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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.46% 1.27% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.88% 10.10% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 7
Median daily rate £450 £436 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +102.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £337 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £14.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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
172 198 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.75% 12.61% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 131 139
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.35 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -16.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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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 6 December 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 6 December 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 20 (52.63%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (47.37%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) VLAN
5 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (36.84%) VMware
5 14 (36.84%) Palo Alto
6 13 (34.21%) Windows
6 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (31.58%) F5
7 12 (31.58%) DNS
7 12 (31.58%) IPsec
7 12 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
8 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
8 11 (28.95%) Puppet
8 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (28.95%) TDD
9 10 (26.32%) Resource Management
9 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
9 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (26.32%) .NET
9 10 (26.32%) LAN
9 10 (26.32%) Ansible
10 9 (23.68%) WAN
11 8 (21.05%) Release Management
11 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (21.05%) Akamai
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification

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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
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 17 (44.74%) VLAN
3 12 (31.58%) DNS
3 12 (31.58%) IPsec
4 10 (26.32%) LAN
5 9 (23.68%) WAN
6 8 (21.05%) MPLS
7 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (13.16%) BGP
9 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (7.89%) Network Security
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%) IP Telephony
11 2 (5.26%) SAN
11 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.26%) VoIP
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%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Team Leader
3 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (18.42%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Network Support
6 3 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Public Cloud
1 8 (21.05%) Replication
2 7 (18.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
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%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.42%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) High Availability
5 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.89%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.42%) CCNA
3 6 (15.79%) CCNP
4 5 (13.16%) CCDA
4 5 (13.16%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 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 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (28.95%) Puppet
2 10 (26.32%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.63%) Opsview
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) Palo Alto
2 14 (36.84%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) F5
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.05%) Akamai
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.63%) Adobe
8 1 (2.63%) Apple
8 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.63%) Canon
8 1 (2.63%) CommVault
8 1 (2.63%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Mitel
8 1 (2.63%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec
8 1 (2.63%) Xerox