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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 41 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.17% - 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% - 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
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
85 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.95% 19.64% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 30
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) VLAN
4 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (52.94%) MPLS
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (47.06%) VoIP
6 8 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (35.29%) SSL
7 6 (35.29%) CCNA
7 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
9 4 (23.53%) Network Security
9 4 (23.53%) Web Services
9 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
9 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
10 3 (17.65%) Internet
10 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) Linux
10 3 (17.65%) Apache
10 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
10 3 (17.65%) Python
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) Perl

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) nginx
1 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Jetty
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Acrobat
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) VLAN
3 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 9 (52.94%) MPLS
4 9 (52.94%) WAN
4 9 (52.94%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (47.06%) VoIP
6 6 (35.29%) SSL
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) Internet
8 3 (17.65%) IPsec
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (11.76%) FirePass
9 2 (11.76%) HTTP
9 2 (11.76%) LDAP
9 2 (11.76%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (11.76%) WebEx
9 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) JConsole
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
1 1 (5.88%) JProfiler
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) VisualVM
1 1 (5.88%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Technician
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) LAMP
2 3 (17.65%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) JMS
4 1 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) PDA
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Debian
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) CentOS
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) ITSM
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) High Availability
6 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCDP
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) Cobbler
2 1 (5.88%) logstash
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Adobe
2 2 (11.76%) Bomgar
2 2 (11.76%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
2 2 (11.76%) Peregrine
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) SaltStack