The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South Yorkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 39 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.58% 0.91% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 5.45% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £273 £437 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.56% -16.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.13 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 15.41% 16.72% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 28
Average daily rate £280 £361 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.49% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £15.85 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
VPN
Yorkshire

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
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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -2 2 £273 -35.76% 3
Barnsley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) PBX
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Juniper
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) NETGEAR
5 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
6 2 (25.00%) Aruba
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) PBX
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) OSPF
7 1 (12.50%) BGP
7 1 (12.50%) SMTP
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
7 1 (12.50%) FTP
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) HACMP
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (25.00%) B2C
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) NETGEAR
3 2 (25.00%) Aruba
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle