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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
Rank 485 521 427
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -94
Contract jobs citing LTE 110 107 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 1.41% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 52
Median daily rate £550 £313 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £235 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £433 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £314 £290
% change year-on-year
+43.42% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £33.25 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.15 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +13.33%

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
6821 7588 7801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.58% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4255 4486 4294
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 314 451
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £50.00 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 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 23 February 2017.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 17 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 23 February 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 +42 105 £550 +76.00% 6
South East +33 80 £300 -4.00% 3
Berkshire +48 58 £318 -2.30%
Reading +43 37 £318 -5.92%
London +16 16 £650 +145.28%
Surrey +6 14 - - 2
Camberley - 13 - - 2
Hampshire -1 7 £300 -31.42%
North West +31 6 £600 +200.00%
Manchester +21 6 £600 +361.53%
Basingstoke - 4 £190 -
South West +8 1 £375 - 1
Bristol +5 1 £375 - 1
Guildford -10 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 145 (69.05%) Telecoms
2 82 (39.05%) 3G
3 74 (35.24%) 4G
4 71 (33.81%) GSM
5 67 (31.90%) UMTS
6 60 (28.57%) Ericsson
7 55 (26.19%) Project Management
8 54 (25.71%) 2G
9 53 (25.24%) VoLTE
10 50 (23.81%) Microsoft
11 45 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 40 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
13 39 (18.57%) ITIL
14 38 (18.10%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (18.10%) Radio Access Network
15 37 (17.62%) Management Information System
15 37 (17.62%) PRINCE2
16 36 (17.14%) Remedy
16 36 (17.14%) ITIL V3
17 35 (16.67%) MS Project
18 33 (15.71%) Huawei
18 33 (15.71%) VoIP
19 32 (15.24%) Cisco
19 32 (15.24%) Linux
20 28 (13.33%) Software Engineering
21 26 (12.38%) C++
22 24 (11.43%) PBX
22 24 (11.43%) RANAP
23 23 (10.95%) Subversion
23 23 (10.95%) GCC

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 45 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 35 (16.67%) MS Project
3 14 (6.67%) MS Office
4 12 (5.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 82 (39.05%) 3G
2 74 (35.24%) 4G
3 71 (33.81%) GSM
4 67 (31.90%) UMTS
5 54 (25.71%) 2G
6 53 (25.24%) VoLTE
7 40 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
8 38 (18.10%) Radio Access Network
8 38 (18.10%) Wi-Fi
9 33 (15.71%) VoIP
10 24 (11.43%) PBX
10 24 (11.43%) RANAP
11 23 (10.95%) Asterisk PBX
11 23 (10.95%) RTP
12 19 (9.05%) Wireless
13 15 (7.14%) WCDMA
14 14 (6.67%) GPRS
15 13 (6.19%) HSPA
16 11 (5.24%) GGSN
17 10 (4.76%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.43%) MS Access
3 2 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (10.95%) GCC
1 23 (10.95%) GDB
1 23 (10.95%) Subversion
1 23 (10.95%) Trac
2 16 (7.62%) Android Studio
2 16 (7.62%) Xcode
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
General
1 145 (69.05%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.14%) Finance
2 15 (7.14%) Publishing
3 8 (3.81%) Back Office
4 7 (3.33%) Front Office
5 2 (0.95%) French Language
5 2 (0.95%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (17.62%) Project Manager
2 34 (16.19%) Voice Project Manager
3 26 (12.38%) Architect
4 24 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 23 (10.95%) C++ Software Engineer
6 16 (7.62%) Radio Engineer
7 14 (6.67%) Analyst
7 14 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 13 (6.19%) 3G Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) 4G Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) Optimisation Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) LTE Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) RAN Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Test Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Mobile Architect
11 10 (4.76%) Consultant
11 10 (4.76%) Core Network Project Manager
11 10 (4.76%) Network Manager
11 10 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
12 9 (4.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 23 (10.95%) STL
2 4 (1.90%) XML
3 2 (0.95%) 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 37 (17.62%) Management Information System
2 20 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.43%) Handset
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%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.24%) Linux
2 17 (8.10%) Android
3 8 (3.81%) Windows
4 5 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.19%) Project Management
2 39 (18.57%) ITIL
3 37 (17.62%) PRINCE2
4 36 (17.14%) ITIL V3
5 28 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 23 (10.95%) Cross-Platform Development
6 23 (10.95%) OO
7 19 (9.05%) High Availability
7 19 (9.05%) Problem Management
8 16 (7.62%) Service Design
8 16 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 14 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 14 (6.67%) Test Management
10 12 (5.71%) Coaching
10 12 (5.71%) Mobile Development
10 12 (5.71%) Network Design
11 10 (4.76%) Multithreading
12 9 (4.29%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.38%) C++
2 16 (7.62%) Java
3 12 (5.71%) Apple Swift
3 12 (5.71%) Objective-C
4 6 (2.86%) SQL
5 5 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (0.95%) C
6 2 (0.95%) C#
6 2 (0.95%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (8.10%) Degree
2 12 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 12 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.90%) HNC
4 4 (1.90%) HND
5 3 (1.43%) CCNA
5 3 (1.43%) CCNP
5 3 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.95%) CCIE
6 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.95%) PMP
7 1 (0.48%) CISSP
7 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) QA
2 8 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.43%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 60 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 50 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 36 (17.14%) Remedy
4 33 (15.71%) Huawei
5 32 (15.24%) Cisco
6 21 (10.00%) Nokia
7 15 (7.14%) Apple
7 15 (7.14%) HP
8 11 (5.24%) Nokia Networks
9 5 (2.38%) Nortel
9 5 (2.38%) Samsung
10 4 (1.90%) Arqiva
10 4 (1.90%) Tellabs
11 3 (1.43%) Citrix
11 3 (1.43%) Cramer
11 3 (1.43%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.43%) Oracle
12 2 (0.95%) BT
12 2 (0.95%) Mapinfo
13 1 (0.48%) NEC
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