The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 91 114 98
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 29 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.33% 0.64% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 5.01% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 21
Median daily rate £375 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £252 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £11.13 £9.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% -38.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%

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
348 359 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.98% 12.86% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 225 261
Median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
West Yorkshire +23 22 £375 +7.14% 14
North Yorkshire - 4 £450 -
South Yorkshire -11 3 £320 +34.73% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 33 (70.21%) Cisco
2 29 (61.70%) Firewall
3 21 (44.68%) F5
4 18 (38.30%) VLAN
5 17 (36.17%) IPsec
6 16 (34.04%) Palo Alto
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
8 14 (29.79%) LAN
8 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
9 12 (25.53%) WAN
10 10 (21.28%) DNS
10 10 (21.28%) Wireless
10 10 (21.28%) Akamai
11 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (19.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (19.15%) VMware
11 9 (19.15%) SSL
11 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (19.15%) MPLS
12 8 (17.02%) CCNA
12 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
13 7 (14.89%) Blue Coat
13 7 (14.89%) Wi-Fi

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) nginx
2 1 (2.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Akamai
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 18 (38.30%) VLAN
3 17 (36.17%) IPsec
4 14 (29.79%) LAN
5 12 (25.53%) WAN
6 10 (21.28%) DNS
6 10 (21.28%) Wireless
7 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (19.15%) MPLS
7 9 (19.15%) SSL
8 7 (14.89%) BGP
8 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (10.64%) DHCP
9 5 (10.64%) Internet
10 4 (8.51%) OSPF
10 4 (8.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Team Leader
3 8 (17.02%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Information Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
1 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 4 (8.51%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
3 5 (10.64%) High Availability
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.51%) Information Security
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.51%) Release Management
4 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
4 4 (8.51%) TDD
4 4 (8.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (6.38%) People Management
5 3 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) Python
3 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.02%) CCNA
3 7 (14.89%) CCNP
4 3 (6.38%) CCDA
4 3 (6.38%) CCIE
5 2 (4.26%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.38%) XenApp
5 2 (4.26%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) Docker
6 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.13%) Squid
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.13%) vCloud
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
1 4 (8.51%) Nexpose
1 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.13%) DameWare
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView
3 1 (2.13%) Opsview
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Cisco
2 21 (44.68%) F5
3 16 (34.04%) Palo Alto
4 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
5 9 (19.15%) VMware
6 7 (14.89%) Blue Coat
6 7 (14.89%) Juniper
7 6 (12.77%) Citrix
7 6 (12.77%) Symantec
8 5 (10.64%) Intel Security
9 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
9 4 (8.51%) FireEye
9 4 (8.51%) GFI Software
9 4 (8.51%) LogRhythm
9 4 (8.51%) Rapid7
9 4 (8.51%) Sourcefire
9 4 (8.51%) TippingPoint
10 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
10 3 (6.38%) HP
11 2 (4.26%) NetApp