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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 95 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.86% 1.37% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 9.32% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
Median daily rate £280 £411 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.91% +46.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £360 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £462 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%
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
450 118 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.30% 14.71% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 58 38
Median daily rate £295 £288 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £415 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 3
Median hourly rate £28.50 £17.08 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.86% +62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £13.25 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £27.50 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -47 12 £280 -19.41%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) LAN
1 22 (81.48%) WAN
2 18 (66.67%) Unix
3 17 (62.96%) IBM
3 17 (62.96%) Middleware
3 17 (62.96%) Service Management
4 16 (59.26%) Firewall
4 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
4 16 (59.26%) AIX
4 16 (59.26%) Solaris
5 15 (55.56%) IBM AIX Certification
5 15 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (55.56%) HACMP
5 15 (55.56%) GPFS
6 14 (51.85%) ITIL
7 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
7 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
7 13 (48.15%) Open Source
7 13 (48.15%) High Availability
8 12 (44.44%) ITIL V3
9 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
9 11 (40.74%) Lean Six Sigma
9 11 (40.74%) Six Sigma
9 11 (40.74%) Workflow
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) Degree
11 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
12 4 (14.81%) Apple
12 4 (14.81%) Windows

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:

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) LAN
1 22 (81.48%) WAN
2 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (7.41%) VLAN
3 2 (7.41%) VoIP
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) ATM
4 1 (3.70%) BGP
4 1 (3.70%) GSM
4 1 (3.70%) IPv4
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
4 1 (3.70%) MegaStream
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.70%) SDH
4 1 (3.70%) UMTS
4 1 (3.70%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.70%) Billing
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) AIX Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Mobility Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Support
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) AIX Support
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (3.70%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) HACMP
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Unix
2 16 (59.26%) AIX
2 16 (59.26%) Solaris
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Phone
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Service Management
2 15 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (51.85%) ITIL
4 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
4 13 (48.15%) High Availability
4 13 (48.15%) Open Source
5 12 (44.44%) ITIL V3
6 11 (40.74%) Lean Six Sigma
6 11 (40.74%) Six Sigma
6 11 (40.74%) Workflow
7 2 (7.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Time Management
8 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) Server Building
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) IBM AIX Certification
2 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) CCNP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) GPFS
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) IBM
2 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Apple
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) VMware
7 2 (7.41%) Aruba
7 2 (7.41%) Avaya
7 2 (7.41%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) CA
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Ericsson
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Huawei
8 1 (3.70%) Nokia
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.70%) Tellabs
8 1 (3.70%) Virgin Media