The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.45% 0.94% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.73% 6.10% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 5
Median daily rate £350 £373 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +35.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £286 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +3.63%
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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
205 213 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.50% 15.42% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 139 89
Median daily rate £400 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £123 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +27.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for VPN.

1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 23 (62.16%) OSPF
3 22 (59.46%) BGP
3 22 (59.46%) Firewall
4 15 (40.54%) WAN
5 14 (37.84%) VMware
5 14 (37.84%) Palo Alto
6 13 (35.14%) MPLS
6 13 (35.14%) Fortinet
7 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
7 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (29.73%) Juniper
8 11 (29.73%) LAN
8 11 (29.73%) Finance
9 10 (27.03%) FTP
9 10 (27.03%) Windows
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (24.32%) CCNP
10 9 (24.32%) Sourcefire
10 9 (24.32%) JNCIS
11 8 (21.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (21.62%) Marketing
11 8 (21.62%) Manufacturing
11 8 (21.62%) Electronics
11 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
11 8 (21.62%) Programme Management
11 8 (21.62%) IPv6
11 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
11 8 (21.62%) SAP
11 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) OSPF
2 22 (59.46%) BGP
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
3 15 (40.54%) WAN
4 13 (35.14%) MPLS
5 11 (29.73%) LAN
6 10 (27.03%) FTP
7 8 (21.62%) IPv6
7 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) Internet
9 6 (16.22%) IPv4
9 6 (16.22%) Network Security
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) HSRP
10 5 (13.51%) VRRP
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
11 4 (10.81%) FWSM
11 4 (10.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Informix
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.70%) QlikView
2 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.70%) Redis
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Hudson
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Electronics
2 8 (21.62%) Manufacturing
2 8 (21.62%) Marketing
2 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) IP Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Digital Marketing
1 8 (21.62%) Programme Management
2 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security
5 3 (8.11%) Network Design
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Security Operations
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
7 1 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.70%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (8.11%) Perl
1 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) CCNP
2 9 (24.32%) JNCIS
3 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) CCIE
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
5 3 (8.11%) MCP
5 3 (8.11%) MCSA
5 3 (8.11%) MCSE
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.70%) CCDP
7 1 (2.70%) CCNA
7 1 (2.70%) CCSP
7 1 (2.70%) CISSP
7 1 (2.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) vCloud
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) DameWare
1 3 (8.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.70%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) Graphite
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.70%) Opsview
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Palo Alto
2 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 13 (35.14%) Fortinet
4 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
5 11 (29.73%) Juniper
6 9 (24.32%) Sourcefire
7 8 (21.62%) SAP
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 3 (8.11%) Citrix
9 3 (8.11%) F5
9 3 (8.11%) HP
9 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.70%) Acme Packet
10 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.70%) Meraki
10 1 (2.70%) Polycom
10 1 (2.70%) Proofpoint
10 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
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