The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North East region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 47 31 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.19% 2.96% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.72% 16.36% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Average daily rate £276 £275 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.13 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
71 55 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.13% 18.09% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 42
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £329 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £10.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -22 13 £276 -7.91% 1
Durham - 1 - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (71.43%) UNIX
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) Solaris
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) Service Management
5 6 (42.86%) Middleware
5 6 (42.86%) Open Source
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (35.71%) IBM
6 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
6 5 (35.71%) AIX
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) IBM AIX Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (28.57%) IPsec
7 4 (28.57%) PKI
7 4 (28.57%) VLAN
7 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) IPsec
3 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Open Source
2 4 (28.57%) HACMP
2 4 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) UNIX
2 9 (64.29%) Solaris
3 5 (35.71%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (7.14%) GIAC
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) CISMP
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) GPEN
4 1 (7.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (7.14%) KVM
3 1 (7.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Splunk
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint