The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 112 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.17% 0.55% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.72% 4.64% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 17
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£275 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £303 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -66.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.45 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.05 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
VPN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
479 280 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.14% 11.84% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 154 164
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 14
Average hourly rate £15.36 £13.88 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -61.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Yorkshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Yorkshire region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
South Yorkshire -4 18 £269 -2.27% 6
West Yorkshire -19 10 £313 +2.45% 8
North Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 4
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 48 (69.57%) Cisco
2 37 (53.62%) LAN
2 37 (53.62%) Firewall
3 36 (52.17%) WAN
4 32 (46.38%) MPLS
5 28 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (39.13%) TCP/IP
7 23 (33.33%) CCNP
8 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 16 (23.19%) BGP
10 15 (21.74%) OSPF
10 15 (21.74%) Windows
11 14 (20.29%) CCNA
12 13 (18.84%) VoIP
12 13 (18.84%) VMware
12 13 (18.84%) VLAN
13 12 (17.39%) SSL
13 12 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (15.94%) Internet
14 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
14 11 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
15 10 (14.49%) CCIP
15 10 (14.49%) MS Office
15 10 (14.49%) SAN
16 9 (13.04%) CCIE
16 9 (13.04%) DNS
16 9 (13.04%) DHCP
16 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (11.59%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
2 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.90%) Lync
5 1 (1.45%) Node.js
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.45%) Jetty
5 1 (1.45%) nginx
5 1 (1.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Office
2 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
1 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (53.62%) LAN
1 37 (53.62%) Firewall
2 36 (52.17%) WAN
3 32 (46.38%) MPLS
4 27 (39.13%) TCP/IP
5 16 (23.19%) BGP
6 15 (21.74%) OSPF
7 13 (18.84%) VLAN
7 13 (18.84%) VoIP
8 12 (17.39%) SSL
8 12 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (15.94%) Internet
10 10 (14.49%) SAN
11 9 (13.04%) DNS
11 9 (13.04%) DHCP
11 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (10.14%) EIGRP
13 6 (8.70%) IPv4
13 6 (8.70%) IPv6
14 5 (7.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Ant
1 1 (1.45%) PVCS
1 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.45%) JMeter
1 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.45%) Subversion
1 1 (1.45%) Maven
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
1 1 (1.45%) Selenium
1 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.45%) Hudson
1 1 (1.45%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.45%) FishEye
1 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
1 1 (1.45%) Gradle
1 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Electronics
3 4 (5.80%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Project Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Leader
5 4 (5.80%) Blackberry Support
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) LAMP
3 1 (1.45%) Java EE
3 1 (1.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.25%) Clustering
5 4 (5.80%) Replication
5 4 (5.80%) DTV
6 3 (4.35%) PDA
6 3 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Tandem
7 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.45%) AIX
8 1 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (11.59%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Project Management
3 7 (10.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (8.70%) Network Design
5 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.80%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (5.80%) Open Source
6 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.80%) Change Management
6 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.35%) Service Management
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.35%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) C
1 4 (5.80%) PHP
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) Perl
2 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (33.33%) CCNP
3 14 (20.29%) CCNA
4 10 (14.49%) CCIP
5 9 (13.04%) CCIE
6 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.80%) CISSP
8 4 (5.80%) CCSP
8 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.35%) CCDP
10 2 (2.90%) MCSE
10 2 (2.90%) MCSA
10 2 (2.90%) Degree
10 2 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.45%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.45%) MCP
11 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.70%) vSphere
4 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.35%) Squid
5 3 (4.35%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.90%) NFS
7 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.45%) vCloud
7 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (4.35%) Rsyslog
4 2 (2.90%) Graphite
4 2 (2.90%) Opsview
4 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.90%) Cacti
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
5 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
5 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (69.57%) Cisco
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 7 (10.14%) Brocade
4 7 (10.14%) HP
5 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.70%) F5
6 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.80%) SAP
7 4 (5.80%) Juniper
7 4 (5.80%) NetApp
7 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.35%) Citrix
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
9 2 (2.90%) IBM
9 2 (2.90%) BMC
9 2 (2.90%) Sophos
9 2 (2.90%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.45%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.45%) WatchGuard
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