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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.54% 1.19% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 10.34% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
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£321 £282 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.73% -19.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
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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
128 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.20% 11.46% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 14
Average daily rate £282 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £10.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -15 12 £294 +4.25%
Durham - 1 £475 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) LAN
1 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) MS Office
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) Internet
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) TippingPoint
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) CCNA
7 2 (12.50%) Remedy
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) MySQL
7 2 (12.50%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) LAN
1 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (31.25%) Internet
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) IPsec
6 2 (12.50%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) NetScreen
6 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.25%) VLAN
7 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) PHP
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) Juniper
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Aruba
4 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Sybase
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix