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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 90 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing 3G 12 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.75% 0.19% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.60%
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West Yorkshire

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
190 139 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.88% 13.06% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 88 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
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 28 July 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 25 (96.15%) 2G
2 15 (57.69%) Amdocs
2 15 (57.69%) LTE
2 15 (57.69%) Network Architecture
2 15 (57.69%) GPRS
3 14 (53.85%) GSM
3 14 (53.85%) UMTS
3 14 (53.85%) SLA
4 13 (50.00%) Change Management
4 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 12 (46.15%) Fault Management
6 8 (30.77%) HSPA
6 8 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (26.92%) 4G
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) HNC
8 6 (23.08%) SMS
8 6 (23.08%) Remedy
8 6 (23.08%) RTP
8 6 (23.08%) SS7
8 6 (23.08%) ISUP
8 6 (23.08%) SCCP
8 6 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (23.08%) MGW
8 6 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
8 6 (23.08%) Statistics
9 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
10 3 (11.54%) Mapinfo
10 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) 2G
2 15 (57.69%) LTE
2 15 (57.69%) GPRS
3 14 (53.85%) GSM
3 14 (53.85%) UMTS
4 8 (30.77%) HSPA
4 8 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (26.92%) 4G
6 6 (23.08%) MGW
6 6 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (23.08%) SMS
6 6 (23.08%) RTP
6 6 (23.08%) SS7
6 6 (23.08%) ISUP
6 6 (23.08%) SCCP
7 1 (3.85%) DWDM
7 1 (3.85%) ATM
7 1 (3.85%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MS Access
General
1 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.85%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Statistics
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Network Architecture
2 13 (50.00%) Change Management
3 12 (46.15%) Fault Management
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) HNC
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Netcool
1 2 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Amdocs
2 6 (23.08%) Remedy
3 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
4 3 (11.54%) Mapinfo
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Nortel
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Huawei
6 1 (3.85%) Actix
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (3.85%) NEC