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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
England / North West
Rank 127 153 133
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20  
Contract jobs citing LTE 3 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.16% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.05% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Median daily rate £600 £270 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -5.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +11.53% +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 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 378 571 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 14.94% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 218
Median daily rate £388 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 40
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

LTE
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

LTE
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

LTE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 3 £600 +150.00%
LTE
England

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for LTE.

1 8 (100.00%) 3G
1 8 (100.00%) 2G
1 8 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (62.50%) MVNO
3 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (50.00%) VoLTE
4 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Huawei
5 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (25.00%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) NEC
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) Broadband
6 1 (12.50%) GSM
6 1 (12.50%) UMTS
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) PMP
6 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Network Planning

LTE
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 2G
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
1 8 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (62.50%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) MVNO
4 4 (50.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (12.50%) Broadband
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) GSM
5 1 (12.50%) UMTS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Controller
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Performance Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Controller
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (25.00%) Huawei
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) NEC
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Tellabs