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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 46 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.47% 4.37% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 56.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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
47 16 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.03% 7.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 2 £350 -
VPN
North East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) UNIX
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
1 11 (84.62%) Middleware
1 11 (84.62%) Service Management
2 10 (76.92%) Open Source
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
2 10 (76.92%) Red Hat
2 10 (76.92%) AIX
2 10 (76.92%) Solaris
3 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) IBM
4 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) IBM AIX Certification
5 5 (38.46%) SAN
5 5 (38.46%) Thin Client
5 5 (38.46%) HACMP
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) VMware

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Open Source
2 5 (38.46%) Fat Client
2 5 (38.46%) Thin Client
2 5 (38.46%) HACMP
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) UNIX
2 10 (76.92%) AIX
2 10 (76.92%) Solaris
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (30.77%) HPUX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Service Management
2 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
3 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
7 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (38.46%) GPFS
2 4 (30.77%) KVM
2 4 (30.77%) RHEV
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Red Hat
2 6 (46.15%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft