The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 June 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 158 145
Contract jobs citing LTE 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.70% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £303 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +51.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £330 £265
% change year-on-year +3.40% +24.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 574 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.30% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 324 244
Median daily rate £365 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region with a requirement for LTE.

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

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