Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 195 209
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -24
Contract jobs citing LTE 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 1.06% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
South West median daily rate £381 £406 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.98% +30.81% +18.10%
10th Percentile £339 £316 £305
90th Percentile £420 £432 £315
England median daily rate £350 £400 £288
% change year-on-year -12.50% +39.13% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £45.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.52% +51.35%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -41.18% +18.06% +2.86%

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 907 1035 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.54% 17.16% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 644 415
South West median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% +0.69% -4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £229 £203
90th Percentile £530 £517 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 86 59
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +68.69% +14.44%
10th Percentile £12.47 £11.49 £10.80
90th Percentile £54.88 £46.13 £44.55
England median hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +21.95% +10.93%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing LTE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 23 July 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
Bristol -2 7 £381 -5.98% 1
LTE
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
2 4 (57.14%) 3GPP
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) GSM
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
4 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 2 (28.57%) 4G
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (14.29%) High Availability
5 1 (14.29%) NetScout
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Acme Packet
5 1 (14.29%) Tekelec
5 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Intelligent Network
5 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (14.29%) Service Design
5 1 (14.29%) 5G
5 1 (14.29%) GGSN
5 1 (14.29%) SGSN
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) 2G
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) 3GPP
1 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (42.86%) GSM
3 2 (28.57%) 4G
3 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
4 1 (14.29%) 5G
4 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (14.29%) GGSN
4 1 (14.29%) HSPA
4 1 (14.29%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) PSTN
4 1 (14.29%) SGSN
4 1 (14.29%) UMTS
4 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RAN Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Acme Packet
2 1 (14.29%) Actix
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetScout
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Redknee
2 1 (14.29%) Tekelec