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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 36 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.06% 3.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 27.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -20.37%
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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
45 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.85% 11.83% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 9
Average daily rate £225 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £150.00 £11.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1263.63% -75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 August 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) PVCS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) Jetty
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) PVCS
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
1 1 (33.33%) Hudson
1 1 (33.33%) Gerrit
1 1 (33.33%) FishEye
1 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (33.33%) Gradle
1 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Sales Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Tandem
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCDP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) vCloud
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Sun
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
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