The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 16 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 West Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 91 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.93% 1.70% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.37% 12.43% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
Average daily rate £350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £115 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.95% 13.69% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 121
Average daily rate £315 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £361 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.73 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% +49.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
Yorkshire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -19 15 £350 +16.66% 7
Pudsey - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Keighley - - - -
LAN
Yorkshire

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 35 (89.74%) WAN
2 24 (61.54%) Cisco
3 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
4 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (30.77%) Windows
5 12 (30.77%) Firewall
6 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (23.08%) VLAN
7 9 (23.08%) SAN
7 9 (23.08%) CCNA
8 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
8 8 (20.51%) Project Management
8 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
8 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.95%) VoIP
10 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
10 6 (15.38%) Perl
10 6 (15.38%) CCNP
11 5 (12.82%) DNS
11 5 (12.82%) Tcl
11 5 (12.82%) ISEB
11 5 (12.82%) SQL
11 5 (12.82%) .NET
11 5 (12.82%) IIS
11 5 (12.82%) MS Office
11 5 (12.82%) XML
11 5 (12.82%) Linux
11 5 (12.82%) Python
11 5 (12.82%) HTML
11 5 (12.82%) SharePoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.13%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (89.74%) WAN
2 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.77%) Firewall
4 9 (23.08%) VLAN
4 9 (23.08%) SAN
5 7 (17.95%) VoIP
6 5 (12.82%) DNS
6 5 (12.82%) SMTP
6 5 (12.82%) Ethernet
6 5 (12.82%) NAS
6 5 (12.82%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) Wireless
7 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 3 (7.69%) SNMP
8 3 (7.69%) VPN
8 3 (7.69%) DHCP
9 2 (5.13%) WLAN
9 2 (5.13%) IPv4
9 2 (5.13%) IPv6
9 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) XML
1 5 (12.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) IVR
3 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) AS400
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 5 (12.82%) Linux
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.56%) UNIX
9 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Project Management
2 5 (12.82%) Scrum
2 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
2 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
3 4 (10.26%) Network Management
4 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.56%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Design
6 1 (2.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Perl
2 5 (12.82%) Tcl
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) CCNA
3 6 (15.38%) CCNP
4 5 (12.82%) ISEB
5 4 (10.26%) CCIE
6 2 (5.13%) MCSE
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.13%) MetaFrame
3 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) Lotus
5 2 (5.13%) BT
5 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Verint
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) LANDesk