Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 17 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 602 579 587
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing LTE 27 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.063% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.55% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 21
London median daily rate £464 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £358 £354 £263
90th Percentile £480 £675 £700
England median daily rate £395 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% +38.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £50.53 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% -38.27% +12.50%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,605 4,924 6,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.22% 11.52% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,892 3,264 4,104
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £228 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 133 103
London median hourly rate £20.02 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +4.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.84 £48.71
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing LTE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LTE in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LTE in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the London region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
East London - 3 £470 -
Central London -35 2 £395 -39.23%
West London - 2 £425 - 3
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England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 London region with a requirement for LTE.

1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) WAN
3 14 (51.85%) LAN
4 13 (48.15%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (40.74%) Migration
5 11 (40.74%) CCIE
5 11 (40.74%) Change Control
5 11 (40.74%) Runbook
6 10 (37.04%) Wireless
7 9 (33.33%) Service Management
7 9 (33.33%) Juniper
8 7 (25.93%) Finance
9 6 (22.22%) Network Security
10 5 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (18.52%) CCNP
10 5 (18.52%) CCNA
11 4 (14.81%) Dell
11 4 (14.81%) EMC
11 4 (14.81%) NetApp
11 4 (14.81%) VMware
11 4 (14.81%) F5
11 4 (14.81%) Splunk
12 3 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 3 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 3 (11.11%) 4G
12 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
12 3 (11.11%) Firewall
12 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
12 3 (11.11%) 2G

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) LAN
1 14 (51.85%) WAN
2 13 (48.15%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (37.04%) Wireless
4 6 (22.22%) Network Security
5 5 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (11.11%) 2G
6 3 (11.11%) 3GPP
6 3 (11.11%) 4G
6 3 (11.11%) Firewall
6 3 (11.11%) GSM
6 3 (11.11%) UMTS
6 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (7.41%) Converged Networks
7 2 (7.41%) DHCP
7 2 (7.41%) DNS
7 2 (7.41%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) VSAT
8 1 (3.70%) MVNO
8 1 (3.70%) VoWiFi
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Avionics
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Lead Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Leader
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Project Leader
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Project Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) LTE Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Product Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Change Control
1 11 (40.74%) Migration
1 11 (40.74%) Runbook
2 9 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (7.41%) API Integration
4 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Availability Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (40.74%) CCIE
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 5 (18.52%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Iperf
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Juniper
3 4 (14.81%) Dell
3 4 (14.81%) EMC
3 4 (14.81%) F5
3 4 (14.81%) NetApp
3 4 (14.81%) Splunk
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Aruba
4 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.70%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.70%) Ericsson