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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
Rank 467 529 446
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -83
Contract jobs citing LTE 134 89 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.20% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 35
Median daily rate £300 £319 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £240 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £455 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -20.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -20.79%

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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 26 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +73 128 £300 -5.88% 6
South East +86 107 £280 -9.31% 5
Berkshire +46 68 £260 -15.78% 2
Reading +46 46 £230 -28.95% 1
Surrey +35 23 £280 -3.44% 2
Camberley - 15 - - 2
Hampshire +21 14 £300 -18.36%
London +3 8 £650 +145.28% 1
Basingstoke +17 7 £233 -36.73%
North West +23 6 £600 +122.22%
Guildford -3 6 £280 -
Manchester - 5 £600 -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
Cheshire +23 1 - -
South West +8 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 146 (70.53%) Telecoms
2 83 (40.10%) 3G
3 74 (35.75%) 4G
4 65 (31.40%) GSM
4 65 (31.40%) UMTS
5 57 (27.54%) Ericsson
6 54 (26.09%) 2G
7 49 (23.67%) Microsoft
8 48 (23.19%) Project Management
9 47 (22.71%) VoLTE
10 44 (21.26%) MS Excel
11 40 (19.32%) ITIL
12 38 (18.36%) Wi-Fi
13 36 (17.39%) Management Information System
13 36 (17.39%) PRINCE2
14 35 (16.91%) Remedy
14 35 (16.91%) ITIL V3
14 35 (16.91%) Radio Access Network
15 34 (16.43%) Cisco
15 34 (16.43%) MS Project
16 33 (15.94%) Huawei
17 32 (15.46%) Diameter Protocol
17 32 (15.46%) Linux
17 32 (15.46%) VoIP
18 29 (14.01%) C++
19 27 (13.04%) Software Engineering
20 22 (10.63%) RTP
20 22 (10.63%) STL
20 22 (10.63%) OO
20 22 (10.63%) PBX

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 (0.48%) Apache
1 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (21.26%) MS Excel
2 34 (16.43%) MS Project
3 15 (7.25%) MS Office
4 12 (5.80%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 83 (40.10%) 3G
2 74 (35.75%) 4G
3 65 (31.40%) GSM
3 65 (31.40%) UMTS
4 54 (26.09%) 2G
5 47 (22.71%) VoLTE
6 38 (18.36%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (16.91%) Radio Access Network
8 32 (15.46%) Diameter Protocol
8 32 (15.46%) VoIP
9 22 (10.63%) Asterisk PBX
9 22 (10.63%) PBX
9 22 (10.63%) RANAP
9 22 (10.63%) RTP
10 21 (10.14%) Wireless
11 12 (5.80%) GPRS
11 12 (5.80%) WCDMA
12 10 (4.83%) Firewall
13 9 (4.35%) UTRAN
14 8 (3.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.97%) MS Access
2 2 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (10.63%) GCC
1 22 (10.63%) GDB
1 22 (10.63%) Subversion
1 22 (10.63%) Trac
2 10 (4.83%) Android Studio
2 10 (4.83%) Xcode
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
General
1 146 (70.53%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.80%) Finance
3 9 (4.35%) Publishing
4 6 (2.90%) Back Office
5 5 (2.42%) Front Office
6 3 (1.45%) Billing
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (17.39%) Project Manager
2 33 (15.94%) Voice Project Manager
3 24 (11.59%) Architect
4 23 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 22 (10.63%) C++ Software Engineer
6 17 (8.21%) Radio Engineer
7 16 (7.73%) 4G Engineer
8 15 (7.25%) 3G Engineer
9 14 (6.76%) Analyst
9 14 (6.76%) Test Analyst
10 13 (6.28%) LTE Engineer
10 13 (6.28%) Optimisation Engineer
11 12 (5.80%) RAN Engineer
12 11 (5.31%) Consultant
13 10 (4.83%) Telecoms Manager
13 10 (4.83%) Test Engineer
14 9 (4.35%) Core Network Project Manager
14 9 (4.35%) Network Manager
14 9 (4.35%) Network Project Manager
15 8 (3.86%) Mobile Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (10.63%) STL
2 3 (1.45%) XML
3 2 (0.97%) WAP
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.42%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.42%) Statistics
4 3 (1.45%) Handset
4 3 (1.45%) VHDL
4 3 (1.45%) VLSI
5 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.46%) Linux
2 11 (5.31%) Android
3 6 (2.90%) Windows
4 4 (1.93%) Unix
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.19%) Project Management
2 40 (19.32%) ITIL
3 36 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 35 (16.91%) ITIL V3
5 27 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 22 (10.63%) Cross-Platform Development
6 22 (10.63%) High Availability
6 22 (10.63%) OO
7 14 (6.76%) Regression Testing
7 14 (6.76%) Test Management
8 12 (5.80%) Network Design
8 12 (5.80%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (4.83%) Service Design
10 9 (4.35%) Network Management
10 9 (4.35%) Network Planning
10 9 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (3.86%) Fault Management
11 8 (3.86%) Performance Management
12 7 (3.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.01%) C++
2 11 (5.31%) Java
3 7 (3.38%) Apple Swift
3 7 (3.38%) Objective-C
4 6 (2.90%) C
5 5 (2.42%) SQL
6 4 (1.93%) Perl
7 2 (0.97%) C#
7 2 (0.97%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.97%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (6.28%) Degree
2 12 (5.80%) ISTQB
2 12 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.42%) CCNP
5 4 (1.93%) CCIE
6 3 (1.45%) CCNA
6 3 (1.45%) HNC
6 3 (1.45%) HND
6 3 (1.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.97%) CCDP
7 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.97%) PMP
8 1 (0.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.86%) QA
2 6 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.45%) SLA
4 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.93%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.97%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 57 (27.54%) Ericsson
2 49 (23.67%) Microsoft
3 35 (16.91%) Remedy
4 34 (16.43%) Cisco
5 33 (15.94%) Huawei
6 18 (8.70%) Nokia
7 15 (7.25%) HP
8 11 (5.31%) Nokia Networks
9 9 (4.35%) Apple
10 5 (2.42%) Nortel
11 4 (1.93%) Arqiva
11 4 (1.93%) Mapinfo
11 4 (1.93%) Samsung
11 4 (1.93%) Tellabs
12 3 (1.45%) Anite
12 3 (1.45%) Citrix
12 3 (1.45%) Cramer
12 3 (1.45%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.45%) Juniper
12 3 (1.45%) Oracle
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