The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 69 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing 3G 2 1 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.25% 0.19% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.49% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
3G
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 67 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.74% 12.81% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 67
Average daily rate £275 £283 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £149 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3G
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
3G
East of England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing 3G 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 3G.

1 8 (80.00%) 4G
2 5 (50.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) UMTS
2 5 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (40.00%) 3GPP
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (20.00%) Huawei
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) Mapinfo
5 1 (10.00%) UTRAN
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) RNC
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Anite
5 1 (10.00%) Billing
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing 3G 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 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) 4G
2 5 (50.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) UMTS
2 5 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (40.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) UTRAN
5 1 (10.00%) RNC
5 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (10.00%) GGSN
5 1 (10.00%) SGSN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia
2 1 (10.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (10.00%) Anite
2 1 (10.00%) Agilent
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks