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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 68 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.54% 1.87% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.14% 16.36% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 5
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £246 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £358 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £115.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -85.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +35.48%
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
140 110 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.70% 11.41% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 72 44
Average daily rate £343 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -88.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 31 (75.61%) WAN
2 18 (43.90%) Cisco
3 17 (41.46%) Firewall
4 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
4 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (29.27%) Windows
6 11 (26.83%) CCNA
7 10 (24.39%) Service Management
8 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
9 8 (19.51%) CCNP
10 7 (17.07%) VPN
10 7 (17.07%) GPRS
10 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
11 6 (14.63%) VoIP
11 6 (14.63%) ITIL
11 6 (14.63%) HTTPS
11 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (14.63%) Network Design
11 6 (14.63%) Android
11 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Phone
11 6 (14.63%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (12.20%) VMware
12 5 (12.20%) SLA
12 5 (12.20%) CCDP
13 4 (9.76%) SAN
13 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
13 4 (9.76%) BGP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.88%) Lync
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) WAN
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.07%) VPN
4 7 (17.07%) GPRS
5 6 (14.63%) VoIP
5 6 (14.63%) HTTPS
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (9.76%) SAN
7 4 (9.76%) BGP
7 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
7 4 (9.76%) WLAN
8 3 (7.32%) MPLS
8 3 (7.32%) OSPF
9 2 (4.88%) VRRP
9 2 (4.88%) Internet
9 2 (4.88%) SSL
9 2 (4.88%) DNS
9 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
1 4 (9.76%) Billing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Android
2 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Phone
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Service Management
2 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Network Design
3 6 (14.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.32%) Validation
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.88%) BCP
6 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNA
3 8 (19.51%) CCNP
4 5 (12.20%) CCDP
5 3 (7.32%) CCDA
6 2 (4.88%) CISSP
6 2 (4.88%) MCSE
6 2 (4.88%) MCSA
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.88%) VCAP
6 2 (4.88%) VCP5
6 2 (4.88%) CCSA
6 2 (4.88%) CCSE
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) QA
3 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Firmware
3 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) Sun
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Dell
4 2 (4.88%) NetApp
4 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) Polycom
5 1 (2.44%) Tandberg
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