The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 87 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 14 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.05% - 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
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£123 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £117.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
210 124 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.77% 10.63% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 86 87
Average daily rate £288 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Average hourly rate £76.25 £18.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+323.61% -48.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £15.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £20.80 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 18 (100.00%) 2G
2 15 (83.33%) GPRS
2 15 (83.33%) SLA
3 14 (77.78%) Amdocs
3 14 (77.78%) LTE
4 13 (72.22%) GSM
4 13 (72.22%) UMTS
5 11 (61.11%) Change Management
5 11 (61.11%) Fault Management
6 9 (50.00%) HSPA
6 9 (50.00%) Network Architecture
7 8 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
9 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
10 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
10 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 3 (16.67%) MS Access
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) VBA
10 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
10 3 (16.67%) 4G
11 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (11.11%) Actix
11 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (11.11%) Degree
11 2 (11.11%) Nokia
11 2 (11.11%) Nortel
11 2 (11.11%) RNC

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) 2G
2 15 (83.33%) GPRS
3 14 (77.78%) LTE
4 13 (72.22%) GSM
4 13 (72.22%) UMTS
5 9 (50.00%) HSPA
6 8 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (16.67%) 4G
8 2 (11.11%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Change Management
1 11 (61.11%) Fault Management
2 9 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
1 3 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (83.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Amdocs
2 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (11.11%) Actix
3 2 (11.11%) Nokia
3 2 (11.11%) Nortel
3 2 (11.11%) Huawei
4 1 (5.56%) NEC