The first table below looks at the demand for LAN 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 LAN over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.93% 3.53% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 17.03% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £308 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.60% +12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 182 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.21% 20.73% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 105 77
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 14
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
LAN
West Yorkshire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (36.00%) Windows
5 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) Perl
6 6 (24.00%) Firewall
6 6 (24.00%) VLAN
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.00%) ISEB
7 5 (20.00%) Tcl
7 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Python
7 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (16.00%) VoIP
8 4 (16.00%) SMTP
8 4 (16.00%) IIS
8 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (16.00%) MS Office
8 4 (16.00%) XML
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) .NET
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (16.00%) Scrum

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing LAN 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 LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) VLAN
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (16.00%) SMTP
5 4 (16.00%) VoIP
5 4 (16.00%) NAS
6 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) IPsec
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) SSL
6 1 (4.00%) WLAN
6 1 (4.00%) DMZ
6 1 (4.00%) CTI
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) IVR
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (12.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (4.00%) Network Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Tcl
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) Lisp
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (4.00%) OPNET
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.00%) F5
4 1 (4.00%) Verint
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) Sun
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