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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 87 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.83% 1.12% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.02% 10.74% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £135 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £363 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.13 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+10.94% -33.49%
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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
219 121 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.57% 10.46% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 82 103
Average daily rate £288 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -36.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £21.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £21.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015, 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 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) SAN
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) MPLS
5 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
6 5 (23.81%) PDA
6 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) MS Office
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 4 (19.05%) BGP
7 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
7 4 (19.05%) VRRP
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (19.05%) vSphere
7 4 (19.05%) HSRP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) SAN
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 5 (23.81%) DNS
5 4 (19.05%) OSPF
5 4 (19.05%) BGP
5 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
5 4 (19.05%) VRRP
5 4 (19.05%) HSRP
6 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) Internet
6 3 (14.29%) SSL
6 3 (14.29%) SMTP
6 3 (14.29%) DHCP
6 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MSI
General
1 2 (9.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) PDA
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) CCTV
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) BCP
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CISSP
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CCDA
4 2 (9.52%) CCDP
4 2 (9.52%) CCSP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCSE
4 2 (9.52%) VCAP
4 2 (9.52%) VCP5
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
4 4 (19.05%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) Terminal Server
5 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.76%) Opsview
2 1 (4.76%) Graphite
2 1 (4.76%) Cacti
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) NetApp
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) Syncsort
5 2 (9.52%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) IBM