The first table below looks at the demand for LLU skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LLU over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 592 569 580
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing LLU 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.026% 0.014% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£271 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £313 -
% change year-on-year
-13.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7595 6980 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.65% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4048 3621 3969
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 460 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

LLU
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LLU within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LLU within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -7 2 £271 -13.20%
England -26 2 £271 -13.20%
Scotland - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
London - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

LLU
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LLU also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LLU.

1 5 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) VDSL
4 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) IPTV
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) ADSL
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) PMI
4 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) QA

LLU
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LLU also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LLU. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) ADSL
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) VDSL
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) OSS Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PMI
1 2 (40.00%) IPTV
1 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA