The table below looks at the statistics for OFDM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OFDM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
Rank - 610 576
Contract jobs citing OFDM 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.013% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £310 £225
% change year-on-year
- +37.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

OFDM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OFDM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OFDM
Daily Rate Trend

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

OFDM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OFDM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OFDM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OFDM
Top 11 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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%) 3GPP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) MIMO
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X

OFDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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%) 3GPP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) MIMO
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis