Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 899 872 895
Rank change year-on-year -27 +23 -44
Contract jobs citing LLU 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.007% 0.030% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
UK median daily rate £350 £488 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.21% +160.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £325 £395 £176
90th Percentile £375 £526 £209
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £488 £188
% change year-on-year -28.21% +160.00% +38.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £13.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.86

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 13,617 13,543 16,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.65% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,209 8,258 9,981
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 729 838
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -20.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% -23.50% +25.00%

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 16 October 2018. 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 West -6 1 £350 -28.21% 2
England -8 1 £350 -28.21% 2
North of England -26 1 £350 -28.21% 2
UK excluding London -34 1 £350 -28.21% 2

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LLU also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for LLU.

1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Cacti
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cacti