Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 649 650
Rank change year-on-year -149 +1 -175
Contract jobs citing LTE 84 198 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 1.57% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 54
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £242 £263 £214
90th Percentile £555 £650 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 21
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -41.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28.57 £17.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +36.00% -41.18% +13.33%

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 13,481 12,619 15,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.38% 13.97% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,332 7,704 9,467
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +2.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 731 695
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -18.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

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 24 May 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

LTE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LTE over the 6 months to 24 May 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 24 May 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 -149 83 £375 +7.14% 25
UK excluding London -128 54 £340 -2.86% 19
South East -120 42 £340 -2.86% 12
London -42 28 £405 -14.74% 6
South West +7 4 £390 +4.00% 4
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Midlands - 4 - - 1
East of England 0 3 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 48 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 32 (38.10%) 3G
3 27 (32.14%) 4G
4 23 (27.38%) GSM
5 19 (22.62%) Project Management
6 18 (21.43%) 2G
6 18 (21.43%) Wireless
7 17 (20.24%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (20.24%) UMTS
7 17 (20.24%) Degree
8 15 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (15.48%) 3GPP
10 12 (14.29%) LAN
10 12 (14.29%) Linux
10 12 (14.29%) C++
10 12 (14.29%) 5G
11 11 (13.10%) VoLTE
11 11 (13.10%) WAN
11 11 (13.10%) Cisco
11 11 (13.10%) Finance
11 11 (13.10%) Migration
11 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (11.90%) QA
12 10 (11.90%) CCIE
12 10 (11.90%) HP
12 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
12 10 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
12 10 (11.90%) Change Control
12 10 (11.90%) Runbook

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 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Primavera
1 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.10%) 3G
2 27 (32.14%) 4G
3 23 (27.38%) GSM
4 18 (21.43%) 2G
4 18 (21.43%) Wireless
5 17 (20.24%) UMTS
5 17 (20.24%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (15.48%) 3GPP
8 12 (14.29%) 5G
8 12 (14.29%) LAN
9 11 (13.10%) VoLTE
9 11 (13.10%) WAN
10 10 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (10.71%) WCDMA
12 8 (9.52%) DNS
12 8 (9.52%) HSPA
12 8 (9.52%) MGW
13 7 (8.33%) DHCP
13 7 (8.33%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Big Data
1 1 (1.19%) MS Access
1 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) JIRA
1 6 (7.14%) Selenium
2 5 (5.95%) GCC
2 5 (5.95%) GDB
2 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.76%) Mercurial
3 4 (4.76%) Subversion
3 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.57%) Trac
5 1 (1.19%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.19%) GitLab
5 1 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.19%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.10%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Automotive
3 4 (4.76%) Games
4 3 (3.57%) Billing
4 3 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (13.10%) Network Engineer
1 11 (13.10%) Test Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) LTE Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Telecoms Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Architect
4 6 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms Test Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Developer
5 5 (5.95%) Java Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) C++ Developer
6 4 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Handset Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) STL
2 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.52%) Handset
1 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (4.76%) Infotainment
3 4 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.19%) ASIC
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Frameworx
4 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.19%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.19%) TM Forum
4 1 (1.19%) VHDL
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) VxWorks
3 3 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Solaris
4 1 (1.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Project Management
2 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.10%) Migration
3 10 (11.90%) Change Control
3 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
3 10 (11.90%) Runbook
4 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 8 (9.52%) OO
5 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 7 (8.33%) High Availability
6 7 (8.33%) SDLC
7 6 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.95%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (5.95%) Physics
8 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.95%) Test Management
8 5 (5.95%) V-Model
9 4 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) C++
2 8 (9.52%) C
2 8 (9.52%) Python
3 6 (7.14%) Java
4 5 (5.95%) SQL
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.38%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.19%) C#
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 10 (11.90%) CCIE
2 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (4.76%) PhD
5 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.57%) Master's Degree
5 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.38%) HNC
6 2 (2.38%) ISEB
6 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.19%) HND
7 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.19%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.19%) Netcool
3 1 (1.19%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Cisco
2 10 (11.90%) HP
3 7 (8.33%) Juniper
4 6 (7.14%) VMware
5 5 (5.95%) Dell
5 5 (5.95%) Nokia
6 4 (4.76%) EMC
6 4 (4.76%) F5
6 4 (4.76%) Huawei
6 4 (4.76%) NetApp
6 4 (4.76%) Splunk
7 3 (3.57%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (2.38%) Actix
8 2 (2.38%) Amdocs
8 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 2 (2.38%) Remedy
9 1 (1.19%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle
9 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.19%) Sun