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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 474 539 440
Rank change year-on-year +65 -99  
Contract jobs citing LTE 116 98 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.24% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 47
Median daily rate £350 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +37.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £330 £258
% change year-on-year +3.40% +28.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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 5883 7880 7535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.67% 15.91% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 4892 4304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 351 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +60 92 £325 +25.00% 11
London -2 8 £475 -19.14% 8
Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 2
South West +9 4 £389 -5.58% 2
East of England -2 3 - - 1
LTE
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 130 (66.33%) Telecoms
2 88 (44.90%) 4G
3 83 (42.35%) 3G
4 54 (27.55%) GSM
5 38 (19.39%) 2G
6 36 (18.37%) Project Management
7 35 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
8 33 (16.84%) Diameter Protocol
8 33 (16.84%) Linux
9 30 (15.31%) Validation
9 30 (15.31%) Degree
10 29 (14.80%) VoLTE
11 28 (14.29%) Wireless
12 27 (13.78%) VoIP
13 26 (13.27%) UMTS
14 25 (12.76%) Android
15 24 (12.24%) Cisco
15 24 (12.24%) Ericsson
16 22 (11.22%) Java
16 22 (11.22%) MVNO
17 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (10.71%) WAN
17 21 (10.71%) Nokia
17 21 (10.71%) SGSN
18 20 (10.20%) QA
19 19 (9.69%) Finance
19 19 (9.69%) Wireshark
19 19 (9.69%) MGW
20 18 (9.18%) Unix
20 18 (9.18%) Windows

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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 7 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 88 (44.90%) 4G
2 83 (42.35%) 3G
3 54 (27.55%) GSM
4 38 (19.39%) 2G
5 35 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
6 33 (16.84%) Diameter Protocol
7 29 (14.80%) VoLTE
8 28 (14.29%) Wireless
9 27 (13.78%) VoIP
10 26 (13.27%) UMTS
11 22 (11.22%) MVNO
12 21 (10.71%) SGSN
12 21 (10.71%) WAN
13 19 (9.69%) MGW
13 19 (9.69%) Wireshark
14 17 (8.67%) WCDMA
15 16 (8.16%) HSPA
16 14 (7.14%) GGSN
16 14 (7.14%) LAN
16 14 (7.14%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.06%) MS Access
2 3 (1.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Android Studio
1 16 (8.16%) Xcode
2 13 (6.63%) GCC
2 13 (6.63%) GDB
2 13 (6.63%) Subversion
2 13 (6.63%) Trac
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 130 (66.33%) Telecoms
2 19 (9.69%) Finance
3 15 (7.65%) Publishing
4 11 (5.61%) Electronics
5 9 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.59%) Marketing
6 7 (3.57%) Back Office
7 3 (1.53%) French Language
8 2 (1.02%) Billing
8 2 (1.02%) Front Office
8 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.51%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 32 (16.33%) Architect
2 29 (14.80%) Test Engineer
3 20 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 15 (7.65%) LTE Engineer
5 14 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.63%) Analyst
6 13 (6.63%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) Design Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) Telecoms Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) Test Analyst
7 10 (5.10%) Voice Project Manager
8 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 9 (4.59%) 4G Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Radio Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.08%) Mobile Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.57%) Mobile Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (6.63%) STL
2 9 (4.59%) HTML
3 4 (2.04%) SOAP
3 4 (2.04%) SPML
4 2 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.51%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.55%) CESG
4 5 (2.55%) Handset
4 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.51%) PKI
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.84%) Linux
2 25 (12.76%) Android
3 18 (9.18%) Unix
3 18 (9.18%) Windows
4 10 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.59%) Mac OS X
5 9 (4.59%) Windows Phone
6 8 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.37%) Project Management
2 30 (15.31%) Validation
3 18 (9.18%) Service Design
4 16 (8.16%) Test Management
5 15 (7.65%) Problem Management
5 15 (7.65%) Test Automation
6 14 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.63%) Cross-Platform Development
7 13 (6.63%) Mentoring
7 13 (6.63%) Multithreading
7 13 (6.63%) OO
7 13 (6.63%) Software Engineering
8 12 (6.12%) High Availability
8 12 (6.12%) Mobile Development
8 12 (6.12%) Regression Testing
9 11 (5.61%) Coaching
9 11 (5.61%) ITIL
9 11 (5.61%) Programme Management
9 11 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.22%) Java
2 14 (7.14%) C++
3 12 (6.12%) Apple Swift
3 12 (6.12%) Objective-C
4 9 (4.59%) PHP
4 9 (4.59%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.59%) VB
5 4 (2.04%) Perl
6 3 (1.53%) SQL
7 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (15.31%) Degree
2 12 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (5.61%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.59%) HNC
6 6 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.06%) HND
7 4 (2.04%) CCNP
7 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) CCIE
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.02%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.20%) QA
2 6 (3.06%) SLA
3 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.04%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.51%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.59%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.55%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.02%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (12.24%) Cisco
1 24 (12.24%) Ericsson
2 21 (10.71%) Nokia
3 17 (8.67%) HP
4 15 (7.65%) Apple
5 12 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.12%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (6.12%) Remedy
6 9 (4.59%) MobileIron
6 9 (4.59%) SAP
7 8 (4.08%) F5
7 8 (4.08%) Huawei
7 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.57%) Brocade
8 7 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 7 (3.57%) Motorola
9 5 (2.55%) Samsung
10 4 (2.04%) Actix
10 4 (2.04%) VMware
11 3 (1.53%) Juniper
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