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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 91 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.56% 0.98% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.73% 7.05% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 2
Median daily rate £550 £448 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% +33.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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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
179 227 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.26% 13.91% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 157 71
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £532 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
Median hourly rate £11.72 £17.50 £115.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.02% -84.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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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

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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

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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 25 September 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 22 (57.89%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) Firewall
3 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (42.11%) DNS
5 15 (39.47%) BGP
5 15 (39.47%) Palo Alto
6 14 (36.84%) Fortinet
7 13 (34.21%) Windows
8 12 (31.58%) LAN
8 12 (31.58%) WAN
8 12 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (31.58%) Public Cloud
8 12 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (28.95%) Puppet
9 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (28.95%) FTP
9 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
9 11 (28.95%) CheckPoint
9 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (28.95%) TDD
10 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
10 10 (26.32%) Resource Management
10 10 (26.32%) Juniper
10 10 (26.32%) OSPF
10 10 (26.32%) .NET
10 10 (26.32%) CCNP

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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 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) Firewall
2 16 (42.11%) DNS
3 15 (39.47%) BGP
4 12 (31.58%) LAN
4 12 (31.58%) WAN
5 11 (28.95%) FTP
6 10 (26.32%) OSPF
7 9 (23.68%) Network Security
8 7 (18.42%) MPLS
9 5 (13.16%) Internet
9 5 (13.16%) SSL
9 5 (13.16%) VLAN
10 3 (7.89%) Wireless
11 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (5.26%) DHCP
11 2 (5.26%) SAN
11 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.26%) VoIP
11 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
2 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Legal
1 2 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Network Support
5 4 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Public Cloud
2 8 (21.05%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) TDD
2 10 (26.32%) Resource Management
3 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 8 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (21.05%) Release Management
4 7 (18.42%) Programme Management
4 7 (18.42%) Service Management
4 7 (18.42%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
6 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.53%) DevOps
7 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (5.26%) Network Design
8 2 (5.26%) Security Operations
9 1 (2.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCNP
3 9 (23.68%) JNCIS
4 7 (18.42%) CCNA
5 5 (13.16%) CCDA
5 5 (13.16%) CCIE
5 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.63%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
1 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (13.16%) vCloud
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (28.95%) Puppet
2 10 (26.32%) Ansible
3 5 (13.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.63%) Opsview
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Cisco
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 15 (39.47%) Palo Alto
4 14 (36.84%) Fortinet
5 11 (28.95%) CheckPoint
6 10 (26.32%) Juniper
7 9 (23.68%) Sourcefire
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.26%) Citrix
9 2 (5.26%) ScanSafe
10 1 (2.63%) Adobe
10 1 (2.63%) Akamai
10 1 (2.63%) Apple
10 1 (2.63%) Canon
10 1 (2.63%) CommVault
10 1 (2.63%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (2.63%) NetApp
10 1 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (2.63%) Veeam
10 1 (2.63%) Xerox