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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 578 550 520
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -30
Contract jobs citing LLU 5 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.047% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
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£171 £113 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.22% -29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £113 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £143 £161
UK excluding London average daily rate £171 £113 £160
% change year-on-year
+52.22% -29.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.25

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015. 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
England -16 5 £171 +52.22% 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - -

LLU
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) ADSL
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
3 10 (71.43%) Internet
4 9 (64.29%) Broadband
4 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) DSLAM
6 6 (42.86%) DSL
7 5 (35.71%) MPLS
7 5 (35.71%) ISDN
7 5 (35.71%) LAN
7 5 (35.71%) PSTN
7 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
7 5 (35.71%) DNS
7 5 (35.71%) Migration
8 4 (28.57%) SHDSL
8 4 (28.57%) ADSL2+
8 4 (28.57%) VPN
9 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
9 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 3 (21.43%) SLA
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
9 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 3 (21.43%) QA
10 2 (14.29%) System Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Cramer
10 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter

LLU
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) ADSL
2 10 (71.43%) WAN
2 10 (71.43%) Internet
3 9 (64.29%) Broadband
4 6 (42.86%) DSLAM
4 6 (42.86%) DSL
5 5 (35.71%) MPLS
5 5 (35.71%) ISDN
5 5 (35.71%) LAN
5 5 (35.71%) PSTN
5 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) SHDSL
6 4 (28.57%) ADSL2+
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) xDSL
7 2 (14.29%) RIP
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 2 (14.29%) OSPF
General
1 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Project Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCIP
3 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Cramer
2 2 (14.29%) BT
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy