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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 556 460
Rank change year-on-year +63 -96  
Contract jobs citing LTE 117 98 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 1.12% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 47
Median daily rate £350 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £270
% change year-on-year +0.37% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.72 £39.20 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.93 £50.35 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 23 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 27 June 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 +45 115 £350 -17.64% 26
South East +60 93 £325 +25.00% 13
Berkshire +35 55 £325 +25.00%
Hampshire +40 33 £325 - 5
Basingstoke +13 28 £338 - 4
Reading +29 23 £325 -
Newbury +6 8 - -
Leeds - 8 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 1
London -12 7 £475 -20.83% 10
South West 0 5 £389 -5.58% 1
Bristol -1 5 £389 -5.58% 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
Camberley - 3 - - 5
Surrey - 3 - - 7
Hook - 2 £294 -
East of England -1 1 - - 1
City of London -3 1 £600 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £200 -
Crawley - 1 £200 -
Essex - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 137 (66.83%) Telecoms
2 95 (46.34%) 4G
3 84 (40.98%) 3G
4 56 (27.32%) GSM
5 39 (19.02%) 2G
6 35 (17.07%) Radio Access Network
7 34 (16.59%) Diameter Protocol
7 34 (16.59%) Validation
7 34 (16.59%) Degree
7 34 (16.59%) Linux
7 34 (16.59%) Project Management
8 32 (15.61%) Wireless
9 30 (14.63%) VoIP
9 30 (14.63%) VoLTE
10 29 (14.15%) UMTS
11 27 (13.17%) Cisco
12 26 (12.68%) Ericsson
13 23 (11.22%) Nokia
14 22 (10.73%) WAN
14 22 (10.73%) MVNO
14 22 (10.73%) Android
15 21 (10.24%) HP
15 21 (10.24%) Wireshark
15 21 (10.24%) SGSN
16 20 (9.76%) Test Management
17 19 (9.27%) Unix
17 19 (9.27%) Windows
17 19 (9.27%) Java
17 19 (9.27%) MGW
17 19 (9.27%) Test Automation

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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 7 (3.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (4.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 95 (46.34%) 4G
2 84 (40.98%) 3G
3 56 (27.32%) GSM
4 39 (19.02%) 2G
5 35 (17.07%) Radio Access Network
6 34 (16.59%) Diameter Protocol
7 32 (15.61%) Wireless
8 30 (14.63%) VoIP
8 30 (14.63%) VoLTE
9 29 (14.15%) UMTS
10 22 (10.73%) MVNO
10 22 (10.73%) WAN
11 21 (10.24%) SGSN
11 21 (10.24%) Wireshark
12 19 (9.27%) MGW
13 15 (7.32%) LAN
13 15 (7.32%) WCDMA
14 14 (6.83%) GGSN
14 14 (6.83%) PBX
14 14 (6.83%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.93%) MS Access
2 3 (1.46%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (6.34%) Android Studio
1 13 (6.34%) GCC
1 13 (6.34%) GDB
1 13 (6.34%) Subversion
1 13 (6.34%) Trac
1 13 (6.34%) Xcode
2 3 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 137 (66.83%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.29%) Finance
3 13 (6.34%) Publishing
4 12 (5.85%) Electronics
5 9 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.39%) Marketing
6 7 (3.41%) Back Office
7 3 (1.46%) French Language
8 2 (0.98%) Billing
8 2 (0.98%) Front Office
8 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.49%) Avionics
9 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (14.63%) Test Engineer
2 29 (14.15%) Architect
3 21 (10.24%) Network Engineer
4 17 (8.29%) Analyst
4 17 (8.29%) Test Analyst
5 16 (7.80%) LTE Engineer
6 15 (7.32%) Design Engineer
6 15 (7.32%) Telecoms Engineer
7 14 (6.83%) Project Manager
8 13 (6.34%) C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (6.34%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Voice Project Manager
10 9 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.39%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 9 (4.39%) 4G Engineer
10 9 (4.39%) Mobile Engineer
10 9 (4.39%) Radio Engineer
10 9 (4.39%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (6.34%) STL
2 9 (4.39%) HTML
3 4 (1.95%) SOAP
3 4 (1.95%) SPML
4 2 (0.98%) XML
5 1 (0.49%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.44%) CESG
4 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.95%) Handset
6 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.49%) ASIC
7 1 (0.49%) PKI
7 1 (0.49%) RIA
7 1 (0.49%) Verilog
7 1 (0.49%) VHDL
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.59%) Linux
2 22 (10.73%) Android
3 19 (9.27%) Unix
3 19 (9.27%) Windows
4 10 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.39%) Mac OS X
5 9 (4.39%) Windows Phone
6 8 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.59%) Project Management
1 34 (16.59%) Validation
2 20 (9.76%) Test Management
3 19 (9.27%) Test Automation
4 16 (7.80%) Regression Testing
4 16 (7.80%) Service Design
5 14 (6.83%) Multithreading
5 14 (6.83%) PRINCE2
6 13 (6.34%) Analytics
6 13 (6.34%) Cross-Platform Development
6 13 (6.34%) OO
6 13 (6.34%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.85%) High Availability
7 12 (5.85%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.37%) ITIL
8 11 (5.37%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.37%) Network Management
8 11 (5.37%) Programme Management
8 11 (5.37%) Test Planning
9 10 (4.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.27%) Java
2 16 (7.80%) C++
3 9 (4.39%) Apple Swift
3 9 (4.39%) Objective-C
3 9 (4.39%) PHP
3 9 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.39%) VB
4 4 (1.95%) Perl
5 3 (1.46%) SQL
6 2 (0.98%) C
7 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (16.59%) Degree
2 16 (7.80%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.88%) HNC
5 9 (4.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (4.39%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (2.93%) HND
7 5 (2.44%) CCNP
7 5 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.46%) CCIE
9 2 (0.98%) CCNA
9 2 (0.98%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.98%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.49%) CCDP
10 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.78%) QA
2 6 (2.93%) SLA
3 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.95%) PMO
5 2 (0.98%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.49%) MISRA
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.98%) vSphere
3 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (8.78%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.39%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.98%) Nagios
5 1 (0.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (13.17%) Cisco
2 26 (12.68%) Ericsson
3 23 (11.22%) Nokia
4 21 (10.24%) HP
5 15 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.34%) Apple
7 12 (5.85%) Nokia Networks
7 12 (5.85%) Remedy
8 11 (5.37%) Motorola
9 10 (4.88%) Huawei
10 9 (4.39%) MobileIron
10 9 (4.39%) SAP
11 8 (3.90%) F5
11 8 (3.90%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.41%) Brocade
12 7 (3.41%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.93%) VMware
14 5 (2.44%) Samsung
15 4 (1.95%) Actix
16 3 (1.46%) Juniper
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