Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 598 634
Rank change year-on-year -174 +36 -162
Contract jobs citing LTE 82 206 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 1.72% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 61
England median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69% +14.04%
10th Percentile £228 £235 £218
90th Percentile £578 £650 £456
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 18
England median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -37.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.50 £19.75 £22.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.30 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £25.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +19.61% -40.00% +13.33%

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 12,269 11,993 14,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.26% 14.21% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,586 7,340 8,659
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 657 636
England median hourly rate £19.51 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -14.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.67 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £22.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.34% -11.00% +11.11%

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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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -135 42 £340 +13.33% 12
London -51 29 £395 -16.84% 7
South West +2 4 £390 +5.76% 6
West Midlands - 4 - -
Midlands - 4 - -
East of England -1 3 - - 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 51 (62.20%) Telecoms
2 29 (35.37%) 3G
3 26 (31.71%) GSM
4 24 (29.27%) 4G
5 21 (25.61%) Degree
5 21 (25.61%) Project Management
6 17 (20.73%) UMTS
7 16 (19.51%) Wireless
8 15 (18.29%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (18.29%) 2G
8 15 (18.29%) Linux
9 14 (17.07%) Cisco
10 13 (15.85%) HP
10 13 (15.85%) C++
10 13 (15.85%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (14.63%) Finance
11 12 (14.63%) QA
12 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
12 11 (13.41%) VoLTE
12 11 (13.41%) OO
12 11 (13.41%) DNS
12 11 (13.41%) 3GPP
12 11 (13.41%) WCDMA
13 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.20%) Python
13 10 (12.20%) LAN
13 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
13 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
13 10 (12.20%) Migration
13 10 (12.20%) Handset

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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 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Primavera
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.37%) 3G
2 26 (31.71%) GSM
3 24 (29.27%) 4G
4 17 (20.73%) UMTS
5 16 (19.51%) Wireless
6 15 (18.29%) 2G
6 15 (18.29%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (15.85%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (13.41%) 3GPP
8 11 (13.41%) DNS
8 11 (13.41%) VoLTE
8 11 (13.41%) WCDMA
9 10 (12.20%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (12.20%) HSPA
9 10 (12.20%) LAN
9 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.98%) DHCP
10 9 (10.98%) WAN
11 8 (9.76%) 5G
11 8 (9.76%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) MS Access
1 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) JIRA
1 8 (9.76%) Selenium
2 7 (8.54%) GCC
2 7 (8.54%) GDB
3 6 (7.32%) Subversion
3 6 (7.32%) Trac
4 5 (6.10%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.44%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.22%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.22%) GitLab
6 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.22%) Rational Rose
General
1 51 (62.20%) Telecoms
2 12 (14.63%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Electronics
4 4 (4.88%) Automotive
5 3 (3.66%) Billing
6 2 (2.44%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Test Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Telecoms Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) LTE Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Telecoms Test Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Handset Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Lead Network Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Java Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) JIRA Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.88%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) STL
2 6 (7.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (3.66%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (12.20%) Handset
1 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) Infotainment
2 4 (4.88%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.22%) ASIC
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Frameworx
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) PMI
4 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.22%) TM Forum
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) VxWorks
3 3 (3.66%) Unix
4 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.44%) Windows
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Project Management
2 11 (13.41%) OO
2 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.20%) Migration
3 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
3 10 (12.20%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.98%) Change Control
4 9 (10.98%) Regression Testing
4 9 (10.98%) Runbook
5 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.54%) High Availability
6 7 (8.54%) Test Management
7 6 (7.32%) Coaching
7 6 (7.32%) Cross-Platform Development
7 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.32%) Physics
7 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
7 6 (7.32%) SDLC
7 6 (7.32%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) C++
2 10 (12.20%) Python
3 7 (8.54%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) SQL
4 6 (7.32%) C
5 2 (2.44%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) CCIE
2 9 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.32%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) PhD
5 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.66%) Master's Degree
5 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.44%) HNC
6 2 (2.44%) ISEB
6 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) HND
7 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) HP ALM
2 6 (7.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Netcool
4 1 (1.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Cisco
2 13 (15.85%) HP
3 7 (8.54%) Juniper
3 7 (8.54%) VMware
4 5 (6.10%) Dell
5 4 (4.88%) EMC
5 4 (4.88%) F5
5 4 (4.88%) Huawei
5 4 (4.88%) NetApp
5 4 (4.88%) Splunk
6 3 (3.66%) Nokia
7 2 (2.44%) Actix
7 2 (2.44%) Amdocs
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.44%) Remedy
8 1 (1.22%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.22%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.22%) Sun