The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 585 547 374
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -173
Contract jobs citing LTE 64 123 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 1.55% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 56
Median daily rate £288 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £261 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 11
Median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £14.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £48.50 £130.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% +20.76%

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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LTE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LTE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LTE within the UK.

LTE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LTE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

LTE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LTE within the UK.

LTE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LTE
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England -39 52 £275 -12.00% 13
South East -23 37 £280 -9.67% 6
Berkshire -36 15 £258 -17.60% 1
Surrey +24 12 £260 +4.00% 4
Hampshire +9 8 £260 -
London -6 8 £269 -46.25% 1
Reading -2 6 £300 -
Camberley - 6 - - 1
Basingstoke +9 5 £260 -
Guildford +7 5 £260 +4.00%
South West +8 2 - - 2
West Sussex +2 2 £375 -
Slough - 2 £225 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £375 -
Bristol -3 1 - -
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
Devon - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LTE 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 LTE.

1 98 (61.25%) Telecoms
2 86 (53.75%) 4G
3 81 (50.63%) 3G
4 53 (33.13%) 2G
5 37 (23.13%) GSM
6 36 (22.50%) UMTS
7 35 (21.88%) Huawei
8 32 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
9 30 (18.75%) Ericsson
10 29 (18.13%) Nokia
11 26 (16.25%) Project Management
12 24 (15.00%) ITIL
12 24 (15.00%) Wireless
13 22 (13.75%) Cisco
14 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
15 20 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 19 (11.88%) High Availability
17 18 (11.25%) Diameter Protocol
17 18 (11.25%) PRINCE2
18 16 (10.00%) Linux
18 16 (10.00%) VoLTE
19 15 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
19 15 (9.38%) VoIP
19 15 (9.38%) Remedy
20 14 (8.75%) HNC
20 14 (8.75%) Management Information System
20 14 (8.75%) Back Office
20 14 (8.75%) Finance
21 13 (8.13%) Network Design
21 13 (8.13%) C++

LTE
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.38%) MS Project
3 7 (4.38%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.75%) MS Office
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (53.75%) 4G
2 81 (50.63%) 3G
3 53 (33.13%) 2G
4 37 (23.13%) GSM
5 36 (22.50%) UMTS
6 32 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
7 24 (15.00%) Wireless
8 18 (11.25%) Diameter Protocol
9 16 (10.00%) VoLTE
10 15 (9.38%) VoIP
11 11 (6.88%) SIGTRAN
12 10 (6.25%) INAP
12 10 (6.25%) WCDMA
12 10 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (5.63%) LDAP
13 9 (5.63%) MGW
13 9 (5.63%) TETRA
13 9 (5.63%) UTRAN
14 8 (5.00%) PBX
14 8 (5.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.75%) MS Access
3 4 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.63%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) GCC
1 7 (4.38%) GDB
1 7 (4.38%) Subversion
1 7 (4.38%) Trac
2 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 98 (61.25%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.75%) Back Office
2 14 (8.75%) Finance
3 6 (3.75%) Military
4 5 (3.13%) Billing
4 5 (3.13%) Front Office
5 4 (2.50%) Legal
6 3 (1.88%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.88%) Automotive
7 2 (1.25%) Banking
7 2 (1.25%) Electronics
7 2 (1.25%) Law
7 2 (1.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.63%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (13.13%) Architect
2 15 (9.38%) 4G Engineer
3 13 (8.13%) LTE Engineer
3 13 (8.13%) Radio Engineer
3 13 (8.13%) Test Engineer
4 10 (6.25%) 3G Engineer
4 10 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 10 (6.25%) RF Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Telecoms Manager
6 7 (4.38%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Consultant
7 6 (3.75%) Mobile Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Optimisation Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.75%) Telecoms Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Mobile Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) SOAP
1 9 (5.63%) SPML
2 7 (4.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (4.38%) STL
3 2 (1.25%) WAP
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.75%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.75%) Statistics
4 5 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.13%) VHDL
5 4 (2.50%) VLSI
6 3 (1.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.88%) Handset
6 3 (1.88%) PMI
6 3 (1.88%) Telematics
7 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.25%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) RIA
8 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.00%) Linux
2 9 (5.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.88%) Android
4 3 (1.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.25%) Project Management
2 24 (15.00%) ITIL
3 19 (11.88%) High Availability
4 18 (11.25%) PRINCE2
5 13 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (8.13%) Network Design
6 12 (7.50%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.25%) Network Planning
8 9 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.63%) Change Management
8 9 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (4.38%) Cross-Platform Development
10 7 (4.38%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.38%) Network Architecture
10 7 (4.38%) OO
10 7 (4.38%) SFIA
11 6 (3.75%) ITIL V3
11 6 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.13%) C++
2 10 (6.25%) C
3 9 (5.63%) SQL
4 3 (1.88%) Java
5 2 (1.25%) MapBasic
5 2 (1.25%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.75%) HNC
2 12 (7.50%) Degree
3 10 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.63%) CCNP
4 9 (5.63%) HND
5 7 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.75%) CCNA
7 5 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.50%) CCIE
8 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.88%) CCDP
9 3 (1.88%) MCSE
9 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.25%) CISSP
10 2 (1.25%) PMP
11 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.63%) ISEB
11 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.25%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.25%) Amdocs OSS
1 10 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.88%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (21.88%) Huawei
2 30 (18.75%) Ericsson
3 29 (18.13%) Nokia
4 22 (13.75%) Cisco
5 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
6 15 (9.38%) Nokia Networks
6 15 (9.38%) Remedy
7 13 (8.13%) Mapinfo
8 12 (7.50%) BT
9 11 (6.88%) Cramer
9 11 (6.88%) Tellabs
10 10 (6.25%) Amdocs
11 8 (5.00%) Citrix
11 8 (5.00%) Nortel
11 8 (5.00%) Siemens
11 8 (5.00%) Virgin Media
12 7 (4.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 6 (3.75%) Anite
14 5 (3.13%) Arqiva
14 5 (3.13%) NetCracker
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