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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / North East
Rank 84 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.51% 0.45% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 3.23% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £363 £170 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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
208 124 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.27% 13.87% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 61 62
Median daily rate £325 £450 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £295 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham +10 5 £363 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Network Design
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Juniper
4 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (31.25%) Service Management
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
5 5 (31.25%) SLA
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) CCSE
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) EMC
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Unix

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (31.25%) SSL
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) IPsec
4 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) PBX
4 2 (12.50%) Skype
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) DSL
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) SMTP
5 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CLARiiON
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Design
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) High Availability
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
6 1 (6.25%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Check Point Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Firmware
4 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Mitel
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Sun
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow