The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 79 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.98% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 4.03% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £320 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
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
171 149 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.01% 13.09% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 106 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
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 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 13 February 2016, 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 18 (58.06%) Cisco
2 15 (48.39%) DNS
3 13 (41.94%) Firewall
4 12 (38.71%) ITIL
4 12 (38.71%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (35.48%) SLA
5 11 (35.48%) OSPF
6 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) VoIP
6 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
7 9 (29.03%) Windows
7 9 (29.03%) LAN
7 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
7 9 (29.03%) WAN
7 9 (29.03%) MPLS
7 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (29.03%) CESG
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) BGP
9 7 (22.58%) CCIE
9 7 (22.58%) CCNP
9 7 (22.58%) IPv4
9 7 (22.58%) VRRP
9 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (22.58%) F5
9 7 (22.58%) HSRP
10 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
10 6 (19.35%) Palo Alto
10 6 (19.35%) Wireless
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) DNS
2 13 (41.94%) Firewall
3 11 (35.48%) OSPF
4 10 (32.26%) VoIP
5 9 (29.03%) LAN
5 9 (29.03%) MPLS
5 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (29.03%) WAN
6 8 (25.81%) BGP
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (22.58%) HSRP
7 7 (22.58%) IPv4
7 7 (22.58%) VRRP
8 6 (19.35%) Wireless
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
10 4 (12.90%) FWSM
10 4 (12.90%) IPv6
11 3 (9.68%) Internet
11 3 (9.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Informix
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.45%) Redis
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) QlikView
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) Hudson
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.90%) Electronics
3 4 (12.90%) Marketing
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.68%) Games
5 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Business Analyst
4 9 (29.03%) Procurement Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IP Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Migration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
1 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (29.03%) CESG
3 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
4 5 (16.13%) NHS
5 4 (12.90%) PKI
6 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (9.68%) Clustering
7 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
8 1 (3.23%) IVR
8 1 (3.23%) Life Science
8 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
8 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Network Design
4 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
5 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (6.45%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) SIEM
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
1 3 (9.68%) Perl
1 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCIE
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 5 (16.13%) CCDP
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) CCSP
4 2 (6.45%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.45%) vCloud
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (9.68%) Cacti
2 3 (9.68%) Graphite
2 3 (9.68%) Nagios
2 3 (9.68%) Opsview
3 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.23%) DameWare
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) F5
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Palo Alto
4 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.13%) HP
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.68%) Meraki
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Sage
7 2 (6.45%) Veritas
8 1 (3.23%) Capita
8 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
8 1 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (3.23%) Symantec
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