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 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 118 109 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 44 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.94% 1.40% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.72% 9.11% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 8
Median daily rate £550 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £176 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £468 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.49 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.22% +1.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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
402 483 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.06% 15.40% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 304 152
Median daily rate £388 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 26
Median hourly rate £13.70 £12.50 £12.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% -0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 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
West Yorkshire +13 22 £550 +26.07% 8
South Yorkshire -20 2 £388 +40.90% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 32 (57.14%) Cisco
2 29 (51.79%) Firewall
3 24 (42.86%) Windows
4 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 19 (33.93%) VMware
5 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (32.14%) DNS
7 16 (28.57%) LAN
7 16 (28.57%) BGP
8 15 (26.79%) Palo Alto
9 14 (25.00%) SSL
9 14 (25.00%) Juniper
9 14 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (25.00%) Fortinet
10 13 (23.21%) Sourcefire
10 13 (23.21%) Network Security
10 13 (23.21%) WAN
11 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.43%) CCNP
11 12 (21.43%) Public Cloud
11 12 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (19.64%) Puppet
12 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (19.64%) TDD
12 11 (19.64%) FTP
12 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
12 11 (19.64%) Internet
12 11 (19.64%) Visual Studio

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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 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) nginx
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (51.79%) Firewall
2 18 (32.14%) DNS
3 16 (28.57%) BGP
3 16 (28.57%) LAN
4 14 (25.00%) SSL
5 13 (23.21%) Network Security
5 13 (23.21%) WAN
6 11 (19.64%) FTP
6 11 (19.64%) Internet
7 10 (17.86%) OSPF
8 9 (16.07%) Wireless
9 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (12.50%) MPLS
11 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
12 5 (8.93%) VLAN
13 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (7.14%) DHCP
14 3 (5.36%) SAN
14 3 (5.36%) SNMP
14 3 (5.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Visual Studio
2 10 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Legal
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Network Support
6 5 (8.93%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Network Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Information Specialist
9 2 (3.57%) Network Security Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Public Cloud
2 8 (14.29%) Replication
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) IVR
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) PDA
6 1 (1.79%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.79%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Unix
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.93%) Linux
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) TDD
2 10 (17.86%) Resource Management
3 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 8 (14.29%) Release Management
4 7 (12.50%) Service Management
4 7 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.93%) DevOps
6 5 (8.93%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
6 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) C
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.43%) CCNP
3 9 (16.07%) JNCIS
4 7 (12.50%) CCNA
5 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.93%) CCDA
6 5 (8.93%) CCIE
7 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.79%) CCDP
8 1 (1.79%) Degree
8 1 (1.79%) MCSE
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (8.93%) vCloud
5 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) Docker
6 1 (1.79%) Squid
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (19.64%) Puppet
2 10 (17.86%) Ansible
3 5 (8.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (7.14%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.79%) Opsview
5 1 (1.79%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Cisco
2 19 (33.93%) VMware
3 15 (26.79%) Palo Alto
4 14 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 14 (25.00%) Juniper
5 13 (23.21%) Sourcefire
6 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
8 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
9 5 (8.93%) Symantec
10 4 (7.14%) ArcSight
10 4 (7.14%) F5
10 4 (7.14%) FireEye
10 4 (7.14%) GFI Software
10 4 (7.14%) Intel Security
10 4 (7.14%) LogRhythm
10 4 (7.14%) Rapid7
10 4 (7.14%) TippingPoint
11 3 (5.36%) HP
12 2 (3.57%) Citrix