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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.08% 0.81% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 4.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £280 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
120 101 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.92% 16.45% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 39
Average daily rate £400 £365 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 19
Average hourly rate £17.25 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016. 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
Tyne and Wear -24 9 £280 - 1
Durham +5 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
3 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 7 (35.00%) Unix
3 7 (35.00%) Middleware
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (30.00%) Service Management
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) AIX
4 6 (30.00%) Solaris
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (30.00%) High Availability
5 5 (25.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) GPFS
5 5 (25.00%) VLAN
5 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (25.00%) Open Source
5 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) IBM AIX Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) HACMP
5 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) VLAN
4 4 (20.00%) VoIP
5 3 (15.00%) MPLS
5 3 (15.00%) OSPF
5 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 2 (10.00%) SSL
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) SAN
7 1 (5.00%) SNMP
7 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (5.00%) UX Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) HACMP
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) AIX
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) High Availability
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL V3
1 6 (30.00%) Service Management
2 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) Open Source
3 4 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 4 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 4 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Server Building
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) IBM AIX Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCVP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) GPFS
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) IBM
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
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