Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 601 603
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing LTE 24 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.051% 0.071% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.62% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 6
London median daily rate £475 £415 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.34% +47.56% -19.64%
10th Percentile £328 £151 £222
90th Percentile £479 £675 £440
England median daily rate £400 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
London median hourly rate £50.53 - £14.00
10th Percentile £23.34 - £13.50
90th Percentile £56.45 - £14.50
England median hourly rate £43.63 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +9.06% -2.44% +21.48%

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 5,111 5,468 5,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.86% 11.50% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,513 3,716 3,912
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £200 £210 £260
90th Percentile £640 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 147 150
London median hourly rate £23.13 £18.70 £18.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.69% +0.67% -9.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.65 £11.48
90th Percentile £54.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%

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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 12 December 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE in London over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 December 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
West London - 4 £350 - 1
East London - 3 £470 - 1
Central London -22 1 - - 4
LTE
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 20 (83.33%) Wireless
2 10 (41.67%) UMTS
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) 4G
4 8 (33.33%) Service Management
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (29.17%) 3G
6 6 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) CCNP
7 5 (20.83%) CCNA
7 5 (20.83%) 3GPP
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Python
8 4 (16.67%) Intel
8 4 (16.67%) 2G
8 4 (16.67%) Handset
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
9 3 (12.50%) TETRA
9 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.50%) Firewall
9 3 (12.50%) Juniper
9 3 (12.50%) GSM
9 3 (12.50%) LAN
9 3 (12.50%) WAN
9 3 (12.50%) Social Media
9 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 2 (8.33%) 5G

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) Wireless
2 10 (41.67%) UMTS
3 9 (37.50%) 4G
4 7 (29.17%) 3G
5 6 (25.00%) Network Security
6 5 (20.83%) 3GPP
7 4 (16.67%) 2G
8 3 (12.50%) Firewall
8 3 (12.50%) GSM
8 3 (12.50%) LAN
8 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (12.50%) TETRA
8 3 (12.50%) WAN
8 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
9 2 (8.33%) 5G
9 2 (8.33%) DHCP
9 2 (8.33%) DNS
9 2 (8.33%) MIMO
9 2 (8.33%) VLAN
9 2 (8.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Avionics
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Field Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Project Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Project Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Field Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Field Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UMTS Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) UMTS Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Handset
2 3 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Service Management
2 3 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (8.33%) API Integration
3 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) OO
3 2 (8.33%) OOP
3 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) MODAF
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCNA
2 5 (20.83%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Iperf
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Intel
3 3 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) Aruba
4 2 (8.33%) Riverbed