The table below looks at the statistics for Internet 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 Internet over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 67 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing Internet 35 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.17% 2.21% 4.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.83% 16.08% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 32
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£408 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £445 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.73% +3.44%
Internet
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
208 143 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.91% 13.74% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 89 72
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 23 (43.40%) Firewall
2 22 (41.51%) Cisco
3 18 (33.96%) Windows
4 17 (32.08%) Web Services
4 17 (32.08%) DMZ
5 15 (28.30%) Linux
5 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
6 14 (26.42%) CheckPoint
6 14 (26.42%) VMware
6 14 (26.42%) CCNP
6 14 (26.42%) CCNA
6 14 (26.42%) WAN
7 12 (22.64%) UNIX
7 12 (22.64%) Network Security
7 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (22.64%) DevOps
8 11 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (20.75%) Puppet
8 11 (20.75%) Python
8 11 (20.75%) ITIL
9 10 (18.87%) Apache
9 10 (18.87%) Oracle
9 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
9 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
10 9 (16.98%) Salt
10 9 (16.98%) SimpleDB
10 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (16.98%) MongoDB

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.87%) Apache
2 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
2 8 (15.09%) IIS
3 7 (13.21%) nginx
4 3 (5.66%) Node.js
5 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.89%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon S3
2 7 (13.21%) Route 53
2 7 (13.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) Firewall
2 17 (32.08%) DMZ
3 14 (26.42%) WAN
4 12 (22.64%) Network Security
5 7 (13.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (13.21%) SAN
6 6 (11.32%) VPN
7 4 (7.55%) DNS
7 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.66%) BIG-IP
8 3 (5.66%) LAN
8 3 (5.66%) MPLS
9 2 (3.77%) OSPF
9 2 (3.77%) BGP
9 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.77%) FCoE
9 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.77%) FWSM
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
1 9 (16.98%) SimpleDB
1 9 (16.98%) MongoDB
1 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
1 9 (16.98%) Redis
1 9 (16.98%) Couchbase
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.21%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) Informix
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Redmine
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.43%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Software Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Support Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Support Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Support
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) Web Services
2 7 (13.21%) XML
2 7 (13.21%) POSIX
3 5 (9.43%) .NET
3 5 (9.43%) SOAP
4 4 (7.55%) WSDL
4 4 (7.55%) HTML
5 3 (5.66%) CSS
6 2 (3.77%) Middleware
6 2 (3.77%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.89%) Dojo
7 1 (1.89%) jQuery
7 1 (1.89%) RESTful
7 1 (1.89%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.89%) DHTML
7 1 (1.89%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Clustering
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.66%) RIA
4 3 (5.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.77%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
6 1 (1.89%) W3C
6 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.89%) iPhone
6 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.89%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Linux
3 12 (22.64%) UNIX
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
2 12 (22.64%) DevOps
3 11 (20.75%) ITIL
4 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.98%) TDD
5 9 (16.98%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.09%) Network Design
7 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
7 7 (13.21%) Kanban
7 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Security Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Service Management
7 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.55%) Open Source
8 4 (7.55%) Server Building
8 4 (7.55%) Change Management
8 4 (7.55%) Project Management
9 3 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) Python
2 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.32%) Ruby
4 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) PHP
6 3 (5.66%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.77%) SQL
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (26.42%) CCNP
2 14 (26.42%) CCNA
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.77%) CCIE
5 1 (1.89%) CCSP
5 1 (1.89%) CISSP
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) NCDA
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.21%) vSphere
3 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) Xen
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) XenServer
5 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (20.75%) Puppet
2 9 (16.98%) Salt
3 7 (13.21%) Ansible
3 7 (13.21%) HAProxy
4 3 (5.66%) SCCM
4 3 (5.66%) SCOM
4 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.77%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.89%) Opsview
6 1 (1.89%) Nagios
6 1 (1.89%) WSUS
6 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Cisco
2 14 (26.42%) CheckPoint
2 14 (26.42%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
4 8 (15.09%) hybris
5 6 (11.32%) Brocade
5 6 (11.32%) NetApp
5 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.43%) HP
7 4 (7.55%) F5
8 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
8 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.89%) Sophos
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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