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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.81% 1.10% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 9.20% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
Median daily rate £400 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £301 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £423 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +19.61%

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
143 163 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.80% 11.94% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 111 96
Median daily rate £415 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -38.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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

VPN
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 28 February 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 February 2017, 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 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) Firewall
3 14 (56.00%) IPsec
3 14 (56.00%) F5
4 13 (52.00%) VLAN
5 12 (48.00%) Palo Alto
6 8 (32.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (28.00%) Akamai
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) LAN
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 5 (20.00%) CCNA
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 5 (20.00%) High Availability
10 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
10 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (16.00%) SQL
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (12.00%) CCNP
11 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (12.00%) Citrix
11 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
11 3 (12.00%) Finance
11 3 (12.00%) VMware
11 3 (12.00%) Mentoring

VPN
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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Akamai
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 14 (56.00%) IPsec
3 13 (52.00%) VLAN
4 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (24.00%) LAN
6 5 (20.00%) MPLS
6 5 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.00%) BGP
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
9 2 (8.00%) OSPF
9 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (8.00%) Wireless
10 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Team Leader
3 8 (32.00%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (28.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Architect
7 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Exchange Support
8 1 (4.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) CatOS
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) People Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Design
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCNA
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) CCDA
3 2 (8.00%) CCIE
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) F5
3 12 (48.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam
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