Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 706 640
Rank change year-on-year +62 -66 -180
Contract jobs citing LTE 187 167 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 1.10% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 66
England median daily rate £363 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -3.23% -4.62%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £244
90th Percentile £520 £650 £519
UK median daily rate £363 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +20.83% -3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 26 30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £37.80 £22.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.40 £43.75 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +15.49% -5.33%

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 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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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 18 November 2017.

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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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 18 November 2017. 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 +19 116 £325 +12.07% 3
London -2 34 £445 -17.21%
East of England -6 17 £285 -30.91%
South West +11 11 £388 -5.89%
North of England +68 9 £313 -
Yorkshire +26 8 £338 -
North West +26 1 £230 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for LTE.

1 139 (74.33%) Telecoms
2 61 (32.62%) 4G
3 57 (30.48%) 3G
4 51 (27.27%) Wireless
4 51 (27.27%) GSM
5 38 (20.32%) Degree
6 30 (16.04%) Linux
7 28 (14.97%) 3GPP
8 24 (12.83%) Project Management
8 24 (12.83%) VoIP
8 24 (12.83%) SGSN
9 23 (12.30%) HP
9 23 (12.30%) C++
9 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
10 22 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
10 22 (11.76%) VoLTE
10 22 (11.76%) 2G
11 21 (11.23%) Diameter Protocol
11 21 (11.23%) Test Management
12 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
12 20 (10.70%) Service Design
12 20 (10.70%) Finance
12 20 (10.70%) Regression Testing
12 20 (10.70%) C
12 20 (10.70%) Motorola
12 20 (10.70%) WAN
12 20 (10.70%) WCDMA
13 19 (10.16%) UMTS
13 19 (10.16%) Validation
13 19 (10.16%) Wireshark

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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 6 (3.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Primavera
2 2 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (32.62%) 4G
2 57 (30.48%) 3G
3 51 (27.27%) GSM
3 51 (27.27%) Wireless
4 28 (14.97%) 3GPP
5 24 (12.83%) SGSN
5 24 (12.83%) VoIP
6 22 (11.76%) 2G
6 22 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
6 22 (11.76%) VoLTE
7 21 (11.23%) Diameter Protocol
8 20 (10.70%) WAN
8 20 (10.70%) WCDMA
9 19 (10.16%) UMTS
9 19 (10.16%) Wireshark
10 17 (9.09%) LAN
10 17 (9.09%) TETRA
11 15 (8.02%) DNS
11 15 (8.02%) GGSN
11 15 (8.02%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) MS Access
2 2 (1.07%) Big Data
2 2 (1.07%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Android Studio
1 10 (5.35%) GCC
1 10 (5.35%) GDB
1 10 (5.35%) Subversion
1 10 (5.35%) Trac
1 10 (5.35%) Xcode
2 5 (2.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.07%) MSI
3 2 (1.07%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 139 (74.33%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.70%) Finance
3 12 (6.42%) Electronics
3 12 (6.42%) Marketing
4 10 (5.35%) Publishing
5 9 (4.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
6 3 (1.60%) Billing
7 2 (1.07%) French Language
7 2 (1.07%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (13.37%) Architect
2 23 (12.30%) Telecoms Engineer
3 22 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 17 (9.09%) Analyst
4 17 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 17 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 15 (8.02%) Test Analyst
6 13 (6.95%) LTE Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Design Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.35%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Mobile Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 9 (4.81%) Optimisation Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.81%) Technical Support
10 8 (4.28%) Designer
10 8 (4.28%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Senior DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (5.35%) STL
2 9 (4.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.74%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.74%) VHDL
4 6 (3.21%) CESG
4 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.60%) Handset
6 3 (1.60%) User Experience
6 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.07%) PKI
7 2 (1.07%) PMI
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.04%) Linux
2 19 (10.16%) Android
3 17 (9.09%) Windows
4 14 (7.49%) Apple iOS
4 14 (7.49%) Mac OS X
4 14 (7.49%) Unix
5 9 (4.81%) Windows Phone
6 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.83%) Project Management
2 21 (11.23%) Test Management
3 20 (10.70%) Regression Testing
3 20 (10.70%) Service Design
3 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
4 19 (10.16%) Validation
5 17 (9.09%) Analytics
5 17 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 15 (8.02%) Integration Testing
7 13 (6.95%) Coaching
7 13 (6.95%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (6.95%) High Availability
7 13 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.42%) Programme Management
8 12 (6.42%) Test Scripting
9 11 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 11 (5.88%) Network Design
9 11 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 11 (5.88%) Test Planning
10 10 (5.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.30%) C++
2 20 (10.70%) C
3 18 (9.63%) Embedded C
3 18 (9.63%) Java
4 9 (4.81%) Embedded C++
4 9 (4.81%) PHP
4 9 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.81%) VB
5 8 (4.28%) Apple Swift
5 8 (4.28%) Objective-C
6 7 (3.74%) Python
7 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.60%) SQL
9 1 (0.53%) C#
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (20.32%) Degree
2 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.42%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (5.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.67%) HNC
8 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.07%) CISM
9 2 (1.07%) HND
9 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CEH
10 1 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.53%) CISSP
10 1 (0.53%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.14%) PMO
4 3 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.02%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.81%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.07%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.07%) Netcool
4 2 (1.07%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (12.30%) HP
2 20 (10.70%) Motorola
3 16 (8.56%) Cisco
4 15 (8.02%) Huawei
5 13 (6.95%) Ericsson
6 11 (5.88%) Nokia
7 10 (5.35%) Apple
7 10 (5.35%) F5
8 9 (4.81%) Brocade
8 9 (4.81%) MobileIron
8 9 (4.81%) SAP
9 8 (4.28%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.67%) Actix
10 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.67%) VMware
11 4 (2.14%) Mapinfo
11 4 (2.14%) Nokia Networks
12 3 (1.60%) Remedy
13 2 (1.07%) EMC
13 2 (1.07%) Juniper