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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank - 65 46
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.44% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.26% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £170 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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
167 92 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 21.06% 13.41% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 47 42
Median daily rate £335 £417 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) IPsec
2 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) DSL
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) SNMP
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
1 3 (42.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CLARiiON
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Server Hardening
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow