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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 557 490 416
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -74
Contract jobs citing LTE 87 155 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 1.94% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 48
Median daily rate £422 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.50% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £495 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £265 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -14.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £22.40 £29.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.77 £49.19 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +33.33%

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
8769 7988 7399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 14.03% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4557 3928
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 475 425
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -89 80 £422 +38.19% 16
South East -66 36 £280 -2.60% 11
Berkshire -49 28 £258 -14.16% 2
London 0 25 £588 +20.51% 1
South West +13 9 £412 - 2
Reading -25 7 £300 +11.11% 1
Slough +5 6 £325 +30.00% 1
Hampshire +12 5 £300 +33.33%
Bristol - 4 £412 -
Basingstoke - 4 £300 -
City of London +44 3 £500 -21.25%
North West -12 3 £330 +65.00% 1
West Midlands -20 3 £413 -
Warrington - 3 £330 -
Cheshire - 3 £330 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 £270 +28.57% 7
Newbury -13 2 £201 -35.16%
Guildford - 2 £270 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
East of England +11 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - - 1
Winchester - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 149 (61.32%) Telecoms
2 144 (59.26%) 3G
3 118 (48.56%) 4G
4 76 (31.28%) 2G
5 49 (20.16%) Project Management
6 47 (19.34%) Wireless
6 47 (19.34%) Radio Access Network
7 40 (16.46%) Nokia
7 40 (16.46%) GSM
7 40 (16.46%) UMTS
8 39 (16.05%) Huawei
9 37 (15.23%) Ericsson
10 34 (13.99%) ITIL
11 30 (12.35%) C
11 30 (12.35%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (11.52%) VoLTE
13 27 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 27 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 27 (11.11%) Cisco
14 26 (10.70%) Microsoft
15 25 (10.29%) SLA
16 24 (9.88%) MS Excel
17 22 (9.05%) Linux
17 22 (9.05%) Finance
18 21 (8.64%) Back Office
19 20 (8.23%) HNC
19 20 (8.23%) Embedded C
19 20 (8.23%) VHDL
19 20 (8.23%) Network Planning
19 20 (8.23%) Embedded Software Development

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 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (4.53%) MS Project
4 10 (4.12%) MS Office
5 7 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.82%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.41%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (59.26%) 3G
2 118 (48.56%) 4G
3 76 (31.28%) 2G
4 47 (19.34%) Radio Access Network
4 47 (19.34%) Wireless
5 40 (16.46%) GSM
5 40 (16.46%) UMTS
6 30 (12.35%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (11.52%) VoLTE
8 18 (7.41%) Diameter Protocol
9 17 (7.00%) WLAN
10 14 (5.76%) 3GPP
11 13 (5.35%) SIGTRAN
12 12 (4.94%) INAP
13 11 (4.53%) LDAP
13 11 (4.53%) MGW
14 9 (3.70%) PPP
14 9 (3.70%) TETRA
15 7 (2.88%) RTP
15 7 (2.88%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.06%) MS Access
3 3 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.41%) GIS
4 1 (0.41%) MySQL
4 1 (0.41%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Subversion
2 5 (2.06%) Trac
3 3 (1.23%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) Hudson
4 2 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.82%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
General
1 149 (61.32%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.05%) Finance
3 21 (8.64%) Back Office
4 7 (2.88%) Front Office
5 6 (2.47%) Military
6 4 (1.65%) Legal
7 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.23%) Automotive
7 3 (1.23%) Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Electronics
7 3 (1.23%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Avionics
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 25 (10.29%) Architect
3 21 (8.64%) Test Engineer
4 20 (8.23%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (8.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (8.23%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.82%) VHDL Engineer
6 18 (7.41%) LTE Engineer
7 16 (6.58%) Radio Engineer
8 14 (5.76%) RF Engineer
9 13 (5.35%) 3G Engineer
9 13 (5.35%) 4G Engineer
10 12 (4.94%) Optimisation Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) Telecoms Manager
12 10 (4.12%) Enterprise Architect
13 9 (3.70%) Network Engineer
13 9 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.29%) Mobile Engineer
14 8 (3.29%) RF Test Engineer
15 7 (2.88%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.53%) SOAP
1 11 (4.53%) SPML
2 5 (2.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (2.06%) STL
3 1 (0.41%) HTML
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) VHDL
2 18 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.70%) PMI
6 6 (2.47%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.47%) Statistics
7 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.23%) Telematics
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.82%) Handset
8 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.82%) PKI
9 1 (0.41%) CESG
9 1 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.41%) RIA
9 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.05%) Linux
2 10 (4.12%) Windows
3 6 (2.47%) Unix
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.23%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.16%) Project Management
2 34 (13.99%) ITIL
3 27 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 27 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 20 (8.23%) Embedded Software Development
4 20 (8.23%) Network Planning
5 18 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.00%) Network Architecture
7 16 (6.58%) High Availability
8 15 (6.17%) Logistics
9 13 (5.35%) Change Management
9 13 (5.35%) Network Design
9 13 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (4.53%) ITIL V3
11 10 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (3.70%) Integration Testing
12 9 (3.70%) Migration
12 9 (3.70%) Service Management
13 8 (3.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.35%) C
2 20 (8.23%) Embedded C
3 10 (4.12%) SQL
4 8 (3.29%) C++
5 3 (1.23%) MapBasic
6 2 (0.82%) ANSI C
6 2 (0.82%) Python
6 2 (0.82%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) Java
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (8.23%) HNC
2 18 (7.41%) Degree
3 15 (6.17%) HND
4 14 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.35%) CCNP
6 11 (4.53%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.47%) CCNA
8 6 (2.47%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.06%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.23%) CCIE
10 3 (1.23%) MCSE
10 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.82%) CCDP
11 2 (0.82%) PMP
12 1 (0.41%) CISSP
12 1 (0.41%) CLAS
12 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) Def Stans
2 2 (0.82%) DO-178B
2 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (5.35%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.23%) NFS
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.94%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (2.88%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (1.23%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.82%) Netcool
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (16.46%) Nokia
2 39 (16.05%) Huawei
3 37 (15.23%) Ericsson
4 27 (11.11%) Cisco
5 26 (10.70%) Microsoft
6 19 (7.82%) Nokia Networks
7 17 (7.00%) Amdocs
7 17 (7.00%) Remedy
8 15 (6.17%) Mapinfo
9 13 (5.35%) BT
9 13 (5.35%) HP
10 11 (4.53%) Aruba
10 11 (4.53%) Siemens
10 11 (4.53%) Virgin Media
11 10 (4.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 10 (4.12%) Meraki
12 9 (3.70%) Cramer
12 9 (3.70%) Tellabs
13 8 (3.29%) Arqiva
13 8 (3.29%) ZTE
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