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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 504 538 425
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -113
Contract jobs citing LTE 118 107 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.35% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 42
Median daily rate £300 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £263 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -23.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -10.58%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 2016.

LTE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 29 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 9 December 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 +27 114 £300 -5.88% 14
South East +69 92 £300 -2.43% 10
Berkshire +19 47 £260 -13.33% 2
Reading +23 29 £230 -31.85%
Surrey +37 24 £280 - 7
Hampshire +28 17 £300 -28.14%
Camberley - 14 - - 5
London +10 8 £370 +20.32% 2
North West +9 5 £600 -
Basingstoke +3 5 £233 -44.31%
Guildford -5 5 £280 -
Leeds - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Manchester 0 3 £600 -
Slough - 3 £225 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
South West +2 1 - - 2
East of England -10 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £438 -
Staines - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 135 (70.68%) Telecoms
2 91 (47.64%) 3G
3 84 (43.98%) 4G
4 63 (32.98%) 2G
5 55 (28.80%) UMTS
6 50 (26.18%) GSM
7 46 (24.08%) Ericsson
8 38 (19.90%) MS Excel
9 37 (19.37%) Microsoft
10 36 (18.85%) Radio Access Network
11 33 (17.28%) Huawei
12 32 (16.75%) VoLTE
13 31 (16.23%) Cisco
14 30 (15.71%) Linux
15 29 (15.18%) ITIL
15 29 (15.18%) Project Management
15 29 (15.18%) Management Information System
15 29 (15.18%) Wireless
16 28 (14.66%) VoIP
17 27 (14.14%) Remedy
18 26 (13.61%) C++
18 26 (13.61%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (13.61%) Diameter Protocol
19 23 (12.04%) ITIL V3
19 23 (12.04%) Software Engineering
20 22 (11.52%) MS Project
20 22 (11.52%) PRINCE2
20 22 (11.52%) High Availability
21 17 (8.90%) RTP
21 17 (8.90%) Nokia

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 (0.52%) Apache
1 1 (0.52%) CMS
1 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (19.90%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.52%) MS Project
3 13 (6.81%) MS Visio
4 12 (6.28%) MS Office
5 9 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.52%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 91 (47.64%) 3G
2 84 (43.98%) 4G
3 63 (32.98%) 2G
4 55 (28.80%) UMTS
5 50 (26.18%) GSM
6 36 (18.85%) Radio Access Network
7 32 (16.75%) VoLTE
8 29 (15.18%) Wireless
9 28 (14.66%) VoIP
10 26 (13.61%) Diameter Protocol
10 26 (13.61%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (8.90%) Asterisk PBX
11 17 (8.90%) PBX
11 17 (8.90%) RANAP
11 17 (8.90%) RTP
12 12 (6.28%) GPRS
12 12 (6.28%) WCDMA
13 9 (4.71%) Firewall
13 9 (4.71%) UTRAN
14 8 (4.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.14%) MS Access
3 3 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.57%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 17 (8.90%) GCC
1 17 (8.90%) GDB
1 17 (8.90%) Subversion
1 17 (8.90%) Trac
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 135 (70.68%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.24%) Back Office
3 6 (3.14%) Finance
4 4 (2.09%) Front Office
4 4 (2.09%) Military
5 3 (1.57%) Billing
6 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.05%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (12.04%) Project Manager
2 21 (10.99%) Voice Project Manager
3 19 (9.95%) Software Engineer
4 17 (8.90%) C++ Software Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) 4G Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Radio Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) 3G Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) Analyst
6 14 (7.33%) Test Analyst
7 13 (6.81%) Architect
7 13 (6.81%) LTE Engineer
7 13 (6.81%) Optimisation Engineer
8 12 (6.28%) RAN Engineer
9 10 (5.24%) Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Telecoms Manager
9 10 (5.24%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) RF Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Telecoms Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Service Desk Engineer
12 6 (3.14%) Mobile Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 17 (8.90%) STL
2 4 (2.09%) XML
3 2 (1.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) WAP
4 1 (0.52%) .NET
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.71%) Statistics
3 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.62%) VHDL
5 4 (2.09%) VLSI
6 3 (1.57%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.05%) Handset
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.52%) RIA
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.71%) Linux
2 8 (4.19%) Windows
3 7 (3.66%) Unix
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.18%) ITIL
1 29 (15.18%) Project Management
2 23 (12.04%) ITIL V3
2 23 (12.04%) Software Engineering
3 22 (11.52%) High Availability
3 22 (11.52%) PRINCE2
4 17 (8.90%) Cross-Platform Development
4 17 (8.90%) OO
5 15 (7.85%) Test Management
6 14 (7.33%) Regression Testing
7 13 (6.81%) Network Design
8 10 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.71%) Network Management
9 9 (4.71%) Network Planning
9 9 (4.71%) Performance Management
10 8 (4.19%) Fault Management
11 7 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.66%) Network Architecture
11 7 (3.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (3.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.61%) C++
2 12 (6.28%) SQL
3 9 (4.71%) C
4 5 (2.62%) Java
4 5 (2.62%) Perl
5 2 (1.05%) C#
5 2 (1.05%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.05%) MapBasic
5 2 (1.05%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.52%) PHP
6 1 (0.52%) Python
6 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.28%) ISTQB
1 12 (6.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (5.24%) Degree
3 8 (4.19%) CCNP
3 8 (4.19%) HNC
4 5 (2.62%) CCIE
4 5 (2.62%) CCNA
5 4 (2.09%) HND
6 3 (1.57%) CCDP
6 3 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) CISSP
8 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.85%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.24%) Amdocs OSS
3 5 (2.62%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (24.08%) Ericsson
2 37 (19.37%) Microsoft
3 33 (17.28%) Huawei
4 31 (16.23%) Cisco
5 27 (14.14%) Remedy
6 17 (8.90%) Nokia
7 16 (8.38%) HP
8 15 (7.85%) Nokia Networks
9 10 (5.24%) Nortel
10 9 (4.71%) Mapinfo
10 9 (4.71%) Tellabs
11 8 (4.19%) Arqiva
11 8 (4.19%) Citrix
11 8 (4.19%) Cramer
12 6 (3.14%) Anite
12 6 (3.14%) BT
13 4 (2.09%) Amdocs
13 4 (2.09%) NetCracker
13 4 (2.09%) Siemens
13 4 (2.09%) Virgin Media
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