The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.23% 3.85% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.46% 19.51% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate £273 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.10% 19.71% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 31
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
North East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 12 £273 -9.16% 1
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
VPN
North East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (75.00%) UNIX
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Solaris
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) Middleware
5 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Open Source
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Splunk
6 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) AIX
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) IBM
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (33.33%) PKI
6 4 (33.33%) VLAN
6 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) VLAN
4 4 (33.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) PKI
3 3 (25.00%) HACMP
4 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) Solaris
3 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) HPUX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Service Management
1 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Information Management
4 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (8.33%) GPEN
4 1 (8.33%) OSCP
4 1 (8.33%) GIAC
4 1 (8.33%) CISMP
4 1 (8.33%) CEH
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Splunk
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix