Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 630 669
Rank change year-on-year -75 +39 -198
Contract jobs citing LTE 140 193 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.46% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 54
England median daily rate £369 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.92% -7.69% +0.78%
10th Percentile £228 £222 £252
90th Percentile £583 £650 £496
UK median daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +22.92% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 26
England median hourly rate £34.50 £41.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% +19.71% -19.41%
10th Percentile £28.65 £22.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.20 £41.50 £47.60
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -15.85% +13.89% -15.29%

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 12,419 13,228 13,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.41% 14.82% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,719 8,100 8,042
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 673 845
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.19 £47.50 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.89% - +7.14%

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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 January 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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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 January 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 -95 72 £350 +18.64% 11
London -13 36 £398 -22.06% 5
East of England +6 19 £285 -30.91% 4
South West +19 12 £388 - 5
North of England +36 1 £230 -61.67%
North West +5 1 £230 -61.67%
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 100 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 45 (32.14%) 3G
3 40 (28.57%) GSM
4 37 (26.43%) Wireless
5 34 (24.29%) 3GPP
5 34 (24.29%) Degree
5 34 (24.29%) 4G
6 33 (23.57%) Project Management
7 26 (18.57%) WCDMA
8 24 (17.14%) C
8 24 (17.14%) 2G
8 24 (17.14%) Radio Access Network
9 23 (16.43%) C++
10 22 (15.71%) Linux
10 22 (15.71%) HSPA
10 22 (15.71%) Service Design
11 21 (15.00%) VoLTE
11 21 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (15.00%) QA
12 19 (13.57%) Embedded C
13 18 (12.86%) DNS
13 18 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (12.86%) TETRA
14 17 (12.14%) Coaching
14 17 (12.14%) VoWiFi
15 16 (11.43%) Mentoring
15 16 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (11.43%) Software Engineering
15 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
15 16 (11.43%) Finance

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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 (2.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Primavera
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (32.14%) 3G
2 40 (28.57%) GSM
3 37 (26.43%) Wireless
4 34 (24.29%) 3GPP
4 34 (24.29%) 4G
5 26 (18.57%) WCDMA
6 24 (17.14%) 2G
6 24 (17.14%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (15.71%) HSPA
8 21 (15.00%) VoLTE
9 18 (12.86%) DNS
9 18 (12.86%) TETRA
10 17 (12.14%) VoWiFi
11 14 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
11 14 (10.00%) Wireshark
12 13 (9.29%) DHCP
12 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
12 13 (9.29%) UMTS
13 12 (8.57%) GGSN
13 12 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Android Studio
1 10 (7.14%) JIRA
1 10 (7.14%) Xcode
2 8 (5.71%) GCC
2 8 (5.71%) GDB
2 8 (5.71%) Subversion
2 8 (5.71%) Trac
3 7 (5.00%) Selenium
4 5 (3.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Zephyr
General
1 100 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.43%) Finance
3 10 (7.14%) Publishing
4 4 (2.86%) Billing
4 4 (2.86%) Electronics
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (15.71%) Telecoms Engineer
2 20 (14.29%) Architect
3 16 (11.43%) Software Engineer
4 15 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) LTE Engineer
6 11 (7.86%) Design Engineer
7 10 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Designer
8 9 (6.43%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.71%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Telecoms Software Engineer
10 7 (5.00%) DSP Engineer
10 7 (5.00%) Mobile Engineer
10 7 (5.00%) Senior DSP Engineer
10 7 (5.00%) Telecoms Test Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Handset Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Telecoms Manager
12 5 (3.57%) Java Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (5.71%) STL
2 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.00%) Handset
4 7 (5.00%) VHDL
5 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.86%) User Experience
6 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) PMI
6 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.43%) Clustering
7 2 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.43%) PKI
8 1 (0.71%) CESG
8 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.71%) Linux
2 10 (7.14%) Android
3 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.57%) Mac OS X
3 5 (3.57%) Windows
4 4 (2.86%) Unix
5 3 (2.14%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.57%) Project Management
2 22 (15.71%) Service Design
3 18 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (12.14%) Coaching
5 16 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 16 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.71%) Problem Management
7 13 (9.29%) OO
8 11 (7.86%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.86%) Regression Testing
9 9 (6.43%) Integration Testing
9 9 (6.43%) Network Design
9 9 (6.43%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.43%) Test Management
10 8 (5.71%) Cross-Platform Development
10 8 (5.71%) High Availability
10 8 (5.71%) Mobile Development
10 8 (5.71%) Multithreading
10 8 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.14%) C
2 23 (16.43%) C++
3 19 (13.57%) Embedded C
4 14 (10.00%) Java
5 12 (8.57%) Python
6 9 (6.43%) Embedded C++
7 8 (5.71%) Apple Swift
7 8 (5.71%) Objective-C
7 8 (5.71%) SQL
8 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) C#
9 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (24.29%) Degree
2 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.71%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.43%) CISM
6 2 (1.43%) HNC
7 1 (0.71%) CEH
7 1 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.71%) CISSP
7 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.00%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.43%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.43%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (10.71%) HP
2 14 (10.00%) Cisco
3 13 (9.29%) Huawei
4 10 (7.14%) Apple
5 9 (6.43%) Nokia
6 7 (5.00%) Actix
7 6 (4.29%) Ericsson
8 5 (3.57%) Motorola
9 4 (2.86%) Mapinfo
9 4 (2.86%) VMware
10 3 (2.14%) Juniper
10 3 (2.14%) Nokia Networks
10 3 (2.14%) Oracle
10 3 (2.14%) Remedy
11 2 (1.43%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.43%) Amdocs
11 2 (1.43%) Dell
11 2 (1.43%) Infoblox
11 2 (1.43%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.43%) Red Hat