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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
UK
Rank - 627 617
Contract jobs citing LLU 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.013% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £188 £188
UK excluding London median daily rate - £188 £188
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LLU 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

LLU
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LLU as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LLU.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LLU in the UK

LLU
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Ticket Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

LLU
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ADSL
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) PSTN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Change Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ticket Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy