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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 82 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing 3G 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.32% 0.10% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 1.01% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£303 £235 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.72% -11.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £235 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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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
215 99 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.45% 10.14% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 57 52
Average daily rate £338 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) 2G
2 4 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (50.00%) LTE
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (37.50%) Huawei
4 2 (25.00%) Nortel
4 2 (25.00%) RNC
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) MS Access
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) GPRS
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) NEC
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
5 1 (12.50%) Network Planning

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 2G
2 4 (50.00%) LTE
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (25.00%) RNC
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (12.50%) GPRS
4 1 (12.50%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Field Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Change Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (37.50%) Huawei
3 2 (25.00%) Nortel
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) NEC
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
4 1 (12.50%) Actix