The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 19 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 1.00% 2.75% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 12.50% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £285 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Durham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Durham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 7.00% 22.02% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Average daily rate £300 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -27.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Durham

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Durham

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Durham region citing VPN 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 VPN.

1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Linux
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) SoftLayer
2 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) CCVP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Durham region citing VPN 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 VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCSP
1 1 (33.33%) CCVP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft