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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 3.84% 1.39% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.09% 9.62% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.79%
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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
117 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 22.46% 14.44% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 34 23
Average daily rate £275 £275 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 7
Average hourly rate £12.33 £11.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -72.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.67 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £25.00 £44.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 -11 14 £275 - 6
Barnsley +4 6 £103 -
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Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (55.00%) MPLS
4 10 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (50.00%) VoIP
4 10 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (50.00%) VLAN
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
7 6 (30.00%) CCNA
8 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (25.00%) SSL
8 5 (25.00%) Web Services
8 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
10 2 (10.00%) CCDP
10 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 2 (10.00%) HP
10 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) VMware
10 2 (10.00%) Management Information System

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) Jetty
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (55.00%) MPLS
4 10 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (50.00%) VLAN
4 10 (50.00%) VoIP
5 5 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (5.00%) IPsec
7 1 (5.00%) FirePass
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.00%) SAN
7 1 (5.00%) DMZ
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Ant
1 1 (5.00%) PVCS
1 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (5.00%) FishEye
1 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
1 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Support
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Tandem
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Data Privacy
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) CCDP
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) MCTS
4 1 (5.00%) MCITP
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vCloud
2 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Sun