%) 3G
6 14 (25.93%) 4G
6 14 (25.93%) 5G
7 11 (20.37%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (18.52%) 2G
9 7 (12.96%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (12.96%) MGW
10 6 (11.11%) Bluetooth
10 6 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 6 (11.11%) WiMAX
11 5 (9.26%) GGSN
11 5 (9.26%) RANAP
11 5 (9.26%) SGSN
11 5 (9.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) GCC
1 5 (9.26%) GDB
2 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 37 (68.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Radio Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.26%) RF Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Voice Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 4G Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) LTE Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) OSS Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Voice Design Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Wireless Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) STL
2 2 (3.70%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) ASIC
6 1 (1.85%) CMDB
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.85%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 9 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 9 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
2 8 (14.81%) Network Planning
3 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 6 (11.11%) Project Management
5 5 (9.26%) ITIL
5 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
5 5 (9.26%) Migration
5 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.26%) Validation
6 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.56%) Change Control
7 3 (5.56%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (5.56%) Network Design
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Management
7 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) C++
2 6 (11.11%) C
3 2 (3.70%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.70%) PhD
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) CCDE
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) CWDP
3 1 (1.85%) CWSP
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Netcool
2 2 (3.70%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.70%) OpenView
2 2 (3.70%) TeMIP
3 1 (1.85%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Huawei
2 11 (20.37%) Ericsson
3 9 (16.67%) Remedy
4 8 (14.81%) Actix
4 8 (14.81%) Mapinfo
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.11%) Samsung
6 4 (7.41%) Nokia
7 3 (5.56%) BT
7 3 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco
8 2 (3.70%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) VMware
9 1 (1.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.85%) BMC
9 1 (1.85%) Citrix
9 1 (1.85%) Cramer
9 1 (1.85%) Nortel
9 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.85%) Tellabs