The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 30 March 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 97 93
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing LTE 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 2.02% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £600 £240 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +13.46% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -41.17% +15.64%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 199 248 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.03% 13.80% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 132 119
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LTE.

1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) MVNO
2 5 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) PMP
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (16.67%) Nokia
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Huawei

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) MVNO
3 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia