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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 613 608 583
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing LLU 20 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.024% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£155 £271 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -10.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £271 £135
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +100.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average 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
8062 8177 7057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4454 3809
Average daily rate £375 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 456 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 30 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 4 September 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 +4 10 £155 -42.85% 2
Scotland - 8 - - 2
West Midlands - 6 - -
North East - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Highlands - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Inverness - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Berkshire -3 1 £155 -42.85%
Reading -7 1 £155 -48.33%
South East -25 1 £155 -42.85%
North West - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Shrewsbury - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Wrexham - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Cardigan - 1 - -
Ceredigion - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 2

LLU
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (96.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (88.00%) ADSL
2 22 (88.00%) PSTN
2 22 (88.00%) BT
3 21 (84.00%) Migration
4 20 (80.00%) Line Management
5 19 (76.00%) System Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Internet
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) WAN
7 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (12.00%) MPLS
7 3 (12.00%) Broadband
7 3 (12.00%) ISDN
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.00%) Huawei
8 2 (8.00%) xDSL
8 2 (8.00%) CCNA
8 2 (8.00%) Nortel
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
8 2 (8.00%) UNIX
8 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.00%) MS Office
8 2 (8.00%) SDH
8 2 (8.00%) OSPF
8 2 (8.00%) BGP

LLU
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) ADSL
1 22 (88.00%) PSTN
2 4 (16.00%) Internet
3 3 (12.00%) MPLS
3 3 (12.00%) Broadband
3 3 (12.00%) ISDN
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.00%) RIP
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) SDH
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) DSLAM
4 2 (8.00%) DSL
4 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.00%) xDSL
4 2 (8.00%) DWDM
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
General
1 24 (96.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (12.00%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Migration
2 20 (80.00%) Line Management
3 19 (76.00%) System Testing
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.00%) Data Entry
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.00%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNA
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) BT
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Nortel
3 2 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.00%) Cramer
3 2 (8.00%) Huawei