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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 48 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 1.55% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.19% 16.36% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate
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£411 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £269 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £282 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £10.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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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
108 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.86% 9.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 19
Average daily rate £294 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £378 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -9 10 £347 +24.10% 3
Durham - 1 £475 - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Juniper
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) TippingPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) MySQL
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Apache
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) Xen
2 1 (7.69%) iptables
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) TippingPoint
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Sybase
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix