The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 51 44 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 45 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.37% 3.69% 6.37%
As % of the General category 12.47% 13.07% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 28
Average daily rate
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£265 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £349 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-27.90% -24.56%
Telecoms
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

General Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
361 329 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.00% 28.22% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 220 126
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £215 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.30 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms.

1 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) SLA
3 15 (20.83%) UMTS
3 15 (20.83%) GSM
4 11 (15.28%) Configuration Management
4 11 (15.28%) Change Management
4 11 (15.28%) Java
5 10 (13.89%) Line Management
6 9 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (12.50%) RNC
6 9 (12.50%) WFM
6 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (12.50%) Finance
6 9 (12.50%) SDH
6 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 9 (12.50%) ATM
6 9 (12.50%) Ericsson
7 8 (11.11%) SQL
7 8 (11.11%) Project Management
7 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.11%) hybris
8 7 (9.72%) 2G
8 7 (9.72%) 3G
8 7 (9.72%) Service Management
8 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.72%) HTML
8 7 (9.72%) Windows
8 7 (9.72%) Linux

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.33%) SAS
2 4 (5.56%) nginx
2 4 (5.56%) Apache Solr
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Route 53
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) GSM
1 15 (20.83%) UMTS
2 9 (12.50%) SDH
2 9 (12.50%) ATM
2 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 9 (12.50%) RNC
2 9 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (9.72%) 2G
3 7 (9.72%) 3G
4 6 (8.33%) GPRS
4 6 (8.33%) HSPA
4 6 (8.33%) LTE
5 4 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.56%) Internet
6 2 (2.78%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) MPLS
6 2 (2.78%) OSPF
6 2 (2.78%) BGP
6 2 (2.78%) RSVP
6 2 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.94%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.94%) MySQL
2 5 (6.94%) Redis
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.17%) Couchbase
3 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.17%) SimpleDB
4 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.39%) MS Access
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Advertising
5 2 (2.78%) Billing
6 1 (1.39%) Publishing
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Field Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Developer
3 8 (11.11%) Designer
4 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
4 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) UI Programmer
5 4 (5.56%) UI Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (4.17%) SAS Data Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) HTML
2 6 (8.33%) CSS
2 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 5 (6.94%) JSP
3 5 (6.94%) Spring
3 5 (6.94%) HTML5
4 4 (5.56%) Spring MVC
4 4 (5.56%) jQuery
4 4 (5.56%) MooTools
4 4 (5.56%) CSS3
5 3 (4.17%) POSIX
6 2 (2.78%) Velocity
6 2 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (1.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.39%) XML
7 1 (1.39%) XSL
7 1 (1.39%) XHTML
7 1 (1.39%) EDI
7 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) User Experience
2 2 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (1.39%) Statistics
3 1 (1.39%) Physics
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) DTV
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
1 7 (9.72%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) SUSE
3 1 (1.39%) Debian
3 1 (1.39%) Fedora
3 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) CentOS
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.28%) Configuration Management
2 11 (15.28%) Change Management
3 10 (13.89%) Line Management
4 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (12.50%) WFM
5 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 8 (11.11%) Project Management
5 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.72%) Service Management
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL
7 6 (8.33%) Migration
7 6 (8.33%) Scrum
7 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
7 6 (8.33%) Security Testing
7 6 (8.33%) Fault Management
8 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) Java
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) Python
4 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.78%) VBA
5 2 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) R
6 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) ISEB
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) CCIE
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
1 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.56%) HAProxy
2 4 (5.56%) Salt
3 3 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Ericsson
1 9 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (11.11%) hybris
3 7 (9.72%) Adobe
4 6 (8.33%) Amdocs
5 5 (6.94%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco
6 2 (2.78%) IBM
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.78%) Juniper
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) Venda
7 1 (1.39%) Percona
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