The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 415 420 421
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing LTE 22 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.059% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Median daily rate £600 £500 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +112.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £310 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £656 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £273 £325
% change year-on-year
+35.77% -16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
LTE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3259 3026 3141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.35% 12.82% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2134 1948 1931
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 98
Median hourly rate £21.45 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.13% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LTE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in London

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE across the London region.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in London

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in London

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Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +37 2 £538 -15.35%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Westminster - 1 £600 -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
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England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for LTE.

1 22 (62.86%) Telecoms
2 15 (42.86%) 4G
3 13 (37.14%) ITIL
4 12 (34.29%) GSM
5 11 (31.43%) 3G
5 11 (31.43%) Finance
6 10 (28.57%) UMTS
7 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
7 9 (25.71%) 2G
7 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (25.71%) TETRA
8 8 (22.86%) Amdocs
9 7 (20.00%) Project Management
9 7 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (20.00%) SFIA
10 6 (17.14%) Mapinfo
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (14.29%) Change Control
12 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
12 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
12 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
13 3 (8.57%) Samsung
13 3 (8.57%) Law
13 3 (8.57%) Legal
13 3 (8.57%) Firewall
13 3 (8.57%) Remedy
13 3 (8.57%) Blackberry

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Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) 4G
2 12 (34.29%) GSM
3 11 (31.43%) 3G
4 10 (28.57%) UMTS
5 9 (25.71%) 2G
5 9 (25.71%) TETRA
6 5 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.57%) CDMA
8 3 (8.57%) DNS
8 3 (8.57%) Firewall
8 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.57%) WiMAX
9 2 (5.71%) RNC
9 2 (5.71%) UTRAN
9 2 (5.71%) VoLTE
9 2 (5.71%) WCDMA
9 2 (5.71%) Wireless
9 2 (5.71%) WLAN
10 1 (2.86%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 22 (62.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (31.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Arabic Language
5 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Enterprise Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Telecoms Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Mobile Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 3G Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Ericsson Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) LTE Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Mobility Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Radio Planner
8 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Statistics
3 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.71%) VHDL
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.86%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
2 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (20.00%) Project Management
3 7 (20.00%) SFIA
4 5 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Line Management
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
1 2 (5.71%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) MCSE
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
4 1 (2.86%) CLAS
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) AirWatch
1 3 (8.57%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.71%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Amdocs
2 6 (17.14%) Mapinfo
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Remedy
4 3 (8.57%) Samsung
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.86%) Anite
6 1 (2.86%) Aruba
6 1 (2.86%) Dialogic
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Huawei
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Motorola
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia