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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 650 627 638
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing LLU 3 36 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.062% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.036% 0.45% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £180 £155 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £155 £160
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 35 0
Median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 5 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 29 September 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
South East +21 2 £180 +16.12%
England -9 2 £180 +16.12%
Berkshire +1 1 £180 +16.12%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Alton - 1 - -

LLU
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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%) PSTN
1 5 (100.00%) ADSL
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 3 (60.00%) ISDN
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Escalation Management
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) ADSL
1 5 (100.00%) PSTN
2 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) ISDN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (60.00%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Escalation Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco