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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 47 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.93% 2.68% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 29.03% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 31 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.94% 9.23% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 47
Average daily rate £347 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +78.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.65 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
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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 25 July 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
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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 -21 5 £325 -7.14%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (78.95%) UNIX
1 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 14 (73.68%) Solaris
3 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (63.16%) WAN
4 12 (63.16%) Firewall
5 11 (57.89%) Service Management
5 11 (57.89%) Middleware
5 11 (57.89%) Open Source
6 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
6 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
6 10 (52.63%) AIX
7 9 (47.37%) Oracle
7 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
7 9 (47.37%) VMware
7 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (42.11%) SQL
9 6 (31.58%) IBM
9 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
10 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (26.32%) DNS
10 5 (26.32%) DHCP
10 5 (26.32%) Thin Client
10 5 (26.32%) IBM AIX Certification
10 5 (26.32%) SAN
10 5 (26.32%) Citrix
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 5 (26.32%) DHCP
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) IPsec
4 4 (21.05%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) UNIX Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Middleware
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Open Source
2 5 (26.32%) Fat Client
2 5 (26.32%) Thin Client
2 5 (26.32%) HACMP
3 4 (21.05%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) UNIX
2 14 (73.68%) Solaris
3 10 (52.63%) AIX
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) HPUX
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Service Management
2 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Security Management
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
7 1 (5.26%) Information Management
7 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (5.26%) GIAC
4 1 (5.26%) CEH
4 1 (5.26%) CISMP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) GPEN
4 1 (5.26%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (26.32%) GPFS
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) KVM
3 4 (21.05%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) IBM
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) Splunk
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint