The table below looks at the statistics for LLU skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LLU over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 635 624 618
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing LLU 3 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.046% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.039% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Median daily rate £180 - £158
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 - £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 - £158
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 25 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.35 -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7730 7836 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4659 4601 4680
Median daily rate £400 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +11.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 475 442
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

LLU
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LLU Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LLU
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LLU within the UK.

LLU Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LLU
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LLU within the UK.

LLU Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LLU
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LLU within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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
England -9 3 £180 - 1
South East +15 2 £168 -
Berkshire +9 2 £168 -
Manchester +4 1 £205 - 1
North West -5 1 £205 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £155 -

LLU
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LLU also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LLU.

1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) PSTN
2 4 (80.00%) ADSL
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (40.00%) ISDN
4 1 (20.00%) Ticket Management
4 1 (20.00%) Escalation Management
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy

LLU
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) ADSL
1 4 (80.00%) PSTN
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) ISDN
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Change Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Escalation Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Ticket Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy