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 3 months to 27 April 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 430 416
Rank change year-on-year +35 -14  
Contract jobs citing LTE 16 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.079% 0.052% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £363 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +18.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £333 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £393 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £275
% change year-on-year +11.11% +14.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -43.33% +25.00%  

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2339 2934 2983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.54% 12.74% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1552 2035 1919
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 43 80
Median hourly rate £26.90 £21.92 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.71% -9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.68 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 London region with a requirement for LTE.

1 14 (53.85%) 4G
2 13 (50.00%) 3G
3 12 (46.15%) 2G
4 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
4 9 (34.62%) Network Design
4 9 (34.62%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 7 (26.92%) UMTS
6 7 (26.92%) Huawei
7 6 (23.08%) Statistics
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (23.08%) Network Management
7 6 (23.08%) GGSN
7 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
7 6 (23.08%) Fault Management
7 6 (23.08%) VoIP
7 6 (23.08%) SMTP
7 6 (23.08%) DHCP
7 6 (23.08%) SNMP
7 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 6 (23.08%) DNS
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
7 6 (23.08%) GPRS
7 6 (23.08%) GSM
7 6 (23.08%) Front Office
7 6 (23.08%) Back Office
7 6 (23.08%) Validation
7 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (23.08%) People Management

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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 (53.85%) 4G
2 13 (50.00%) 3G
3 12 (46.15%) 2G
4 9 (34.62%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (26.92%) UMTS
6 6 (23.08%) DHCP
6 6 (23.08%) DNS
6 6 (23.08%) GGSN
6 6 (23.08%) GPRS
6 6 (23.08%) GSM
6 6 (23.08%) SMTP
6 6 (23.08%) SNMP
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) VoIP
7 4 (15.38%) VoLTE
8 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (7.69%) Firewall
9 2 (7.69%) MPLS
9 2 (7.69%) MVNO
9 2 (7.69%) TETRA
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (23.08%) Back Office
2 6 (23.08%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Avionics
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IP Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) 4G Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Ericsson Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Radio Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Network Design
2 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (23.08%) Fault Management
2 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (23.08%) Network Management
2 6 (23.08%) People Management
2 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
2 6 (23.08%) Statistics
2 6 (23.08%) Validation
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) CCIE
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) JNCIE
2 2 (7.69%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Huawei
3 4 (15.38%) Ericsson
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Nokia