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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 532 427 430
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +3
Contract jobs citing LTE 124 229 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.41% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 2.81% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 65 41
Median daily rate £325 £269 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £260 £284
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -8.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%

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
8646 8141 7058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.75% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5244 4531 3855
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 474 399
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 2016.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 30 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 28 May 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 -98 119 £325 +18.18% 11
South East -58 71 £220 -20.00% 5
Berkshire -42 51 £220 -15.78%
Reading -15 22 £210 -23.63%
West Midlands +6 16 £413 +58.65%
Hampshire +4 16 - -
London -15 13 £400 -15.78% 3
Birmingham - 10 - -
North West -8 8 £330 -4.00%
Newbury +2 6 £231 +8.47%
Bracknell -10 4 - -
Basingstoke -11 4 - -
Manchester -16 4 £350 -6.66%
East of England +3 3 £400 +45.45%
Cheshire -8 3 £330 +26.92%
Warrington -14 3 £330 +26.92%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 - -
Gatwick +4 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 £400 +45.45%
West Sussex -23 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +9 1 - -
Cambridge +3 1 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 £130 +6.12%
Bristol -1 1 £280 - 2
Maidenhead -1 1 - -
Slough -4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -9 1 £130 +6.12%
South West -9 1 £280 -9.67% 3
Leeds -14 1 £130 +6.12%

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 148 (61.16%) 3G
2 139 (57.44%) Telecoms
3 103 (42.56%) 4G
4 73 (30.17%) 2G
5 47 (19.42%) Project Management
6 45 (18.60%) UMTS
6 45 (18.60%) Radio Access Network
7 44 (18.18%) GSM
8 41 (16.94%) Ericsson
8 41 (16.94%) Wi-Fi
8 41 (16.94%) Wireless
9 36 (14.88%) Nokia
9 36 (14.88%) Huawei
10 33 (13.64%) ITIL
11 32 (13.22%) Cisco
11 32 (13.22%) VoLTE
12 30 (12.40%) Software Engineering
13 27 (11.16%) C
14 26 (10.74%) Linux
15 24 (9.92%) Microsoft
15 24 (9.92%) Finance
16 23 (9.50%) MS Excel
16 23 (9.50%) Network Planning
17 21 (8.68%) SLA
17 21 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (8.26%) CCNP
18 20 (8.26%) Embedded C
18 20 (8.26%) PRINCE2
18 20 (8.26%) Diameter Protocol
18 20 (8.26%) Network Architecture

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:

Applications
1 23 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (5.37%) MS Project
3 11 (4.55%) MS Office
4 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 148 (61.16%) 3G
2 103 (42.56%) 4G
3 73 (30.17%) 2G
4 45 (18.60%) Radio Access Network
4 45 (18.60%) UMTS
5 44 (18.18%) GSM
6 41 (16.94%) Wi-Fi
6 41 (16.94%) Wireless
7 32 (13.22%) VoLTE
8 20 (8.26%) Diameter Protocol
9 15 (6.20%) WLAN
10 14 (5.79%) 3GPP
11 11 (4.55%) INAP
11 11 (4.55%) LDAP
11 11 (4.55%) MGW
11 11 (4.55%) RTP
11 11 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
12 9 (3.72%) GPRS
12 9 (3.72%) RANAP
12 9 (3.72%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Subversion
2 9 (3.72%) Trac
3 2 (0.83%) Hudson
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.83%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
General
1 139 (57.44%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.92%) Finance
3 17 (7.02%) Back Office
4 7 (2.89%) Front Office
5 6 (2.48%) Legal
6 5 (2.07%) Military
7 3 (1.24%) Automotive
7 3 (1.24%) Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Law
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.24%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.83%) Avionics
8 2 (0.83%) Billing
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (12.40%) Software Engineer
2 23 (9.50%) Project Manager
3 22 (9.09%) LTE Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Embedded Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Optimisation Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Test Engineer
5 18 (7.44%) VHDL Engineer
6 15 (6.20%) 3G Engineer
6 15 (6.20%) Radio Engineer
7 14 (5.79%) Architect
8 11 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 11 (4.55%) RF Engineer
9 10 (4.13%) 4G Engineer
10 9 (3.72%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 9 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.72%) Telecoms Manager
11 8 (3.31%) Consultant
11 8 (3.31%) RAN Engineer
11 8 (3.31%) RF Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.55%) SOAP
1 11 (4.55%) SPML
2 9 (3.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (3.72%) STL
3 5 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.41%) WAP
4 1 (0.41%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.44%) VHDL
2 14 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.72%) PMI
6 5 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.65%) Handset
7 4 (1.65%) User Experience
8 3 (1.24%) Telematics
9 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.83%) Statistics
10 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.41%) NHS
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
10 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.74%) Linux
2 9 (3.72%) Windows
3 6 (2.48%) Unix
4 5 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.24%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.42%) Project Management
2 33 (13.64%) ITIL
3 30 (12.40%) Software Engineering
4 23 (9.50%) Network Planning
5 20 (8.26%) Network Architecture
5 20 (8.26%) PRINCE2
6 18 (7.44%) Embedded Software Development
7 17 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (6.61%) High Availability
9 15 (6.20%) Logistics
9 15 (6.20%) Network Design
9 15 (6.20%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.37%) Change Management
10 13 (5.37%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.55%) Migration
12 10 (4.13%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.72%) Cross-Platform Development
13 9 (3.72%) Integration Testing
13 9 (3.72%) OO
13 9 (3.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.16%) C
2 20 (8.26%) Embedded C
3 10 (4.13%) C++
4 3 (1.24%) SQL
5 2 (0.83%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.41%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.41%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (8.26%) CCNP
3 17 (7.02%) HNC
3 17 (7.02%) HND
4 15 (6.20%) Degree
5 12 (4.96%) CCNA
6 11 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) CCIE
8 2 (0.83%) MCSE
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.83%) PMP
8 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) CCDP
9 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.68%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.83%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) NFS
2 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (7.02%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.83%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.83%) Netcool
3 1 (0.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 41 (16.94%) Ericsson
2 36 (14.88%) Huawei
2 36 (14.88%) Nokia
3 32 (13.22%) Cisco
4 24 (9.92%) Microsoft
5 19 (7.85%) Amdocs
6 18 (7.44%) Nokia Networks
7 16 (6.61%) Mapinfo
8 15 (6.20%) Remedy
9 13 (5.37%) HP
10 11 (4.55%) Aruba
10 11 (4.55%) Meraki
11 10 (4.13%) BT
12 8 (3.31%) Actix
12 8 (3.31%) Siemens
13 7 (2.89%) Virgin Media
14 6 (2.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 5 (2.07%) Juniper
15 5 (2.07%) VMware
16 4 (1.65%) Cramer
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