The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.10% 1.37% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 10.34% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £304 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £391 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £17.36 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.58%
LAN
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
126 116 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.65% 13.24% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 75
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 (85.00%) WAN
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) CCNA
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.00%) Dell
8 2 (10.00%) VMware
8 2 (10.00%) CCNP
8 2 (10.00%) VPN
8 2 (10.00%) MS Office
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (10.00%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) WLAN
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) DMZ
4 1 (5.00%) CTI
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
General
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
1 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (5.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) OPNET
1 1 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Verint
5 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) TippingPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp