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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 104 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.99% 1.17% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.65% 8.47% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 14
Median daily rate £375 £425 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +68.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £301 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £9.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.77% -38.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.15%
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
361 425 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.94% 13.81% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 262 227
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.49 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.09% -21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.90 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +6 21 £388 -8.82% 6
South Yorkshire -12 2 £329 -17.81% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 36 (62.07%) Cisco
2 31 (53.45%) Firewall
3 22 (37.93%) Windows
4 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
4 21 (36.21%) F5
5 19 (32.76%) VLAN
6 17 (29.31%) Palo Alto
7 16 (27.59%) IPsec
7 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.86%) VMware
8 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (24.14%) LAN
10 13 (22.41%) DNS
10 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (20.69%) WAN
11 12 (20.69%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (18.97%) Visual Studio
12 11 (18.97%) CCNP
12 11 (18.97%) TDD
12 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (18.97%) Puppet
12 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (17.24%) Ansible
13 10 (17.24%) Akamai
13 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
13 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (17.24%) Resource Management
13 10 (17.24%) Wireless

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 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) nginx
2 1 (1.72%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) VLAN
3 16 (27.59%) IPsec
4 14 (24.14%) LAN
5 13 (22.41%) DNS
6 12 (20.69%) WAN
7 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (17.24%) MPLS
7 10 (17.24%) SSL
7 10 (17.24%) Wireless
8 9 (15.52%) BGP
8 9 (15.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (15.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.07%) Network Security
10 7 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (10.34%) Internet
12 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (6.90%) DHCP
13 3 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Visual Studio
2 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
2 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.45%) Publishing
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Team Leader
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (12.07%) Lead Network Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Network Support
6 4 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Architect
7 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (13.79%) Public Cloud
2 8 (13.79%) Replication
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) iPhone
5 1 (1.72%) IVR
5 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Unix
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) TDD
2 10 (17.24%) Resource Management
3 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
4 8 (13.79%) Release Management
4 8 (13.79%) Service Management
5 7 (12.07%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
6 6 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (8.62%) DevOps
7 5 (8.62%) High Availability
7 5 (8.62%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 5 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (8.62%) Software Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.62%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) CCNP
3 10 (17.24%) CCNA
4 5 (8.62%) CCDA
4 5 (8.62%) CCIE
5 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) CCDP
6 1 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) MCSE
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) Docker
5 1 (1.72%) Squid
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.72%) vCloud
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (18.97%) Puppet
2 10 (17.24%) Ansible
3 5 (8.62%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) OpenView
4 1 (1.72%) Opsview
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Cisco
2 21 (36.21%) F5
3 17 (29.31%) Palo Alto
4 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 15 (25.86%) VMware
6 10 (17.24%) Akamai
7 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
7 7 (12.07%) Juniper
8 6 (10.34%) Symantec
9 5 (8.62%) ArcSight
9 5 (8.62%) Citrix
9 5 (8.62%) FireEye
9 5 (8.62%) GFI Software
9 5 (8.62%) Intel Security
9 5 (8.62%) LogRhythm
9 5 (8.62%) Rapid7
9 5 (8.62%) Sourcefire
9 5 (8.62%) TippingPoint
10 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.17%) HP
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