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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 116 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 29 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.05% 1.32% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 9.42% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 4
Median daily rate £375 £340 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -19.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
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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
408 414 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.71% 13.99% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 253 159
Median daily rate £425 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £146 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 15
Median hourly rate £15.32 £35.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.22% +162.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £165.00 £19.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

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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

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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 June 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 +7 19 £375 +0.67% 9
South Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
North Yorkshire -6 4 £363 +24.01% 4
East Yorkshire -2 1 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 39 (70.91%) Cisco
2 34 (61.82%) Firewall
3 24 (43.64%) BGP
4 22 (40.00%) OSPF
5 21 (38.18%) Windows
6 20 (36.36%) LAN
6 20 (36.36%) WAN
7 16 (29.09%) VMware
7 16 (29.09%) Palo Alto
8 15 (27.27%) MPLS
8 15 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (25.45%) CCNP
9 14 (25.45%) Juniper
9 14 (25.45%) Finance
9 14 (25.45%) Fortinet
10 13 (23.64%) Network Security
10 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (23.64%) Internet
10 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
11 12 (21.82%) SSL
11 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
11 12 (21.82%) Sourcefire
12 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 10 (18.18%) FTP
13 10 (18.18%) ITIL
14 9 (16.36%) Unix
14 9 (16.36%) SAP
14 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (16.36%) Manufacturing
14 9 (16.36%) Electronics

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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 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
3 1 (1.82%) nginx
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (61.82%) Firewall
2 24 (43.64%) BGP
3 22 (40.00%) OSPF
4 20 (36.36%) LAN
4 20 (36.36%) WAN
5 15 (27.27%) MPLS
6 13 (23.64%) Internet
6 13 (23.64%) Network Security
6 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
7 12 (21.82%) SSL
8 10 (18.18%) FTP
9 8 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (14.55%) IPv6
10 6 (10.91%) DNS
10 6 (10.91%) Wireless
11 5 (9.09%) IPv4
12 4 (7.27%) EIGRP
12 4 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (7.27%) SNMP
12 4 (7.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Informix
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) QlikView
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) Redis
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) Hudson
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Electronics
2 9 (16.36%) Manufacturing
2 9 (16.36%) Marketing
2 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Security Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) IP Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Security Specialist
4 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Network Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.82%) LAMP
2 1 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.82%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) PDA
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.82%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Unix
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.82%) Debian
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.36%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (16.36%) Programme Management
3 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.09%) Network Design
4 5 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
5 4 (7.27%) Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) Computer Security
5 4 (7.27%) High Availability
5 4 (7.27%) Information Security
5 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.27%) SIEM
5 4 (7.27%) Use Case
5 4 (7.27%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (5.45%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.27%) Perl
3 3 (5.45%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (25.45%) CCNP
3 9 (16.36%) JNCIS
4 5 (9.09%) CCNA
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) CCIE
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.45%) MCITP
6 3 (5.45%) MCP
6 3 (5.45%) MCSA
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.64%) CCDA
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) CCSP
8 1 (1.82%) CISSP
8 1 (1.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.09%) vCloud
4 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.82%) XenApp
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (5.45%) DameWare
2 3 (5.45%) Nexpose
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) Cacti
4 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.82%) Graphite
4 1 (1.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) Opsview
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (70.91%) Cisco
2 16 (29.09%) Palo Alto
2 16 (29.09%) VMware
3 14 (25.45%) Fortinet
3 14 (25.45%) Juniper
4 12 (21.82%) Sourcefire
5 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (16.36%) SAP
7 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.09%) F5
9 4 (7.27%) HP
10 3 (5.45%) ArcSight
10 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
10 3 (5.45%) Citrix
10 3 (5.45%) FireEye
10 3 (5.45%) GFI Software
10 3 (5.45%) Intel Security
10 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.45%) Symantec
10 3 (5.45%) TippingPoint