The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.50% 1.07% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 6.98% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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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
81 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 20.10% 15.30% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 27 7
Median daily rate £500 £240 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £114 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £150.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +1263.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Security
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) PDA
4 1 (25.00%) Adobe
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) SNMP
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (75.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Security
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Bomgar
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Peregrine
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy