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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 546 449 438
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -11
Contract jobs citing LTE 101 189 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 2.34% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 47
Median daily rate £412 £320 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £145 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £270 £295
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £35.10 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £49.19 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%

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
8720 8085 7343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.41% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5286 4548 3945
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 484 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -66 95 £412 +28.67% 6
South East -56 48 £280 -12.50% 3
Berkshire -37 42 £275 -5.17%
London +18 24 £588 +20.51%
Reading -25 15 £300 +11.11%
South West +14 9 £412 +32.82% 2
Slough -2 7 £325 +27.45%
Newbury -6 6 £231 -25.64%
North West -13 4 £303 +51.25%
West Midlands - 4 £413 -
Bristol - 4 £412 -
City of London +56 3 £500 -21.25%
Hampshire +8 3 £300 -31.81%
Cheshire - 3 £330 -
Warrington - 3 £330 -
Guildford +9 2 £270 -15.62%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 - -
Basingstoke -5 2 £300 -39.39%
Surrey -7 2 £270 -15.62% 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
East of England +13 1 - - 1
Maidenhead -1 1 - -
North East -57 1 £275 +7.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -57 1 £275 +7.84%
Tyne and Wear -61 1 £275 +7.84%
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
Devon - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Amersham - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 161 (61.22%) Telecoms
2 159 (60.46%) 3G
3 120 (45.63%) 4G
4 84 (31.94%) 2G
5 54 (20.53%) Radio Access Network
6 52 (19.77%) Project Management
7 47 (17.87%) UMTS
8 46 (17.49%) GSM
8 46 (17.49%) Wireless
9 44 (16.73%) Huawei
9 44 (16.73%) Ericsson
9 44 (16.73%) Nokia
10 38 (14.45%) ITIL
11 36 (13.69%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (11.41%) C
12 30 (11.41%) Software Engineering
13 29 (11.03%) Cisco
13 29 (11.03%) VoLTE
14 27 (10.27%) Microsoft
14 27 (10.27%) PRINCE2
14 27 (10.27%) MS Excel
15 26 (9.89%) Linux
16 25 (9.51%) SLA
16 25 (9.51%) Finance
17 23 (8.75%) Network Planning
17 23 (8.75%) Nokia Networks
18 21 (7.98%) Diameter Protocol
19 20 (7.60%) HNC
19 20 (7.60%) Embedded C
19 20 (7.60%) VHDL

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 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (4.56%) MS Office
4 11 (4.18%) MS Project
5 7 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.76%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.38%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (60.46%) 3G
2 120 (45.63%) 4G
3 84 (31.94%) 2G
4 54 (20.53%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (17.87%) UMTS
6 46 (17.49%) GSM
6 46 (17.49%) Wireless
7 36 (13.69%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (11.03%) VoLTE
9 21 (7.98%) Diameter Protocol
10 16 (6.08%) 3GPP
11 14 (5.32%) WLAN
12 13 (4.94%) SIGTRAN
13 12 (4.56%) INAP
14 11 (4.18%) LDAP
14 11 (4.18%) MGW
15 10 (3.80%) RTP
16 9 (3.42%) GPRS
16 9 (3.42%) PPP
16 9 (3.42%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.90%) MS Access
3 3 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.80%) Subversion
2 8 (3.04%) Trac
3 3 (1.14%) JIRA
4 2 (0.76%) Hudson
4 2 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.76%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.38%) Robot Framework
General
1 161 (61.22%) Telecoms
2 25 (9.51%) Finance
3 20 (7.60%) Back Office
4 7 (2.66%) Front Office
5 6 (2.28%) Legal
5 6 (2.28%) Military
6 4 (1.52%) Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.14%) Automotive
7 3 (1.14%) Law
7 3 (1.14%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Avionics
8 2 (0.76%) Billing
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (11.41%) Software Engineer
2 25 (9.51%) Architect
3 21 (7.98%) LTE Engineer
3 21 (7.98%) Project Manager
3 21 (7.98%) Test Engineer
4 20 (7.60%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (7.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (7.22%) VHDL Engineer
6 18 (6.84%) Optimisation Engineer
7 17 (6.46%) Radio Engineer
8 16 (6.08%) 3G Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) 4G Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) RF Engineer
10 10 (3.80%) Consultant
10 10 (3.80%) Enterprise Architect
10 10 (3.80%) RAN Engineer
10 10 (3.80%) Telecoms Manager
11 9 (3.42%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.04%) RF Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.18%) SOAP
1 11 (4.18%) SPML
2 8 (3.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (3.04%) STL
3 3 (1.14%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) WAP
4 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.60%) VHDL
2 19 (7.22%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.42%) PMI
6 7 (2.66%) Statistics
7 6 (2.28%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.14%) Handset
9 3 (1.14%) PKI
9 3 (1.14%) Telematics
9 3 (1.14%) User Experience
10 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.38%) CESG
11 1 (0.38%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.38%) RIA
11 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.89%) Linux
2 10 (3.80%) Windows
3 8 (3.04%) Unix
4 4 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.14%) Android
6 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.77%) Project Management
2 38 (14.45%) ITIL
3 30 (11.41%) Software Engineering
4 27 (10.27%) PRINCE2
5 23 (8.75%) Network Planning
6 20 (7.60%) Embedded Software Development
7 19 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (7.22%) Network Architecture
7 19 (7.22%) Service Delivery
8 17 (6.46%) High Availability
8 17 (6.46%) Network Design
9 15 (5.70%) Logistics
10 13 (4.94%) Change Management
10 13 (4.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (4.18%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.18%) Migration
12 10 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (3.80%) Service Management
13 9 (3.42%) Integration Testing
13 9 (3.42%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.41%) C
2 20 (7.60%) Embedded C
3 11 (4.18%) C++
4 10 (3.80%) SQL
5 3 (1.14%) MapBasic
6 2 (0.76%) ANSI C
6 2 (0.76%) Java
6 2 (0.76%) Python
6 2 (0.76%) VB
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) HNC
2 19 (7.22%) Degree
3 16 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.70%) CCNP
4 15 (5.70%) HND
5 11 (4.18%) PMI Certification
6 8 (3.04%) CCNA
7 7 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.28%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.14%) CCIE
10 3 (1.14%) MCSE
10 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.76%) CCDP
11 2 (0.76%) PMP
12 1 (0.38%) CISSP
12 1 (0.38%) CLAS
12 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.76%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) NFS
3 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (6.84%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (3.04%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (1.14%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.76%) Netcool
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 44 (16.73%) Ericsson
1 44 (16.73%) Huawei
1 44 (16.73%) Nokia
2 29 (11.03%) Cisco
3 27 (10.27%) Microsoft
4 23 (8.75%) Nokia Networks
5 19 (7.22%) Mapinfo
6 18 (6.84%) Amdocs
7 17 (6.46%) Remedy
8 14 (5.32%) BT
8 14 (5.32%) HP
9 12 (4.56%) Siemens
10 11 (4.18%) Aruba
10 11 (4.18%) Virgin Media
11 10 (3.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 10 (3.80%) Meraki
12 9 (3.42%) Cramer
12 9 (3.42%) Tellabs
13 8 (3.04%) Arqiva
13 8 (3.04%) Telindus