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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 95 60 40
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.42% 1.37% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 8.70% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Median daily rate £310 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £337 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+211.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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
457 115 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 36.07% 15.75% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 47 37
Median daily rate £295 £294 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -15.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 22 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £36.00 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 15 £310 +5.44%
Sunderland 0 2 - -
VPN
North East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 22 (70.97%) WAN
1 22 (70.97%) LAN
2 19 (61.29%) Unix
3 17 (54.84%) Service Management
4 16 (51.61%) Middleware
4 16 (51.61%) Solaris
5 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
6 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
6 12 (38.71%) ITIL
6 12 (38.71%) IBM
6 12 (38.71%) Firewall
7 11 (35.48%) Oracle
8 10 (32.26%) AIX
8 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (32.26%) HACMP
8 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
8 10 (32.26%) IBM AIX Certification
8 10 (32.26%) GPFS
9 8 (25.81%) Open Source
9 8 (25.81%) High Availability
9 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
9 8 (25.81%) VMware
9 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
9 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
10 7 (22.58%) Windows
10 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (22.58%) MySQL
10 7 (22.58%) Apple
10 7 (22.58%) Six Sigma
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Phone

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 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) JBoss
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) LAN
1 22 (70.97%) WAN
2 12 (38.71%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) Kerberos
3 4 (12.90%) LDAP
4 1 (3.23%) ATM
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.23%) GSM
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) IPv4
4 1 (3.23%) MegaStream
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) SDH
4 1 (3.23%) SSH
4 1 (3.23%) UMTS
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) MySQL
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Mobility Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Unix Support
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) AIX Support
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Transmission Planner
5 1 (3.23%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) HACMP
2 7 (22.58%) CESG
3 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.13%) Private Cloud
4 4 (12.90%) CLARiiON
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Unix
2 16 (51.61%) Solaris
3 10 (32.26%) AIX
4 7 (22.58%) Android
4 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Phone
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Service Management
2 12 (38.71%) ITIL
3 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
4 8 (25.81%) High Availability
4 8 (25.81%) Open Source
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
5 7 (22.58%) Lean Six Sigma
5 7 (22.58%) Six Sigma
5 7 (22.58%) Workflow
6 4 (12.90%) Patch Management
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.23%) Planning and Forecasting
8 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.23%) Perl
1 1 (3.23%) Python
1 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) IBM AIX Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) GPFS
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) AirWatch
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (6.45%) XenMobile
3 1 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) IBM
2 11 (35.48%) Oracle
3 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) VMware
5 7 (22.58%) Apple
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Citrix
6 5 (16.13%) Samsung
7 4 (12.90%) EMC
7 4 (12.90%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) Sun
8 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.23%) CA
9 1 (3.23%) Dell
9 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
9 1 (3.23%) Huawei
9 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.23%) Tellabs
9 1 (3.23%) Virgin Media