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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.69% 0.51% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £283 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
94 72 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.22% 18.46% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 37
Average daily rate £400 £413 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +68.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £25.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 - £28.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 10 £283 -
Sunderland - 2 - -
VPN
North East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (70.59%) LAN
1 12 (70.59%) WAN
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Service Management
2 8 (47.06%) Unix
2 8 (47.06%) IBM
2 8 (47.06%) High Availability
3 7 (41.18%) GPFS
3 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Open Source
3 7 (41.18%) IBM AIX Certification
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 7 (41.18%) AIX
3 7 (41.18%) Solaris
3 7 (41.18%) HACMP
3 7 (41.18%) Middleware
3 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (29.41%) Office 365
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
5 5 (29.41%) Workflow
5 5 (29.41%) Six Sigma
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) Juniper
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) IaaS
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
1 12 (70.59%) LAN
1 12 (70.59%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.76%) VLAN
3 2 (11.76%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) SNMP
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) HACMP
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Unix
2 7 (41.18%) AIX
2 7 (41.18%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) High Availability
1 8 (47.06%) Service Management
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (41.18%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
3 5 (29.41%) Lean Six Sigma
3 5 (29.41%) Six Sigma
3 5 (29.41%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) BCP
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) IBM AIX Certification
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) GPFS
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 2 (11.76%) Aruba
6 2 (11.76%) Avaya
6 2 (11.76%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) CA
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) VMware