The first table below looks at the demand for OFDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OFDM over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
Rank 568 551 553
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing OFDM 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.063% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6676 6346 8253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.66% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3363 3731
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
OFDM
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OFDM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OFDM across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OFDM Jobs Demand Trend in England

OFDM
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OFDM across the England region.

OFDM Daily Rate Trend in England

OFDM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OFDM across the England region.

OFDM Hourly Rate Trend in England

OFDM
Top 24 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OFDM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OFDM.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) CDMA
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) PPP
1 1 (100.00%) IPv6
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) TDMA
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) HSDPA
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) Agilent
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) HSUPA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Analysis

OFDM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OFDM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OFDM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) CDMA
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) PPP
1 1 (100.00%) IPv6
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) TDMA
1 1 (100.00%) HSDPA
1 1 (100.00%) HSUPA
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Agilent