The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 92 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.77% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 4.33% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate £275 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.42 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.00% +13.63%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
159 208 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.78% 15.72% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 108 111
Average daily rate £325 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the West Yorkshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the West Yorkshire region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Leeds -18 13 £275 -8.33% 1
Pudsey - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Castleford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Keighley - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 14 (58.33%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
4 11 (45.83%) VMware
4 11 (45.83%) MPLS
5 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
6 9 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (37.50%) Wireless
7 8 (33.33%) IPsec
7 8 (33.33%) NetApp
7 8 (33.33%) HP
7 8 (33.33%) EMC
7 8 (33.33%) MySQL
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle
7 8 (33.33%) Lync
7 8 (33.33%) Master Data Management
7 8 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (33.33%) vSphere
7 8 (33.33%) Data Management
7 8 (33.33%) XMPP
7 8 (33.33%) Xen
8 7 (29.17%) VLAN
8 7 (29.17%) IBM
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.83%) Citrix

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Lync
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) Apache
4 2 (8.33%) Confluence
4 2 (8.33%) nginx
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) CATIA
3 1 (4.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) MPLS
3 9 (37.50%) Wireless
4 8 (33.33%) IPsec
5 7 (29.17%) VLAN
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (12.50%) FWSM
7 3 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (8.33%) LDAP
8 2 (8.33%) VoIP
8 2 (8.33%) SAN
8 2 (8.33%) OSPF
8 2 (8.33%) BGP
8 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) IVR
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) HPUX
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Master Data Management
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 8 (33.33%) Data Management
2 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) CAD
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (33.33%) vSphere
3 8 (33.33%) Xen
4 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.33%) Squid
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
2 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) NetApp
4 8 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) EMC
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) IBM
6 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.50%) Juniper
9 2 (8.33%) Avaya
10 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
10 1 (4.17%) Verint
10 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
10 1 (4.17%) Symantec
10 1 (4.17%) Lotus