The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 47 18
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -29
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.62% 0.47% 4.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 4.26% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£282 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
VPN
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 47 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.74% 11.08% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 33 6
Average daily rate £470 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 5 £282 -19.42% 2
VPN
North East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) LAN
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) MS Office
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) TippingPoint
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) CCNP
5 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (26.67%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) LAN
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) BGP
5 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) SSL
6 1 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) BCP
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) TippingPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Aruba
4 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
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