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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 97 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.87% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 2.84% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +17.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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
350 141 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.51% 14.61% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 69 89
Median daily rate £338 £438 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 12
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Durham +14 8 £363 -
Tyne and Wear -36 4 £150 -53.84% 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 15 (53.57%) LAN
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 12 (42.86%) WAN
4 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 10 (35.71%) VMware
6 9 (32.14%) Firewall
6 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (32.14%) Oracle
6 9 (32.14%) Unix
6 9 (32.14%) Service Management
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) Solaris
8 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) Degree
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL
9 6 (21.43%) EMC
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 5 (17.86%) Juniper
10 5 (17.86%) Apple
10 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
10 5 (17.86%) Middleware
10 5 (17.86%) MySQL
10 5 (17.86%) SLA
10 5 (17.86%) CESG

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) LAN
2 12 (42.86%) WAN
3 9 (32.14%) Firewall
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.29%) Kerberos
5 4 (14.29%) LDAP
5 4 (14.29%) SSL
5 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.71%) BGP
6 3 (10.71%) DHCP
6 3 (10.71%) IPsec
6 3 (10.71%) PBX
7 2 (7.14%) DNS
7 2 (7.14%) FTP
7 2 (7.14%) Network Security
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) Skype
7 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Mobility Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) CESG
2 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
2 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
1 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
2 9 (32.14%) Unix
3 7 (25.00%) Solaris
4 5 (17.86%) Android
4 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Phone
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Service Management
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Network Design
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) ITSM
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) High Availability
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) CCSE
3 4 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCDP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (10.71%) AirWatch
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 6 (21.43%) EMC
6 5 (17.86%) Apple
6 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 5 (17.86%) Juniper
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Samsung
7 4 (14.29%) Sun
8 2 (7.14%) Mitel
9 1 (3.57%) F5
9 1 (3.57%) IBM
9 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds