The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for LTE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 80 59
Contract jobs citing LTE 0 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.52% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £270 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +13.46% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -41.17% +15.64%  

LTE is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 65 193 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.29% 19.82% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 120 68
Median daily rate £338 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.05 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.85% +50.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing LTE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in Cheshire

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LTE.

1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 4G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) NEC
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Tellabs
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Controller
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Performance Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Controller
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NEC
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (50.00%) Tellabs