Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 July 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 623 644
Rank change year-on-year -156 +21 -146
Contract jobs citing LTE 82 198 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.64% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 64
England median daily rate £393 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +39.13%
10th Percentile £235 £263 £212
90th Percentile £479 £488 £609
UK median daily rate £393 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +40.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 14
England median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -41.18% +18.06%
10th Percentile £25.81 £16.25 £25.13
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £25.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +47.06% -40.00% +16.44%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,592 12,048 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,777 7,262 9,592
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 692 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LTE in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LTE in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LTE in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -99 47 £300 -7.69% 9
London -46 24 £463 -2.63% 3
Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England -5 3 - - 5
South West -6 1 - - 3
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LTE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for LTE.

1 36 (43.90%) Telecoms
2 26 (31.71%) GSM
2 26 (31.71%) UMTS
3 25 (30.49%) Wireless
4 24 (29.27%) 3G
5 22 (26.83%) 3GPP
5 22 (26.83%) Radio Access Network
6 21 (25.61%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (24.39%) 5G
8 19 (23.17%) Cisco
9 18 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (21.95%) Migration
9 18 (21.95%) 4G
9 18 (21.95%) VoLTE
10 16 (19.51%) Degree
11 14 (17.07%) Change Control
11 14 (17.07%) WAN
11 14 (17.07%) LAN
12 11 (13.41%) C++
12 11 (13.41%) CCIE
12 11 (13.41%) 2G
12 11 (13.41%) Finance
12 11 (13.41%) Service Management
12 11 (13.41%) Huawei
12 11 (13.41%) Runbook
13 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
14 9 (10.98%) Juniper
14 9 (10.98%) Linux
14 9 (10.98%) Customer Requirements

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Primavera
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
2 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) GitHub
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.71%) GSM
1 26 (31.71%) UMTS
2 25 (30.49%) Wireless
3 24 (29.27%) 3G
4 22 (26.83%) 3GPP
4 22 (26.83%) Radio Access Network
5 21 (25.61%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (24.39%) 5G
7 18 (21.95%) 4G
7 18 (21.95%) VoLTE
8 14 (17.07%) LAN
8 14 (17.07%) WAN
9 11 (13.41%) 2G
10 9 (10.98%) Diameter Protocol
11 7 (8.54%) MGW
12 5 (6.10%) Bluetooth
12 5 (6.10%) Ethernet
12 5 (6.10%) RANAP
12 5 (6.10%) SGSN
12 5 (6.10%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) MS Access
2 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) GCC
1 5 (6.10%) GDB
2 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.88%) Subversion
3 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.66%) Trac
4 1 (1.22%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.22%) GitLab
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.22%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) Zephyr
General
1 36 (43.90%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Automotive
3 4 (4.88%) Games
4 3 (3.66%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (10.98%) Network Engineer
2 8 (9.76%) Architect
2 8 (9.76%) Performance Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) LTE Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (7.32%) Lead Network Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Technical Leader
4 6 (7.32%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) OSS Architect
5 5 (6.10%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Project Leader
5 5 (6.10%) Radio Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.88%) RF Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) STL
2 3 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Algorithms
2 6 (7.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Infotainment
4 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) Handset
4 3 (3.66%) User Experience
5 2 (2.44%) ASIC
6 1 (1.22%) CMDB
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.22%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.22%) Social Media
6 1 (1.22%) TM Forum
6 1 (1.22%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Migration
2 14 (17.07%) Change Control
3 11 (13.41%) Runbook
3 11 (13.41%) Service Management
4 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
4 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.98%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (9.76%) Network Planning
6 8 (9.76%) Performance Engineering
6 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.54%) Project Management
8 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.88%) High Availability
9 4 (4.88%) ITIL
9 4 (4.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (4.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (3.66%) Cross-Platform Development
10 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.66%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) C++
2 8 (9.76%) C
3 5 (6.10%) Python
4 3 (3.66%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.44%) SQL
6 1 (1.22%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.51%) Degree
3 11 (13.41%) CCIE
4 7 (8.54%) PhD
5 5 (6.10%) CCNA
6 4 (4.88%) CCNP
6 4 (4.88%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.44%) ISEB
7 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.22%) CCDE
8 1 (1.22%) CWDP
8 1 (1.22%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Firmware
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.66%) Netcool
2 3 (3.66%) OpenView
2 3 (3.66%) TeMIP
3 2 (2.44%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.44%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.22%) Iperf
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Cisco
2 11 (13.41%) Huawei
3 9 (10.98%) Juniper
4 8 (9.76%) Actix
4 8 (9.76%) Mapinfo
5 6 (7.32%) VMware
6 5 (6.10%) Ericsson
6 5 (6.10%) Nokia
6 5 (6.10%) Remedy
6 5 (6.10%) Samsung
7 4 (4.88%) Dell
7 4 (4.88%) EMC
7 4 (4.88%) F5
7 4 (4.88%) NetApp
7 4 (4.88%) Splunk
8 3 (3.66%) BT
8 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.66%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (2.44%) Cramer
9 2 (2.44%) HP