Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 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.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 667 744
Rank change year-on-year -135 +77 -121
Contract jobs citing LTE 84 214 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 1.58% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 83 52
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £196 £263 £228
90th Percentile £485 £494 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +16.92% +8.33% -2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 29
UK median hourly rate £48.63 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.60% - +13.89%
10th Percentile £34.75 £38.10 £22.50
90th Percentile £55.79 £46.30 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% - +12.33%

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 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 13,568 13,529 16,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 13.61% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,164 8,258 10,017
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £218
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 722 828
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% -18.62% +17.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.26 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -22.00% +25.00%

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LTE in the UK

LTE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LTE in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LTE in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England -152 83 £400 +11.11% 23
UK excluding London -135 63 £380 +16.92% 19
South East -89 52 £319 -1.92% 7
London -19 18 £479 +6.44% 4
East of England -7 8 £413 +44.74% 8
South West -33 1 £425 +9.68% 2
West Midlands - 1 £365 - 1
Midlands - 1 £365 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LTE 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 LTE.

1 43 (51.19%) Telecoms
2 33 (39.29%) Wireless
3 27 (32.14%) UMTS
4 26 (30.95%) GSM
4 26 (30.95%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (29.76%) 3GPP
6 23 (27.38%) 3G
7 22 (26.19%) 4G
8 20 (23.81%) 5G
9 18 (21.43%) VoLTE
10 15 (17.86%) 2G
11 14 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (15.48%) Service Management
12 13 (15.48%) Huawei
12 13 (15.48%) Degree
13 12 (14.29%) Cisco
14 11 (13.10%) Ericsson
15 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (11.90%) Linux
15 10 (11.90%) Capacity Management
16 9 (10.71%) Performance Engineering
16 9 (10.71%) Algorithms
16 9 (10.71%) Actix
16 9 (10.71%) Remedy
16 9 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
17 8 (9.52%) Migration
17 8 (9.52%) Mapinfo
17 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
17 8 (9.52%) C
17 8 (9.52%) Network Planning

LTE
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.57%) IaaS
2 3 (3.57%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.29%) Wireless
2 27 (32.14%) UMTS
3 26 (30.95%) GSM
3 26 (30.95%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (29.76%) 3GPP
5 23 (27.38%) 3G
6 22 (26.19%) 4G
7 20 (23.81%) 5G
8 18 (21.43%) VoLTE
9 15 (17.86%) 2G
10 14 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (8.33%) Network Security
11 7 (8.33%) Wireshark
12 6 (7.14%) Bluetooth
12 6 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (7.14%) Ethernet
12 6 (7.14%) MGW
12 6 (7.14%) WiMAX
13 5 (5.95%) Broadband
13 5 (5.95%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Big Data
1 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.76%) GCC
2 4 (4.76%) GDB
3 3 (3.57%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 43 (51.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Games
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (1.19%) Avionics
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (10.71%) Architect
2 8 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
2 8 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (9.52%) Technical Leader
3 7 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Project Leader
4 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.95%) RF Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Technical Project Leader
5 5 (5.95%) Voice Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) 4G Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) LTE Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) STL
2 2 (2.38%) Yocto
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
6 2 (2.38%) VHDL
7 1 (1.19%) ASIC
7 1 (1.19%) CCTV
7 1 (1.19%) CMDB
7 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
7 1 (1.19%) PKI
7 1 (1.19%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Service Management
2 10 (11.90%) Capacity Management
3 9 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (10.71%) Performance Engineering
4 8 (9.52%) Migration
4 8 (9.52%) Network Planning
5 6 (7.14%) ITIL
5 6 (7.14%) Project Management
5 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.14%) Validation
6 5 (5.95%) Change Control
6 5 (5.95%) ITIL V3
6 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (4.76%) Decision-Making
7 4 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.76%) Network Management
7 4 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (4.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) C
2 7 (8.33%) C++
3 5 (5.95%) Python
4 3 (3.57%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Degree
2 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.14%) CCNA
4 5 (5.95%) CCNP
5 3 (3.57%) PhD
5 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) CCDE
7 1 (1.19%) CWDP
7 1 (1.19%) CWSP
7 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Firmware
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Netcool
2 3 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.57%) OpenView
2 3 (3.57%) TeMIP
3 2 (2.38%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.38%) Iperf
4 1 (1.19%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Huawei
2 12 (14.29%) Cisco
3 11 (13.10%) Ericsson
4 9 (10.71%) Actix
4 9 (10.71%) Remedy
5 8 (9.52%) Mapinfo
5 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.14%) Nokia
6 6 (7.14%) Samsung
7 4 (4.76%) Juniper
8 3 (3.57%) Aruba
8 3 (3.57%) BT
8 3 (3.57%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (2.38%) HP
9 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.38%) VMware
9 2 (2.38%) Xilinx
10 1 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.19%) Citrix
10 1 (1.19%) Nortel