Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 18 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 198
Contract jobs citing LTE 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median daily rate - - £325
UK median daily rate £363 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +20.83% -3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +15.49% -5.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 599 733 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.74% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 438 301
Scotland median daily rate £358 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £165
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 31
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.10% +131.43% -41.67%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.95 £45.80 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing LTE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in Scotland

LTE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in Scotland