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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 47 33
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.63% 0.26% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 2.33% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -3.77%
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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
57 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 15.45% 11.11% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 18
Average daily rate £288 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.75 £14.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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
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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 - 4 £275 - 4
Barnsley - 1 - - 1
Rotherham - - - - 1
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
1 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (37.50%) CESG
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (25.00%) qmail
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Xen
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) Hudson
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
1 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (25.00%) LDAP
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Support
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Support
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) BlackBerry Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (37.50%) CESG
3 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Xen
2 2 (25.00%) qmail
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel