The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Hertfordshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 58 36 52
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing 3G 5 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% 3.95% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 24.49% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£200 £315 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% -14.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 98 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.42% 16.12% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 53
Average daily rate £275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
3G
East of England

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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - - 1
3G
East of England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (77.78%) 4G
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
2 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 4 (44.44%) 2G
3 4 (44.44%) 3GPP
3 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (22.22%) Huawei
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) GSM
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Nokia
6 1 (11.11%) UTRAN
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Anite
6 1 (11.11%) Billing
6 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Agilent
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) GGSN

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) 4G
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
2 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 4 (44.44%) 2G
3 4 (44.44%) 3GPP
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (11.11%) GSM
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) UTRAN
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (11.11%) GGSN
5 1 (11.11%) SGSN
5 1 (11.11%) RNC
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Huawei
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia
2 1 (11.11%) Anite
2 1 (11.11%) Agilent