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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 106 91
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.18% 0.85% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.44% 6.21% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 1
Median daily rate £550 £436 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.07% +18.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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
233 306 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.51% 13.67% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 188 97
Median daily rate £360 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £97.75 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 21 £550 +22.90% 8
Wakefield - 1 £325 -
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Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 25 (60.98%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) Firewall
3 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
3 19 (46.34%) VMware
3 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (39.02%) DNS
5 15 (36.59%) BGP
5 15 (36.59%) Palo Alto
6 14 (34.15%) Windows
6 14 (34.15%) Fortinet
7 12 (29.27%) LAN
7 12 (29.27%) WAN
7 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (29.27%) Public Cloud
7 12 (29.27%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (26.83%) Puppet
8 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
8 11 (26.83%) FTP
8 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
8 11 (26.83%) TDD
9 10 (24.39%) Resource Management
9 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
9 10 (24.39%) .NET
9 10 (24.39%) CCNP
9 10 (24.39%) Juniper
9 10 (24.39%) OSPF
9 10 (24.39%) Ansible

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 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) Firewall
2 16 (39.02%) DNS
3 15 (36.59%) BGP
4 12 (29.27%) LAN
4 12 (29.27%) WAN
5 11 (26.83%) FTP
6 10 (24.39%) OSPF
7 9 (21.95%) Network Security
8 7 (17.07%) MPLS
9 6 (14.63%) SSL
10 5 (12.20%) Internet
10 5 (12.20%) VLAN
11 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (7.32%) SAN
12 3 (7.32%) VoIP
12 3 (7.32%) Wireless
13 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (4.88%) DHCP
13 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
13 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
2 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.88%) Legal
1 2 (4.88%) Publishing
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Security Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Network Support
6 4 (9.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Public Cloud
2 8 (19.51%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) TDD
2 10 (24.39%) Resource Management
3 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
3 8 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (19.51%) Release Management
4 7 (17.07%) Programme Management
4 7 (17.07%) Service Management
4 7 (17.07%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
6 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
6 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.76%) DevOps
7 4 (9.76%) Network Design
7 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (4.88%) ERP
8 2 (4.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (24.39%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) JNCIS
4 7 (17.07%) CCNA
5 5 (12.20%) CCDA
5 5 (12.20%) CCIE
5 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
1 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (29.27%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (12.20%) vCloud
4 2 (4.88%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (26.83%) Puppet
2 10 (24.39%) Ansible
3 5 (12.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.44%) Opsview
4 1 (2.44%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) VMware
3 15 (36.59%) Palo Alto
4 14 (34.15%) Fortinet
5 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
6 10 (24.39%) Juniper
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.95%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.88%) Citrix
8 2 (4.88%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.44%) Akamai
9 1 (2.44%) Apple
9 1 (2.44%) Canon
9 1 (2.44%) CommVault
9 1 (2.44%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (2.44%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.44%) NetApp
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Veeam
9 1 (2.44%) Xerox