The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 138 120
Contract jobs citing LTE 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.00% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £413 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £330 £258
% change year-on-year +3.40% +28.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 308 402 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 13.32% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 216 197
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LTE in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for LTE in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LTE in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LTE in the West Midlands