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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 75 104 77
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -27
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.60% 0.51% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 4.74% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 15
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £320 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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
226 211 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.69% 10.67% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 138 161
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +44.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £45.05 £18.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +16 18 £400 +7.38% 11
Halifax +8 1 £265 -24.28%
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
3 17 (45.95%) VLAN
3 17 (45.95%) F5
4 16 (43.24%) IPsec
5 15 (40.54%) Palo Alto
6 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
7 11 (29.73%) LAN
8 10 (27.03%) WAN
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (27.03%) Akamai
9 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (24.32%) MPLS
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (21.62%) CCNA
10 8 (21.62%) DNS
10 8 (21.62%) Windows
10 8 (21.62%) VMware
10 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (18.92%) CCNP
12 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
12 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (16.22%) Performance Management
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (16.22%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (13.51%) High Availability
13 5 (13.51%) SQL

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 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Akamai
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) VLAN
3 16 (43.24%) IPsec
4 11 (29.73%) LAN
5 10 (27.03%) WAN
6 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (24.32%) MPLS
7 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (13.51%) BGP
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (10.81%) SSL
11 3 (8.11%) SAN
11 3 (8.11%) Wireless
12 2 (5.41%) DHCP
12 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
12 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
12 2 (5.41%) OSPF
12 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Legal
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.70%) Publishing
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Team Leader
3 8 (21.62%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (18.92%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Azure Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Network Support
8 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Active Directory Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
9 1 (2.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.81%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (16.22%) Performance Management
3 5 (13.51%) High Availability
4 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.81%) Release Management
4 4 (10.81%) Resource Management
4 4 (10.81%) TDD
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) People Management
5 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) CCNA
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) CCDA
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.70%) vCloud
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Ansible
1 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView
2 1 (2.70%) Opsview
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 17 (45.95%) F5
3 15 (40.54%) Palo Alto
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.62%) VMware
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (5.41%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) Juniper
9 1 (2.70%) Avaya
9 1 (2.70%) Canon
9 1 (2.70%) CommVault
9 1 (2.70%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (2.70%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.70%) NetApp
9 1 (2.70%) Qualys
9 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.70%) Veeam
9 1 (2.70%) Xerox