Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 583 601 560
Rank change year-on-year +18 -41 +12
Contract jobs citing LTE 17 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.063% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 5
London median daily rate £325 £395 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.72% -16.84% +46.15%
10th Percentile £244 £228 £341
90th Percentile £350 £640 £725
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
London median hourly rate £24.23 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.05% +22.00% -37.50%

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 4,384 5,514 4,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.45% 11.96% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,972 3,787 3,186
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 172 132
London median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.88 £13.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £50.63 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% -6.98% -14.00%

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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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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
Central London +7 2 £325 -38.10%
West London - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 14 (82.35%) 3G
1 14 (82.35%) 4G
2 13 (76.47%) UMTS
3 12 (70.59%) Wireless
4 9 (52.94%) Intel
4 9 (52.94%) Handset
5 3 (17.65%) TETRA
5 3 (17.65%) 2G
5 3 (17.65%) GSM
6 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.76%) Network Design
6 2 (11.76%) C++
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) OOP
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) Python
6 2 (11.76%) MIMO
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 2 (11.76%) Social Media
6 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
6 2 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (11.76%) 5G
6 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) 3G
1 14 (82.35%) 4G
2 13 (76.47%) UMTS
3 12 (70.59%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) 2G
4 3 (17.65%) GSM
4 3 (17.65%) TETRA
5 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
5 2 (11.76%) 5G
5 2 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (11.76%) MIMO
5 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Field Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Field Test Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Field Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Commissioning Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) UMTS Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) UMTS Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Handset
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (11.76%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
1 2 (11.76%) Network Design
1 2 (11.76%) OO
1 2 (11.76%) OOP
1 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
1 2 (11.76%) Validation
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) Python
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Intel
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP