Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 769 631 737
Rank change year-on-year -138 +106 -128
Contract jobs citing LTE 82 212 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 1.69% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 83 53
England median daily rate £406 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -4.00% +18.11%
10th Percentile £193 £263 £230
90th Percentile £486 £494 £663
UK median daily rate £406 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +12.85% -4.00% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 20
England median hourly rate £48.63 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.56% -2.44% +13.89%
10th Percentile £34.75 £37.80 £21.60
90th Percentile £55.79 £41.40 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £48.63 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +21.56% -2.44% +13.89%

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 12,369 12,551 15,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.74% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,480 7,724 9,303
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £222
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 653 743
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.62 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year -1.30% -17.20% +16.25%

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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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -91 51 £363 +11.54% 7
London -26 18 £479 +6.44% 4
East of England -2 8 £413 +44.74% 8
South West -35 1 £425 +9.68% 2
West Midlands - 1 £365 - 1
Midlands - 1 £365 - 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 42 (51.22%) Telecoms
2 32 (39.02%) Wireless
3 27 (32.93%) UMTS
4 26 (31.71%) GSM
4 26 (31.71%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (30.49%) 3GPP
6 22 (26.83%) 3G
7 21 (25.61%) 4G
8 20 (24.39%) 5G
9 18 (21.95%) VoLTE
10 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (17.07%) 2G
11 13 (15.85%) Service Management
11 13 (15.85%) Huawei
11 13 (15.85%) Degree
12 12 (14.63%) Cisco
13 11 (13.41%) Ericsson
14 10 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (12.20%) Linux
14 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
15 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
15 9 (10.98%) Performance Engineering
15 9 (10.98%) Actix
15 9 (10.98%) Remedy
15 9 (10.98%) Customer Requirements
16 8 (9.76%) Migration
16 8 (9.76%) Mapinfo
16 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
16 8 (9.76%) C
16 8 (9.76%) Network Planning

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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 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
2 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.02%) Wireless
2 27 (32.93%) UMTS
3 26 (31.71%) GSM
3 26 (31.71%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (30.49%) 3GPP
5 22 (26.83%) 3G
6 21 (25.61%) 4G
7 20 (24.39%) 5G
8 18 (21.95%) VoLTE
9 14 (17.07%) 2G
9 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (8.54%) Network Security
10 7 (8.54%) Wireshark
11 6 (7.32%) Bluetooth
11 6 (7.32%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (7.32%) Ethernet
11 6 (7.32%) MGW
11 6 (7.32%) WiMAX
12 5 (6.10%) Broadband
12 5 (6.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Big Data
1 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.88%) GCC
2 4 (4.88%) GDB
3 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 42 (51.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Games
4 2 (2.44%) Automotive
4 2 (2.44%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Avionics
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (10.98%) Architect
2 8 (9.76%) Performance Engineer
2 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (8.54%) Radio Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) Technical Leader
3 7 (8.54%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Project Leader
4 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.10%) RF Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Technical Project Leader
5 5 (6.10%) Voice Project Manager
6 4 (4.88%) 4G Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) LTE Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) STL
2 2 (2.44%) Yocto
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.22%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.44%) Replication
6 2 (2.44%) VHDL
7 1 (1.22%) ASIC
7 1 (1.22%) CCTV
7 1 (1.22%) CMDB
7 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.22%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Service Management
2 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
3 9 (10.98%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (10.98%) Performance Engineering
4 8 (9.76%) Migration
4 8 (9.76%) Network Planning
5 6 (7.32%) ITIL
5 6 (7.32%) Project Management
5 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.32%) Validation
6 5 (6.10%) Change Control
6 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (4.88%) Decision-Making
7 4 (4.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.88%) Network Management
7 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.88%) Test Strategy
7 4 (4.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) C
2 7 (8.54%) C++
3 5 (6.10%) Python
4 3 (3.66%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.22%) Perl
5 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Degree
2 10 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.32%) CCNA
4 5 (6.10%) CCNP
5 3 (3.66%) PhD
5 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) CCIE
7 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.22%) CCDE
7 1 (1.22%) CWDP
7 1 (1.22%) CWSP
7 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Firmware
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Netcool
2 3 (3.66%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.66%) OpenView
2 3 (3.66%) TeMIP
3 2 (2.44%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.44%) Iperf
4 1 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Huawei
2 12 (14.63%) Cisco
3 11 (13.41%) Ericsson
4 9 (10.98%) Actix
4 9 (10.98%) Remedy
5 8 (9.76%) Mapinfo
5 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.32%) Nokia
6 6 (7.32%) Samsung
7 4 (4.88%) Juniper
8 3 (3.66%) BT
8 3 (3.66%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (2.44%) Aruba
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.44%) VMware
9 2 (2.44%) Xilinx
10 1 (1.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.22%) Citrix
10 1 (1.22%) Nortel