The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing LTE 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.055% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 0.40% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £600 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+361.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £279
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +16.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +13.33%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
208 253 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.38% 14.02% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 133 99
Median daily rate £400 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LTE
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LTE Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LTE
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LTE.

1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) MVNO
2 5 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) PMP
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (16.67%) Nokia
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Huawei

LTE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) MVNO
3 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia