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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 550 539 378
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -161
Contract jobs citing LTE 84 125 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.54% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 63
Median daily rate £425 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.68% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £413 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £49.19 £142.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.14 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-4.96% +19.00%

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
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -23 71 £422 +40.50% 11
South East -34 34 £300 +4.34% 8
London +18 22 £600 +20.00% 2
Berkshire -34 21 £263 -13.93%
South West +9 10 £412 -1.49%
Reading -4 7 £300 +7.62%
Slough +10 6 £325 +25.00%
Hampshire +9 6 £300 +33.33%
Surrey +4 5 £270 +17.39% 6
Bristol -1 4 £412 -1.49%
Guildford +8 3 £270 +8.00% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £300 -
City of London +34 2 £538 -15.35%
Devon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 - - 2
Exeter - 2 - -
East of England +20 1 - -
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
West Sussex -2 1 £375 -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £600 -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 129 (62.02%) Telecoms
2 117 (56.25%) 3G
3 98 (47.12%) 4G
4 64 (30.77%) 2G
5 45 (21.63%) Project Management
6 36 (17.31%) Ericsson
6 36 (17.31%) Radio Access Network
7 35 (16.83%) Huawei
8 33 (15.87%) Wireless
8 33 (15.87%) Nokia
8 33 (15.87%) GSM
9 31 (14.90%) UMTS
9 31 (14.90%) ITIL
10 28 (13.46%) Microsoft
11 27 (12.98%) MS Excel
12 25 (12.02%) PRINCE2
13 24 (11.54%) Cisco
14 22 (10.58%) C
14 22 (10.58%) VoLTE
15 21 (10.10%) SLA
15 21 (10.10%) Network Planning
16 20 (9.62%) Finance
16 20 (9.62%) Amdocs
17 18 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (8.65%) Remedy
18 17 (8.17%) Service Delivery
18 17 (8.17%) Logistics
18 17 (8.17%) High Availability
19 16 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
19 16 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol

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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (12.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.25%) MS Project
3 12 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (5.29%) MS Office
5 6 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.48%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (56.25%) 3G
2 98 (47.12%) 4G
3 64 (30.77%) 2G
4 36 (17.31%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (15.87%) GSM
5 33 (15.87%) Wireless
6 31 (14.90%) UMTS
7 22 (10.58%) VoLTE
8 18 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
10 13 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
11 12 (5.77%) INAP
11 12 (5.77%) VoIP
12 11 (5.29%) LDAP
12 11 (5.29%) MGW
13 10 (4.81%) WLAN
14 9 (4.33%) TETRA
14 9 (4.33%) UTRAN
15 8 (3.85%) 3GPP
15 8 (3.85%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.40%) MS Access
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.48%) GIS
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Subversion
2 3 (1.44%) GCC
2 3 (1.44%) GDB
2 3 (1.44%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Trac
3 2 (0.96%) Hudson
3 2 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.96%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.48%) Robot Framework
General
1 129 (62.02%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.62%) Finance
3 16 (7.69%) Back Office
4 8 (3.85%) Military
5 7 (3.37%) Front Office
6 5 (2.40%) Billing
6 5 (2.40%) Legal
7 4 (1.92%) Electronics
8 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.44%) Automotive
8 3 (1.44%) Law
8 3 (1.44%) Retail
9 2 (0.96%) Avionics
9 2 (0.96%) Banking
9 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (12.02%) Architect
2 17 (8.17%) Project Manager
2 17 (8.17%) Test Engineer
3 16 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
4 15 (7.21%) 4G Engineer
5 14 (6.73%) 3G Engineer
5 14 (6.73%) Radio Engineer
5 14 (6.73%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.77%) RF Engineer
7 10 (4.81%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (4.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (4.81%) Enterprise Architect
7 10 (4.81%) Telecoms Manager
8 9 (4.33%) Optimisation Engineer
8 9 (4.33%) VHDL Engineer
9 8 (3.85%) Mobile Engineer
10 7 (3.37%) Telecoms Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Network Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) RAN Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.29%) SOAP
1 11 (5.29%) SPML
2 3 (1.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (1.44%) STL
3 1 (0.48%) HTML
3 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.21%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.25%) VHDL
3 11 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.37%) PMI
5 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.88%) Statistics
6 5 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.92%) VLSI
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.44%) Telematics
9 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.96%) Handset
9 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.96%) PKI
10 1 (0.48%) CESG
10 1 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.48%) RIA
10 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.69%) Linux
2 9 (4.33%) Windows
3 4 (1.92%) Unix
3 4 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.44%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.63%) Project Management
2 31 (14.90%) ITIL
3 25 (12.02%) PRINCE2
4 21 (10.10%) Network Planning
5 17 (8.17%) High Availability
5 17 (8.17%) Logistics
5 17 (8.17%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (6.73%) Network Design
7 14 (6.73%) Software Engineering
8 13 (6.25%) Change Management
8 13 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
8 13 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 13 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 13 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (4.33%) Integration Testing
10 8 (3.85%) Migration
10 8 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.58%) C
2 11 (5.29%) Embedded C
3 10 (4.81%) C++
4 9 (4.33%) SQL
5 3 (1.44%) Python
6 2 (0.96%) ANSI C
6 2 (0.96%) MapBasic
7 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.48%) Java
7 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.69%) HNC
2 14 (6.73%) Degree
3 11 (5.29%) HND
4 10 (4.81%) CCNP
4 10 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.33%) PMI Certification
6 7 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.88%) CCNA
8 5 (2.40%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.40%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.92%) CCDP
9 4 (1.92%) CCIE
10 3 (1.44%) MCSE
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.96%) PMP
12 1 (0.48%) CISSP
12 1 (0.48%) CLAS
12 1 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.10%) SLA
2 4 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.96%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.29%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (3.85%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (1.44%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.96%) Netcool
5 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (17.31%) Ericsson
2 35 (16.83%) Huawei
3 33 (15.87%) Nokia
4 28 (13.46%) Microsoft
5 24 (11.54%) Cisco
6 20 (9.62%) Amdocs
7 18 (8.65%) Remedy
8 16 (7.69%) Mapinfo
9 15 (7.21%) Nokia Networks
10 10 (4.81%) BT
11 9 (4.33%) Cramer
11 9 (4.33%) Tellabs
12 8 (3.85%) Siemens
12 8 (3.85%) Virgin Media
13 7 (3.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 7 (3.37%) Anite
14 6 (2.88%) Citrix
14 6 (2.88%) Nortel
15 5 (2.40%) Juniper
15 5 (2.40%) VMware
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago