Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 702 713 667
Rank change year-on-year +11 -46 -214
Contract jobs citing LTE 182 187 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.14% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 56 69
UK median daily rate £361 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.42% -4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £246
90th Percentile £521 £644 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +8.33% -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 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £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 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 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 22 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 +26 182 £361 +20.42% 9
UK excluding London +41 148 £325 +8.33% 6
South East +7 111 £325 +12.07% 5
London -25 34 £445 -22.61% 3
East of England +1 17 £285 -30.91% 1
South West +6 11 £388 -5.89%
North of England +74 9 £313 -
Yorkshire +28 8 £338 -
North West +11 1 £230 -

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 133 (73.08%) Telecoms
2 57 (31.32%) 4G
3 54 (29.67%) 3G
4 52 (28.57%) GSM
5 51 (28.02%) Wireless
6 38 (20.88%) Degree
7 29 (15.93%) 3GPP
8 28 (15.38%) Linux
9 23 (12.64%) Project Management
9 23 (12.64%) C++
9 23 (12.64%) VoIP
9 23 (12.64%) HP
9 23 (12.64%) SGSN
10 22 (12.09%) 2G
10 22 (12.09%) Radio Access Network
10 22 (12.09%) Security Cleared
10 22 (12.09%) VoLTE
11 20 (10.99%) Test Management
11 20 (10.99%) Finance
11 20 (10.99%) Regression Testing
11 20 (10.99%) Motorola
11 20 (10.99%) WCDMA
11 20 (10.99%) UMTS
11 20 (10.99%) C
11 20 (10.99%) Diameter Protocol
11 20 (10.99%) Test Automation
11 20 (10.99%) Service Design
12 19 (10.44%) Android
12 19 (10.44%) WAN
12 19 (10.44%) Validation

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 52 (28.57%) GSM
4 51 (28.02%) Wireless
5 29 (15.93%) 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%) UMTS
8 20 (10.99%) WCDMA
9 19 (10.44%) WAN
10 17 (9.34%) LAN
10 17 (9.34%) TETRA
10 17 (9.34%) Wireshark
11 15 (8.24%) HSPA
11 15 (8.24%) VoWiFi
12 14 (7.69%) GGSN
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
1 133 (73.08%) 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 15 (8.24%) Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
7 13 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 11 (6.04%) Mobile Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.49%) C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Design Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Telecoms Software Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 9 (4.95%) Optimisation Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.95%) Technical Support
11 8 (4.40%) Designer
11 8 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
12 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 19 (10.44%) 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
9 10 (5.49%) Multithreading
9 10 (5.49%) Test Scripting
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 22 (12.09%) 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%) Amdocs
13 2 (1.10%) NetScout