Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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)
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 109 129
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.68% 1.25% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 8.72% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 17
Leeds median daily rate £480 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +38.78%
10th Percentile £311 £306 £312
90th Percentile £580 £581 £485
West Yorkshire median daily rate £480 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.88% +54.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £25.00 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +100.00% -13.79%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 227 344 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.31% 14.34% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 207 276
Leeds median daily rate £438 £403 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £162 £200 £275
90th Percentile £588 £555 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -37.21% -38.57%
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £34.60 £28.75 £53.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.97% +10.71% -4.65%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Information Security
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Android
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) IBM Notes
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Lotus
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
5 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (20.00%) CCSP
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) CCSA
5 3 (20.00%) CEH
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) BYOD
5 3 (20.00%) Email Filtering
5 3 (20.00%) Web Filtering

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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 4 (26.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) SSL
5 1 (6.67%) 3G
5 1 (6.67%) 4G
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.67%) HSRP
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) VPLS
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) HBase
1 2 (13.33%) Impala
1 2 (13.33%) Sqoop
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (6.67%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Kafka
1 2 (13.33%) Sensu
1 2 (13.33%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) BYOD
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) CMDB
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Coaching
2 3 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCSA
2 3 (20.00%) CCSP
2 3 (20.00%) CEH
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Prometheus
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) VMware