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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 96 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.94% 0.58% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 3.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £260 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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
315 148 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.02% 17.27% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 84 47
Median daily rate £330 £500 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +43.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £620 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 9
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 £26.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £37.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -21 9 £260 -
Sunderland -1 2 - -
VPN
North East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 18 (64.29%) WAN
2 17 (60.71%) LAN
3 16 (57.14%) Unix
4 14 (50.00%) Service Management
5 13 (46.43%) Solaris
6 12 (42.86%) Middleware
6 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 11 (39.29%) Oracle
8 10 (35.71%) ITIL
8 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
9 9 (32.14%) Windows
9 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
10 8 (28.57%) IBM
10 8 (28.57%) Firewall
10 8 (28.57%) VMware
11 7 (25.00%) CESG
11 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (25.00%) Android
11 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 7 (25.00%) Windows Phone
11 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
11 7 (25.00%) Apple
11 7 (25.00%) AIX
11 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (25.00%) MySQL
12 6 (21.43%) HACMP
12 6 (21.43%) IBM AIX Certification
12 6 (21.43%) Red Hat

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 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) WAN
2 17 (60.71%) LAN
3 8 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 4 (14.29%) LDAP
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) IPsec
5 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.57%) LTE
6 1 (3.57%) MegaStream
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (3.57%) SSH
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) VoLTE
6 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Mobility Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Unix Support
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Unix Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) AIX Support
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) CESG
2 6 (21.43%) HACMP
3 5 (17.86%) Private Cloud
4 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Unix
2 13 (46.43%) Solaris
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) AIX
4 7 (25.00%) Android
4 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Service Management
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.29%) High Availability
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 4 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
4 4 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 4 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Release Management
6 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) IBM AIX Certification
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) CCNP
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (7.14%) XenMobile
3 1 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) IBM
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) Apple
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
6 5 (17.86%) Samsung
7 4 (14.29%) EMC
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Sun
8 1 (3.57%) BT
8 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
8 1 (3.57%) Huawei
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) Mapinfo
8 1 (3.57%) Nokia
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy