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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 101 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.70% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 8.64% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate
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£353 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.11 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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Yorkshire

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
280 162 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.00% 9.11% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 108 108
Average daily rate £275 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £19.40 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -20 8 £340 +23.63% 5
Bradford - 4 - - 1
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 14 (41.18%) SAN
4 14 (41.18%) VMware
5 12 (35.29%) Citrix
6 11 (32.35%) MS Office
7 10 (29.41%) Firewall
8 9 (26.47%) DNS
8 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
8 9 (26.47%) LAN
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
9 8 (23.53%) WAN
9 8 (23.53%) PDA
9 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (20.59%) Wireless
10 7 (20.59%) SSL
10 7 (20.59%) DHCP
10 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
10 7 (20.59%) ITIL
10 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
11 6 (17.65%) FTP
11 6 (17.65%) SMTP
11 6 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (17.65%) VMware ESX
11 6 (17.65%) iSCSI
11 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) SAN
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) DNS
3 9 (26.47%) LAN
4 8 (23.53%) WAN
5 7 (20.59%) Wireless
5 7 (20.59%) SSL
5 7 (20.59%) DHCP
5 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
6 6 (17.65%) FTP
6 6 (17.65%) SMTP
6 6 (17.65%) iSCSI
6 6 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (14.71%) RTSP
7 5 (14.71%) MPLS
8 4 (11.76%) Broadband
8 4 (11.76%) IPsec
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Leader
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) PDA
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) CCTV
4 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 4 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 3 (8.82%) Service Management
3 3 (8.82%) Project Management
3 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.82%) Network Design
3 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.88%) BCP
4 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) Security Management
4 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Line Management
5 1 (2.94%) Validation
5 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (8.82%) MCP
2 3 (8.82%) CCNA
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) CCDA
3 2 (5.88%) CCDP
3 2 (5.88%) CCNP
3 2 (5.88%) CISSP
3 2 (5.88%) HND
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) MCSA
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.88%) CCSE
3 2 (5.88%) CCSA
3 2 (5.88%) VCAP
3 2 (5.88%) VCP5
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 5 (14.71%) vSphere
4 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.82%) Terminal Server
5 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) VMware
3 12 (35.29%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
5 5 (14.71%) Juniper
6 4 (11.76%) Adobe
7 3 (8.82%) LANDesk
7 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.82%) Remedy
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (5.88%) Symantec
8 2 (5.88%) WatchGuard
8 2 (5.88%) Syncsort
8 2 (5.88%) Veeam
9 1 (2.94%) QNAP
9 1 (2.94%) McAfee
9 1 (2.94%) Dell
9 1 (2.94%) Lotus
9 1 (2.94%) BMC