The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.43% 0.29% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.86% 1.72% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £150 - £313
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 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
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 South Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
102 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 20.82% 17.01% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 39 44
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 £180 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £21.00 £13.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +57.95%
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 South Yorkshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
Sheffield - 5 £325 - 1
Doncaster - 2 £150 -
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) VLAN
5 6 (35.29%) CCNA
6 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
6 5 (29.41%) MPLS
6 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 4 (23.53%) VoIP
7 4 (23.53%) SSL
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) CCNP
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (17.65%) Internet
8 3 (17.65%) IPsec
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) Perl
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Apache
8 3 (17.65%) Tomcat

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) VLAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) SSL
5 4 (23.53%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) IPsec
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.76%) FirePass
7 2 (11.76%) HTTP
7 2 (11.76%) LDAP
7 2 (11.76%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (11.76%) WebEx
7 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
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Support
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) LAMP
1 3 (17.65%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.88%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
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 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
5 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 4 (23.53%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) CCDP
4 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 10 (58.82%) 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