The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 April 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 West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 134 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing LTE 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.076% 0.067% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.41% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £369 £280 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.69% -9.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £275
% change year-on-year +8.52% +17.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £45.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year -43.33% +22.44%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 458 483 375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.42% 16.21% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 317 184
Median daily rate £350 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 30
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.80% +75.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.28 £12.00 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £47.50 £41.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LTE in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Bristol +3 2 £369 +31.69% 3
LTE
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 West region with a requirement for LTE.

1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) 2G
1 2 (66.67%) 3GPP
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) 5G
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) GSM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 2G
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) 3GPP
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) 5G
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) GSM Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) LTE Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RAN Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) UMTS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago