The first table below looks at the demand for VPN 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 VPN over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 1.65% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 9.55% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Average daily rate
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£305 £313 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +35.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
137 157 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.19% 17.31% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 87
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £248 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
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VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
4 11 (64.71%) HP
4 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 11 (64.71%) Firewall
5 10 (58.82%) NetApp
5 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
5 10 (58.82%) vSphere
5 10 (58.82%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (52.94%) MPLS
7 8 (47.06%) Wireless
7 8 (47.06%) IPsec
7 8 (47.06%) EMC
7 8 (47.06%) MySQL
7 8 (47.06%) Oracle
7 8 (47.06%) Lync
7 8 (47.06%) Master Data Management
7 8 (47.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (47.06%) Data Management
7 8 (47.06%) XMPP
7 8 (47.06%) Xen
8 7 (41.18%) IBM
9 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
9 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
10 5 (29.41%) Citrix
10 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) Lync
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (52.94%) MPLS
4 8 (47.06%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) SAN
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 1 (5.88%) Network Security
7 1 (5.88%) DSL
7 1 (5.88%) H.323
7 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.88%) CTI
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.88%) LAN
7 1 (5.88%) VoIP
7 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Voice Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) XMPP
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Data Management
1 8 (47.06%) Master Data Management
1 8 (47.06%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
2 10 (58.82%) vSphere
2 10 (58.82%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (47.06%) Xen
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco
4 11 (64.71%) HP
5 10 (58.82%) NetApp
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle
6 8 (47.06%) EMC
7 7 (41.18%) IBM
8 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) BMC
9 2 (11.76%) Symantec
9 2 (11.76%) Remedy
10 1 (5.88%) Verint
10 1 (5.88%) Avaya
10 1 (5.88%) Adobe