Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for LTE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LTE over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 106 103
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -9
Contract jobs citing LTE 8 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.41% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.06% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Bristol median daily rate £388 £412 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.89% +10.83% +41.52%
10th Percentile £361 £376 £322
90th Percentile £422 £433 £418
South West median daily rate £388 £412 £400
% change year-on-year -5.89% +2.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £49.19
% change year-on-year -11.11% -8.52% +61.28%

LTE is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 312 243 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.86% 14.36% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 168 113
Bristol median daily rate £350 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £178 £200 £242
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.78% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +80.00%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing LTE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in Bristol

LTE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LTE in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the Bristol region with a requirement for LTE.

1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (75.00%) 2G
2 6 (75.00%) 3G
3 5 (62.50%) GSM
4 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
4 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
4 3 (37.50%) Huawei
4 3 (37.50%) Nokia
4 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
4 3 (37.50%) HSPA
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (25.00%) GPRS
5 2 (25.00%) Actix
5 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) User Experience
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) VoWiFi
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (12.50%) Service Design
6 1 (12.50%) 5G

LTE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (75.00%) 2G
2 6 (75.00%) 3G
3 5 (62.50%) GSM
4 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
4 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 3 (37.50%) HSPA
4 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
4 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 2 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (25.00%) GPRS
5 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) PSTN
6 1 (12.50%) UMTS
6 1 (12.50%) UTRAN
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Testing Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Huawei
1 3 (37.50%) Nokia
2 2 (25.00%) Actix
3 1 (12.50%) Agilent
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NetScout