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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 65 86
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.50% 1.02% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 7.83% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£336 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
131 115 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.17% 13.01% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 74
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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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

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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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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 19 September 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
4 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
5 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 8 (57.14%) HP
6 7 (50.00%) NetApp
6 7 (50.00%) vSphere
6 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (42.86%) MPLS
7 6 (42.86%) Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 5 (35.71%) IBM
8 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 5 (35.71%) EMC
8 5 (35.71%) MySQL
8 5 (35.71%) Oracle
8 5 (35.71%) ITIL
8 5 (35.71%) Lync
8 5 (35.71%) Master Data Management
8 5 (35.71%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (35.71%) IPsec
8 5 (35.71%) Data Management
8 5 (35.71%) XMPP
8 5 (35.71%) Xen
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (28.57%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Lync
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) MPLS
2 6 (42.86%) Wireless
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) IPsec
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) CTI
6 1 (7.14%) DSL
6 1 (7.14%) H.323
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support
2 2 (14.29%) Project Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XMPP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Master Data Management
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile Device Management
1 5 (35.71%) Data Management
2 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
2 7 (50.00%) vSphere
2 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Xen
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) HP
5 7 (50.00%) NetApp
6 5 (35.71%) IBM
6 5 (35.71%) EMC
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 2 (14.29%) Remedy
8 2 (14.29%) BMC
8 2 (14.29%) Symantec
9 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 1 (7.14%) Nokia
9 1 (7.14%) Adobe
9 1 (7.14%) Dell
9 1 (7.14%) Avaya
9 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
9 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 1 (7.14%) Verint