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 3 months to 28 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.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 479 414
Rank change year-on-year -42 -65  
Contract jobs citing LTE 87 162 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 2.05% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 78
Median daily rate £375 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £438 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +13.46% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.17% +15.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £36.25 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £48.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -41.17% +15.64%  

LTE 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 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £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 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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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Top 18 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 83 £375 +15.38% 11
South East -24 59 £350 +12.90% 6
Berkshire +17 36 £419 +34.00% 1
Reading +22 21 £419 +57.27%
London +25 17 £650 +96.22% 2
Hampshire -6 12 £350 -20.00% 1
Surrey +6 11 £350 +29.62% 2
Camberley - 9 - - 1
Basingstoke +8 5 - -
North West +24 2 £600 +122.22%
Manchester +9 2 £600 +150.00%
Bristol +6 2 £369 +31.69% 1
South West -3 2 £369 +31.69% 1
Hertfordshire -6 2 - - 1
Hatfield -10 2 - -
East of England -13 2 - - 2
Farnborough - 2 - -
Staines - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 148 (68.84%) Telecoms
2 87 (40.47%) 3G
3 79 (36.74%) 4G
4 69 (32.09%) GSM
5 61 (28.37%) UMTS
6 59 (27.44%) 2G
7 56 (26.05%) Ericsson
8 54 (25.12%) VoLTE
9 53 (24.65%) Project Management
10 48 (22.33%) Microsoft
11 44 (20.47%) MS Excel
12 41 (19.07%) Radio Access Network
13 40 (18.60%) Diameter Protocol
14 39 (18.14%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (17.21%) ITIL
15 37 (17.21%) PRINCE2
16 36 (16.74%) Cisco
16 36 (16.74%) Management Information System
17 35 (16.28%) Remedy
17 35 (16.28%) MS Project
17 35 (16.28%) ITIL V3
18 32 (14.88%) Linux
19 31 (14.42%) VoIP
20 27 (12.56%) C++
20 27 (12.56%) Huawei
21 26 (12.09%) Software Engineering
22 22 (10.23%) PBX
22 22 (10.23%) RANAP
23 21 (9.77%) Asterisk PBX
23 21 (9.77%) Boost C++ Libraries

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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 1 (0.47%) Apache
1 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (20.47%) MS Excel
2 35 (16.28%) MS Project
3 13 (6.05%) MS Office
4 11 (5.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 87 (40.47%) 3G
2 79 (36.74%) 4G
3 69 (32.09%) GSM
4 61 (28.37%) UMTS
5 59 (27.44%) 2G
6 54 (25.12%) VoLTE
7 41 (19.07%) Radio Access Network
8 40 (18.60%) Diameter Protocol
9 39 (18.14%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (14.42%) VoIP
11 22 (10.23%) PBX
11 22 (10.23%) RANAP
12 21 (9.77%) Asterisk PBX
12 21 (9.77%) RTP
12 21 (9.77%) Wireless
13 15 (6.98%) HSPA
13 15 (6.98%) WCDMA
14 14 (6.51%) GGSN
14 14 (6.51%) Wireshark
15 13 (6.05%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.40%) MS Access
2 2 (0.93%) Big Data
2 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (9.77%) GCC
1 21 (9.77%) GDB
1 21 (9.77%) Subversion
1 21 (9.77%) Trac
2 16 (7.44%) Android Studio
2 16 (7.44%) Xcode
3 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 148 (68.84%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.98%) Publishing
3 13 (6.05%) Finance
4 8 (3.72%) Back Office
5 7 (3.26%) Front Office
6 3 (1.40%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) French Language
7 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (17.21%) Project Manager
2 34 (15.81%) Voice Project Manager
3 26 (12.09%) Architect
4 22 (10.23%) Software Engineer
5 21 (9.77%) C++ Software Engineer
6 18 (8.37%) Analyst
6 18 (8.37%) Radio Engineer
6 18 (8.37%) Test Analyst
7 13 (6.05%) 3G Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) 4G Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) Design Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) LTE Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) Optimisation Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.12%) Mobile Architect
9 11 (5.12%) RAN Engineer
10 10 (4.65%) Core Network Project Manager
10 10 (4.65%) Network Manager
10 10 (4.65%) Network Project Manager
11 9 (4.19%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 21 (9.77%) STL
2 4 (1.86%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) SOAP
3 2 (0.93%) SPML
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) WAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.74%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.93%) Handset
6 1 (0.47%) ASIC
6 1 (0.47%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.47%) Verilog
6 1 (0.47%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.88%) Linux
2 17 (7.91%) Android
3 10 (4.65%) Windows
4 6 (2.79%) Unix
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.65%) Project Management
2 37 (17.21%) ITIL
2 37 (17.21%) PRINCE2
3 35 (16.28%) ITIL V3
4 26 (12.09%) Software Engineering
5 21 (9.77%) Cross-Platform Development
5 21 (9.77%) OO
6 18 (8.37%) Problem Management
7 17 (7.91%) Regression Testing
7 17 (7.91%) Test Management
8 16 (7.44%) High Availability
8 16 (7.44%) Service Design
8 16 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.51%) Multithreading
10 13 (6.05%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.05%) Network Design
10 13 (6.05%) Validation
11 12 (5.58%) Coaching
11 12 (5.58%) Mobile Development
12 11 (5.12%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.56%) C++
2 15 (6.98%) Java
3 12 (5.58%) Apple Swift
3 12 (5.58%) Objective-C
4 6 (2.79%) Perl
4 6 (2.79%) SQL
5 4 (1.86%) C
6 2 (0.93%) C#
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (8.84%) Degree
2 15 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 15 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.33%) CCNP
5 4 (1.86%) HNC
5 4 (1.86%) HND
6 3 (1.40%) CCIE
6 3 (1.40%) CCNA
7 2 (0.93%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.93%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.93%) PMP
7 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) QA
2 8 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) PMO
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.47%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.47%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 56 (26.05%) Ericsson
2 48 (22.33%) Microsoft
3 36 (16.74%) Cisco
4 35 (16.28%) Remedy
5 27 (12.56%) Huawei
6 21 (9.77%) Nokia
7 18 (8.37%) HP
8 15 (6.98%) Apple
9 8 (3.72%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (2.33%) Arqiva
10 5 (2.33%) Samsung
11 3 (1.40%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.40%) Juniper
11 3 (1.40%) Nortel
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle
12 2 (0.93%) Actix
12 2 (0.93%) Mapinfo
13 1 (0.47%) Citrix
13 1 (0.47%) Cramer
13 1 (0.47%) ZTE
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago