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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 78 69 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.92% 0.74% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 7.45% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £262 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -11.67%
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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
145 94 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.38% 9.88% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 55 52
Average daily rate £350 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -88.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) SAN
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
5 5 (31.25%) CCNA
5 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (25.00%) PDA
6 4 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) FTP
6 4 (25.00%) SMTP
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) SAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) FTP
5 4 (25.00%) SMTP
5 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (18.75%) RTSP
7 2 (12.50%) IPsec
7 2 (12.50%) VPLS
7 2 (12.50%) HSRP
7 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MSI
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) PDA
2 2 (12.50%) CCTV
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Mac OS
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
2 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (12.50%) BCP
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNA
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (12.50%) CCSE
2 2 (12.50%) CCSA
2 2 (12.50%) VCAP
2 2 (12.50%) VCP5
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCDA
2 2 (12.50%) CCDP
3 1 (6.25%) CCSP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Syncsort
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL