The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 82 90
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.13% 1.47% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 11.92% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 6
Median daily rate £425 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £408 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £363 £355
% change year-on-year +6.55% +2.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.63 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.82% -7.85%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 112 193 216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 10.57% 12.37% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 131 144
Median daily rate £425 £390 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +35.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 5
Median hourly rate £28.27 £11.00 £76.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.95% -85.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £16.50 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Leeds region with a requirement for VPN.

1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
1 17 (70.83%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) IPsec
3 10 (41.67%) VLAN
3 10 (41.67%) F5
4 8 (33.33%) LAN
4 8 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) CCNA
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (20.83%) Akamai
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (16.67%) Internet
8 4 (16.67%) MPLS
8 4 (16.67%) CCNP
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (12.50%) High Availability
9 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Akamai
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) IPsec
3 10 (41.67%) VLAN
4 8 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (16.67%) Internet
7 4 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) BGP
9 2 (8.33%) OSPF
9 2 (8.33%) Wireless
10 1 (4.17%) DNS
10 1 (4.17%) SSL
10 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Lead Network Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (20.83%) Team Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Security Technician
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Network Technician
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Server Support
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) CatOS
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
2 3 (12.50%) High Availability
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (12.50%) Workload Management
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) People Management
3 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCNA
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) CCDA
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) F5
3 8 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.50%) Intel Security
6 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 2 (8.33%) SAP
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) Veeam