Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for LLU skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LLU over the 6 months to 23 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.

Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 885 849
Rank change year-on-year +2 -36 +37
Contract jobs citing LLU 4 6 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.028% 0.037% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
UK median daily rate £488 £184 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +165.31% +18.55% -36.08%
10th Percentile £395 £159 £153
90th Percentile £526 £207 £158
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £184 £155
% change year-on-year +165.31% +18.55% -36.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 44
UK median hourly rate - £13.86 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.86 £12.35
% change year-on-year - +12.23% -

LLU 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

LLU
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LLU as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LLU in the UK

LLU
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LLU in the UK

LLU
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LLU.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LLU in the UK

LLU
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LLU within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +64 4 £488 +137.80% 2
UK excluding London +35 4 £488 +165.31% 2
North West +25 4 £488 +137.80% 2
England +15 4 £488 +165.31% 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LLU also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LLU.

1 4 (100.00%) Broadband
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Huawei
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (50.00%) Foundry
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) MRTG
2 2 (50.00%) HSRP
2 2 (50.00%) RANCID
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) ZyXEL
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Cacti
2 2 (50.00%) OpenNMS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall

LLU
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (100.00%) Broadband
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) HSRP
2 2 (50.00%) IPv6
2 2 (50.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) MRTG
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) SNMP
2 2 (50.00%) TACACS
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) VRRP
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Designer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Designer
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Core Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Coaching
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
1 2 (50.00%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cacti
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
1 2 (50.00%) OpenNMS
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) RANCID
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 4 (100.00%) Huawei
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 2 (50.00%) Foundry
2 2 (50.00%) ZyXEL