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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.42% 0.40% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 2.88% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate
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£344 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.70% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £305 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £305 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
229 139 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.70% 13.75% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 74 76
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Internet
6 6 (30.00%) SAN
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (25.00%) MPLS
7 5 (25.00%) OSPF
7 5 (25.00%) BGP
7 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (25.00%) VRRP
7 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
7 5 (25.00%) vSphere
7 5 (25.00%) F5
7 5 (25.00%) HSRP
7 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (20.00%) Change Management
8 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (20.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) CISSP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 5 (25.00%) MPLS
4 5 (25.00%) OSPF
4 5 (25.00%) BGP
4 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 5 (25.00%) VRRP
4 5 (25.00%) HSRP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (15.00%) FWSM
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.00%) DMZ
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (10.00%) PDA
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCIE
1 4 (20.00%) CCSP
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (20.00%) CISSP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (10.00%) Opsview
2 2 (10.00%) Graphite
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 5 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba