Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 705 644
Rank change year-on-year +8 -61 -176
Contract jobs citing LTE 182 183 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.13% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 70
UK median daily rate £363 £300 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -4.38% -1.95%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £247
90th Percentile £523 £650 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +10.42% -3.23% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 34 32
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +15.49% -5.33%
10th Percentile £37.80 £22.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.40 £48.23 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -4.00%

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 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £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 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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

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 20 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
England +44 182 £363 +20.83% 8
UK excluding London +51 148 £331 +10.42% 8
South East +7 111 £325 +12.07% 7
London -10 34 £445 -22.61%
East of England -3 17 £285 -30.91% 1
South West +10 11 £388 -5.89%
North of England +62 9 £313 -
Yorkshire +19 8 £338 -
North West +20 1 £230 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LTE 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 LTE.

1 134 (73.63%) Telecoms
2 57 (31.32%) 4G
3 54 (29.67%) 3G
4 51 (28.02%) GSM
5 50 (27.47%) Wireless
6 38 (20.88%) Degree
7 28 (15.38%) 3GPP
7 28 (15.38%) Linux
8 23 (12.64%) Project Management
8 23 (12.64%) C++
8 23 (12.64%) VoIP
8 23 (12.64%) HP
8 23 (12.64%) SGSN
8 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
9 22 (12.09%) Radio Access Network
9 22 (12.09%) VoLTE
9 22 (12.09%) 2G
10 20 (10.99%) Test Management
10 20 (10.99%) Finance
10 20 (10.99%) Regression Testing
10 20 (10.99%) Motorola
10 20 (10.99%) WCDMA
10 20 (10.99%) C
10 20 (10.99%) Diameter Protocol
10 20 (10.99%) Test Automation
10 20 (10.99%) Service Design
11 19 (10.44%) Android
11 19 (10.44%) WAN
11 19 (10.44%) UMTS
12 18 (9.89%) Embedded C

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 5 (2.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Primavera
2 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (31.32%) 4G
2 54 (29.67%) 3G
3 51 (28.02%) GSM
4 50 (27.47%) Wireless
5 28 (15.38%) 3GPP
6 23 (12.64%) SGSN
6 23 (12.64%) VoIP
7 22 (12.09%) 2G
7 22 (12.09%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (12.09%) VoLTE
8 20 (10.99%) Diameter Protocol
8 20 (10.99%) WCDMA
9 19 (10.44%) UMTS
9 19 (10.44%) WAN
10 18 (9.89%) Wireshark
11 17 (9.34%) LAN
11 17 (9.34%) TETRA
12 15 (8.24%) HSPA
12 15 (8.24%) VoWiFi
13 14 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.30%) MS Access
2 2 (1.10%) Big Data
2 2 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Android Studio
1 10 (5.49%) GCC
1 10 (5.49%) GDB
1 10 (5.49%) Subversion
1 10 (5.49%) Trac
1 10 (5.49%) Xcode
2 5 (2.75%) JIRA
3 2 (1.10%) MSI
3 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 134 (73.63%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.99%) Finance
3 12 (6.59%) Electronics
3 12 (6.59%) Marketing
4 10 (5.49%) Publishing
5 9 (4.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.65%) Billing
7 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 2 (1.10%) French Language
7 2 (1.10%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (13.19%) Architect
2 23 (12.64%) Telecoms Engineer
3 21 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 17 (9.34%) Network Engineer
4 17 (9.34%) Software Engineer
5 16 (8.79%) Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.14%) LTE Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.49%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Design Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Mobile Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 9 (4.95%) Optimisation Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.95%) Technical Support
10 8 (4.40%) Designer
10 8 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (5.49%) STL
2 9 (4.95%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.85%) VHDL
4 6 (3.30%) CESG
4 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.65%) Handset
6 3 (1.65%) User Experience
6 3 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 2 (1.10%) PMI
8 1 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.38%) Linux
2 19 (10.44%) Android
3 17 (9.34%) Windows
4 14 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 14 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 13 (7.14%) Unix
6 9 (4.95%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.65%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.64%) Project Management
2 20 (10.99%) Regression Testing
2 20 (10.99%) Service Design
2 20 (10.99%) Test Automation
2 20 (10.99%) Test Management
3 18 (9.89%) Validation
4 17 (9.34%) Analytics
4 17 (9.34%) Software Engineering
5 15 (8.24%) Integration Testing
6 13 (7.14%) Coaching
6 13 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
6 13 (7.14%) High Availability
6 13 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.59%) Programme Management
8 11 (6.04%) Mentoring
8 11 (6.04%) Network Design
8 11 (6.04%) Problem Management
8 11 (6.04%) Test Planning
8 11 (6.04%) Test Scripting
9 10 (5.49%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.64%) C++
2 20 (10.99%) C
3 18 (9.89%) Embedded C
3 18 (9.89%) Java
4 9 (4.95%) Embedded C++
4 9 (4.95%) PHP
4 9 (4.95%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.95%) VB
5 8 (4.40%) Apple Swift
5 8 (4.40%) Objective-C
6 7 (3.85%) Python
7 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.65%) SQL
9 1 (0.55%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (20.88%) Degree
2 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.59%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (6.04%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (4.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.75%) HNC
8 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.10%) CISM
9 2 (1.10%) HND
9 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.55%) CEH
10 1 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.55%) CISSP
10 1 (0.55%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.34%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.20%) PMO
4 3 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.95%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.10%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.10%) Netcool
4 2 (1.10%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (12.64%) HP
2 20 (10.99%) Motorola
3 16 (8.79%) Cisco
4 15 (8.24%) Huawei
5 13 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 11 (6.04%) Nokia
7 10 (5.49%) Apple
7 10 (5.49%) F5
8 9 (4.95%) Brocade
8 9 (4.95%) MobileIron
8 9 (4.95%) SAP
9 8 (4.40%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.75%) Actix
10 5 (2.75%) VMware
11 4 (2.20%) Mapinfo
11 4 (2.20%) Nokia Networks
11 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.65%) Remedy
13 2 (1.10%) Juniper
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle