The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 88 98 92
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.97% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.36% 7.31% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
Median daily rate £388 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £301 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £327
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -29.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +16.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
220 219 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.24% 11.17% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 146 143
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
Leeds +4 10 £400 +25.00% 8
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Halifax - 1 £265 -
Keighley - 1 - -
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 22 (68.75%) Firewall
3 18 (56.25%) F5
4 17 (53.13%) IPsec
5 15 (46.88%) VLAN
5 15 (46.88%) Palo Alto
6 10 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (28.13%) Akamai
7 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.00%) LAN
9 7 (21.88%) CCNA
9 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (21.88%) WAN
9 7 (21.88%) MPLS
10 6 (18.75%) Performance Management
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (18.75%) CCNP
11 5 (15.63%) Windows
11 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
11 5 (15.63%) High Availability
12 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 4 (12.50%) BGP
12 4 (12.50%) Finance
12 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 4 (12.50%) Mentoring

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Akamai
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) Firewall
2 17 (53.13%) IPsec
3 15 (46.88%) VLAN
4 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (25.00%) LAN
6 7 (21.88%) MPLS
6 7 (21.88%) WAN
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.50%) BGP
8 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (9.38%) OSPF
9 3 (9.38%) Wireless
10 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
10 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
10 2 (6.25%) IPv4
10 2 (6.25%) SSL
10 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Team Leader
3 8 (25.00%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (21.88%) Lead Network Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (6.25%) Azure Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Exchange Support
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Server Support
7 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server Support
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Senior VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.75%) Performance Management
3 5 (15.63%) High Availability
4 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) People Management
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.25%) Change Control
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Service Design
7 1 (3.13%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) CCNA
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 2 (6.25%) CCDA
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) F5
3 15 (46.88%) Palo Alto
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Veeam
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.13%) Nokia
7 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.13%) SAP
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