Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 666 693
Rank change year-on-year -137 +27 -144
Contract jobs citing LTE 89 207 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.59% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 79 57
UK median daily rate £395 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% +45.45%
10th Percentile £229 £263 £219
90th Percentile £481 £489 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +5.80% -1.43% +29.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £26.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -38.82% +14.86%
10th Percentile £28.85 £20.25 £32.35
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.84 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +36.00% -37.50% +6.67%

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 13,706 13,016 16,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.42% 13.57% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,391 7,811 10,193
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 760 742 812
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -30.77% +26.83%

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

LTE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LTE in the UK

LTE
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 22 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LTE in the UK

LTE
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 22 August 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 -156 88 £395 +12.86% 27
UK excluding London -158 59 £365 +5.80% 23
South East -102 49 £363 +6.10% 8
London -23 27 £464 -2.37% 4
East of England -7 4 £413 +25.00% 7
West Midlands - 4 £365 - 2
Midlands - 4 £365 - 2
South West -11 1 - - 6
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (43.82%) Telecoms
2 29 (32.58%) Wireless
2 29 (32.58%) UMTS
3 28 (31.46%) GSM
4 26 (29.21%) 3GPP
4 26 (29.21%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (25.84%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (24.72%) 3G
7 21 (23.60%) 5G
8 20 (22.47%) 4G
9 19 (21.35%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (21.35%) Cisco
10 18 (20.22%) Migration
11 17 (19.10%) VoLTE
12 15 (16.85%) Degree
13 14 (15.73%) WAN
13 14 (15.73%) LAN
13 14 (15.73%) Change Control
14 12 (13.48%) 2G
14 12 (13.48%) Finance
14 12 (13.48%) Service Management
14 12 (13.48%) Huawei
15 11 (12.36%) CCIE
15 11 (12.36%) Runbook
16 10 (11.24%) Linux
16 10 (11.24%) Capacity Management
17 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
17 9 (10.11%) Juniper
17 9 (10.11%) Customer Requirements
17 9 (10.11%) Algorithms

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 (3.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Primavera
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.37%) IaaS
2 3 (3.37%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.58%) UMTS
1 29 (32.58%) Wireless
2 28 (31.46%) GSM
3 26 (29.21%) 3GPP
3 26 (29.21%) Radio Access Network
4 23 (25.84%) Wi-Fi
5 22 (24.72%) 3G
6 21 (23.60%) 5G
7 20 (22.47%) 4G
8 17 (19.10%) VoLTE
9 14 (15.73%) LAN
9 14 (15.73%) WAN
10 12 (13.48%) 2G
11 8 (8.99%) Diameter Protocol
12 7 (7.87%) Bluetooth
13 6 (6.74%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.74%) MGW
13 6 (6.74%) Network Security
13 6 (6.74%) Wireshark
14 5 (5.62%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MS Access
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) GCC
1 4 (4.49%) GDB
1 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.37%) Subversion
2 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.25%) Trac
4 1 (1.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 39 (43.82%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.48%) Finance
3 5 (5.62%) Automotive
4 4 (4.49%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Avionics
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (1.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (11.24%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Architect
3 8 (8.99%) Performance Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (8.99%) Technical Leader
4 6 (6.74%) Consultant
4 6 (6.74%) Lead Network Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Project Leader
4 6 (6.74%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Wireless Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) LTE Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) OSS Architect
5 5 (5.62%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Technical Project Leader
6 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.49%) RF Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) STL
2 3 (3.37%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (2.25%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Algorithms
2 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.37%) Infotainment
6 3 (3.37%) User Experience
7 2 (2.25%) Replication
8 1 (1.12%) ASIC
8 1 (1.12%) CCTV
8 1 (1.12%) CMDB
8 1 (1.12%) Handset
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (1.12%) PKI
8 1 (1.12%) Smart Energy
8 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.12%) Social Media
8 1 (1.12%) TM Forum
8 1 (1.12%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Migration
2 14 (15.73%) Change Control
3 12 (13.48%) Service Management
4 11 (12.36%) Runbook
5 10 (11.24%) Capacity Management
6 9 (10.11%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.99%) Network Planning
7 8 (8.99%) Performance Engineering
7 8 (8.99%) Project Management
8 7 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.74%) Validation
10 5 (5.62%) ITIL
11 4 (4.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 4 (4.49%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 3 (3.37%) High Availability
12 3 (3.37%) ITIL V3
12 3 (3.37%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) C
1 8 (8.99%) C++
2 4 (4.49%) Python
3 3 (3.37%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.12%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (21.35%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.85%) Degree
3 11 (12.36%) CCIE
4 7 (7.87%) PhD
5 6 (6.74%) CCNA
6 5 (5.62%) CCNP
7 4 (4.49%) Master's Degree
8 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.25%) ISEB
10 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.12%) CCDE
10 1 (1.12%) CWDP
10 1 (1.12%) CWSP
10 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Firmware
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.37%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.37%) Netcool
2 3 (3.37%) OpenView
2 3 (3.37%) TeMIP
3 2 (2.25%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.25%) Iperf
4 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Cisco
2 12 (13.48%) Huawei
3 9 (10.11%) Juniper
4 8 (8.99%) Actix
4 8 (8.99%) Mapinfo
5 6 (6.74%) Ericsson
5 6 (6.74%) Remedy
5 6 (6.74%) Samsung
5 6 (6.74%) VMware
6 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.62%) Nokia
7 4 (4.49%) Dell
7 4 (4.49%) EMC
7 4 (4.49%) F5
7 4 (4.49%) NetApp
7 4 (4.49%) Splunk
8 3 (3.37%) Aruba
8 3 (3.37%) BT
8 3 (3.37%) HP
8 3 (3.37%) Nokia Networks