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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 34 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.29% 2.46% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 18.18% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 4
Average daily rate £338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
187 154 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.58% 13.52% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 110 61
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016, 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 50 (89.29%) WAN
2 31 (55.36%) Cisco
3 25 (44.64%) Firewall
4 21 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (30.36%) CCNP
6 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 14 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (25.00%) Citrix
8 13 (23.21%) VMware
8 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
8 13 (23.21%) Windows
9 12 (21.43%) MPLS
9 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (19.64%) OSPF
10 11 (19.64%) Web Services
10 11 (19.64%) HP
11 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
11 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (17.86%) SOA
11 10 (17.86%) VoIP
11 10 (17.86%) Palo Alto
12 9 (16.07%) VPN
12 9 (16.07%) Avaya
12 9 (16.07%) BGP
12 9 (16.07%) Service Management
12 9 (16.07%) Service Delivery
12 9 (16.07%) H.323
12 9 (16.07%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (16.07%) F5
13 8 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.36%) CloudStack
2 3 (5.36%) JBoss
2 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Domino
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (89.29%) WAN
2 25 (44.64%) Firewall
3 14 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (21.43%) MPLS
5 11 (19.64%) OSPF
6 10 (17.86%) VoIP
7 9 (16.07%) BGP
7 9 (16.07%) H.323
7 9 (16.07%) VPN
8 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (12.50%) CTI
8 7 (12.50%) IPv4
8 7 (12.50%) Network Security
9 5 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (8.93%) DNS
9 5 (8.93%) EIGRP
9 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (7.14%) HSRP
10 4 (7.14%) IPv6
10 4 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) Informix
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) OLTP
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Redis
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (7.14%) Subversion
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Hudson
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.14%) Electronics
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) Architect
3 12 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Consultant
4 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Implementation Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix Architect
6 4 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) AWS Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) IP Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Office 365 Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Web Services
2 7 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (5.36%) Servlets
5 1 (1.79%) Java EE
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) SOAP
5 1 (1.79%) WSDL
5 1 (1.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.36%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.79%) IVR
5 1 (1.79%) Life Science
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Vista
4 3 (5.36%) AIX
4 3 (5.36%) HPUX
4 3 (5.36%) SUSE
4 3 (5.36%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SOA
2 9 (16.07%) Service Delivery
2 9 (16.07%) Service Management
2 9 (16.07%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (14.29%) Network Design
3 8 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
4 7 (12.50%) ITIL
4 7 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 4 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (7.14%) Migration
5 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.36%) Presales
7 2 (3.57%) Build Automation
7 2 (3.57%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.57%) High Availability
7 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) Java
1 4 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.36%) Ruby
3 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
3 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (30.36%) CCNP
3 6 (10.71%) CCNA
4 5 (8.93%) CCIE
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.14%) CCDP
6 3 (5.36%) MCSE
7 2 (3.57%) MCSA
7 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) MCDST
8 1 (1.79%) MCP
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) KVM
4 3 (5.36%) vSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Xen
5 1 (1.79%) vCloud
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.36%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Cacti
3 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.79%) Graphite
3 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) Opsview
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Cisco
2 14 (25.00%) Citrix
3 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.21%) VMware
4 11 (19.64%) HP
5 10 (17.86%) Palo Alto
6 9 (16.07%) Avaya
6 9 (16.07%) F5
7 8 (14.29%) Meraki
7 8 (14.29%) Oracle
7 8 (14.29%) Riverbed
8 7 (12.50%) Genesys
8 7 (12.50%) SolarWinds
9 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
9 5 (8.93%) IBM
10 4 (7.14%) SAP
11 3 (5.36%) RightScale
12 2 (3.57%) Capita
12 2 (3.57%) Juniper
12 2 (3.57%) Lotus