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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 72 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.11% 1.05% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 5.97% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate £275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year
-35.18% +44.30%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 134 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.14% 17.52% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 74 64
Average daily rate £325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £133 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +162.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £115.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VPN
West Yorkshire

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (55.00%) MPLS
3 11 (55.00%) Firewall
4 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (45.00%) VMware
6 8 (40.00%) Data Management
6 8 (40.00%) Wireless
6 8 (40.00%) IPsec
6 8 (40.00%) NetApp
6 8 (40.00%) MySQL
6 8 (40.00%) Oracle
6 8 (40.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) EMC
6 8 (40.00%) vSphere
6 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (40.00%) Lync
6 8 (40.00%) XMPP
6 8 (40.00%) Xen
6 8 (40.00%) Master Data Management
6 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (35.00%) IBM
8 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) VLAN
9 4 (20.00%) PKI
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (40.00%) Lync
3 2 (10.00%) nginx
3 2 (10.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (55.00%) MPLS
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Wireless
3 8 (40.00%) IPsec
4 5 (25.00%) VLAN
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 2 (10.00%) DHCP
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) OSPF
7 2 (10.00%) BGP
7 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (10.00%) OpenVPN
7 2 (10.00%) LDAP
7 2 (10.00%) HSRP
8 1 (5.00%) FWSM
8 1 (5.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Project Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Architect
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) XMPP
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Data Management
1 8 (40.00%) Master Data Management
1 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCIE
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (40.00%) vSphere
2 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (40.00%) Xen
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Squid
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 8 (40.00%) NetApp
3 8 (40.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) EMC
4 7 (35.00%) IBM
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Verint