The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 26 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.78% - 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% - 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.44% 12.94% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 10
Average daily rate £275 £344 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% +21.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Sheffield region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Sheffield region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
1 4 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) CESG
2 3 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
1 4 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) LDAP
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Support
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) BlackBerry Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (50.00%) CESG
3 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Xen
1 2 (33.33%) qmail
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) LogRhythm