The first table below looks at the demand for VLAN 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 VLAN over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 72 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing VLAN 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% 0.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 137 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.08% 17.91% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 64
Average daily rate £325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £151 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +162.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £115.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VLAN
West Yorkshire

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing VLAN 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 VLAN.

1 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) ISEB
3 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
4 5 (38.46%) Tcl
4 5 (38.46%) Perl
4 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Network Security
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 2 (15.38%) OSPF
7 2 (15.38%) BGP
7 2 (15.38%) DVB
7 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
7 2 (15.38%) IPTV
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) CCIE
7 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing VLAN 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 VLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
6 2 (15.38%) DVB
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 2 (15.38%) HSRP
7 1 (7.69%) CTI
7 1 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.69%) H.323
7 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) IPTV
1 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) HPUX
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) Tcl
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Verint
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) VMware