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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 100 90 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.79% 1.02% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.81% 8.74% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 4
Average daily rate £335 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £336 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.72 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
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
235 206 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.56% 11.69% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 144 78
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.72 £11.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +40.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £16.72 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.75 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 14 £320 +11.30% 9
Halifax +5 1 £350 +27.27%
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (60.53%) Cisco
2 16 (42.11%) Firewall
3 15 (39.47%) DNS
4 13 (34.21%) LAN
4 13 (34.21%) WAN
4 13 (34.21%) Windows
5 12 (31.58%) ITIL
5 12 (31.58%) VoIP
5 12 (31.58%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (28.95%) SLA
6 11 (28.95%) OSPF
7 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
7 10 (26.32%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.68%) CESG
8 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
8 9 (23.68%) MPLS
9 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
9 8 (21.05%) CCIE
9 8 (21.05%) CCNP
9 8 (21.05%) BGP
10 7 (18.42%) VRRP
10 7 (18.42%) VMware
10 7 (18.42%) Wireless
10 7 (18.42%) HP
10 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
10 7 (18.42%) IPv4

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (7.89%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 15 (39.47%) DNS
3 13 (34.21%) LAN
3 13 (34.21%) WAN
4 12 (31.58%) VoIP
5 11 (28.95%) OSPF
6 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 9 (23.68%) MPLS
8 8 (21.05%) BGP
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (18.42%) HSRP
9 7 (18.42%) IPv4
9 7 (18.42%) VRRP
9 7 (18.42%) Wireless
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (10.53%) FWSM
11 4 (10.53%) Internet
11 4 (10.53%) IPv6
11 4 (10.53%) Network Security
11 4 (10.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Informix
1 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.26%) MySQL
1 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.26%) Redis
1 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) QlikView
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Hudson
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
1 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.53%) Electronics
3 4 (10.53%) Marketing
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.89%) Games
5 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Network Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 9 (23.68%) Procurement Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IP Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (23.68%) CESG
3 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.79%) NHS
5 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.53%) PKI
6 3 (7.89%) Clustering
7 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
8 1 (2.63%) IVR
8 1 (2.63%) Life Science
8 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
8 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (10.53%) High Availability
4 4 (10.53%) Network Design
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.89%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.26%) Build Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) SIEM
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.89%) Perl
2 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.05%) CCIE
2 8 (21.05%) CCNP
3 5 (13.16%) CCDP
4 3 (7.89%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) CCSP
5 2 (5.26%) CISSP
5 2 (5.26%) MCITP
5 2 (5.26%) MCSE
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) CCDE
6 1 (2.63%) CCVP
6 1 (2.63%) MCP
6 1 (2.63%) MCSA
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.26%) vCloud
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (7.89%) Cacti
2 3 (7.89%) Graphite
2 3 (7.89%) Nagios
2 3 (7.89%) Opsview
3 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.63%) DameWare
4 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
3 7 (18.42%) F5
3 7 (18.42%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Palo Alto
5 4 (10.53%) Juniper
5 4 (10.53%) SAP
5 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.89%) Meraki
6 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.89%) Riverbed
6 3 (7.89%) Sage
6 3 (7.89%) Symantec
7 2 (5.26%) BT
7 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.26%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy