The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 593 575 592
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing LLU 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.025% 0.041% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£271 £135 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.92% -70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £135 -
% change year-on-year
+100.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -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 6 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 22 August 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 +1 2 £271 +100.92%
England -25 2 £271 +100.92% 1
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

LLU
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) ADSL
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) PMI
4 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) VDSL
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) IPTV

LLU
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ADSL
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) VDSL
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) OSS Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
1 1 (25.00%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA