The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 72 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.14% 1.71% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 24.00% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -3.77%
VPN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
122 25 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.63% 7.14% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 10 38
Average daily rate £348 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.20% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £32.50 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the North East region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the North East

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the North East region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham - - - - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (80.00%) UNIX
1 8 (80.00%) AIX
1 8 (80.00%) Solaris
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
1 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (80.00%) Middleware
1 8 (80.00%) Service Management
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) SQL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Middleware
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (30.00%) HACMP
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
1 8 (80.00%) AIX
1 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (80.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) KVM
2 4 (40.00%) RHEV
3 3 (30.00%) GPFS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft