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 3 months to 28 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.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 456 393
Rank change year-on-year -44 -63  
Contract jobs citing LTE 83 159 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 2.19% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 74
Median daily rate £375 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £438 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +13.46% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +12.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £34.75 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £46.75 £55.00
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7275 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.51% 14.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 4421 4072
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 307 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
South East -24 59 £350 +12.90% 5
London +25 17 £650 +96.22% 2
North West +24 2 £600 +122.22%
South West -3 2 £369 +31.69% 1
East of England -13 2 - - 2
LTE
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for LTE.

1 142 (68.60%) Telecoms
2 84 (40.58%) 3G
3 79 (38.16%) 4G
4 64 (30.92%) GSM
5 56 (27.05%) UMTS
5 56 (27.05%) 2G
6 54 (26.09%) VoLTE
7 53 (25.60%) Project Management
8 52 (25.12%) Ericsson
9 44 (21.26%) Microsoft
9 44 (21.26%) MS Excel
10 41 (19.81%) Radio Access Network
11 40 (19.32%) Diameter Protocol
12 39 (18.84%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (17.87%) ITIL
13 37 (17.87%) PRINCE2
14 36 (17.39%) Cisco
14 36 (17.39%) Management Information System
15 35 (16.91%) Remedy
15 35 (16.91%) MS Project
15 35 (16.91%) ITIL V3
16 32 (15.46%) Linux
17 31 (14.98%) VoIP
18 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
19 24 (11.59%) C++
20 23 (11.11%) Huawei
21 22 (10.63%) RANAP
21 22 (10.63%) PBX
22 21 (10.14%) RTP
22 21 (10.14%) OO

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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 1 (0.48%) Apache
1 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (21.26%) MS Excel
2 35 (16.91%) MS Project
3 9 (4.35%) MS Office
4 7 (3.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 84 (40.58%) 3G
2 79 (38.16%) 4G
3 64 (30.92%) GSM
4 56 (27.05%) 2G
4 56 (27.05%) UMTS
5 54 (26.09%) VoLTE
6 41 (19.81%) Radio Access Network
7 40 (19.32%) Diameter Protocol
8 39 (18.84%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (14.98%) VoIP
10 22 (10.63%) PBX
10 22 (10.63%) RANAP
11 21 (10.14%) Asterisk PBX
11 21 (10.14%) RTP
12 20 (9.66%) Wireless
13 15 (7.25%) HSPA
13 15 (7.25%) WCDMA
14 14 (6.76%) GGSN
14 14 (6.76%) Wireshark
15 13 (6.28%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.45%) MS Access
2 2 (0.97%) Big Data
2 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (10.14%) GCC
1 21 (10.14%) GDB
1 21 (10.14%) Subversion
1 21 (10.14%) Trac
2 16 (7.73%) Android Studio
2 16 (7.73%) Xcode
3 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.48%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
General
1 142 (68.60%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.25%) Publishing
3 13 (6.28%) Finance
4 8 (3.86%) Back Office
5 7 (3.38%) Front Office
6 2 (0.97%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) French Language
6 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (17.87%) Project Manager
2 34 (16.43%) Voice Project Manager
3 26 (12.56%) Architect
4 22 (10.63%) Software Engineer
5 21 (10.14%) C++ Software Engineer
6 18 (8.70%) Analyst
6 18 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
6 18 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 12 (5.80%) 3G Engineer
7 12 (5.80%) 4G Engineer
7 12 (5.80%) Optimisation Engineer
7 12 (5.80%) Test Engineer
8 11 (5.31%) Mobile Architect
8 11 (5.31%) RAN Engineer
9 10 (4.83%) Core Network Project Manager
9 10 (4.83%) LTE Engineer
9 10 (4.83%) Network Manager
9 10 (4.83%) Network Project Manager
10 9 (4.35%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.86%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 21 (10.14%) STL
2 4 (1.93%) XML
3 2 (0.97%) SOAP
3 2 (0.97%) SPML
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) WAP
4 1 (0.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.42%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.97%) Handset
5 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.46%) Linux
2 17 (8.21%) Android
3 10 (4.83%) Windows
4 6 (2.90%) Unix
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.60%) Project Management
2 37 (17.87%) ITIL
2 37 (17.87%) PRINCE2
3 35 (16.91%) ITIL V3
4 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
5 21 (10.14%) Cross-Platform Development
5 21 (10.14%) OO
6 18 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 17 (8.21%) Regression Testing
7 17 (8.21%) Test Management
8 16 (7.73%) High Availability
8 16 (7.73%) Service Design
8 16 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (6.28%) Mentoring
9 13 (6.28%) Network Design
9 13 (6.28%) Validation
10 12 (5.80%) Coaching
10 12 (5.80%) Mobile Development
10 12 (5.80%) Multithreading
11 11 (5.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.59%) C++
2 15 (7.25%) Java
3 12 (5.80%) Apple Swift
3 12 (5.80%) Objective-C
4 6 (2.90%) Perl
4 6 (2.90%) SQL
5 2 (0.97%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.48%) PHP
6 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (8.70%) Degree
2 15 (7.25%) ISTQB
2 15 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.42%) CCNP
5 4 (1.93%) HNC
5 4 (1.93%) HND
6 3 (1.45%) CCIE
6 3 (1.45%) CCNA
7 2 (0.97%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.97%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.97%) PMP
7 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) QA
2 8 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.48%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 17 (8.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.48%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 52 (25.12%) Ericsson
2 44 (21.26%) Microsoft
3 36 (17.39%) Cisco
4 35 (16.91%) Remedy
5 23 (11.11%) Huawei
6 18 (8.70%) HP
7 17 (8.21%) Nokia
8 15 (7.25%) Apple
9 8 (3.86%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (2.42%) Arqiva
10 5 (2.42%) Samsung
11 3 (1.45%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.45%) Juniper
11 3 (1.45%) Nortel
11 3 (1.45%) Oracle
12 2 (0.97%) Actix
12 2 (0.97%) Mapinfo
13 1 (0.48%) Citrix
13 1 (0.48%) Cramer
13 1 (0.48%) EMC
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago