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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.16% 0.68% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 5.75% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 10
Average daily rate £280 £475 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% +71.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £475 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £475 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £355 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +29.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
280 87 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.02% 11.85% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 52 43
Average daily rate £300 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £13.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £27.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 13 £280 - 6
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) LAN
1 20 (86.96%) WAN
2 17 (73.91%) Unix
3 16 (69.57%) IBM
3 16 (69.57%) Middleware
3 16 (69.57%) Service Management
4 15 (65.22%) Firewall
4 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
4 15 (65.22%) AIX
4 15 (65.22%) Solaris
5 14 (60.87%) IBM AIX Certification
5 14 (60.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (60.87%) HACMP
5 14 (60.87%) GPFS
6 13 (56.52%) High Availability
6 13 (56.52%) Open Source
6 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
7 12 (52.17%) ITIL
7 12 (52.17%) ITIL V3
8 11 (47.83%) Lean Six Sigma
8 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
8 11 (47.83%) Workflow
8 11 (47.83%) Six Sigma
9 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
10 5 (21.74%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco
11 4 (17.39%) MS Office
12 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
13 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) LAN
1 20 (86.96%) WAN
2 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (8.70%) VLAN
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) ATM
4 1 (4.35%) BGP
4 1 (4.35%) GSM
4 1 (4.35%) IPv4
4 1 (4.35%) LTE
4 1 (4.35%) MegaStream
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (4.35%) SDH
4 1 (4.35%) UMTS
4 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.35%) Billing
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) AIX Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Unix Support
4 2 (8.70%) Unix Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Transmission Planner
5 1 (4.35%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) HACMP
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Unix
2 15 (65.22%) AIX
2 15 (65.22%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Service Management
2 14 (60.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
3 13 (56.52%) High Availability
3 13 (56.52%) Open Source
4 12 (52.17%) ITIL
4 12 (52.17%) ITIL V3
5 11 (47.83%) Lean Six Sigma
5 11 (47.83%) Six Sigma
5 11 (47.83%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Time Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Server Building
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) IBM AIX Certification
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) IBM
2 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) Apple
5 2 (8.70%) Aruba
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) BT
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Huawei
6 1 (4.35%) Mapinfo
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Tellabs
6 1 (4.35%) Virgin Media
6 1 (4.35%) VMware