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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 72 106
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +34
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.35% 1.72% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 11.82% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 1
Average daily rate
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£305 £275 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +19.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
189 220 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.15% 14.55% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 119 148
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £363 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.75 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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

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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 30 July 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
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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
Leeds -15 4 £305 -6.15% 9
Bradford -4 1 - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Batley - - - -
Bingley - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
3 13 (61.90%) Cisco
3 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
4 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (57.14%) Firewall
4 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
5 11 (52.38%) HP
6 10 (47.62%) NetApp
6 10 (47.62%) MPLS
6 10 (47.62%) vSphere
6 10 (47.62%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (42.86%) Master Data Management
7 9 (42.86%) Data Management
8 8 (38.10%) XMPP
8 8 (38.10%) Xen
8 8 (38.10%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (38.10%) Lync
8 8 (38.10%) Wireless
8 8 (38.10%) IPsec
8 8 (38.10%) EMC
8 8 (38.10%) MySQL
8 8 (38.10%) Oracle
9 7 (33.33%) IBM
9 7 (33.33%) Citrix
9 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (28.57%) VLAN
10 6 (28.57%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (38.10%) Lync
3 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.52%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 10 (47.62%) MPLS
4 8 (38.10%) Wireless
4 8 (38.10%) IPsec
5 6 (28.57%) VLAN
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) DHCP
6 4 (19.05%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) LAN
7 2 (9.52%) WAN
8 1 (4.76%) HSRP
8 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) OSPF
8 1 (4.76%) CTI
8 1 (4.76%) Internet
8 1 (4.76%) BGP
8 1 (4.76%) DSL
8 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Project Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Junior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) XMPP
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.76%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) HPUX
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Master Data Management
1 9 (42.86%) Data Management
2 8 (38.10%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
3 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Security
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNA
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 10 (47.62%) vSphere
2 10 (47.62%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (38.10%) Xen
4 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 13 (61.90%) Cisco
4 11 (52.38%) HP
5 10 (47.62%) NetApp
6 8 (38.10%) EMC
6 8 (38.10%) Oracle
7 7 (33.33%) IBM
7 7 (33.33%) Citrix
8 2 (9.52%) BMC
8 2 (9.52%) Symantec
8 2 (9.52%) Remedy
9 1 (4.76%) Verint
9 1 (4.76%) Avaya
9 1 (4.76%) Adobe
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